Lead Software Engineer

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Lead Software Engineer

Would you like to work at the forefront of future technology development for the fleet of Royal Navy ships? We currently have a vacancy for a Lead Software Engineer. This role requires software engineering expertise and experience of managing software development performed by a federated team from across the Combat Systems sites including Dorchester, Frimley, New Malden, Filton and Broad Oak.

As a Lead Software Engineer you will be responsible for managing the a small software team by specifying the work to be undertaken and balancing the allocated work amongst the team members in the most suitable and appropriate way. This involves working with technical leads and the Engineering Manager to plan work packages and responsibilities. You will also be responsible for personal development of the software team members.

This role will provide you with the chance to lead and influence the development of the future of our software products and is also a great opportunity for self-improvement and development.

Your main responsibilities as a Lead Software Engineer will involve:

Working with the Technical Leads and Engineering Manager to deliver software work packages

Running the agile software processes for the Software Team

Delivering Software Engineering effort to budget and schedule including work package allocation & tracking

Supporting estimation of engineering activities for cost-to-complete exercises and when scoping/sizing additional work

Managing and motivating the software team including capability development and succession planning for team roles

Leading the development & execution of team resource plans including forward load forecasting & reassignment of engineers

Supporting the management & modification of product Software Engineering processes to ensure efficient & accurate execution of the Software Engineering programme

Your skills and qualifications:

Degree qualified in a relevant subject or have equivalent level of working experience

Must have a strong understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle – especially Agile

Previous experience of leading a software development team

Ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders at different levels throughout the business

Knowledge of a programming language such as Python, Java or C#

What we're looking for in you:

You will be able to work well as a part of a team as well as on your own initiative. You should be comfortable delegating tasks to others. You must have strong communication skills.

Location: Dorchester, Frimley, New Malden, Filton and Broad Oak

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries

Combat Systems

We design, develop, integrate and provide through-life support to naval combat systems that enable navies to protect nations. Vital information from ship sensors such as radar and sonar, are captured through our core product, the Combat Management System. This advanced technological capability allows ships crews to rapidly respond to potentially life-threatening situations.

In using this cutting-edge technology, we are at the forefront of defence system integration. Our products feature across the Royal Navy’s surface fleet aboard Type 23 frigates, Type 45 destroyers and Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers. The new Type 26 Global Combat Ships, under construction by BAE Systems in Glasgow, will also use the next generation of our combat systems.

We pride ourselves on being the combat systems integrator of choice, not only integrating our own products, but those of other defence companies too in delivering combat systems for both the Royal Navy and international customers.

We offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop with us. The health and well-being of our employees matters to us and that’s why we offer the flexibility for you to do what’s important to you, whether that’s job sharing, home working, or simply the ability to flex your start and stop times. Where practical, we’ll support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your full potential.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace – where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential – is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it’s good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.