Software Release Manager

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Location:England

Software Release Manager

Would you like to be co-ordinate & oversee the design, development, acceptance and support of updates to the Combat Management System (CMS) developed by the CMS Common Product team? We currently have a vacancy for a Software Release Manager at our site in New Malden or Broad Oak, Portsmouth.

As a Software Release Manager, you will be involved in all aspects of the software programme from initial concept through to the introduction into service. You will oversee implementation by development teams, reviewing progress & issues ensuring that the software programme is delivered to time and budget.

Naval Ships Combat Systems design, develop, integrate and support combat systems that enable navies to protect nations. We provide a range of combat system products and services that support ships throughout their lives, working with our customers to ensure they can respond to ever-evolving maritime threats. Join us for a range of long term career opportunities.

This role will provide you with a great opportunity to be involved with future technology and cutting edge programmes as well as having exposure to senior stakeholders within Combat Systems and the Royal Navy.

Your main responsibilities as a Software Release Manager will involve:

Planning & monitoring progress of all aspects of the relevant software development programme.

Responsibility for delivery of software releases implementing new or modified customer requirements

Responsibility for providing leadership and direction in solving technical issues

Accountability for the quality of all work in the team and ensuring the team follow well-defined processes

Reporting, investigating and resolving software problems identified during software development

Liaising with other teams as required promoting common implementation strategies across the Combat Systems projects

Ensuring that documentation and software change controls are applied to all work for which the Software Development Team Leader is responsible

Deputising for the Engineering Manager as required
Your skills and qualifications:
Essential skills

Knowledge and experience in use of software design and development processes including AGILE

Background in engineering with good organisational, oral and written communication skills.

Skilled in the use of MS Excel and MS Project
Background in software product delivery
Experience working within a engineering or IT/communications related industry
Desirable skills

Knowledge of application development & of Visual Studio development (incl. C#)

Knowledge of network technologies
Knowledge of Windows Deployment technologies
Exposure to COTS technologies e.g. VMWare
What we're looking for in you:

You will accept responsibility for and demonstrate a visible commitment to Quality. You will also be someone who leads by example and sets high personal standards and understands and complies with company policies and processes.

Location: New Malden or Broad Oak, Portsmouth
Salary: £58,000 - £63,000 depending on experience and skills.

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 part time hours, 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.

Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK naval engineering business. BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer and our aim is to recruit the very best talent and we welcome applications from a diverse range of people, from all backgrounds, with many different skills, experience and perspectives. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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.