Lead Software Developer - Stevenage

Technical Engineering
Ref: 7206 Date Posted: Monday 08 Jul 2024
 Lead Software Developer
 
Location:               Stevenage
 
Salary:                   Up to £65,000
 
Headline Benefits: A bonus of up to 21%, Strong pension, 25 days annual leave, enhanced parental leave.
 
We’re working with an award-winning, world-leading, technical & scientific engineering organisation, with sites across Europe, that has an exciting opportunity for a Lead Software Developer.
 
You will join an expanding team within Weapon Systems Simulation and Experimentation (WSSE), delivering innovative solutions to provide an end-to-end representation of the weapon system!
 
Lead Software Developer role
This is a hands-on role working collaboratively with Project Leads, Simulation Architects and the wider project teams, with the development of synthetic environments using the C family of programming languages. The role combines aspects of technical leadership, project management and team building.
 
WSSE are integral in the development of weapon systems and system architectures, and as a result, we have developed a capability supporting developments across the full product life cycle. The team integrates real products, models and synthetic environments to provide visualisations, demonstrations, verification & validation as well as training capability and support.
 
This role will offer you the opportunity to:
  • Grow your skills and abilities, whilst supporting the full development lifecycle.
  • Develop a broader view of systems of systems engineering and drive technical innovation through a synthetic environment.
  • Work on the world’s most advanced defence systems from the initial concepts with advanced visualisation techniques (AR/VR) and demonstrations through to in-service support and training.
  • Underpinning everything we do is experimentation, and you will be part of the team developing new innovative ways and capabilities to support weapon systems development for domestic and international customers
 
Lead Software Developer skills and qualifications required:
  • A Lead Software Engineer who is adaptable and creative in their approach to lead a small software development team and advance the technical development of our synthetic environments/simulation components
  • A strong background in software (C# and C++), and its realisation and system-wide impact, with a robust approach to problem solving.
  • You will have an open approach to software development, as the software you develop can be used across multiple products and projects so strong communication skills are essential.
  • Exposure to real-time software development and simulation standards (DIS and HLA) would be advantageous however it is not crucial.
 
This is a fantastic opportunity for you to secure a Lead Software Developer role where you will be able to add value and make a real difference to the success of the business. Their order book stretches for many years, and they have healthy profits and a range of new projects in place. They’re stable with steady controlled growth, offer dynamic working, and fantastic opportunities to grow and develop your career further.
 
The business are firm believers in offering all staff the best possible platform to succeed, providing support for career development as well as personal assistance. They hold numerous awards on the back of this work and have a range of employee networks and internal communities that include Parents and Carers, Gender Equality, Neurodiversity, Pride, Ethnic Diversity and many more. They care about their staff and are passionate about what they do and why they do it.
 
Cirrus Selection offers the services of an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and the services of an Employment Business for contract recruitment 
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