Lead Software Engineer - Bedfordshire

Ref: 2026 Date Posted: Tuesday 02 Aug 2022
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Lead Software Engineer
Location:                 Bedfordshire with home working options
Salary:                      Up to £68,000 (dependant on experience) + excellent benefits
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Lead Software Engineer, working within a global leading defence engineering organisation.
You will have worked on programmes through the full Software Engineering Lifecycle, with focus on leading the Design, Implementation and Unit Testing aspects of developing a software product.

As the Lead Software Engineer, you will be responsible for leading teams performing a range of software engineering tasks across the development lifecycle and occasionally assisting and providing expertise hands on, including but not limited to; requirements analysis, software design, implementation, and software testing and will be required to support integration and test activities. You will be expected apply your knowledge of computer systems and software engineering best practice to help lead a team of software developers of various levels and be responsible for ensuring software compliance standards are met by the application of appropriate processes, procedures and tools throughout the software development lifecycle.

You will be expected to be knowledgeable and proficient in the application of a wide range of software engineering practices and will display a proactive and innovative approach to leading the development of complex technical solutions to difficult customer problems. You will be responsible for assisting with accurate estimating/planning and will be expected to manage the team's workloads effectively to ensure that project milestones are met.

The position will be full-time within the existing team developing cutting edge software solutions for the UK MoD. The position requires solid software development knowledge, strong technical leadership and team leadership skills and an understanding of the software development lifecycle.

This is a key role within the business and will offer you the opportunity to play a significant part in the ongoing success of the business. As a senior engineer, this role can offer you the opportunity to step up to lead a large software development team in the near future with some development.
Please note
Rules onsite require British Citizenship, and you will be required to undergo UK Security Clearance.
Lead Software Engineer skills and experience
  • Proven and demonstrable evidence of capabilities in software engineering management and technical leadership
  • Proven and demonstrable evidence of capabilities in the software development lifecycle using Java on Linux and Windows platforms.
  • Proven experience of leading development of significant size software programmes
  • Proven experience of planning and control activities within a multi-team programme environment
  • Proven experience of software product development to cost and schedule metrics.
  • Proven experience working with an Agile methodology within a standard waterfall programme.
  • Experience implementing software in a safety related environment
This is a fantastic opportunity for you to secure a challenging and exciting Lead Software Engineer role where you will be rewarded with an excellent benefits package as well as the opportunity to take on increased responsibility within the business.
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