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Software Project Lead - Stevenage

Project Management
Ref: 5544 Date Posted: Friday 17 Nov 2023
Software Project Leader
Location:                 Stevenage
Salary:                      Up to £75,000
Package includes:
  • A bonus of up to 21% of base salary
  • Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Parental benefits include up to 26 weeks of full pay for maternity, paternity, adoption, neonatal and shared parental leave
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking and much more….
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities
  • We may be able to offer a relocation package for this role
A world-leading, technical, scientific engineering enterprise has a Software Project Leader position. There’s a customer order book of several years, and strong profits year on year; they’re stable with controlled growth and a strong pension & bonus.
Staff development and training is taken seriously, they have a reputation for it, for example, they have their own software university.
The position of Software Project Leader
Real-Time Seeker Software is tasked with supplying software into sophisticated seeker equipment, a sub-component of a wider system; often developing on innovative processing platforms.
Interacting with the Seeker team (including Systems, Hardware and Firmware Teams), this role presents opportunities to deliver complex software solutions, as part of a deliverable product, deployed into missile programmes.
This is a fantastic opportunity to develop and grow your career and where you will lead a sophisticated software product for innovative equipment; in an open, friendly and encouraging team!
You will be working in a system-of-systems environment to deliver major programmes!
  • You’ll get lots of experience interacting and influencing senior stakeholders if you join us on this modernising journey
  • Training program to provide you with the skills/tools to take the next step to becoming a technical or managerial leader
  • Be a part of a change initiative where the changes you make will have a perceptible positive impact on the development of your team
Software Project Leader skills and experience required
A Software Project Lead (SPL) who can build high-performing teams and create strong working relations with multi-disciplined project environments; including financial and budget control, system design, electronic design, safety, security and quality.
  • You will have the ability to inspire, lead and nurture a team of typically 5-10 engineers (software development and verification)
  • Experience in managing a software budget and having the confidence to control change to the requirements and costs, against an agreed estimate/budget?
  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary programmes to deliver embedded software into end equipment products.
  • Sufficient knowledge to contribute to other team's reviews would be beneficial i.e., ability to understand schematics.
  • Technical/software background with experience working in a technology environment where quality and accuracy of work are critical.
  • Strong understanding and track record of working within an agile/SCRUM/DevOps environment.
  • Experience in reporting progress through agile metrics such as burnup charts, team velocity, cycle times and work-load-forecast
  • Experience in continuous build, integration and delivery pipeline automation using industry-leading toolsets
  • History of improving teams through strong coaching and mentoring skills
  • While not essential, experience of safety-critical standards (e.g., DO-178C) would be beneficial
Please note
Rules onsite require British Citizenship. Dual nationals can apply for this position, and you will be required to undergo UK Security Clearance.
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