Software Engineer Lead

  • Job Reference: 00074085
  • Date Posted: 17 November 2020
  • Employer: BAE Systems
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  • Location: Fife
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: + depending on expeirnece and skills
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Software Engineer Lead

Do you want to write software for the UK's latest frontline fighter, augmented/virtual reality trainers for nuclear submarines or even 3D mission planning systems for Typhoon and Hawk jets? We currently have a vacancy for a software engineer lead at our site in Hillend, Fife .

As a Software Engineer Lead, you will be developing the systems that exploit tactical data links to enhance and optimise Command, Control and Situational Awareness across the whole battlespace.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work within a dynamic and ever changing environment. You will be able to build a strong stakeholder next work and develop your career within BAE Systems working on the latest cutting edge technology

Your main responsibilities as a software engineer lead will involve:

Ownership of requirements, design and implementation, and test to a high standard, within schedule and estimates

Software development of solutions

Testing of completed functionality

Adhering to project processes and software development practices

Reporting on progress and providing feedback to team members and leadership

Supporting System Test and Integration Activities

Production of appropriate technical documentation

Diagnosing and solving identified issues

Design of technical solutions

Estimation of development activities

Code Sub team lead reporting to Senior Code Lead

Your skills and qualifications:

Essential skills:

Software development lifecycle and processes (e.g. design, coding, unit testing), and tools (e.g. UML design tools, code IDEs)

Experience of software development including desktop-based applications in an appropriate language: C++, Java

Windows or Linux target environments

Object-oriented design/development including UML

Project specific tools and processes such as DOORS, Enterprise Architect

Team leading, planning, tasking and provision of estimates

Degree in a related STEM discipline or equivalent experience

Desirable Skills:

A knowledge of Tactical Data Links and Datalink processing from a software implementation perspective

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a proactive induvial with a 'can do' attitude, you will have the ability to work well within a team guiding and mentoring others. You will have strong communication skills with the ability to take responsibility for work packages and the delivery of projects.

Location: Hillend, Fife

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 Air

If you'd like to make a real difference where it counts, BAE Systems is the place for you.

From keeping soldiers, sailors and pilots safe to helping countries prosper, from developing the next generation of supersonic aircraft to investing in the next generation of super-smart talent - at BAE Systems, we work together to give our customers an essential edge in protecting the things that really matter. Lives, livelihoods, ways of life.

As part of our Air team, you could be working at the edge of what is technologically possible, shaping the future to ensure our customers are ready to face challenges we cannot even imagine today. You could be developing and evolving the technologies that will defend the UK for generations to come and supporting our customers around the globe.

Join us and you'll be encouraged and rewarded to excel in this important work. Apply your talent where it counts.

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.