Lead Software Engineer

£40000 - £50000 per annum
24 Mar 2017
21 Apr 2017
Alex Karkola
Clearance Level
Job Type

Job Role: Lead Software Engineer

Location: Near Portsmouth

Type: Permanent

Salary/Rate: £40,000 - £50,000

Start Date: ASAP

Clearance: Government Security Clearance or Willing to Undergo

Lead Software Engineer - Permanent - Near Portsmouth - £40,000 - £50,000

Primarily working with the Product Team that is responsible for a suite of Command and Control software applications. The software is operational within a broad range of architectures, by a number of customers, in countries throughout the world and is used for military operations, homeland defence, crisis management and conflict resolution.

Key Responsibilities:

Technical Responsibilities:

  • Take full responsibility for a large work packages and development activities
  • Responsibility for Requirements Analysis and Definition
  • Understand the scope of the customer requirements, and identify if software design meets or is exceeding the requirement
  • Identify changes to requirements which may provide an opportunity for additional stretch proposals
  • Act as the Principal Design Authority for a work package, providing technical guidance to more junior engineers during the production of Operational Concept Descriptions (Applications Specifications), Design Descriptions and Test Descriptions and during the Implementation phase
  • Supervise/assist more junior members of the team to carry out software production activities as required
  • Review and comment constructively on other engineers' work; i.e. design, test and user documentation as well as code reviews
  • Take responsibility for ensuring work packages are completed on schedule and within budget
  • Take responsibility for configuration management of software
  • Assist with the set up/design of a project's software and hardware development environment
  • Assist with integration and configuration management within a project
  • Take responsibility for maintenance of the project development environment
  • Build up technical knowledge of company's existing products and any new product and project developments
  • Carry out all above tasks in accordance with our client's Quality System and published Software Production processes

Organisational Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the production of technical sections of bids, proposals and studies
  • Provide technical assistance to Sales and Capture, particularly in supporting the preparation of bids, and assisting with customer demonstrations
  • Take responsibility for the installation and support of fielded systems along with the estimation of work packages and other engineering management activities
  • Maintain records of team's progress against plans and provide formal progress reports on the team's activities, including risk status and costs-to-complete, to the Project Manager
  • Take responsibility for the Supervision, Training and development of other employees as required. May be requested to act as a mentor to more junior employees; and provide technical management to the team
  • Undertake any other reasonable task as requested

Essential criteria:

  • Proven commercial experience of architecting, developing and testing complex web applications
  • Experience of both and front and back end development (with a bias towards front end dev) using the following technologies: Java (J2E), Spring - Spring MVC, HTML, JavaScript - experience with Dojo Toolkit, Service Oriented Architecture - including SOAP, and Restful Services, XML, JSON

Desired criteria:

  • Experience of UK Government working practices
  • Understanding of developing application for use within secure environments
  • The ideal candidate would also have experience of the following technologies/applications: Maven, Ant, Test Driven Development (TDD), Selenium, QUnit, Groovy
  • Applicants must be able to hold and maintain UK Government clearances

Hit the 'Apply now' button to apply and to discuss this role further. We will be delighted to hear from you!

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