Senior Software Engineer

£380 - £415 per day
27 Nov 2017
25 Dec 2017
Dale Williams
Clearance Level
Job Type

Senior Software Engineer required reporting to the Software Team Lead. The successful candidate will be a key player within the Software development team working closely with Systems Engineering to add new capability. The role spans the full software development life-cycle encompassing requirements derivation, architectural design analysis, implementation, integration and test.

Typical activities will include:

  • Interpret functional and non-functional software requirements embodying them in detailed software designs that align with the broader software architecture.
  • Develop and update software solutions, using the C++ programming language, validating fulfilment of requirements and adherence to detailed software designs.
  • Effectively identify defect and failure root cause, then using the knowledge gained, identify appropriate design and implementation changes to effect resolution.
  • Perform all software tasks in full adherence to the project's software development process, associated policies and guidelines.
  • Ensure component regression tests are maintained and extended in-line with new development and defect resolutions.
  • Supply accurate effort and timescales estimates for assigned software tasks and report progress to line manager.

The successful candidate will have the below skills/experience:

  • Considerable experience across Software Requirements Capture, Architectural Design, Implementation and Test.
  • Professional experience developing distributed, multi-threaded, real-time software systems.
  • Professional experience implementing software applications and services using C++
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Proficient in design capture in UML using Object Orientated Design (OOD) methodologies
  • Familiarity with software configuration and change control best practice
  • Strong communication skills including excellent written and spoken English.

The below skills are also highly desirable:

  • Experience of leading small groups of software engineers in developing new system capabilities
  • Embedded System design.
  • Rhapsody or equivalent UML modelling tool.
  • MISRA C++:2008 guidelines.
  • Static code analysis tools such as LDRA.
  • Greenhills MULTI and Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 development environments.
  • SVN configuration management tool. GUI development using OpenGL.


Candidates must be willing to undergo the security vetting procedure.

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