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Software Engineering Manager

Employer
Capita
Location
London, UK
Salary
Salary 85000 - 95000 SALARY
Closing date
8 Jul 2022
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Join us as a Software Engineering Manager with Capita for a Cyber security Company (London, Hybrid Working - Full-Time, Permanent)

 

About Capita

At Capita, we support clients across a range of sectors, including local Government, central Government, education, transport, health, life and pensions, insurance and other private sector organisations.

 

We are currently recruiting for interesting and exciting positions at the Home Office. The Home Office keeps the UK secure and prosperous; protects its citizens, residents and visitors and their property; and upholds rights, liberties and the rule of law. Leading on immigration and passports, drugs policy, crime

 

The Arqit

Arqit is a cyber security company.  It supplies a unique Platform-as-a-Service which makes the communications and data of any networked device secure against current and future forms of attack – even from a quantum computer.   It uses a novel protocol invented by Arqit which delivers symmetric key agreement at mass market scale.

Arqit’s product, QuantumCloud™ was launched in July 2021. It enables any device to download a lightweight software agent, which can create encryption keys in partnership with any other device. The keys are computationally secure, one-time use and zero trust. QuantumCloud™ can create limitless volumes of keys in limitless group sizes and are used within existing globally standardized software. The addressable market for QuantumCloud™ is every connected device.

Our technology is transformational, years ahead of rivals and solves the biggest problem in tech today. We are on a journey to hyperscale. Arqit trades on Nasdaq as “ARQQ” presently capitalised at around $2 billion. Arqit has brought together a world-leading team of pioneers in engineering and cryptography, and our business support team is growing in size and purpose to match the ambitions of the business.

About the Role

As an Engineering Manager within the Software Engineering organisation at Arqit, you will lead a growing team of software engineers from a variety of backgrounds to help deliver on the Arqit vision.

 

You'll build on your strength and experience as a software team manager and your history of building exceptional engineering teams to help your teams excel in delivering complex software products and/or projects on time and to budget. You'll work within the software engineering organisation and across the wider space engineering team to deliver on software projects across the cloud cybersecurity space.

 

This is a great opportunity to join our high-performing team and make a real-world impact as we scale on our exciting journey into an emerging technology space, working with talented teams of product managers, scientists, cryptographers, satellite systems engineers, designers and software architects and engineers.

 

What you’ll be doing:

  • Work closely with the Chief Software Engineer, software architects and your team to deliver monthly releases of our QuantumCloud™ platform.
  • Must empower your team and support them in delivering on-time: to-budget and to-quality.
  • Candidate must take ownership of the entire SDLC for the development of software components for QuantumCloud™, being accountable for delivering fully tested software components into the production environment.
  • You'll be involved on a daily basis as the software architecture is defined and amended, and will use your architectural experience to pressure test proposed architectures.
  • Can support the team in their learning and development as they develop their skills and experience, helping to build a culture of continuous learning in the software engineering organisation, whilst identifying and assisting any team members whose performance is below the expected level.
  • You'll work with your team to iteratively improve software engineering process and practice within the team.
  • You'll be coaching and mentoring software engineers and architects , helping to develop a technical leadership pipeline within Arqit.

 

Essential requirements:

  • BSc/MSc/BEng/MEng or equivalent in Computer Science, electronic engineering or related field, or significant commercial experience of developing complex mission-critical software and services
  • Significant experience in an engineering manager role, with 3+ years hands-on software engineering in distributed system engineering (cloud/on-prem).
  • Experience of software architecture within the cybersecurity market, in particular of distributed systems using microservice architecture in cloud environments.
  • Proven team-building and staff development experience, with a focus on helping engineers excel
  • Experience working in an Agile SCRUM, or Lean Kanban environment
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills
  • Experience dealing with senior executives, both internal and external

 

Desirable requirements

  • Knowledge of applied cryptography
  • Experience building aerospace systems

 

Please note successful applicants will be expected to go through vetting and Security Clearance.

 

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