Software Team Leader
Would you like to lead a team of software engineers, developing, maintaining and supporting our Combat Management System (CMS) product? CMS is fitted to most of the platforms in the Royal Navy surface fleet from Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) to the new Aircraft Carriers (Queen Elizabeth and Prince of Wales) and forms a vital part of the ships' combat system - providing it with the capability to defend itself and other ships in the task force.
We currently have a vacancy for a Software Team Leader at our site in New Malden.
As a Software Team Leader, you will manage the work packages and ensure the work is delivered within cost, timescale and quality targets. This role will provide you with the opportunity to be involved in cutting edge technology, leading a highly skilled team of software engineers.
Your main responsibilities as a Software Team Leader will involve:
Delivery of software work packages to cost, schedule and quality targets
Estimating and planning work packages and allocating tasks to team members
Tracking progress and reporting to projects and line management
Line management of engineers ensuring a well-motivated team
Resource planning including forward load forecasting & reassignment of engineers
Identification and adoption of process improvements. Supporting root clause analysis and learning from experience (LFE)
Your skills and qualifications:
Extensive experience in engineering or a defence or related industry.
Knowledge of the software development life cycle and software development methodologies.
Knowledge of high level software languages including ADA and C , with an aptitude to learn new languages, methodologies and tools as required.
Excellent problem solving.
Naval Combat Management System knowledge (desirable) with ability to quickly learn about new Combat System equipment as required.
Experience managing a team of 6 engineers.
Budget management skills - experience of delivering work packages within budget
Project planning and resource management skills.
What we're looking for in you:
You will be an excellent people manager capable of motivating and developing team members, possess excellent communication skills and be well organised. You will have good stakeholder management skills, ensuring all project points of contact are kept well informed and notified of any deviations as soon as they occur. You will have open and constructive relationships with colleagues across the team on all three sites.
Location: New Malden
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.
(COMPANY NAME) is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.
Maritime Naval Ships
We design and build a full range of naval ships, giving customers the capability to fulfil extensive naval operations. We also develop and integrate state of the art combat systems for the surface fleet, equipping customers with the best possible information to operate effectively in modern naval environments. We are committed to creating solutions that protect and strengthen nations, commerce, communities and people. That's work that inspires us. That's (COMPANY NAME).
You will find we offer a wealth of career options. From offshore patrol vessels through to Type 26 Global Combat Ship and QE Class aircraft carriers, the projects you'll be involved with are exciting and challenging and will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come.
Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK naval engineering business. Our aim is to recruit the very best talent and we welcome applications from a diverse range of people, from all backgrounds, with many different skills, experience and perspectives. We offer the flexibility you need to do what's important to you, whether that's job sharing, home working, or simply the ability to flex your start and stop times. Where practical, we'll support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your full potential. Talk to us about Smart Working.
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.
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