Lead Software Engineer (Applications/Web Technologies)

Lead Software Engineer (Applications/Web Technologies)

Job Title: Lead Software Engineer (Applications/Web Technologies)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South Wales, Wales
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 13120_1518190190
Contact Name: Tony Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 09, 2018 15:30

Job Description

Our client is a world leader in the provision and integration of cutting-edge technology, primarily specialist vehicles and systems to the Defence and Security sectors.

They are currently seeking a Lead Software Engineer to join their R&D team in South Wales and lead the software development for innovative tactical communications systems, including the related application software framework/architecture and integration with the network infrastructure.

This is an exciting opportunity for a strong developer with leadership experience to make their mark on an interesting product base with a dynamic and progressive defence organisation.

Lead Software Engineer

You will be responsible for the leadership and subject matter expertise to the software team, including the development, documentation, testing and support of software frameworks and component services based on modern Web technologies, designed using agile software engineering tools and methods, as well as Software Development Kits and integration harnesses for use by 3rd parties.

You will lead the team, using Agile tools and methodologies, managing scrums and leading weekly/fortnightly sprints for software projects, ensuring deliverables are met and backlogs are managed, whilst working in a fluid environment where project demands are likely to change on a highly regular basis.

To be considered for this role you will need to be degree qualified in an Engineering (system, software, electronic communications, computer systems) discipline or similar with previous Software Development experience combined with team leadership in a DevOps environment.

You experience will include:
*The application of software engineering skills across the systems lifecycle, specifically including experience on modern web applications and technologies
*Software systems design, development and testing following Agile methodologies
*Cross-platform (Windows, Linux) rapid application development skills
*.NET / C#
*JavaScript, HTML, CSS
*Web middleware

You will have solid experience in model-based software engineering tools and methods, in particular UML, as well as methods and tools for elaborating/managing software requirements. You will also have User Interface/User Experience design and implementation.

In addition, you will need a thorough understanding of:
*Layered (n-tier) software architectures
*Messaging middleware and protocols
*The Internet Protocol stack
*Network infrastructures (wired and wireless)

Any of the following experience would also be desirable
*Application development for mobile platforms (Android, iOS)
*Microsoft Azure or similar Cloud application development
*Projects executed using the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
*Knowledge of SysML
*IBM Rational Rhapsody and/or PTC Integrity
*Enterprise Architecture Frameworks e.g. TOGAF
*All phases of the Systems Engineering lifecycle
*Design of secure information systems, including the processes and controls required for mission critical systems
*Knowledge of safety aspects of software engineering
*Knowledge of human factors processes and techniques
*Track record of influencing process improvement to increase efficiency/reduce cost/increase quality of outputs
*Working in or with the UK Defence industry


*Lead Software Engineer
*South Wales
*Circa £50-55k per annum DOE

Key Skills: Software, Software Architecture, Team Lead, Leadership, Web, Web Technologies, Network Technologies, Network Infrastructure, Middleware, Messaging, Frameworks, Agile, DevOps, Scrum, Sprint, Applications, .NET, C#, JavaScript, UML, HTML, CSS.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet these criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days, please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

This is a PERMANENT position

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.