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Software Project Lead (Real Time Seeker)

Ref no. BHN546823
Location Hertfordshire, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

The company are a a multi-national group, being No 1 in Europe for what they do! With a number of awards and recognitions, with great career progression and opportunities across the business!

Key skills required for this role

Software Project Lead, Management, Embedded, Real Time Embedded


Software Project Lead, Management, Embedded, Real Time Embedded

Job description

Important: All applicants must be able to obtain Security Clearance, and as a minimum be living in the UK 5 years. .

Working: Flexible working hours and some remote working potentials where possible.

It's no wonder, they have been among the winners of the annual Glassdoor Employees' Choice Awards, 2022, and most recently receiving three accreditation gold standard awards with Investors in People!

"Interesting work. Good work-life balance. Employees made to feel valued." Software Engineer, 5 Dec 2022. *Glassdoor review.

"Promotes and believes in a good work/life balance Interesting work on most programmes Encourages internal mobility. Offers good development/training opportunities" Principal Systems Engineer, 19 Dec 2022. *Glassdoor review.

As the Software Project Lead, we are looking for someone who can build high-performing teams and create strong working relations with the multi-disciplined project environments; include financial & budget control, system design, electronic design, safety, security & quality.

Real Time Seeker Software is tasked with supplying software into sophisticated seeker equipment, as the Software Project Lead you will be Interacting with a wider Seeker team (including Systems, Hardware and Firmware Teams), this role presents opportunities to deliver complex software solutions, as part of a deliverable product, deployed into missile programmes.

What's in it for you?

  • Develop and grow your career! Training program to provide you with the skills/tools to take the next step to becoming a technical or managerial leader.
  • Lead a sophisticated software product for innovative equipment!
  • Work in a system-of-systems environment to deliver missile programmes
  • You'll get lots of experience interacting and influencing senior stakeholders if you join us on this modernising journey
  • Be a part of a change initiative where the changes you make will have a perceptible positive impact on the development of your team.
  • You will have the opportunity to learn about the product range and the many departments you will interact with.
  • The opportunity for travel and international secondment; you will work closely with colleagues across UK and European sites.
  • An open, friendly and encouraging team!

Experience needed:

  • Technical/software background with experience working in a technology environment where quality and accuracy of work is critical.
  • The ability to inspire, lead and nurture a team of typically 5-10 engineers (development & verification)
  • A proven record of managing a software budget and have the confidence to control change to the requirements and costs, against an agreed estimate/budget
  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary programmes to deliver embedded software into end equipment products.
  • Experience of reporting progress through agile metrics such as burnup charts, team velocity, cycle times and work-load-forecast
  • Experience of continuous build, integration and delivery pipeline automation using industry leading toolsets
  • History of improving teams through strong coaching and mentoring skills


  • Experience / Exposure in the Defence or Aerospace sectors.
  • While not essential experience of safety-critical standards (e.g., DO-178C) would be beneficial
  • Strong understanding and track record of working within an agile/SCRUM/DevOps environment.
  • Sufficient knowledge to contribute to other team's reviews would be beneficial (i.e., ability to understand schematics).

For full information, please get in touch!

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