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Lead Software Engineer/Architect


QinetiQ
Salary: In line with skills and experience
Location: Farnborough
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Software Engineering
Category: Architects Jobs
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QinetiQ comprises teams of dedicated people; experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets. We draw on our extensive technical knowledge and intellectual property to provide the know-how and support to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems. Our people make the critical difference to customers by providing unique approaches to problem solving. Why don’t you join some of the world’s finest scientific and technical minds and help us make tomorrow work today?

Job description/Person specification

We are looking for someone to join our team of highly technical multi-disciplined and enthusiastic engineers and be responsible for defining and developing a complex multi-disciplined solution for an Acoustic Processing System within the RaCS Project. You will lead the software architecture & development activities.

Maritime, Land & Weapons provides solutions to the various parts of the MOD in the sub surface, surface and air environments as well as to customers both inside and outside of UK government. These projects span a diverse range, from pure research through to product development and deployment. Recent projects include specification, development and delivery of; underwater signature measurement ranges, radar cross section measurement systems, high security classification networks and databases, specialist test systems and electronic warfare test systems.

We offer the opportunity to get involved an exciting and varied in-flight project and follow on roles to help create solutions, across the whole lifecycle from feasibility to acceptance with challenging and unique engineering projects. Some travel is involved; which will include Range visits and multi (UK) site working and collaboration with partner teams and companies.

Role responsibilities and challenges:

You will be skilled and experienced in leading a team of developers to deliver excellent software with a strong focus on delivery. To achieve this you will own the software development within multi-disciplinary project teams and:

• Manage the team’s workload to deliver the work efficiently;
• Ensure that you get the best from each of your team members;
• Develop and refine architectures and designs to deliver effective solutions;
• Intelligently apply engineering process (SCM, Change Control, QA…), and coding standards to deliver continuous improvement;
• Work with the other teams to deliver the whole project in an effective manner;
• Effectively communicate across the organisation to ensure buy-in for the project.
• Document architecture and design with UML and SysML (MBA)

Education, Qualifications and Training:

• Degree in engineering, a pure science or allied subject is desirable.
• Chartered professional is desirable.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:

• Experienced at leading teams to deliver against complex requirements and tight timescales;
• Skilled at implementing robust development processes to deliver quality software in a timely manner;
• Accomplished developer with experience in a number of languages;
• Excellent understanding of, and an ability to generate, a broad range of software architectures and designs;
• Essential skill and experience in Real-Time systems design and development and at least two of the following:
- Desktop application development (.net);
- Message based systems;
- Data acquisition and signal processing design and development;

You would be joining a team that takes career development seriously. We support and encourage members of our team through IPD to achieve at least Chartered status with the appropriate professional body, and ongoing CPD to maintain their professionalism.

At QinetiQ, we encourage our people to move between teams to improve their skills and experience. We have a comprehensive training programme available to all employees. You will be encouraged to develop your career and skills sets, cultivate new ideas and help drive business products forwards. Your initiative, enthusiasm and drive are as important to us as your job specific skills. Maritime Solutions regularly funds research and development investments, prototyping new ideas and developing into products supporting business development campaigns. Our teams regularly find themselves developing new ideas and presenting to our key customers. Building and developing customer relationships is essential to our business strategy. Your involvement will be crucial to this.

#QQ
QinetiQ comprises teams of dedicated people; experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets. We draw on our extensive technical knowledge and intellectual property to provide the know-how and support to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems. Our people make the critical difference to customers by providing unique approaches to problem solving. Why don’t you join some of the world’s finest scientific and technical minds and help us make tomorrow work today?

Job description/Person specification

We are looking for someone to join our team of highly technical multi-disciplined and enthusiastic engineers and be responsible for defining and developing a complex multi-disciplined solution for an Acoustic Processing System within the RaCS Project. You will lead the software architecture & development activities.

Maritime, Land & Weapons provides solutions to the various parts of the MOD in the sub surface, surface and air environments as well as to customers both inside and outside of UK government. These projects span a diverse range, from pure research through to product development and deployment. Recent projects include specification, development and delivery of; underwater signature measurement ranges, radar cross section measurement systems, high security classification networks and databases, specialist test systems and electronic warfare test systems.

We offer the opportunity to get involved an exciting and varied in-flight project and follow on roles to help create solutions, across the whole lifecycle from feasibility to acceptance with challenging and unique engineering projects. Some travel is involved; which will include Range visits and multi (UK) site working and collaboration with partner teams and companies.

Role responsibilities and challenges:

You will be skilled and experienced in leading a team of developers to deliver excellent software with a strong focus on delivery. To achieve this you will own the software development within multi-disciplinary project teams and:

• Manage the team’s workload to deliver the work efficiently;
• Ensure that you get the best from each of your team members;
• Develop and refine architectures and designs to deliver effective solutions;
• Intelligently apply engineering process (SCM, Change Control, QA…), and coding standards to deliver continuous improvement;
• Work with the other teams to deliver the whole project in an effective manner;
• Effectively communicate across the organisation to ensure buy-in for the project.
• Document architecture and design with UML and SysML (MBA)

Education, Qualifications and Training:

• Degree in engineering, a pure science or allied subject is desirable.
• Chartered professional is desirable.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:

• Experienced at leading teams to deliver against complex requirements and tight timescales;
• Skilled at implementing robust development processes to deliver quality software in a timely manner;
• Accomplished developer with experience in a number of languages;
• Excellent understanding of, and an ability to generate, a broad range of software architectures and designs;
• Essential skill and experience in Real-Time systems design and development and at least two of the following:
- Desktop application development (.net);
- Message based systems;
- Data acquisition and signal processing design and development;

You would be joining a team that takes career development seriously. We support and encourage members of our team through IPD to achieve at least Chartered status with the appropriate professional body, and ongoing CPD to maintain their professionalism.

At QinetiQ, we encourage our people to move between teams to improve their skills and experience. We have a comprehensive training programme available to all employees. You will be encouraged to develop your career and skills sets, cultivate new ideas and help drive business products forwards. Your initiative, enthusiasm and drive are as important to us as your job specific skills. Maritime Solutions regularly funds research and development investments, prototyping new ideas and developing into products supporting business development campaigns. Our teams regularly find themselves developing new ideas and presenting to our key customers. Building and developing customer relationships is essential to our business strategy. Your involvement will be crucial to this.

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