Lead Software Engineer

  • Job Reference: 22002153_1542623789
  • Date Posted: 19 November 2018
  • Recruiter: BLOC
  • Location: Gloucestershire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Lead Software Engineer// DV CLEARANCE REQUIRED // Gloucestershire

My client, a global organisation have a great opportunity for a Lead Software Engineer. You will be primarily working with the Product Team that is responsible for a suite of Command and Control software applications. The software is operational within a broad range of architectures, by a number of customers, in countries throughout the world and is used for; military operations, homeland defence, crisis management and conflict resolution.

You will be;

  • Responsible for complete work package or development activity.
  • Assisting with Requirements Analysis and Definition.
  • Understanding the scope of the customer requirements, and assist in identifying if software design meets or is exceeding the requirement.
  • Identifying changes to requirements which may provide an opportunity for additional stretch proposals.
  • Leading and assisting more junior members of the team to carry out software production activities as required.
  • Reviewing and commenting constructively on other specialists' work; i.e. design, test and user documentation as well as code reviews.
  • Taking responsibility for ensuring work packages are completed on schedule and within budget as well as the configuration management of software.
  • Assisting with the set up/design of a project's software and hardware development environment.
  • Assisting with integration and configuration management within a project;
  • Taking charge in the maintenance of the project development environment.
  • Providing technical assistance to Sales and Bid teams, particularly in supporting the preparation of bids, and assisting with customer demonstrations.
  • Generating and collating realistic estimates for work package costs-to-complete and report these to the Project Manager.
  • Assisting with planning and scheduling of engineering activities.

Clearance Required: DV


  • Experience across diverse programming languages, such as: C/C++, Python, .net and assembler.
  • Experience in design, development, test and integration of quality software
  • Experience designing and developing innovative software solutions
  • Keen to learn a broad range of technologies


  • Working knowledge of Agile/Scrum methodologies, and use of Confluence, Jira and Wiki's.
  • Windows and Linux operating systems (Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server/CentOS).
  • Experience with open source products, e.g. Apache Foundation products.

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