Software Team Leader

10 Mar 2018
14 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Software Team Leader


Job Description and Skills

This is an exciting opportunity to join our growing Electronic Warfare business and take the next step in your career. As a world leader in electronic systems our advanced technology is installed on helicopters, fast-jet and Unmanned Air Vehicles. We are looking for motivated and adaptable Software Team Leaders to join our growing software community.

  • Our technology helps define the capability of the Eurofighter Typhoon.
  • Our life-saving defensive aid suites are fitted on all of the UK's military helicopters, including the Army's battle-tested Apache and the Royal Navy's new AW159 Wildcats.
  • Our products help return service men and women safely home to their families.

If you enjoy a challenge and want to continue to create real time embedded software with tangible results combined with leading a team of engineers, this is a great opportunity to bring your talents to our world class facility and form a key part of Leonardo's future.

Our software applications are varied including, System on Chip embedded processor technologies, signal processing algorithms and hardware interfacing.

Your technical leadership skills will be utilised across the full software and there may be opportunities to contribute towards the investigation and analysis of leading edge development methodologies and influence the future path of software development within Leonardo.

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

You should have a degree level qualification (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline with experience of developing software in industry or a research and development organisation as well as

In addition you will have knowledge and experience of:

  • Developing and debugging software in a real-time embedded environment with a good understanding of different software development methodologies, tools and compilers.
  • Programming in an object-oriented programming language.
  • Leading a team providing technical direction, coaching and mentoring of team members.
  • Estimating, planning, allocation and deployment of team member's workload to ensure that deliveries are met to time, budget and quality constraints.
  • Reporting against teams work programmes including analysis of risk.
  • Ensuring team size capability mix is optimised for successful delivery of work packages.

We will support your personal development with training and help you work towards professional accreditation if you wish.

Once you join us you will benefit from everything you would expect from an industry leading, people focused company including flexible working arrangements and an award-winning pension scheme.

Due to the nature of the tasks involved, you must be able to satisfy the necessary security clearance for the role applied for and meet a minimum of 5 years permanent residency in the UK.

Intrinsic Factors

  • Display Screen Equipment User
  • Office Based
  • Tight Deadlines (regular or adhoc)

Why join Leonardo?

At Leonardo you will enjoy a range of benefits, such as flexible working, an award-winning pension scheme, 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) as well as training opportunities, access to leisure facilities and an employee referral scheme.

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