Software Development Team Leader

Recruiter
Westray Recruitment Consultants Ltd
Location
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Posted
10 Oct 2018
Closes
08 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR
Westray Recruitment Consultants is searching for a confident and talented Software Development Team Leader based in Newcastle. The position will be leading a team of 9-10 Software Engineers and will be responsible for delivering cost effective and high quality bespoke solutions.
WHERE YOU WILL BE WORKING
We have the pleasure of representing an innovative and reputable rail and defence solutions manufacturer. Our client has seen rapid growth and consistent expansion for an impressive 65 years and has secured 2 major contracts in 2018 increasing their workload and confirming their order book for the foreseeable future.
Our client is at the forefront of technical innovation and has always been a leader in their field. This is an opportune time to join the business as our client is constantly expanding and is securing new contracts to ensure work is solidified for the next 5-10 years.
The role offers an excellent opportunity to progress and develop in a professional capacity, our client identifies strengths and invests in enhancing and growing potential. They hold mutual respect, trust and honesty as a core company value, therefore making this manufacturer a truly great place to work.
WHAT YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES WILL CONSIST OF…
In this position you will be responsible for leading a team of 9-10 Software Engineers in the creation of high quality, reliable and stable, software within agreed project deadlines. You will manage a team within an Agile-like environment, which will include planning sprints and estimating coding effort, to design and develop systems using C++ and embedded C language.
You will liaise with customers to gather requirements and coordinate with the Software Engineering Project Manager to design and develop the required solution; monitor progress and report to the management team regarding any potential issues or risks.
As Team Leader, you will contribute towards continuous improvement activities and drive change to implement efficient and effective strategies as advised by management. You will get involved with the training and development of the software engineering team and ensure development standards, policies and procedures are adhered to.
You will have full responsibility for implementing team goals and objectives and motivating and guiding team members to achieve their full potential.
WHAT EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS YOU WILL HAVE
It is essential that you have significant, recent, leadership experience within a software development capacity and have strong experience of using C++ and Embedded C. You will also have good experience of working in and managing within an Agile environment.
Along with the above, the following experience is highly desirable to be successful in this role:
* Degree qualified OR extensive, relevant and demonstrable experience in software engineering/development
* Knowledge of JIRA and Confluence tools, including version control such as subversion etc.
* Experience of writing reusable code in a modular structure within a shared source tree environment
* Experience of Linux and Python scripting and using Static Code analysis tools and Unit and Module Testing.
* Experience of design methods, tools, techniques and supporting development software within an ISO 9001 organisation.
* Experience of developing safety critical code.
Membership of a Professional Engineering Institution (e.g. IET) and Chartered or Incorporated Engineer status would be a further bonus.
To be successful in this role, you will possess the following personal attributes:
* Analytical and systematic
* The desire to investigate and utilise new technologies and methods
* A strong leader who’s happy to get involved with work and act as a strong team player
* An excellent communicator who can coordinate with both internal and external teams
* Customer and results focussed
WHAT HOURS YOU WILL WORK
The hours of work are 37.5 hours which includes day shift with an early finish on a Friday. Flexible working hours are available.
WHAT SALARY AND BENEFITS YOU WILL RECEIVE
The role is offering a very competitive salary package depending upon experience. Candidates who are not already Chartered or Incorporated will be eligible for a Company scheme that will support them in gaining professionally qualified status.
FANCY A CHAT?
Please get in touch with Katherine Rivett to discuss more about this position

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