Would you like to play a key role in the design and development of radar products? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Software Engineer at our site in either Portsmouth (Hampshire), Great Baddow (Chelmsford) or Cowes (Isle of Wight).
As a Principal Software Engineer, you will be working as part of the Product and Training Services (P&TS) Engineering Function that delivers all design, development, support to manufacturing and in-service support of radar products. You will be working on state-of-the-art radar products for naval and/or land based platforms.
Radar is an exciting and unique engineering field, with increasingly sophisticated electronics, materials, and signal processing, leading to remarkable advances in the cost and performance of individual and networked radar systems. This role will provide you with the chance to develop as an engineer, with the potential for excellent career progression opportunities in the future.
Your main responsibilities as a Principal Software Engineer will involve:
Team leading a small team of engineers, typically 1 – 4 staff
Supporting the maintenance and further development and enhancement of one or more real-time software and hardware subsystems for various radar products
Designing, reviewing, developing, testing, documenting, configuring and delivering real-time software products to the agreed standards and procedures using the specified tools
Testing software products sufficiently to ensure software product quality is maintained and minimal or no re-work is required
Investigating and resolving obsolescence issues and problems raised during any stage of the development lifecycle, including software and system integration, qualification, and in-service trials
Producing software plans and estimates and collating software metrics
Your skills and qualifications as a Principal Software Engineer:
Degree or equivalent in Computer Science/Software Engineering (or closely related discipline)
Knowledge of C or ADA programming language
Software development experience
Chartered Engineer, or working towards
What we're looking for in you:
You will be able to work effectively both independently, as well as within a team, with an honest and transparent attitude to the professional working environment. You will also have the ability to lead others and present technical information to a range of audiences.
Location: Portsmouth (Hampshire), Great Baddow (Chelmsford) or Cowes (Isle of Wight).
Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.
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