Software Project Lead – Platform, System Software

Competitive Salary & Benefits
01 Jun 2018
01 Jul 2018
Rosie Connor
The Opportunity
We are a world leader in missile and missile systems development looking for a highly capable and adaptable Software Project Leader to join our team in Stevenage.  You will be leading the delivery of missile subsystem software into both the UK and the wider, international MBDA product portfolio.
The Role
  • You will be the Software Project Lead (SPL) for the Platform Product Line. The Platform is a middleware layer that provides services to the Command & Control, Launcher Management Software and Platform Datalink terminal (among others) for the for the current and next generation of Maritime and Ground Based Air Defence Systems.The role includes all aspects of development, integration and service support.
  • This role is principally a Software Project Management activity but includes a very significant technical component. This role requires strong communication skills as there will be many competing demands on the Platform to support project deliveries.
  • This role combines project management, technical and team leadership competencies. Your team will include a team leader and an architect, you will be required to manage, motivate and develop your team leader to ensure effective staff development & productivity. In conjunction with your architect and in collaboration with related domains, you will be required to help develop MBDA’s software engineering capability.
    What’s in it for you?
  • This is a great role for someone with a passion for software and its successful deployment in modern systems.You will be working with technologies at the forefront of European missile systems design, supporting the development of safe, secure and reliable products that our customers can rely on.
  • Many of the methods and tools we use in this domain are the result of strong international collaboration, and consequently there may be the opportunity to work with colleagues, both within the UK and at our development sites in France and Italy.
  • We offer a supportive working environment with the opportunity to develop your skills across a diverse range of products and technologies.
  • You will be working for a world front-runner and Europe’s leading company in missiles and missile systems. MBDA is a multi-national group with over 10,000 employees on industrial facilities in France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States.
  • With some of the most sophisticated technologies in defence we are continually look to broaden our existing talent base - exploiting new markets and new applications to maintain our world-class technology position.
  • Our success is based on the dedication of our people and we strive to offer each and every employee an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding career.
  • Our work is complex, challenging and innovative. It takes a range of professional disciplines across the full engineering and commercial spectrum to carry it out. This broad breath of talent enables us to develop fully-rounded engineers.
    What’s great about the team?
  • You will be joining and leading a team that continues to develop software used in the most advanced missile systems in the world.We apply small, focused teams of engineers to complex problems – you will be working with a talented group of experienced software, systems and electronics engineers.
    What are we looking for?
  • You will have excellent leadership and communication skills.
  • You will ideally have a degree in an engineering, science or maths disciplinecombined with significant experience in the development of product software.
  • You will favour a collaborative, open approach to development and have the ability to inspire others in order to reach, or exceed common goals and objectives.The software that you develop will be used across multiple products and sites, so strong communication skills and the ability to motivate and -influence others is essential.
  • Ideally, you will have extensive experience in model-based development, using UML and tools such as IBM Rhapsody.
  • We invite applications from people who have experience gained from working in defence, automotive, aerospace or consumer electronics sectors. Similarly, applications are invited from those currently working in small/medium-sized enterprises where there is a strong culture of consistency applied in a lightweight manner.
  • It is desirable that you are able to achieve DV level security clearance
    What would you get?
  • Competitive salary, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, employee funded voluntary private healthcare, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level) and superb learning and development opportunities.
Please note that in order to apply for MBDA UK opportunities you will need to be eligible for SC (Secret Level) UK Security Clearance.
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