Software Project Lead (systems software)

Recruiter
MBDA
Location
Bristol Avon
Salary
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Posted
27 Nov 2018
Closes
27 Dec 2018
Ref
P7457
Contact
Rosie Connor
Discipline
Systems
Job Type
Engineer
The Opportunity

We are a world leader in missile and weapon systems development looking for a highly capable and adaptable Software Project Leader (SPL) to join our team in Bristol.
 
MBDA produce some of the most advanced weapon systems in the world. You will be leading the delivery of the weapon subsystem(s) software into both the UK and the wider, international MBDA product portfolio. MBDA has been voted as a Sunday Times Top 30 Big Company To Work for, providing our team with a supportive, empowering environment is at the root of our success.
 
The Role
  • You will be a senior Software Project Leader (SPL) and as such will resolve issues, including competing demands, sensitive situations and conflicts with other SPLs (6+ SPLs and Capability department to interact with), who will report to you.
  • This role includes involvement in all aspects of the development, integration, delivery into service and service support aspects.
  • You’ll need to be adaptable and creative as this role combines project management, technical leadership and team building aspects. Software Project Management is an important part of the role but it also includes a strong technical component.
  • You will lead, motivate, enthuse and develop your team of SPLs to ensure effective staff deployment and development; and in collaboration with other related domains, will continually develop MBDA’s software engineering capability. Given that there will be many competing demands from multiple projects, your strong communication skills will be essential.
  • This role is highly dependent on stakeholder management; so being sensitive and collaborative to a diverse set of stakeholders will be vital. Highly effective communication, persuasion and conflict resolutions skills will all be required to effectively deliver in this role.
     
    What’s in it for you?
  • This is a great role for someone with a passion for leadership, software and its successful deployment in modern systems.You will be working with technologies at the forefront of European weapon 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.
     
    What’s great about the team?
  • You will be joining and leading a team who have a highly respected proven track record and who continue to develop software used in the most advanced weapon systems in the world.You will be working with a talented group of experienced software, systems and electronics engineers where the approach is to apply small, focused teams of engineers to complex problems.
     
    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 discipline combined with significant experience in the leadership and development of software products.
  • You will favour a collaborative, open approach to leadership and have the ability to inspire others in order to reach, or exceed common goals and objectives.The software that you deliver 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 experience of leading teams who use model-based development, using UML and tools such as IBM Rhapsody.
  • We invite applications from people who have experience gained from working in engineering sectors.
  • It is desirable that you are able to achieve DV level security clearance once an employee of MBDA.
     
    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.
 
MBDA UK require all employees to achieve and maintain SC security clearance or above without restrictions that will inhibit the individual’s ability to fulfil the requirements of the role. Your eligibility for the appropriate level of security clearance may be discussed with you during the recruitment process. Any existing clearance holders may be able to transfer clearance (subject to approval).
 
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