Software SV Training Systems Lead

General Dynamics UK
NP12 4AD, Blackwood
Up to £59,000 (depending on skills and experience) Competitive, flexible benefits & bonus
Closing date
29 Nov 2019
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General Dynamics Land Systems is a global leader in providing products and support across the full spectrum of combat vehicles. Our global team has more than 6,000 employees working towards creating a diverse product portfolio delivering best-in-class capability to Armed Forces communities worldwide.  In the UK, we employee more than 650 people and are leading the way in Armoured Fighting Vehicles and sustainment services. Our vision is documented and embedded into our culture, so all employees understand the Company’s direction and their role in achieving it.  We are currently delivering the AJAX programme, providing 589 Armoured Fighting Vehicles in six variants to the British Army and have also developed and delivered 400 Foxhound vehicles - a highly-protected and mobile 4x4 platform with high-deployment availability.

The Role:

You will oversee the development and delivery the EA Software deliverables for all in-house SV Training Platforms & Systems. The role will place significant demands on their engineering skill and experience, in order to effectively meet the needs of four distinct Armoured Fighting Vehicle (AFV), training systems. Success in this endeavour with require close co-operation with colleagues throughout the SV Systems and Software Teams, including:  Training, Requirements, Development, QA, System Integration and Test teams


  • Estimate, plan and monitor the delivery of SV Training Systems Software tasks and activities as required to deliver Electronic Architecture subsystems and components, in-line with project demands.
  • Review and assess additions and alterations to functional and non-functional requirements captured in the Software Requirements Model (SRM) and assess their impact on the SV Training System’s software.
  • Oversee all output from the SV Training Systems Software team, ensuring the technical adequacy and quality of the team's work products, including unit code, software components, scripts, test reports and verification evidence.
  • Direct the team's technical approach to the design and development of all SV Training Systems Software Sub-systems and components.
  • Preparation and reporting of the SV Training Team’s progress against agreed objectives and goals.
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholder in the planning and preparation of key technical reviews.
  • Line Management (e.g. goal setting, appraisal, mentoring, career development) of Test team members.
  • Driving best practice and continuous improvement within Software Test Discipline in particular


  • Expert C/C++ software programming language.
  • Experience in the full software development lifecycle; software design, implementation, test, V&V. utilizing traditional and agile process methodologies.
  • Strong background in the design and development of real-time distributed software systems, with experience of system Object Management Group’s (OMG), Data Distribution Service desirable.
  • Familiarity with Real-time Transmission Protocol (RTP) and  Digital Video Standards; YCbCr, MPEG2, H.264
  • Strong background in CASE tools that support UML model development. With experience of IBM DOORS and Rhapsody an advantage
  • Experience of analysing distributed, real-time systems that utilize Ethernet and IP open standards and protocols

GDUK offers a competitive compensation package with opportunities for growth and professional development. A flexible benefits package, 25 days holiday, a compressed fortnight offering every other Friday off and an attractive bonus scheme.

What sets us apart is a fresh approach that thrives on innovation. It creates an entrepreneurial atmosphere enjoyed by our world-class people.

We are a well-established Company with a firm focus on the future. We are commercially successful and growing fast. Once you talk to us you will see why we stand out from the crowd.

We are world-class but still ambitious; large but still dynamic; growing but still innovative.

General Dynamics has more than 1,300 employees in the UK, including approximately 1,000 who work for General Dynamics UK, located across four sites. Our highly-skilled people relish the fact that we are a recognised leader in the defence industry. They are part of our exciting future. You can be too.

General Dynamics UK is part of General Dynamics Corporation, one of the top six defence companies in the world. General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 92,000 people worldwide. The Company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems; armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies.

More information about the Company is available at

What we do

Pioneering technologies and the quality of our people give us our competitive edge.

As a leading prime contractor and complex systems integrator, we provide network enabled solutions for the UK Ministry of Defence and international markets.

In the UK we are structured around two main businesses: Land Systems and Mission Systems.

Our solutions include:

  • Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFV)
  • Avionic systems
  • Bowman – Command Battlespace Management (Land) (CBM(L))
  • Command Control Communications Computers and Information (C4I) systems
  • Digitised training solutions and services
  • ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition & Reconnaissance) systems
  • Modelling, simulation and experimentation systems


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