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Software Project Lead

Up to £70,000
Closing date
4 Mar 2023

Job Details

Software Project Lead

Salary: circa £55,000 to £70,000 (doe)

What to expect:
  • Company bonus of up to £2,500 (based on company performance and will vary year to year)
  • Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Paid overtime
  • Annual salary review
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals
  • Excellent career progression/development opportunities

Hybrid working pattern: Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to onsite and remote working - such as circa 3 days onsite each week.

The opportunity:

A great opportunity for a Software Project Lead to join us at Stevenage; developing and delivering innovative solutions from a wide portfolio of software technologies.

Someone who can manage customers and partners within our growing business. They must have the ability to coordinate their team and all other resources in order to deliver software on time and with validated quality. This role will require you to be an effective communicator and influencer. In addition, you will be organised, yet have an adaptable attitude to problem solving.

What we're looking for from you:

A leader who can build impactful teams and create strong working relations with the multi-disciplined project environments within which we work. This will involve:
  • Lead, empower and draw the best from a team.
  • Work with members of the Group to identify potential improvement opportunities and support their implementation.
  • Have experience of Agile practices such as scrum.
  • Control and prioritise project backlogs.

These project environments include system design, prime software design, mechanical design, electronic design, programs, safety and quality. For the successful candidate, this would involve:
  • Maintain and communicate the current project schedule, coordinating with the team to meet delivery milestones.
  • Be responsible for generation of quarterly team work load forecasts.
  • Liaise directly with both internal and external customers.
  • Have an awareness of allocated project budgets and ensure that they are used efficiently.
  • Support the creation of project and release documentation.
  • Act as Software Design Authority by ensuring quality standards are met.

What's in it for you?
  • An opportunity to develop and grow your career.
  • Training programs to provide you with the skills/tools to take the next step to becoming a technical or managerial leader in MBDA.
  • The opportunity for travel and international secondment; if of interest.

We are an open, friendly and encouraging team with a passionate and innovative "can-do" approach. Join us to work with a wide range of the MBDA portfolio, providing you with opportunity to grow your people network in the business.

We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process. We also welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

Follow us on LinkedIn (MBDA), Twitter (@MBDAcareers), Instagram (lifeatMBDA_UK) and Glassdoor or visit our MBDA Careers website for more information.

Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve appropriate clearances.


Together. For the future of defence.

We work with purpose, knowing that every advancement provides better, smarter and more effective defence capabilities to the UK and their allies. Regarded as one of the most trusted suppliers of defence solutions in Europe, we have a relationship with the UK military spanning back over 70 years.

Whether it’s designing a future concept for the British Army, managing the procurement of a missile component or harnessing their expertise in software in order to integrate one of our products on to the newest fighter jet, all of our employees are a part of delivering a more secure tomorrow.

In addition to being the only defence company on Glassdoor's Best Places to Work 2022 list, MBDA are also recognised nationally with three Investors in People Gold Awards (People, Apprenticeships, and Wellbeing), a top 10 finisher on the Best Big Companies to Work For 2022 league tables.   

For the latest vacancies, employer updates and stories from our people, make sure to visit and bookmark our MBDA UK Careers site.

Our Values 

Our values are at the core of everything we do and shape the culture of our organisation. No matter what role, our people from leadership to entry-level encompass these values knowing that they are working towards the same common goal, sharing a bigger purpose in order to protect national security and enable strategic independence.

Through promoting change with Innovation, taking ownership through Commitment, building trust through Integrity, inspiring others through Passion and encouraging collaboration through Team Spirit, we have created a place where people feel connected with each other and valued in our community.



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6 Hills way
United Kingdom

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