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Software Engineering Manager

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, Reading, England
£44990 - £70000 per annum + negotiable
Closing date
21 May 2024

Job Details

Would you like to join a diverse team managing the tools, from concept through to delivery, which enable the successful execution of campaigns in the world leading Orion plasma physics experimental laser facility?

AWE currently have an opportunity for a Software Engineering Manager to apply their expertise to our Engineering Function and contribute towards our successful state of the art Orion facility.

Location: Aldermaston, Reading

Package: £44,990 - £70,000

Closing Date: 14th May 2024

What will you be responsible for as a Software Engineering Manager?

  • The management of people and their competencies within your area of responsibility.
  • Identifying and supporting opportunities for developing staff within your area of responsibility.
  • Delegate to technically competent staff where appropriate.
  • Promote knowledge management to maintain an appropriate level of technical capability.
  • Report activities and progress in accordance with Orion processes.
  • The management of task prioritisation and tasking the correct people with the appropriate competencies within your area of responsibility.
  • Identifying and supporting opportunities for developing engineering processes within your area of responsibility.
  • Provide regular updates on progress and raise any issues or concerns to senior management.
  • Must be willing to take on secondary roles to aid the minimum staffing for the facility you are located in.

What will you need to be considered for the role Software Engineering Manager?

  • Proven experience of managing and tasking software engineering staff.
  • Effective communication and influencing skills.
  • Strong organisational and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience of providing a resilient approach to driving change and supportive change management.
  • Knowledge of a software programming system / language, preferably using one of these packages: - Labview, C, VBA, python, java.
  • Knowledge or experience of project life cycles and configuration control.

What will you get from us?

AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offers an attractive array of benefits which include:

  • Market leading contributory pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement (270 hours a year, including Bank Holidays, plus every other Friday off)
  • Flexible working hours & every other Friday off
  • AWE Life Insurance
  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training
  • Consideration for either full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time
  • Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply)

Candidates must be willing to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role and on occasions travel within the UK and overseas.



We’re looking for talented and ambitious people to join us in our work at the forefront of nuclear defence engineering, science and technology.

To work at AWE is to play a valuable part in keeping our country safe and secure.

Working at AWE gives you access to exceptional technologies, facilities and projects no ordinary company can provide – and the support of world-class professionals at every stage of your career.

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