Lead Software Engineer
Lockheed Martin
2d ago


Lead Software Engineer


Ampthill - Bedfordshire

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for you to join LMUK Ampthill, in a key role for the business. As Software Engineering Lead you will be empowered to make a difference in one of the top 10 defence companies in the world and will deliver critical programmes of national importance.

We require a talented Software Engineering Lead to join the Software Engineering team at Lockheed Martin, Ampthill. You will have worked on programmes through the full Software Engineering Lifecycle, with focus on leading the Design, Implementation and Unit Testing aspects of developing a software product

  • You will be responsible for leading teams performing a range of software engineering tasks across the development lifecycle and occasionally assisting and providing expertise hands on, including but not limited to;
  • requirements analysis, software design, implementation, and software testing and will be required to support integration and test activities.

    You will be expected apply your knowledge of computer systems and software engineering best practice to help lead a team of software developers of various levels and be responsible for ensuring software compliance standards are met by the application of appropriate processes, procedures and tools throughout the software development lifecycle.

    You will be expected to be knowledgeable and proficient in the application of a wide range of software engineering practices and will display a proactive and innovative approach to leading the development of complex technical solutions to difficult customer problems.

    You will be responsible for assisting with accurate estimating / planning and will be expected to manage the team's workloads effectively to ensure that project milestones are met.

    The position will be full-time within the existing team developing cutting edge Ground Based Air Defence and Automated Sense & Warn software solutions for the UK MoD.

    The position requires solid software development knowledge, strong technical leadership and team leadership skills and an understanding of the software development lifecycle.

    In return we’ll provide you with meaningful work that will allow you to grow your skills and enhance your career with us.

    We invest in our employees and provide training and development for around 300 leaders within the business per year, as well as provide education assistance for ongoing career development.

    However equally important to us is that you enjoy a strong work life balance as well. That’s why we offer flexible work schedules and a comprehensive benefits suite to enable you to live a healthy fulfilling life at and outside of work.

    Plus our 4-day working week gives you every Friday off to allow you to spend more time doing the things you enjoy!

    So if you are interested in joining a team who are part of a business delivering programmes of national importance then there has never been a better time to apply! We may not know what's going to change the world next, but chances are we're already working on it, and you can be part of the story too!

    Required skills, qualifications and experience

  • Proven and demonstrable evidence of capabilities in software engineering management and technical leadership
  • Proven and demonstrable evidence of capabilities in the software development lifecycle using Java on Linux and Windows platforms.
  • Proven and demonstrable experience of leading development of significant size software programmes
  • Proven and demonstrable experience of planning and control activities within a multi-team programme environment
  • Proven experience of software product development to cost and schedule metrics.
  • Proven experience working with an Agile methodology within a standard waterfall programme.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Self starter with the ability to lead by example
  • United Kingdom (UK)

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    What we offer you

    At Lockheed Martin our employees come first and therefore your physical, mental and financial wellbeing matters to us. On top of working in a highly supportive, friendly, respectful environment you can expect so much more.

    We are an employer in support of and offering Flexible working with the option to also work a 4 day week depending on business requirements, where you have the option of Fridays off.

    We offer Competitive salaries alongside a flexible holiday entitlement.

    We have a Wealth of benefits available to you that can be selected through our wellbeing tool upon commencement of employment.

    Just a few of our amazing benefits are shown below :

  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Competitive Pension
  • Dental
  • Critical Illness
  • Life Assurance
  • Travel Insurance
  • Employee discounts for top high street shops
  • Employee Assistance Program which includes free face to face counseling sessions, Legal advice, Financial advice, etc
  • Internal training and development alongside out Education assistance programmes
  • Reimbursement for a professional membership
  • Competitive policies that support flexibility and family leave inclusive of enhanced maternity leave
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