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Head of Software Engineering

Ceema Technology Recruitment Ltd

Basildon, Essex

Published
01-11-2018
Job ad details
Published
01-11-2018
Expires
28-11-2018
Job ID
LJA-67363476
Job type
Permanent
Full-time
Job sector
Mechanical/Engineering

Our world leading client based in Basildon is looking for a Head of Software Engineering to join their business on a permanent basis. They will be leading the UK Land and Naval Division Software Engineering Team to meet the design and development goals related to cost, schedule and performance. This relates to all development projects and support to business winning. The successful candidate will maintain and develop the competence of software engineering resources, processes and tools to meet the needs of the Line of Business.

The Head of Software Engineering will report to the Head of Engineering based in the UK within the Land & Naval Electronic Systems Division, and provide a UK Focus for Software Engineering. They will support the Governance and Control of software engineering activities including the assignment of software engineers to product development, contract delivery and support to customer proposals.
Contributes to, and is governed by, the Strategic Plans of the Land and Naval Division with specific reference to the software engineering function.

Key Responsibility Areas
*Leadership of the Software Engineering function within the product based IPTs in the UK.
*Managing the associated financial aspects of a department of approximately 50 engineers and achieving target levels of recoveries from direct bookings.
*Authority for the authorisation of robust Software Development Plans ensuring they are developed and resourced to meet the schedule, cost and performance requirements of the business and its various market sectors.
*The allocation of software engineers to IPTs across UK Land & Naval Division and the management of mismatches between workload and headcount.
*Agreeing with SQA and Design Integrity an appropriate level of tailoring of functional processes for each product development commensurate with the levels of risk and cost set by the Line of Business.
*Authority for the authorisation of software engineering cost estimation.
*Responsible to the Head of Engineering for the software engineering performance of all delivery activities across the UK Land & Naval Division, as well as ensuring the accurate reporting of agreed Metrics from IPTs to the Head of Engineering.
*Promoting software engineering capability within the Leonardo organisation, identifying collaboration and reuse opportunity and sharing resources in order to maximise utilisation and ensure benefit to the wider (Italy & UK) Land & Naval Division.
*Leading and promoting a culture of continuous improvement towards industry best practise.

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required
*Proven personal background in software development across all lifecycles phases.
*An ability to balance required integrity against acceptable costs / available budgets ensuring optimised solutions for the business.
*Strong leadership and organisational abilities with excellent communication skills.
*Able to successfully influence and drive change through a discipline.
*Mentoring and team development capability.
*Strong capacity to build effective working relationships across the Land & Naval Division engineering discipline.
*Understanding of the wider software engineering discipline and related technology trends.
*Confidence and ability to respond effectively to challenges that may be technical, process based or people related.

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Job ad details
Published
01-11-2018
Expires
28-11-2018
Job ID
LJA-67363476
Jobtype
Permanent
Full-time
Job sector
Mechanical/Engineering