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Software Delivery Lead

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Recruiter: QinetiQ
Listed on: 15th October
Location: Malvern
Salary/Rate: £70,000 - £80,000
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Job title: Software Delivery Lead

Location: Portsmouth


At QinetiQ we're dedicated to defending sovereign capability, protecting lives and securing the vital interests of our customers. We are a company of over 6,000 dedicated people providing technological and scientific expertise that helps our customers protect, improve and advance their vital interests.

Working across every aspect of the life cycle of critical equipment and infrastructure, providing services and products that address our customers' most pressing challenges; our breadth and depth of experience spans many markets and industries.

Purpose of the role:

QinetiQ supports the delivery of secured navigation that can be depended on when accurate navigation, positioning/ timing is mission-critical. Our specialist teams provides our clients with consultancy support, research and the development of services & security capabilities for resilient positioning and navigation systems including Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) Receivers.

As the Software Delivery Lead, you will lead a large team developing embedded real-time software for a complex GNSS product development programme. Work undertaken will encompass all stages of the development life cycle, including requirements analysis, design, development and integration/test. In this technical leadership role, you will:

  • Ensure the implementation of a rigorous software engineering approach, maintaining processes and procedures to ensure their fitness for purpose and introducing new where not already in place.
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary systems/software team and closely with the project manager and other technical leads to ensure the solutions are wholly integrated.
  • Drive forward technical progress and quality, whilst identifying opportunities and controlling cost effectively.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Responsible to Project Design Authority for all software related activities.
  • Responsible for planning and structuring the work effectively, working with other technical leads to break down work into manageable packages and generate task definitions for the team.
  • Responsible for ensuring that an effective software development process is applied; requirements are captured, reviewed, refined and traceable to design, implementation and test artefacts.
  • Responsible for ensuring that appropriate design assurance and governance is applied to meet QinetiQ internal standards and any identified external standards.
  • Ability to accurately cost work and manage risk.
  • Production of written documentation (including presentation material) of technical work in accordance with Project requirements.

The Fit:

The successful applicant will be an experienced technical leader with a strong software engineering background. You will have:

  • Proven experience of working in a rigorous systems/software engineering environment using formal design tools/methodologies (e.g. StarTeam, DOORS, Enterprise Architect, Altassian...) and high-level languages (e.g. C++, C#...)
  • Proven knowledge and experience of specification, design and implementation of complex real-time software solutions for high performance embedded systems.
  • Experience of structuring and successfully leading large teams of systems/software engineers engaged in development of complex real-time systems.
  • Proven ability to architect, design and implement software solutions involving implementation of complex algorithms, working closely with systems engineers to analyse/understand performance requirements.
  • Experience/Knowledge of GNSS products is an advantage but not essential.


In return, we offer you the opportunity to play a leading role on a large and complex programme of work, where you can directly shape and impact on how innovative solutions are delivered. You will work with multiple internal stakeholders and customers, at all levels, technical, non-technical and management.

This is a great time to join us. QinetiQ is in its fifth year of growth, and has been recently recognised as Britain's "most admired Engineering, Aerospace and Defence Company". We offer flexible working, a wide range of benefits (including an employer contribution pension scheme, an employee bonus scheme, and a range of discounts), and a competitive salary.

Why Join QinetiQ? As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there's never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation, courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges. You'll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you'll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.