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Lead Embedded Software Engineer


My client is a market leading manufacturer of technology for defence applications.

Due to continued and sustained growth they are currently looking to add a Lead Software Engineer to the department on a permanent basis.

Please note that due to the sensitive nature of the products you must be able to obtain SC Clearance.

The successful candidates will be the Lead Embedded Software Developer who will own the architecture and design of software for the next generation of advanced missile systems

Role Description
-The role is based at our Stevenage development facility.

You will be designing the low level and application software for a range of missile related systems and product lines, initially focusing on Datalinks and Telemetry Subsystems.
-The Datalink products are bespoke, complex radio systems that provide the communication link between the missile in flight and the launch platform, which could be Ground, Sea or Air.
-The Telemetry units are a different type of bespoke radio system which allows the transmission of performance data from the missile during test firings.
-This is a senior technical role you will be responsible for the architecture and design of the software that comprises our -Datalink and Telemetry products and will have responsibility for ensuring that the resulting implementations are reliable, safe, secure, maintainable and adaptable.
-You will provide technical direction and leadership in the Datalinks and Telemetry teams as such, you will have excellent communication skills and be confident working with and influencing colleagues from other disciplines.

Qualifications / Experience
-You will ideally have a good degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or Electronics combined with significant experience in the design of low-level and application software for high integrity embedded systems.
-It is likely that your experience was gained in defence, automotive, aerospace, telecoms or consumer electronics.
-You will have worked the full lifecycle (conception through to delivery) on a number of projects, taking a lead software designer role in at least one.
-You will have a good working knowledge of Real Time Operating Systems and be able to talk confidently about the development of real-time software on multi-core platforms.
-You will favour a collaborative, open approach to development and have the ability to inspire others, and maintain momentum during development.
-The software that you develop will be used across multiple products at several sites, so strong communication skills and the ability to motivate and influence others are essential.
-You will have experience of UML and perhaps SysML and be able to discuss the pros and cons of these languages.
-You will have some experience in model-driven development, using tools such as IBM Rhapsody.
-Background in software safety with knowledge of standards such as DO-178B/C, DefStan 00-55 or IEC-61508 and restricted coding standards such as MISRA / SPARK will be an advantage.

Commutable from:
Stevenage, Bedford, Milton Keynes, London, Cambridge, Braintree, Luton, Aylesbury

Key Words:
Embedded Software Engineer, Firmware Developer, Programmer ,Coder, Microcontroller, Microprocessor, Electronics, Hardware, Design, R&D, Research and Development, Defence, Security Clearance, Ada, C, C++, Spark, Misra, DO178, UML

For more information or to apply please contact;
Paul Randall 02392322385

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