Software Development Lead

Rheinmetall Defence Australia

Location: Fortitude Valley, Redbank - Flexible Options

Job Type: Full time


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Software Development Leads at RDA connect software solutions to customer capability needs. Each Software Development Lead takes end-to-end ownership of important software systems capability, guiding a team of software developers to meet scope, quality and schedule goals.

  • Lead a team of up to five software engineers;
  • Co-ordinate collaboration with RDA project management, business support, production and support staff;
  • Participate in formal and informal customer reviews and working groups;
  • Move customer defined requirements through the development process from specification through validation, implementation, verification, test and to through-life support;
  • Coach team members to implement and test efficient and elegant solutions;
  • Assure development continuity with efficient documentation;
  • Lead the development of contracted documentation and data requirements;
  • Assist in the development of departmental capability;
  • Create a positive and productive work culture; and
  • Conduct themselves in a professional and reputable manner in accordance with Rheinmetall values and policies.

About your new team

Joining the Australian Rheinmetall Multi Ammunition Softkill Software team as a Software Development Lead is an exciting opportunity to lead a cutting-edge Defence project in Australia. The team is focused on developing advanced counter-measure systems for Royal Australian Navy ships, with a goal of improving the survivability and protection of Navy personnel. As a Software Development Lead, you will work with a talented and experienced team of engineers, production and assembly teams, and military professionals to deliver a world-class product that meets the needs of the Navy. This is an opportunity to play a key role in advancing Australia's Defence capabilities and contribute to the security of the nation.

Find Your Why at Rheinmetall

Our values of Safety, Partnership, Openness, Respect and Trust (SPORT) supports our team members to create a workplace environment where our employees value each other, live up to their promises, communicate openly and work safely every day.

The experience and skillset best suited to this role includes:

  • Tertiary qualification in Software Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent;
  • A minimum of 10 years of software development experience;
  • GNU/Linux product development background with C, C++, Python and JavaScript languages;
  • Experience leading software development in an Agile environment;
  • Ability to meet Australian Department of Defence security clearance requirements;
  • To apply you MUST be an Australian Citizen (essential);
  • Excellent written English skills;
  • Willingness and ability to travel interstate and internationally when required;
  • IP networking product development experience;
  • Red Hat GNU/Linux open source software ecosystem experience; and
  • Defence industry experience.

What we offer you

  • Work as part of a team with real purpose in what we do;
  • Attractive remuneration packages with salary sacrificing and novated leases;
  • Access to exclusive employee discounts with over 400 retailers in Australia to help reduce cost of living;
  • On-site subsidised café with themed days and multiple dietary options;
  • Long weekends every second week with a 9 day working fortnight;
  • Flexible working practices;
  • Opportunity to work on major projects within our Vehicle Systems (Logistic, Tactical Wheeled, Tactical Tracked), Electronic Solutions, Weapon & Ammunition Divisions;
  • Generous internal incentive and referral program;
  • Genuine career development and progression opportunities;
  • Extensive Employee Assistance Program to support overall health and wellbeing; and
  • We are proud to be recognised as an Endorsed Employer for All Women by WORK180.

Our inclusive culture

Rheinmetall fosters a culture of equality, fairness, diversity and inclusion for all our employees and provides a safe and secure work environment where everyone can feel comfortable and supported to bring their unique self to work every day.

If you would like to know more information about how we are supporting our employees, you can view our policies and initiatives via our Work180 profile at

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Next steps

Apply now!

Preferred candidates will be required to complete background checks including pre-employment verifications and national police checks.

Applications close: 15 April 2023

Please note that we will not be accepting any recruitment agency applications for this role.


For further information about this opportunity, please contact the Talent Acquisition Team at and quote REF#AU01343.

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