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Lead Software Developer

BAE Systems UK

Location: Somerset

Job Type: Not Specified


Job Title: Lead Software Developer

Location: Yeovil - We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: £51,000 - £60,000 depending on experience

What you’ll be doing:

    Designing technical solutions and providing software development and testing of those solutions

      Adherence to project processes and software development practices

        Supporting system test and integration activities

          Producing technical documentation

            Generating and managing of requirements

              Estimating and reporting progress

                Leading a moderate sized team of software developers and being responsible for the required deliverables

                  Planning, scheduling, assigning, and reviewing work of the team

                    Liaising with multiple stakeholders and reporting on progress

                      Coaching more junior staff in software development, and leading a team of software developers, while being responsible for the required deliverables

                      Your skills and experiences:


                        Experience of the software development lifecycle and processes (e.g. design, coding, unit testing), and tools (e.g. UML design tools, code IDEs)

                          Experience with desktop-based applications such as C#, C++ or Java


                            Windows or Linux O/S

                              Object-oriented design/development including UML, SysML or XML

                                Previous coaching and team leadership experience will be required for a higher-level Software Developer positions


                                You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

                                The Digital Intelligence team:

                                Customers increasingly demand information and technology solutions delivering advantage, communications, planning, operations and cyber protection. C5ISR within Digital Intelligence is where we design and build cutting edge IT solutions for incorporation into products and services.

                                The product development and solutions team are operating in a dynamic market. The team is responsible for the development of world-leading network security and communication appliances that operate at multi-gigabit speeds, combining software and custom hardware.

                                Why BAE Systems?

                                This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

                                Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

                                Closing Date:

                                25th Jul 2023

                                We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.