Software Lead


Software Lead







Software Lead                  Broadstairs, Kent

 The focal point for all software design activity.

As the senior software team member they will determine the most appropriate design approach within their discipline to achieve project requirements. It is a hands on role managing a small team.

The Software Team Leader will take requests for software design tasks and be responsible for assigning personnel and equipment resource to best complete the task.

 Must be eligible to obtain security clearance to SC level.


Broad software knowledge from very low to very high level

Embedded software, C++

Visual Studio .net

Android development environment

Electronics knowledge desirable

Experience in the design and development of electro-mechanical instruments is ideal

 Main duties & responsibilities:

1. Manage the software engineers work allocation and to monitor progress against project delivery targets.

2. Responsible for achieving and upholding excellence in our software design knowledge, skills and tools.

3. The team lead is also part of the resource pool, able to contribute to design activities both individually and mentoring and advising other team members.

4. To work with the other Team Leader¡¦s and engineering team members on projects and activities.

5. To produce design-related documentation including, specifications, manuals, assembly instructions, illustrations, costings and test procedures. Also to check and approve all documentation as required.

6. Responsible for ensuring that work is carried out in accordance with the integrated management system.

7. The Software Team leader is required to actively contribute to continuous improvement so that we carry out our engineering activities in the most professional and efficient manner possible.

8. To assist, as required, in the assembly and testing of prototypes.

9. Guidance for Managers:-

Manage the team by regular meetings;

Promote guidance, instructions, advice and coaching;

Develop team working and effective communication;

Carry out annual and mid-year reviews; and

Monitor resource, annual leave and sickness.


A Computer Science degree (II:1) or equivalent preferred


Extensive experience in software design

Experience managing a team of engineers

Experience in the design and development of electro mechanical instruments is ideal


Skills & Abilities

Able to capture/create software requirements

Confident and self-motivated

Creative and practical problem solver

Aptitude for continuous improvement

Keen eye for detail

Ability to organise both self and team to achieve deadlines

A team player with aptitude to take the lead role in projects

Results orientated, awareness of the importance of budgets and deadlines, ability to manage work within these constraints

Ability to think conceptually and translate design requirements into viable technical solutions under minimal supervision

Communication, influencing and interpersonal skills


Motivational, Accountable, Truthful, Team focused, Customer / quality focused, Outcome / solution focused, Flexible.

Due to the nature of the work all candidates must be eligible to obtain security clearance to SC level.

 Company Benefits

Competitive salary, company profit sharing scheme, stakeholder pension and death in service scheme.

Rewards and recognition scheme.

o             Discretionary profit sharing scheme subject to individual performance, together with the performance of the Company. Normally paid in March following Board approval. Eligibility is subject to satisfactory completion of one year's service.

o          Up to 4% of your gross salary to the Auto Enrolment Pension Scheme, provided employee contribution matching at least 4%.

o             Death in Service insurance scheme which arranges cover at 1x annual salary.

o             25 days holiday plus bank holidays.

o             The Company operates a 9 day working fortnight, with alternate Fridays off.

o             Normal hours of work are 74 hours per fortnight.


Tim Cowell


+44 (0)1580 715 111