Head of Software - Airborne ISR

Engineering Manager in Cambridge, ENG

Posted 2019-03-20

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled Software Engineering Manager to join Raytheon UK in our Airborne Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (AISR) Division based in Waddington.
This is a senior role, reporting to the Head of Engineering AISR with the successful candidate taking a position on the AISR Engineering Leadership Team.
Strong leadership and effective management skills are required to support the growth of a multi-disciplined team, working alongside our Customer and the wider Raytheon Business.
We operate both an Agile/Scrum methodology as well as managing legacy software delivered in a Waterfall delivery model and you will be involved in the full software development lifecycle of multiple programmes.
Raytheon supports on-going professional development through both formal and on-the-job training to help you develop your career and maximise your potential.

Main duties
Basic Objective: A key person within the organisation, the objective is to lead and develop a multi skilled software workforce & to enable the team to deliver AISR software programmes to their best conclusion.

Key Responsibilities:
Responsible for the Software team output within AISR to both external and internal customers.
Responsible for personal development of team members.
Responsible for resource planning.
Engagement with multiple areas of the business including Engineering, Finance Business Development, commercial and Project Management.
Identify and resolve issues related to tool, process and environment selection.
Keep abreast of relevant technology changes and plan for new technology insertion.
Support and generate new work estimation.
Involvement in the technical planning and management of projects.
Define the scope and drive the strategy for teams.
Carry out independent Compliance Assessment for mission system software.

Candidate Requirements
A track record of working in an Agile/SCRUM/DevOps delivery model.
Good knowledge of software languages, toolsets and architectures.
Experience of DO-178C/ED-12C development requirements/processes.
Experienced in leading large/dispersed teams, managing budgets, Client Relationship Management.
Strong organisational and communication skilled both written and oral.
Professional certification.

Eligible for & willing to obtain SC clearance with the view to progressing to DV level - sponsored by Raytheon UK.

C#/C++/VB based application development.
Experience with airborne mission systems.
Experience in secure development techniques and tools that produce secure systems.
Understanding of virtualisation (e.g. VMWare, Hyper-V) .
Appreciation of Cloud Computing techniques (e.g. AWS and Azure).
Understanding of software military airworthiness regulations.

Key Behaviours
Excellent interpersonal skills for customer and business liaison.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Excellent time management, organisation and prioritisation skills.
An inquisitive mind and a desire to promote innovation.
A desire to learn and constantly expand your horizons.
Ability to work closely with others in a small team.
Ability to work under pressure.
High degree of initiative and flexibility.
Willingness to travel as required.

Degree in Engineering or Numerate Subject

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