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Principal Software Engineer

Application Deadline: 30th June 2021

Location: South East , Portsmouth

Principal Software Engineer

 

Purpose of role:

To undertake a range of complex software development activities in line with relevant processes, under the direction of the Software Manager providing support to the Software Technical Authority.

 

Key Technical Skills

  • Ability to operate in a large, complex multi-project environment leading the software design for the relevant component

  • Ability to help set the technical direction of the team


 

 

Possess in-depth knowledge in a number of the following software engineering disciplines:

  • Software Design

  • Coding standards

  • Programming: ADA (5yrs+)

  • Software Integration & testing

  • Configuration Management


Windows Active Directory and Domain

 

 

Top 6 Major Tasks and Activities:

  1. To lead software design to ensure that the overall system will behave according to its requirements in large & complex components.

  2. Write high quality software according to coding standards and maintain existing software by investigating issues and identifying solutions.

  3. Write software test schedules and use them to test the system.

  4. Clearly document appropriate information, so that others can understand the software and the system.

  5. Fully contribute to process improvement within the team to ensure that the team always looks to improve how it works.

  6. Liaise with other team members, teams and customers to ensure key information is understood.


 

Additional Key Accountabilities:

(Describe the roles operational responsibility in terms of volume/quality/timeliness/decision making/tactical/strategic)

  • Keep up to date in relevant technical areas; develop skills and capabilities to be able to provide more effective services.

  • Provide help and direction to less experienced team members to support both their effective working and their development.


Contribute to engineering team decisions to support the effective performance of the team

 

Key Outputs/Deliverables: Business Unit

  • Design documentation

  • Technical Reports and Specifications

  • Test specifications

  • Defect reports

  • Software or configuration of software

  • Implementation estimates (in man-hours)


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