Lead Software Engineer Hampshire



    Must have sole British Nationality (due to UK eyes-only projects), and have, or be capable of obtaining, UK security clearance (SC)

    Full company benefits, flexible working and some remote working potentials.

    Join a Global communications company, where the innovations have helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments, and militaries around the world communicate! – even in the hardest-to-reach places!

    The company are growing rapidly and looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join the team. You’ll work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives and continuous learning.

    Technology Innovators Awards Gold Honoree 2021

    Glassdoor’s 2022 Best Places to Work for U.S. Large Employers List!

    This company is growing their team with a Lead Software Engineer to lead our software engineers and work the development of Cyber and Information Assurance projects.

    The Software Lead Engineer must be an experienced software engineer who can operate as a key player in the design, development and test of software systems, as well as lead a team of software developers. Approximately 20% of the role will be related to line management duties.


    • Analysing software requirements, high level architecture design, low level detailed design, implementation, test and integration.
    • Generation of estimates and assisting with the planning process.
    • Line management of a team of engineers, including career development and mentoring.
    • Lead the team to deliver, assisting with design issues and supervising progress
    • Ensuring software developed within the team is of high quality and follows the defined development processes.
    • Update and refinement of software development methodologies and tools.

    Experience needed:

    • Ideally qualified to degree-level or equivalent experience in a Physics or Engineering based subject, such as; Electronics, Hardware, Computer Science, Software or Systems Engineering etc.
    • Full life-cycle software development experience
    • Recent experience using C, or C++ in embedded applications, experience targeting PC environments an advantage.
    • A sound understanding of operating system concepts such as multi-threading, process scheduling, inter-process communication, memory management and I/O
    • Scripting expertise with bash, python or similar
    • Proven experience with Object-Oriented Design (OOD) and programming skills
    • Configuration management and version control e.g. GitHub
    • Previous experience of leading within a software development program, including the mentoring or leading of other software developers.


    • Experience in the Defence / Aerospace or safety regulated environment would be advantageous
    • Design for Security.
    • An understanding of:
      • Digital security technology.
      • Continuous integration, unit test and static analysis.
      • x86 architecture, hardware programming and device driver models.
      • Implementation of Graphical User Interfaces.
      • NVMe.
    • Experience of developing for microcontrollers, ideally RISC-V.
    • Experience of developing encryption or security products.
    • Networking technologies, network security and network programming.
    • Requirements analysis, capture and management using IBM Rational DOORS.
    • Proven C++ programming experience (including the Standard Template Library) on Linux and/or Windows platforms.
    • RUST knowledge.
    • Familiarity with cross compilation toolchains and on target debugging.