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Principal Software Engineer

Salary:
52,674 P.A. ?
Location:
Gloucestershire
Company:
Raytheon

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Summary of role
A fantastic opportunity to join Raytheon UK in our Cyber Centre based in Gloucestershire. We develop software using a variety of Agile methodologies and you will be involved fully in the software development lifecycle, working closely with the entire team in a truly Agile environment. Working for Raytheon you will be part of a growing team, working alongside world class partner organisations. Raytheon supports on-going professional development through both formal and on-the-job training to help you further develop your career and develop your management and leadership potential.

Main duties of the position

Primary Objective: To design, develop and maintain mission critical applications and systems as part of an Agile team.

Key Responsibilities:

· Leadership of an Agile Software Delivery Team from both a technical and behavioural perspective.

· Develop a high performing team with a focus on software excellence

· Effective Line Management of the Software Engineers in your team (typically 5-7) including facilitating their personal development.

· Mentoring of team members and colleagues beyond your line management remit.

· Hold accountability for the software produced by your team.

· Own the standards of software engineering practice applied in your team.

· Drive the continuous improvement of practice and code within your team.

· Design and develop new product functionality within the context of an Agile software delivery team.

· Collaborate with your peers on Technical strategy within your teams.

Candidate Requirements
Essential Skills:

· Extensive experience of applying Design Patterns to complex problems.

· Extensive experience working in an Agile delivery team.

· Considerable experience using Continuous Integration.

· Significant experience using TDD.

· Significant experience using BDD.

· Comprehensive understanding of SOLID.

· Experience of applying Software Architecture Patterns.

· Experience designing and building enterprise level web applications, services or embedded software.

· Good working knowledge of at least 2 compiled languages.

· Good working knowledge of at least 2 scripting or interpreted languages.

· Familiarity with Data gathering, visualisation techniques and tools.

· Familiarity with structured and unstructured storage of Data.

· Understanding of virtualisation.

Desirable Skills:

· Experience working in a continuous delivery environment.

· Experience working with infrastructure as code technologies.

· Experience working with Big Data technologies.

· Experience working with cloud technologies and distributed systems.

· Experience working with containerisation.

· Experience working on military or government projects.

· Experience working with secure development techniques.

· Knowledge of information security best practice.

Key Behaviours:

· Good interpersonal skills for customer and partner liaison

· Good written and oral communication skills

· Good 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 if required

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