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Job #: R-00067458
Location: Bracknell, POST-BER
Category: Software Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 75%
Clearance Required: Other Clearance


Job Description:

Software Engineering Manager

We are in search of a Software Engineering Manager and join our rapidly growing Software Development team and can provide leadership and vision for a team of highly motivated Software Engineers. This team are at the center of driving innovative solutions and proposing new software development practices for our company. The successful candidate will be working across multiple digital transformation programmes, including the transformation of the UK’s biometrics platform to cloud for one of our key customers. This role is fully remote and require the candidate to visit the office on an ad-hoc basis.

A Software Engineering Manager is required to develop and maintain a high performing team of software engineers to support Leidos UK’s current software programmes and growth opportunities. This first line management role provides the opportunity to manage staff within the Applications and Software capability of Leidos UK Engineering and Technology. It is anticipated that the successful candidate would continue in their current programme role and take on the additional responsibilities stated herein.

The candidate must be able to demonstrate successful team and/or technical leadership in the software engineering or I&T domain. The position will require understanding of software engineering standards, principles and best practices. However, the successful candidate may have come from a different engineering background.

Typical Duties:

  • Develop and maintain talent management plans for all direct reports (e.g. succession, training and development planning)

  • Support staff development through the use of Performance and Career Development processes

  • Support the recruitment and selection of new staff to meet business needs

  • Support resourcing and work force planning processes to ensure bids and programmes are properly resourced

  • Promote company values and support direct reports to put them into action

  • Represent direct reports by ensuring their feedback, views and interests are filtered to the right forums

  • Keep direct reports informed of company, division, sector and team activities

  • Coach, mentor and / or performance manage as and when required

  • Manage compliance to processes and other corporate obligations (e.g. timesheets, compliance training)

  • Energise the team and maintain high morale in a high change and fast paced environment 

Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated leadership experience in an engineering domain

  • Enthusiastic self-starter with good verbal communication

  • Excellent written communication through the use of e-mail, presentations and reports

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with direct reports and the wider management team.

Desired Skills:

  • Understanding of the principles of systems engineering, and integration and test

  • Comprehensive understanding of various software development methodologies and practices (e.g. DevOps, Scrum)

  • Experience of the complete system life cycle from problem definition through to deployment

What do we do for you?

At Leidos we are PASSIONATE about customer success, UNITED as a team and INSPIRED to make a difference. We offer meaningful and engaging careers, a collaborative culture, and support for your career goals, all while nurturing a healthy work-life balance.

We provide an employment package that attracts, develops and retains only the best in talent. Our reward scheme includes:

•    Contributory Pension Scheme
•    Private Medical Insurance
•    33 days Annual Leave (including public and privilege holidays)
•    Access to Flexible benefits (including life assurance, health schemes, childcare vouchers and cycle to work scheme)

•    Dynamic Working:

Commitment to Diversity

We welcome applications from every part of the community and are committed to a truly diverse and inclusive culture.  We foster a sense of belonging, welcoming all perspectives and contributions, and providing equal access to opportunities and resources for everyone.

If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know, and we will respond in a way that best fits your needs

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