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Job Ref:  R0009218
Employer:  Thales Group
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Chessington
Post Code:  KT9
11/10/2016 22:02
XPI Simulation Ltd. (NA) is a world leading provider of driver training simulation solutions of various types and sizes supplying organizations from small councils and charities up to formula one motorsport teams. The company also engages in forward looking research and development consultancy for our commercial and military customers. The company invests heavily in research and development including looking at the next generation visual solutions and rapid 3D modelling solutions.

XPI’s success and innovation has been recognized and in November 2013 XPI became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Thales group, a £14 billion multi-national organization with 65000 employees worldwide and 5000 in the UK. XPI uniquely offers fantastic job opportunities with the benefits of working in an innovative and friendly small company backed up with the stability and career opportunities of a large organisation.

The Role

As a Principal Software Engineer/Team Leader heading up the Driving Simulator Software team you will develop and maintain the company’s core architecture to support a multitude of projects from military to civil vehicle of all types. Also the role includes leading customer focused projects, delivering bespoke solutions across a number of domains, from emergency services to road safety providers.

Key responsibilities

  • Lead a small team, providing constructive feedback and ensuring we achieve the best possible solution whilst fostering an open and encouraging team environment
  • Ensure the team deliver software to a very high standard.
  • Developing and improving the company’s key architecture, for a number of projects.
  • Delivering complete driving simulators to a number of customer, with a responsibility from specification, design, implementation, test to delivery
Skills, qualifications and experience

  • A degree-level education, either in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or Physics
  • Experience in leading a development team
  • Established skills in object-oriented design and programming
  • The ability to code in C and engage in GUI development within an Agile or test-driven environment
  • Experience writing multi-threaded / multi-core software
  • Genuine and demonstrable creativity tempered by strong organisational skills and well-rounded communication and relationship building abilities
  • Knowledge of C 11, QT and simulation systems would be desirable

Play a key role within a growing dynamic organisation, apply now
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