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Job Ref:  204644961
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Bristol
Post Code:  BS5
Salary:  £40000 - £46000/annum
09/10/2016 02:20
Job Title: Software Team Lead

Location: Bristol

Salary: £40,000 - £46,000 per annum

Duration: Permanent

Sector: Engineering/Software

All applications to: (url removed)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Software Team Lead to join a Software and Engineering company based in Bristol.

Job Purpose:

- Responsible for the technical planning of the design, development and test of software within the Enforcement Systems Portfolio

- Work closely with the Enforcement Systems Portfolio Manager in a way that they remain fully appraised at all times of any relevant issues

The successful candidate will:

- Plan releases of software suite to include planning the content of each release and the timescales required, allowing sufficient time for design, development and test,

- Managing the release of software for testing, production and delivery,

- Ensuring the required level of quality is maintained and that the releases are carried out on time,

- Engage with and motivate the development team to implement effective approaches for each phase of the development lifecycle

- Manage the day-to-day activities of the development team putting in place suitable mechanisms for monitoring and reporting on progress and for dealing with issues arising,

- Establish a close working relationship with the Support and Services Escalation Manager to ensure that issues raised in the field are prioritised and addressed appropriately,

- Work with the SSP Test Manager to ensure that formal testing is planned and executed appropriate

Operational Standards and Objectives:

- Work complies with the Company Management System and the Company Quality System,

- Carry out work to customer satifisfaction and attract customer complaint,

- Work is presented in the Company format unless specifically directed otherwise in recorded instructions,

- Good relations are maintained with all co-workers, whether within or external to the company,

- Comply with the provisions of the Health and Safety legislation to assist in the maintenance of a safe workplace,

- Provide all inputs to plans and deliverables in line with agreed formats and schedules,

- Dress and act at all times in a professional manner to project a positive and successful corporate image,

- Contribute to professional exchanges and develop the corporate expertise in software development activities,

- Maintain contacts with professional bodies and institutions as appropriate

Person Specification:

- First degree level (or equivalent) in a software related discipline or significant industry experience in a directly relevant field

- A proven track record of successful team leadership of a software team (3 years+), through the full lifecycle of requirements capture, design, development, delivery and support,

- Experience of release and configuration management of a distributed software capability

- Experience gained within the transport and enforcement domains would be an advantage

- Ability to communicate at all levels (E),

- Capable of managing medium sized software developments with potentially multiple branches (E),

- Software team leadership (E),

- Experience of the full software project lifecycle (requirements, design, develop, test, deliver) (E),

- Experience of delivery of software upgrades/ amendments to existing software/ regression testing (E),

- Experience of Agile and Waterfall development methodologies (E),

- Experience of DevOps (D),

- Windows Embedded experience (D),

- Software development involving integration with bespoke hardware (D),

- Competent user of MS Office packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) (E),

- Experience of working to quality standards (E)

- Good communicator (presentation skills, reporting).

- Able to quickly gain respect for sound technical judgement from the direct team and internal customers.

- Team worker.

- Flexible (prepared to support multiple requirements at the same time and to refocus effort at short notice).

- Adaptable (not restricted to a specialised field but prepared to develop into new technical areas).

- Able to work to agreed deadlines and deliver to specified quality standards.

- Be able to set and maintain high personal standards and encourage staff to do likewise by setting a good example at all times.

- Be ambitious and enthusiastic to pursue a rewarding career within the opportunities offered by an expanding company.

Other Factors:

- Be prepared to work in the North Bristol area

- Have a valid current Passport

- Be eligible for a UK security clearance at least to SC level

- Be able to drive and have a current driving licence
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