Principle Software Engineer

55000.00 - 60000.00 GBP Annual + GBP55000 - GBP60000/annum Car Allowance
20 Feb 2018
21 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Principal Engineer

GBP55k - GBP60k + Car Allowance (DOE)

My client is a leading IT Solutions and Services company with a client base across multiple sectors, and they are recruiting for a Principal Engineer to work in an environment that is renowned for its innovation, technical excellence, project delivery, quality and safety.

Summary of Role:
The role will be to join the existing management team, running multiple projects and leading the technical direction of the software development team across offices. Reporting to the Business Manager, this role will require previous experience gained in developing software architecture major projects based on control or IT systems.
The successful candidate will also be responsible for the development and implementation of a consistent approach to the use of methodologies and tools within the existing quality management system.

Role Description:
Responsible for the technical direction on large projects, or projects that may have strategic importance to the Company, this role will review requirements, shaping and approving specifications through liaison with clients, whilst advising on risks.
Expected to take the lead in ensuring that all projects are properly developed within the Company's quality management system, including planning and resource management. Will actively champion efficiency and operational improvements. Totally responsible for technical team leadership and mentoring.

Essential Requirements:

* Degree in Computing or Science related subject which have a significant element of computer programming
* Minimum of 8 years' experience of designing software systems
* Regarded as expert in the design and implementation of such systems, acting in a system architect role
* In depth knowledge of the whole software/system development lifecycle, from design through coding to testing and commissioning
* To have acted successfully as Lead Engineer on a range of projects that were delivered on time and to budget
* Demonstrable experience of leadership and mentoring engineering teams

Desirable Requirements:

* Ideally to have achieved Chartered Engineer status

Personal Qualities:

* Disciplined and organised
* Respected technically
* Excellent communicator
* Commercial awareness
* Personable with excellent customer facing skills