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.
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
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.
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)
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
Effective October 1, in order to enter Leidos facilities in the US and to attend Leidos business events outside our facilities, employees will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. Effective December 8, all Leidos employees must be fully vaccinated (2 weeks past final dose) unless they are entitled to a legal accommodation. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC.
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
Pay and Benefits
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Commitment to Diversity
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.