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Job #: R-00077140
Location: Mobile, GB
Category: Software Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Other Clearance
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Software Engineering Manager / Engineering Team Lead


At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams in the UK to address some of the most complex problems in defence, government, safety and security, and transportation. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

Are you ready for your next career challenge?

Leidos heritage companies pioneered the development of air traffic control systems in the United States more than 50 years ago. Today our systems handle 75 per cent of the air traffic in the U.S. and approximately 60 per cent of the world’s air traffic. When it comes to air traffic safety and efficiency, our proven track record and industry-leading innovations make us the world’s most trusted air traffic control partner.

Our support to UK Air Traffic Management (ATM) began with NATS in the early 1990’s, starting with the development of the current in-service system; and we are now at the heart of the innovative development work to modernise of ATM solutions.

If this sounds like the kind of environment where you can thrive, keep reading!

We currently have a vacancy for an Engineering Manager in our Air Traffic Management portfolio of programmes. The Engineering Manager, based in Whiteley, will be responsible for managing a multi discipline team in the delivery of software releases of the Intelligent Approach ATM product. This is an exciting opportunity to lead the development of software releases for a product with a ground breaking roadmap and a pipeline of international work. Applicants must have proven track record of engineering leadership in software domain and ideally have a software development background. Applicants must also have, or be eligible to acquire, SC clearance.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the management and timely completion of all engineering activities, for a release, within the agreed cost and schedule. They will manage the day-to-day activities of the engineering team and are responsible for ensuring that the engineering process has been followed to maintain compliance to software assurance standards. The successful candidate will act as the release focal point for engineering design, implementation and test decisions and agreeing product design decisions with the Product Owner. The position requires knowledge and application of the software engineering standards, principles and best practices. The successful candidate will be responsible for the engineering activities throughout the release life cycle, from kick off through to operational deployment.

Typical Duties:

  • Cost and schedule management of engineering activities

  • Tracking and reporting of key technical performance measures (inc. EVM)

  • Technical risk and opportunity management

  • Change and release management

  • Technical liaison between partner and customer engineering teams

  • Technical liaison between release team and product board

  • Oversight of software requirements, architecture and design baselines

  • Oversight of implementation design and code quality

  • Oversight of test plans and test execution

  • Maintenance of the Engineering Management Plans and oversight of all engineering processes

  • Leading the introduction of new tools and/or process improvements

  • Approval of all engineering work products and supporting customer sell off of deliverables

Required Skills:

  • Experience of systems engineering, software development, integration and test

  • Experience of the complete project life cycle from bid through to operational delivery

  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to provide clear technical direction

  • Ability to work cross-functionally in a fast-paced and rapidly changing work environment

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

  • Ability to build effective working relationships with the team, internal stakeholders and external stakeholders

  • Strong time management and organisational skills

Line Management Duties:

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

  • Coach, mentor and performance manage direct reports to support their career goals

  • 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

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

Desired Skills:

  • Experience of Agile development (e.g. Scrum)

  • Experience of delivering real-time and/or safety-related software

  • Knowledge of modelling languages (e.g. SysML, UML)

  • Knowledge of procedural and object orientated software development languages (e.g. C, C++ & Java)

  • Knowledge of Linux operating systems and scripting languages (e.g. Python)

  • Knowledge of infrastructure as code and container technologies (e.g. Puppet, Docker)

  • Knowledge of COTS integration technologies (e.g. Apache Camel, Apache Kafka) Experience of Atlassian tools (e.g. Jira, Confluence)

Knowledge of configuration management within an software engineering environment

Pay Range:

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® 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 45,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022.  For more information, visit

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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.

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