Lead Software Engineer

Location Bristol
Discipline: Software Engineering & Development, Software Design and Application Development
Job type: Permanent
Salary: up to £85k - £100k depending on skills and experience

A leading aerospace company located in Bristol is seeking a Lead Software Engineer to be part of their team on a permanent basis.

About the Role

In this position, you will leverage your extensive expertise and capabilities to steer the advancement of cutting-edge, intricate weapons systems. This hands-on role involves software development and collaboration across projects, serving as an internal consultant to offer technical leadership, guidance, and mentorship. You will collaborate within a network of diverse teams, contributing to both existing and novel software systems.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrated broad and significant experience in software development across various domains and technologies.

  • Proficient understanding of at least one high-level language, such as C++, Core Java, or C#.

  • Competent coding skills in multiple languages, including Python, scripting, and others mentioned above.

  • Ability to engage in all software development activities, spanning requirements capture and analysis, through design and implementation to testing.

  • Familiarity with Agile and Adaptive software development practices.

  • Sound understanding of architectural and design patterns.

  • Some administration skills in both Windows and Linux environments.

  • Knowledge of current DevOps & CI/CD practices.

  • Demonstrated commitment to self-development.


  • 14% Pension

  • Paid Overtime

  • Flexi Leave

  • Parental Benefits

  • Clear Progression Opportunities