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Lead Software Engineer - Java (Permanent)

Location: Bristol Country: UK

Lead Software Engineer - Java
Location: Bristol
Permanent, Full Time 

About the role

We are recruiting for a Lead Software Engineer to work within the Marine Unit of Babcock International on Defence Systems projects.

As the Lead Software Engineer you will manage a team of Software Engineers and organise their workload. You will have good working knowledge with Enterprise Java and worked in an Agile environment.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Requirements gathering through Stakeholder engagement;
  • Software/system analysis
  • Full-stack software architecture and design
  • Test driven development
  • Build and release management
  • Development environment management
  • Technical authoring for bids and other documentation
  • Prototyping
  • Performing software releases, updates and deployment activities
  • Identifying/triaging/tracking defects and proposing solutions
  • Leading the teams work capabilities
  • Requirement analysis

What do I need to do the role?

Skills and Experience:

  • An understanding of both agile and more traditional development methodologies such as waterfall;
  • A minimum of experience in using: Enterprise Java, Spring MVC, Hibernate, Relational databases, RESTful web-services, Web-development frameworks
  • Experience of leading a team of Software Engineers.
  • Experience of a UI framework such as Angular, React or Vue.js
  • Experience of UX design desirable.
  • Exhibit excellent communication skills both oral and written.
  • Ability to work autonomously and use initiative.
  • Willingness to learn new skills.


  • HNC/HND or Degree in Computer Science (or similar relevant qualification)
  • Candidates without this qualification will be considered, if they can demonstrate considerable relevant experience within an equivalent role

About Babcock International

For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.

We're committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme. You'll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.

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Posted Date: 24 Jun 2019 Reference: JS-SF25237 Employment Agency: Experis - Babcock International Contact: Aaron Wallace