Software Architect / software lead – FIFE – £70,000

Software Architect

I am working with a global company who work very independently and can offer you brilliant progression and a competitive package.

This company work with a diverse range of technologies in the medical, automotive and defence sector; and develop software to the highest quality industry standards. They require highly capable consultants with a strong breadth and depth of experience in software engineering and with a solid understanding of software development best practices. Interest and enthusiasm for learning new skills within a fast-moving commercial environment are essential.

The ideal candidate:

Would be a senior engineer or a team leader who can work alongside key clients to lead software projects and lead a team.

Key Tasks

Provide specific technical expertise to client and project needs according to identified areas of specialism across the company

Provide technical sales support for early or new engagements with existing or new clients to help secure business

Contribute to establishing the requirements for the project and to ensure these are expressed in complete, unambiguous and testable terms

Review requirements from the Customer or generated requirements to ensure their adequacy and consistency in accordance with the QMS and Development procedures

Provide an independent level of scrutiny prior to customer releases to ensure it effectively addresses the requirements and design and that code meets project quality expectations

Contribute to the development of the software solution as required

Mentor, coach and direct engineers working in the project team when required

Provide project reporting to key stakeholders when required

Key Skills

Breadth of business domain knowledge in safety software development in ideally two or more industry sectors from Medical, Automotive, Defence, Consumer or Payments

Depth of knowledge in safety and risk analysis / management requirements and standards such as SIL, 62304, 14971 etc.

Depth of expertise in Object Oriented software development and able to apply object oriented principles to architecture, design and development

Experience of industry standard techniques to handle safety/ risk management e.g. TR 80002-1, FMECA’s

Ability to analyse a set of requirements or existing architecture and define an architecture that complements the customers’ business goals and objectives

Have a good understanding of the cost/quality trade-offs to ensure project delivery

Previous hands-on experience as a senior software engineer using a range of languages including C++, C and C#

Experience in developing transition plans and the governance procedures, policies and guidelines, to ensure that project initiatives comply with the overall architecture direction

Experience in managing and leading software development teams

Excellent customer engagement skills and ability to manage customer expectations at a technical level

Highly experienced and proficient in embedded software development


Free gym membership

Regular pay reviews

Training and development

Social events subsidised lunch and free fruit

Flex days

Core hours 10:00am – 16:00pm



Health insurance

50% contribution to private medical and travel insurance

How to apply?

Please call Danielle Chapman on 0117 428 0600 or email me a CV.

ISL (Incite Solutions Ltd) is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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  • Posted 6 days ago
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