Software Engineer

Software Engineer 

Location: Welshpool

Salary: £35,000 - 45,000 Dependent on Experience

Job Description

A great opportunity for an ex-military person with commercial programming experience has arisen. As a software engineer, you will play a key part of a systems, software engineering and electronics team working on project delivery, service provision and product development. The client has a preference for candidates with some commercial programming experience however candidates with a strong academic bias towards programming will also be considered.

The Company

A leading independent defence technology solutions company – providing engineering solutions, technology systems and support services to Defence and Industry where reliability, safety and protection are paramount.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Pre-Sales – You will assist with Business Development and Tendering to evaluate opportunities for product and project sales and to provide technical material in order to win sales. 

  • Engineering – You will work with other engineers to deliver projects, services and products to contracted cost, schedule and quality requirements. This role is as part of an engineering team which is responsible for the quality of the technical solutions delivered and is accountable for delivering work packages, such as detailed designs, implementations and test specifications, to agreed schedule and quality targets. 

  • After Sales – You will work with the Project Manager to provide after-sales service to customers and clients. This role will engage with customers to diagnose technical issues with delivered solutions, and will propose technical solutions to those identified issues. 

  • Demonstrations – You will work with the Exsel Electronics team to prepare and deliver demonstrations of the company’s products and capabilities. 

Candidate might be involved in one or more of the following product developments or customer projects:

  • Secure document and email management systems using advanced cryptography and tightly-controlled user access to implement multi-level document protection and redaction for the Defence and Commercial sectors.

  • Development of embedded software for next generation hardware components required for cross platform security by the Defence Sector.

  • Development of next generation hardware system interoperability and security products for Defence, Government and Industrial sectors.

  • Development of the company’s next generation of Vehicle Health and Usage Monitoring device firmware and support software.

  • Development of systems to support embedded products primarily using desktop applications.


Key Requirements

  • A degree or equivalent in a relevant Engineering, Electronics, Software or Computer Science subject. 

  • Membership of a Professional Body, such as the BCS or IET. 

  • A broad understanding of Engineering in general. 

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills. 

  • A good understanding of Software Development methodologies. 

  • Familiarity with the Product Development Lifecycle. 

  • Commercial programming, or programming with a very strong academic bias towards the ‘Must Have’ skills identified in the Specific Skills List.

  • Integration of software into systems using medium scale software or electronic subsystems.

  • Conceptualisation of innovative ideas and the ability to engineer these into final solutions.

  • Working both interactively or independently to achieve team objectives. 

Please apply with CV in Word and short covering letter explaining your fit to the role and earliest availability.