Head of Functional Development

Stream Resourcing are working with a well-established Defence client based in Bristol, who are looking to hire a Head of Functional Development to lead the delivery of the UK Networked Land Ceptor (NLC) system for the Command & Control and Ground Communication Subsystems. The successful applicant will join a very significant programme for the client, which will deliver a new capability to UK armed forces, at a critical phased in its development.

What are we looking for?

* Experience of working with software teams.
* Ability to deliver under a complex programme with many stakeholders, and frequently changing priorities.
* Effectively and timely decision making.
* Excellent ‘can do’ attitude and pro-active behaviours.
* A good appreciation of Systems Design core skills.
* Strong people-management skills.
* A flexible and adaptable approach.
* Proven knowledge of company processes & tool sets.

What’s in it for you?

Through working on the programme in this role, the role holder can expect to develop further their people and technical management skills and experience, experience in Model Based Systems Engineering and Rhapsody, hardware/software development and qualification and working with the customer. The role provides an excellent opportunity play an influential role in the delivery to the Customer of a key programme, and to develop the skills and experience required for a project Chief Engineer.

What would you get?

*Flexible working *opportunities for career progression *paid overtime (subject to level) *great bonus scheme *comprehensive pension scheme *annual salary review *fantastic working environment and site facilities *social, charitable and sporting activities.

The Role

The role holder will manage the delivery of additional functionality for the UK Networked Land Ceptor product, for the Command and Control (C2) Subsystem, the Threat Evaluation and Weapon Assignment (TEWA) unit and the Ground Communication Subsystem (GCS). These items comprise hardware and software and the role includes the overall system definition. The role holder will manage the remaining functional development to completion, support the qualification of the weapon system into service, and support future export campaigns for the weapon system.

NLC is a highly innovative product and programme that required the implementation of a ‘rapid delivery’ culture, process and methodology. The team will need to deliver the C2 subsystem, which is the heart of the weapon system; the GCS, which provides the communications network for the weapon system; and the TEWA unit that informs the higher-level planning as to NLC the capability available.

What’s great about the team?

You will join an existing team that is in the final stages of development, qualification and delivery to the UK Customer, so there is the opportunity to help in achievement of programme deliverables that are very significant for the client and UK Defence. NLC will provide a step-change in the air defence capability for UK land forces:You will work collaboratively with the team to play a key role in the realisation of


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