Software Project Manager

Job Summary

The role is to manage a software development team producing high-reliability software products for control of satellite payloads.

The primary role of this position is to ensure that the customer requirements flown down via a work order or contract are delivered On Quality, On Time and On Cost.

As such you will be the primary interface to the customer ensuring that deliverables are produced in-line with the project schedule and relevant gate/quality reviews and customer reviews.

You will be fully responsible for all aspects of the project and ensure the allocated team delivers to customer satisfaction.

Job Profile


* Drive the Project through all the SW lifecycle from requirement analysis to delivery
* Drives budgets, schedule, dependency analysis, risk management, and risk mitigation strategy
* Coordinate stakeholder management
* Lead and facilitate Multi-functional Core Team


* Responsible for day to day management of a small team of software engineers developing solutions for On-Board Digital Processing
* Set Team / Individual Project objectives
* Endorse Project goals and define Development Plan
* Implementation of divisional standards
* Communicate milestone issues with core team


* Working with architects/designers to define work items for work package delivery.
* Manage projects and establish EAC / CTC throughout the project life cycle in line with company processes
* Ensure programmes effectively focus on mitigation of risk to result in successful completion.
* Deliver projects on time, on quality and in costs
* Responsible for overall internal and contractual compliance to the product & project requirements
* Details Work Breakdown Structures/Packages
* Triggers internal Design Reviews
* Provide inputs to the Monthly Review, Business Reviews and other Defence and Space relevant reviews and in line with the agreed methods and principles.
* Drives tight change control management and impact reviews (including ECOs)
* Triggers and coordinates gate/quality reviews
* Resolves project / functional conflicts
* Provides input to functional managers for Team Members performance evaluation
* Manage resources assignment within Core Team
* Configuration management of project and manufacturing documents
* Liaises on cross project shared resources and facility conflicts


* Develop relationships with internal/external suppliers
* Act as the Project Champion (advocate)
* Provide Project reporting to management and customers

Technical Skills

* Java Core (current)
* Java Enterprise Edition (current)
* Hibernate/JPA
* Knowledge of major design patterns
* Continuous build environments
* Issue tracking systems
* UML/SysML using Enterprise Architect or similar
* Software & system integration
* Software Product Development
* Software service and support
* Automated software testing

Skills/Experience Required

Essential –

Experience in managing as Project Manager medium to large SW projects through all the SW lifecycle.

Good knowledge of SW development V-Model, SW requirement management, HW/SW & SW/SW integration and SW testing.

Have a broad range of experience with software and its applications, experience of Software development using the Agile methodology and knowledge of Digital Signal Processing

Desirable –

Highly developed analytical skills to be able to challenge the development & validation team constantly, achieving best value for the customer.

Strong internal/external customer facing skills to enable discussion and presentation of complex issues and solutions.

Professional PM Qualification or a proven track record of project delivery in a high-quality software development environment.

The ability to communicate in a relevant manner with all parties including:

* Internal / external customer
* Product Group Management
* Systems Design team
* Engineering / Design
* Quality / Product Assurance
* Production / Test
* Procurement / Suppliers

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As part of our evolution we are undergoing a visual transformation and adopting a new name (Insignis) but rest assured, we will still be offering the same exceptional recruitment expertise.
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