Lead Software Engineer

February 5, 2024

Job Description

Job title: Lead Software Engineer

Company: Saab

Job description: Join us at Saab Seaeye in creating the most innovative robotic technology for the harshest environment in the deepest oceans and most turbulent waters.

We lead the world with the most advanced engineering, electronics and software systems for pioneering electric underwater technology.

We don’t just create products – we are revolutionising the underwater world. So come and be part of an innovative and agile team that is dedicated to smart and inspired technology that is rapidly changing the future of underwater robotics.

The Role:

To lead multiple concurrent software development activities, directing and managing software engineers in the delivery of technical solutions for new and existing products. Build and enhance software engineering principles with the appropriate latest technologies delivering projects to cost and timescale budget.

Key accountabilities and responsibilities:

Software Engineer with min 7 years’ experience as a Senior Engineer

Able to demonstrate expertise and experience in software used on industrial/vehicle/vessel systems

Broad understanding of software from embedded though to applications

Leading multi-disciplined teams of software engineers

Able to develop a software architecture for complex systems from scratch

Sound understanding of modern software methods and technologies

Able to maintain a system level approach and not get lost in the detail

Able to develop system level requirements and derive lower level requirements to achieve these

Sound understanding of safety concepts and design

Able to interface directly with customers

Able to act as a technical authority

Able to communicate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders

Able to estimate work content and duration

Able to plan work loading for teams ensuring no team member is overloaded

Able to develop and instigate processes to ensure industry best practice is achieved

Able to ensure appropriate levels of Software Quality are achieved for projects

Able to mentor and develop junior engineers

Ability to delegate tasks

Able to manage resources and budgets

Practical understanding of standards and application of standards

Appreciation of Cyber Security and the impacts on design

Essential Skills: Able to demonstrate technical leadership for software skills in most of the following technologies on both Windows and Linux:







Software test

Software Version control



SQL or other databases

Dev tools (Wireshark, system log interrogation etc..)


Cyber Security


Desirable Skills:

CAN / LIN Buses

Serial Buses (RS485 / RS232 etc..)








Web backend servers (Angular, Django, NodeJS, React, Apache or similar)

Web Sockets

IP video and video routing

Familiarity with Systems serving Real Time Information via Web Sockets

Use of DDS and interfacing with it

Message Queues (Active MQ/Rabbit MQ/ZeroMQ)

GUI Development experience (.Net GUI framework, Qt 6.2 or previous versions)

Developing and debugging software for application software in Visual studio (2013, 2017, 2022)

Simulation Tools

General accountabilities and responsibilities:

To use personal judgement and initiative to develop effective and constructive solutions to challenges and obstacles in day to day activities and procedures within the specified role.

To maintain personal ability in, and appropriate use of, all relevant IT (Information & Technology) and other systems required to adequately perform the role.

To act ethically, with integrity and in the best interest of the business at all times.

To maintain a professional and supportive relationship with team members and other departments in order to deliver business and delivery objectives or deadlines.

To carry out any other duties as detailed by your Supervisor or Manager from time to time.

To keep good time management to minimise any wasted time and maximise productivity and effectiveness.

Quality, health, safety and environment (QHSE)

Cooperate with the company to achieve a healthy, safe and sustainable working environment.

Work in ways that ensure your own safety and that of others; “Do the right thing even when no one is looking.”

Report any incidents, near misses or other health, safety and environmental concerns.

Deliver all products and services in line with Saab Seaeye quality standards to ensure we meet our customer requirements and highlight any quality concerns or potential improvements.

Expected salary:

Location: Fareham, Hampshire

Job date: Wed, 31 Jan 2024 00:57:07 GMT

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