Software Lead Developer – R&D

Job Description

Software Lead Developer – R&D

Our team and what we do:

Our products and services touch many aspects of everyday mobility including the future of Autonomous Connected Vehicles, Clean Air Zones, Speed and Bus Lane Enforcement, Congestion Charging, and Electric Vehicle Charging.  If you drove or took public transport today, your journey was almost certainly helped along by code written by our development teams. This code helps to reduce pollution and lowers the chances of road accidents resulting in a cleaner, safer environment for millions of people across the world.

The developers in our R&D team are responsible for the creation of innovative mobility solutions in the United Kingdom and Worldwide, working independently and as part of larger teams.  The systems deployed typically utilise core sub-systems and products from the Traffic Solutions product portfolio with configuration and project specific developments.

The Software Lead Developer will be responsible for leading one of our SCRUM teams working on a complex traffic control system that will improve the lives of the travelling public worldwide. The team will be multi-disciplinary consisting of Angular UI and Java developers as well as testers. We are using an exciting portfolio of modern tools that you will use alongside this talented team. You will be bringing your experience in solving complex problems as we migrate from a legacy C++ system to a modern AWS hosted solution.

The successful candidate will be a motivated, autonomous innovator who has a passion for delivering change and improving the status quo.

There will be a requirement to visit the Poole site as required. 

Is Siemens the place to enjoy your next success?

  • You have a very strong coding background and can demonstrate strong competency in modern C++ and object orientated design. We use a broad set of languages and you will have the opportunity to work through the full development stack but as the lead you will be expected to support the team in understanding some legacy code patterns and extensions in modern C++.
  • You are comfortable working in fully agile teams developing microservices deployed to an AWS cloud.
  • You should be working with tools such as GitLab, Jira, Confluence and Docker.
  • You see technical setbacks as a challenge to overcome and use them to improve your own knowledge and experience.
  • You can demonstrate experience of successfully delivering projects within time, quality and budget constraints.
  • You are an effective communicator able to describe technical solutions to all stakeholders to achieve the desired result, with strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to foresee, identify and understand problems, using logical and structured methodology to create solutions and escalate where necessary

In your role, what can you expect?

You will lead a team of multi-disciplined engineers responsible for an important set of features of our traffic control system. You will have a dedicated Scrum Master to assist with removing impediments, but you will take responsibility for the team’s commitments and ensuring these are delivered. You will present the teams achievements at sprint showcases and encourage a culture of continuous improvement at sprint retrospectives.

Candidates should hold a BSc in a related STEM discipline or be able to demonstrate experience in a similar professional role. It is desirable that candidates are working towards additional domain knowledge accreditations such as AWS certified developer (which will be supported by Siemens).

Our projects are at the forefront of road network technologies, including V2X which further integrates on-street equipment, signage and information available to the driver in the car - all to improve safety and minimising journey times.

About us

We’re Siemens.  A collection of over 381,000 great minds who are all making the future and you could be one of them.   We have offices across the UK, full of talented individual’s helping us to challenge the today and work towards a brighter tomorrow.

Want to join us and be a Future Maker?

We’re excited to hear that you would like to join us here at Siemens.  Our people love it here and we want you to be a part of helping us make real, what matters.

We are looking forward to receiving your online application.  Please ensure you complete all areas, of the application form, to the best of your ability to help us review your suitability for the role.  We will be in contact as soon as possible with an update on your application.

What else do I need to know?

Our compensation package includes a competitive salary, holiday allowance and pension. We celebrate the fact that our employees are individuals and have different wants and needs. With this in mind, we have a flexible benefits scheme where you can tailor your benefits package to suit you.

If we all thought the same, we would never think of anything new. That’s why we recruit great minds from all walks of life. We recognise that building a diverse workforce is essential to the success of our business, therefore we encourage applications from a diverse talent pool. We are proud to announce that we have partnered with VERCIDA, the UK's largest diversity and inclusion focused careers site where all our vacancies are in an accessible format. We welcome the opportunity to discuss flexibility requirements with our applicants to encourage agile working and innovation.


Organization: Siemens Mobility

Company: Siemens Mobility Limited

Experience Level: not defined

Job Type: Full-time

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