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Software Technical Lead


Bristol, GB, BS16 1EJ

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:                Software Technical Lead
Location:                Ashton House, Bristol
Compensation:      Competitive Salary + Benefits
Role Type:              Full time / Permanent
Role ID:                   SF58138


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Software Technical Lead at our Bristol site.


The role
As a Software Technical Lead, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. We are looking for an energetic and driven Software Technical Lead, to provide Subject Matter Expertise and design leadership into our expanding engineering team for major programmes. This role represents a fantastic and rare opportunity to play a senior role in a design team, working on new and exciting international projects as part of a rapidly expanding organisation.


Day-to-day, you’ll work with the Systems Team and Technical Architect, owning the technical solution and roadmap to meet all requirements and manage passionate software development and hardware integration teams including full stack, front end, back end developers integration engineers and testers, as well as:

  • You will be responsible for team planning including estimating schedules, resourcing and costs of delivery and drive the team sprint to sprint to ensure successful delivery of software products to time, quality and schedule.
  • Clearly communicating with Software Technical Architect, project manager and key stakeholders to develop and maintain roadmap aligned to project requirements.
  • You will be responsible for phase and epic sign-off with associated testing to closeout phase deliverables. Managing software test and acceptance phases.
  • Represent software development team in liaisons with the project stakeholders, enabling collaborative approach to risks issues and opportunities whilst promoting and delivering software demos for project stakeholders and developers.
  • Ensure that quality of any released software meets expected goals & standards whilst providing oversight of technical implementation and releases and perform system/domain skills requirements analysis.


This role is full time and is a hybrid role with 1-2 day per week onsite at our Ashton House site.

Essential experience of the Software Technical Lead:

  • Demonstrable software development, solution design and delivery experience
  • Full software Lifecycle management experience 
  • Leadership and team management experience
  • Software & Hardware integration experience

Qualifications for the Software Technical Lead:

  • Degree or equivalent in software engineering. HNC/HND with equivalent, relevant experience is valued and welcomed.

Security Clearance

  • The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) security clearance for this role.
  • Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK (


What we offer 

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme 
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave 
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity


Babcock International 
For over a century Babcock  has helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. 

We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header ‘Reasonable adjustments requirement’. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working – please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


Closing date: 12/08/2024


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