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Software Engineer - 31394

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 15/12/2016
  • Duration: ongoing
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The Company:
Our Client is a world leading Automotive OEM which is responsible for some of the most iconic 4x4's & Sports Cars produced. Due to the huge demand for current models and substantial investment in future projects there is a requirement for more resources across the business in engineering & manufacturing on a contract basis.

The Role:
Position Description:
"* Working within the infotainment software quality organisation, lead the measurement, monitoring and improvement of supplier software engineering processes & practices to drive improvements to the resulting software artefacts and increase visibility. * Collaboratively define, document, review & release effective and relevant improvements to suppliers' software processes & practices including guidelines, templates, KPIs and oversight report formats. * Lead the tracking & oversight of supplier software process improvements, providing regular reports to management * Collaboration with JLR product development, project management and quality teams in support of departmental quality goals * Participation in Software Quality improvement activities"

Skills Required:
1. "* Ability to work unsupervised; defining, leading and executing appropriate workstreams and reporting & reviewing with the department leadership team. * Productive worker, able to personally generate appropriate work products with minimal guidance"
2. * Ability to influence junior and senior members of local and remote teams in order to drive improved way of working across individual, team and departmental levels.
3. "* Ability to author & review software processes & process flows, and define practical measurements of software engineering in order to increase visibility and control of software projects * Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to confer complex technical and procedural topics in a clear and concise form"

Experience Required:
"* Experience working as an active contributor within software development teams in accordance with mature software development processes * Working within an effective and integrated software quality assurance or software project management department, driving improvements in processes and products * Leading local & remote teams through software product and software process problem analysis and improvement activities"
Experience Preferred:
"* Experience as a software Project Manager, with track record in successful software product delivery * Background in robust software development, ideally embedded, within a mature production-capable process environment (eg Automotive, Aerospace, Medical) * Software Team and Technical leadership * Extensive experience of creating & reviewing A-SPICE or CMM compatible software process documentation including generic and tailored processes & templates * Working within an effective and integrated software quality assurance department, driving improvements in processes and products * Experience developing & executing software auditing plans"

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