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Controls Software Team Leader

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 10/10/2017 8:51:10 AM
  • 2976789
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Power Grid Solutions
Location(s): United Kingdom; Stafford


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Role Summary:
The provision of the GE HVDC Control system is critical to the success of each HVDC Contract awarded. These complex and technically advanced systems incorporate software based on standard modules with bespoke parameters and client specific functions. This role has key objectives of mentoring, supporting and leading a team of software engineers in designing, developing and integrating of world-class Control & Protection software for VSC and LCC systems.

Essential Responsibilities:

• Management and coordination of a software engineering team and common tools to meet the project resource requirements throughout the full project delivery life cycle in conjunction with the Project Lead/s.
• “Resource Pool” management, work load tracking and recruitment activity of new engineers; generate Job Descriptions, interviewing and assessment of applicants, induction and mentoring of new team members.
• Overall coordination and planning of software life-cycle activities within the Controls Software Group; module and library management, build chain governance, version and configuration control, release management, software quality assurance and software documentation.
• Play a high profile and proactive part in the development and deployment of engineering processes, working methods and best practices.
• Enforcement of engineering discipline and set processes across all work tasks and adhereance to company policies, quality procedures and work instructions (e.g. through trainings, technical reviews).
• Continue to grow a "professional" engineering delivery, right first time culture, attitude and approach with team.
• Inspire the team to implement innovative ideas to improve product, processes, tools and knowledge management.
• Report or resolve any non-conformances in a timely manner.
• Lead and manage the team ensuring performance standards, annual objectives, policies and procedures are met.
• Regularly manage and review performance of team members according to the Alstom Performance Management Cycle (PMC).
• Reviewing the software team skills, identifying any shortfall or skill gap and ensuring the necessary training, guidance and mentoring of Engineers and Senior Engineers is in place.
• Working with the Group Lead and Project Lead/s, the Software Lead will predict the skill requirements in the medium and long term and match it with the software team’s development plans and succession planning.



Qualifications/Requirements:

• Degree Qualified in an Engineering Discipline ideally with a software content or equivalent knowledge & experience
• Significant experience as Software Engineer / Senior Software Engineer with conceptual understanding of full stack of software and hand-on experience in more than one area (e.g. firmware, middleware, control algorithm)
• Experience as engineering Team Leader or leading technical role in projects.
• Technical skills
• Software development and software project delivery processes
• Knowledge and experience in Agile development practices (e.g. Certified Scrum Master)
• Knowledge and experience in safety critical software development practices (e.g. IEC 61508, IEC 62304)
• Test Driven Design techniques (e.g. CI/Continuous Integration, Unit Testing, automated regression testing)
• Requirement management; requirement capture, RQM tools
• Change control and issues tracking (e.g. CCB, Jira)
• Release management; release testing and notes, version control

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/working

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/61212/hmg-personnel-security-controls.pdf



Desired Characteristics:

• Static analysis (e.g. Klocwork, SonarQube)
• Knowledge of HVDC
• Knowledge of Power Electronics control system design
• Model-Based Design techniques (Matlab-Simulink)
• Software architecture and modelling (e.g. UML, SysML)



Locations: United Kingdom; Stafford

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