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Avionics Software Manager

Requisition ID:  61776
Business Unit:  Meggitt Aerospace Central (1428)

Fareham, HAM, United Kingdom, PO15 5TT

Joining our team means you’re helping to deliver our vision <> - keeping the world flying with one of over 73,000 Meggitt-equipped aircraft taking off every second of every day; protecting countless lives with our technology, keeping those who put their lives at risk safer and ensuring that the lights stay on for millions of people worldwide.


With over 160 years of history, innovation’s at the heart of everything we do in our aerospace, defence and selected energy markets Our global approach to lean manufacturing is the driving force on our journey to operational excellence and our goal to provide the best technology, products and service to our Customers.


We’ll help shape your career and provide you with the right learning, development and growth opportunities; we’re working hard to create a High Performance Culture where we live our Values of Teamwork, Integrity and Excellence.

Enable your extraordinary. Join us and be part of our diverse Meggitt team.

Role Summary

The Manager, Software Engineering will lead and grow Meggitt’s central software engineering team delivering safety-critical embedded software to business unit programmes.  This includes building and leading small project teams to deliver multiple, high-value software projects whilst building excellent relations with engineering departments across Meggitt’s business units in order to continue consolidation of software engineering capability in this central team.

Core Responsibilities

  • Manage the software team with responsibility for the schedule and cost of software deliverables to business unit programmes including scope definition and change management
  • Work closely with the Principal Software Engineer and software design leads to develop work packages from analysis of requirements, work share agreements and internal constraints
  • Monitor project performance with appropriate targets and KPIs andchair meetings on project progress and drumbeat project reporting to stakeholders (financial, resource and task progress reporting)
  • Manage the risk process, identifying, articulating and managing the risks associated with the successful achievement of projects
  • Establish and maintain excellent relations with engineering departments across Meggitt’s business units.  Manage the relationship with the offshore verification team, ensuring delivery to cost and schedule
  • Coach and mentor the team in programme and project management tools and techniques
  • Encourage best practice sharing and continuous improvement initiatives throughout the software life cycle development
  • Understand and champion the central software engineering methodology

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Hands-on aerospace software technical leadership, adept in leading reviews of software design, architecture and implementation, planning, resource management and other management topics
  • Experience in the development of safety critical embedded software
  • Knowledge of DO-178C, DO-330 and DO-331 and and completion of software certification audits with FAA, EASA and aerospace customers
  • Continuous improvement mind set; challenge the ways of working and relentlessly eliminate waste.
  • Strong, proven experience with programme and project management tools and techniques
  • Experience in building, coaching and managing small teams including delegating responsibility, training and evaluating performance
  • Demonstrable ability to deliver cost effective improvement to projects in the aerospace or high technology sectors using Lean / 6Sigma techniques
  • Experience in deployment and use of software engineering tools and export-controlled technology in a multi-site, multi-national corporate environment


Meggitt is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse working environment. We believe that people from different backgrounds and beliefs define who we are as a business and that building a culture of respect and appreciation will give everyone the opportunity to recognise their full potential.

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