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Saab Global

Software Team Lead

Adelaide, Australia
Closing date: 14 June 2024

The role

The 9LV Combat Management System (CMS) is currently operational on both the ANZAC and LHD platforms and development is ongoing on a number of other platforms within the Royal Australian Navy and for a range of international customers.

Within this context, the Software Team Lead will be one of several Team Leaders working under the direction of a Senior Team Lead. The Software Team Lead is responsible for the planning and management of the development of their team’s software work packages within the Tactical sub-systems of the 9LV CMS (e.g. routes, patterns, figures, track identification and classification).

Further, the successful candidate will:

  • Take the key outputs of the requirements development process and translate those outputs into a compliant CMS design.
  • Lead, coordinate and guide a software development team in the production of 9LV software and associated artefacts.
  • Discuss and agree upon the software scope, design and implementation for 9LV CMS.
  • With support from the Senior Software Team Lead, be responsible for the delivery of software estimates for work packages.
  • With support from the Senior Software Team Lead, be responsible for the delivery and statusing of agreed software development work packages. A work package shall clearly define the scope, budget, acceptance criteria and technical dependencies of the software to be developed.
  • Be responsible for the resolution of 9LV associated System Performance Reports (SPRs) and tickets allocated to the team.

Flexible work arrangements such as hybrid work from home / office and 9 day fortnight will be considered for this role.

About you

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Tertiary qualifications in software engineering, computer science, or related technical discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience in leadership of a high performance software team
  • Experience in the development of large software projects
  • Demonstrated understanding of the full software engineering lifecycle of large software development projects
  • Demonstrated software scheduling and planning skills
  • Experience in the application of Agile methods in a software team
  • Experience in the verification and acceptance testing of a software intensive system

As Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants will be required to hold an Australian Defence Security Clearance to NV1 level or have the ability to gain one.

About us

Saab Australia is a defence, security and cyber solutions provider, specialising in the development and integration of major defence and security systems. For over 30 years in Australia, we have built a reputation for delivering complex systems integration projects that provide proven and advanced capabilities to keep us ahead of today’s challenges.

From combat, communications, security and underwater systems, to mixed reality, cyber security and deployable health solutions, our extensive portfolio of products and services provide high-technology solutions for defence forces and civil industries across the globe.

Apply today to join our crew and deliver solutions with purpose!

Culture and benefits

We employ over 900 Australians and are committed to fostering a culture of excellence and enriching the employee experience.

By joining Saab, you’ll be a part of a collaborative and supportive organisation, where your professional growth and work-life balance are emphasised.  You’ll work within an innovative and vibrant workplace, while having the opportunity to develop a long-term, fulfilling career.

As a valued team member of Saab Australia, you’ll access a variety of perks and benefits to support you and your family including:

  • 6 weeks paid leave each year
  • 13% Superannuation
  • Free Income Protection Insurance
  • Flexible working options
  • Access to the Saab shares matching scheme
  • Access to MySaab; our online store offering everything from cash back at hundreds of stores to discounts from exclusive partners

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By submitting an application to Saab, you consent to undertaking workforce screening activities including, but not limited to:  reference checks, Australian Federal Police check, verification of working rights and qualifications, sanctions screening and a pre-employment medical declaration.

Saab Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to apply. We also welcome applications from individuals with culturally diverse backgrounds.

Saab Australia is a proud supporter of the Veterans’ Employment Program and welcomes the interest of ex-service members, veterans and their families.