Software Engineering Manager

Employer: Thales UK
Job location
Cheadle - Flexible UK Locations
Job term
Job closing date


  • Working collaboratively within and across various teams, often in a complex matrixed and multi-stakeholder environment.

  • Defining and managing the software engineering activities at various levels of projects including identifying the people and skills needed to ensure delivery and for driving delivery through appropriate governance.

  • Production and maintenance of management plans such as Software Engineering Management Plan (SMP).

  • Developing and maintaining customer/stakeholder relations both inside and outside of the organization and will be required to actively seek information to understand customer/stakeholder circumstances, problems, expectations and needs.

  • Define the software development cycle, and define the process, practices and tools applicable to the product based on project specific constraints (e.g. tools imposed by the Customer).

  • Required to ensure global consistency of the engineering process, practices and tools, organise the co-engineering and potentially approve lower level solution elements’ or components’

About you

  • Team player with a sharp intellect, challenging approach and a “can do attitude”.

  • Significant experience in execution of the full software engineering lifecycle (both traditional and agile) – including operational deployment knowledge with modern development practices and tools .

  • Experience of multi-stakeholder change management activities in a complex environment

  • Experience of delivering software in the context of system level and system of systems programmes

  • An understanding of the exploitation of Architectural modelling techniques.

  • Able to influence a wide range of people to get things done – needs to be highly effective in a matrix based organisation – encourages an open environment where information and ideas are shared and innovative thinking is stimulated

What We Can Offer

We’re committed to giving you opportunities to be your best. We believe in embracing the passion and potential of our people, and to achieve this we offer market leading training, development and experiences, along with the opportunity to be mentored and coached by some of the smartest minds in the industry. We hire from within as our first priority, so you’ll have a myriad of opportunities within our diverse, global organisation.


Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

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Thales is an equal opportunities employer and diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of Thales.