Senior Software Consultant

Wincanton, United Kingdom (UK), TP Group [SenSofWin]

Field(s) of expertise
Software Engineering
Job type

About this job

Are you ready to take a crucial role providing technical direction and consultancy across complex software engineering projects? Do you have extensive experience working on real-time embedded applications? Our Software Engineering team is expanding and have a couple fantastic opportunities available for talented people.
tpgroup, are currently seeking applicants with safety/task/business critical applications experience to join our small but growing Software Engineering team based in Wincanton.  We are looking for flexible, innovative and pragmatic thinkers who can help our teams and clients achieve evidenced technical excellence.


This Senior Software Consultant position sits within our Consulting side of the business which works in partnership with the defence sector, national government bodies, international institutions and global prime contractors on enterprise transformation, feasibility analysis, systems/software/safety engineering, programme delivery and support.
As a Senior Software Consultant, you will advise others on best practice, help our clients deliver challenging solutions (including the achievement of technical excellence and standards conformance).  You will also work with our in-house team on a wide variety of software solutions across a number of sectors. This role goes beyond the development of high-quality code; you will be influencing technical direction and providing high-quality engineering consultancy from a position of hard-earned knowledge.  You will be comfortable working as part of a delivery team working at client sites, as well as delivering small projects as an individual. Part of this role will involve creating scopes for new projects, and assisting the development of technical solutions for bids.
This role is home-based with a requirement to spend significant portions of time working with the wider team in Wincanton, and also on client sites predominately in the South and South-West of England.


To deliver the role you will have extensive experience in software development, real-time embedded or application development in a commercial / defence environment. You will be familiar with standards conformance, for example IEC 61508 / IEC 62304 / DO 178C. You will have experience of more than one programming language (e.g. C++, C, C#, Python) and Real-Time Operating Systems and experience in different software engineering approaches, supporting tool-sets, and methodologies.  You will be a great communicator and have experience of technical report writing and have ideally been involved in the bid process and project estimating. You will need to be a team player, who has an inquisitive nature. Ideally, you have a background in agile software development and an interest in developing your areas of expertise further.
What you will get in return is the opportunity to join an organisation that is growing, and would like to assist you in developing your career with us. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a forward thinking, expanding team, who are working on sharing innovative technical solutions for our clients.
We are developing industry leading technology solutions and services in the defence, space and renewable energy sectors and would like to provide you with the opportunity to evolve with us. We will support you in expanding your skills and capabilities with the assistance of a fantastic team around you. Also, we will offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package.
If you are interested in apply for this role, you must have:

  • Candidates must have an existing right to live and work in the UK.
  • Candidates will need to undergo an internal BPSS check prior to gaining site access.
  • Candidates will also need to either hold a current SC clearance or be willing and eligible to undergo a Security Clearance check (SC level) upon starting their employment with the company.

To gain SC clearance you will normally need at least 5 years’ UK residency.

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