Software Engineering Manager (Defence Industry)

Location Adelaide, South Australia
Discipline Software Development, Testing and Engineering
Job reference 107237
Salary Negotiable
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Greythorn is seeking a Software Engineering Manager to join a leading Australian Defence prime supplier to grow, inspire and lead multiple connected software engineering teams, focused on the delivery of an upcoming multi-billion dollar greenfields project.

The role is responsible for the technical coordination of Agile software development teams and growing these teams as required based on careful analysis of team capabilities to meet contractual demands. Integrating the local teams with interstate teams and teams in the USA. This role requires a high level of communication skills and knowledge of major Defence projects.

Key responsibilities:

  1. Working with Chief Engineers, Subject Matter Experts and distributed teams on an evolving platform solution.
  2. Undertaking contractual technical and performance criteria monitoring and reporting.
  3. Supporting an being a key player in an ongoing bid process by advising team capabilities in regards to time and materials, resource planning, current capabilities and resources.
  4. Management and reporting of budgets supporting team activation and maintenance
  5. Actively leading the agile development practices of complex technical solutions.
  6. Creation, Development and final review of solution documentation and estimates for internal and external customers.
  7. Support the development of software engineering staff to enhance their career within the organisation.


  1. Advanced experience leading and managing multiple small connected defence engineering teams to successfully deliver positive outcomes.
  2. Defence industry experience being actively involved in contractual and bid processes and reporting on deliverable.
  3. Extensive experience in engineering management, risk mitigation and business improvement methodologies.
  4. Excellent ability to apply experience based judgement to solve complex problems.
  5. Strong experience in Agile software engineering methodologies.
  6. Advanced understanding of existing and emerging engineering industry

Due to the nature of the work all suitable applicants must be eligible to attain an NV1 Australian Defence Security Clearance. (Please visit the ASGVA website for further information relating to obtaining and maintaining a security clearance)

Apply today for a confidential discussion about this role.

Peter Cross
Technology & Digital
Senior Recruitment Account Manager
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+61 8 8214 6201

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