Software Project Manager

Position Summary

The role is to manage a software development team producing high-reliability software products for control of satellite payloads.

The primary role of this position is to ensure that the customer requirements flown down via a work order or contract are delivered On Quality, On Time and On Cost.

As such you will be the primary interface to the customer ensuring that deliverables are produced in-line with the project schedule and relevant gate/quality reviews and customer reviews.

You will be fully responsible for all aspects of the project and ensure the allocated team delivers to customer satisfaction.

Reports to: Head of Proposals and Projects (Communication Products Group)

Supervises: Project teams from 5-15 people

Essential Position Requirements

  • 6+ years' experience in managing as Project Manager medium to large SW projects through all the SW lifecycle.
  • Good knowledge of SW development V-Model, SW requirement management, HW/SW & SW/SW integration and SW testing.
  • Have a broad range of experience with software and its applications, experience of Software development using the Agile methodology and knowledge of Digital Signal Processing.
  • Highly developed analytical skills to be able to challenge the development & validation team constantly, achieving best value for the customer.
  • Strong internal/external customer facing skills to enable discussion and presentation of complex issues and solutions.
  • Professional PM Qualification or a proven track record of project delivery in a high-quality software development environment.
  • The ability to communicate in a relevant manner with all parties including:
    • Internal / external customer
    • Product Group Management
    • Systems Design team
    • Engineering / Design
    • Quality / Product Assurance
    • Production / Test
    • Procurement / Suppliers
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills in communication, delegation and motivation.
  • To have good analytical skills to be able to challenge the core team constantly, achieving best value for the customer.
  • Good communication skills to enable discussion and presentation of complex issues and solutions to a range of stakeholders

Core Duties


  • Drive the Project through all the SW lifecycle from requirement analysis to delivery
  • Drives budgets, schedule, dependency analysis, risk management, and risk mitigation strategy
  • Coordinate stakeholder management
  • Lead and facilitate Multi-functional Core Team


  • Responsible for day to day management of a small team of software engineers developing solutions for On-Board Digital Processing
  • Set Team / Individual Project objectives
  • Endorse Project goals and define Development Plan
  • Implementation of divisional standards
  • Communicate milestone issues with core team


  • Working with architects/designers to define work items for work package delivery.
  • Manage projects and establish EAC / CTC throughout the project life cycle in line with company processes
  • Ensure programmes effectively focus on mitigation of risk to result in successful completion.
  • Deliver projects on time, on quality and in costs
  • Responsible for overall internal and contractual compliance to the product & project requirements
  • Details Work Breakdown Structures/Packages
  • Triggers internal Design Reviews
  • Provide inputs to the Monthly Review, Business Reviews and other Airbus Defence and Space relevant reviews and in line with the agreed methods and principles.
  • Drives tight change control management and impact reviews (including ECOs)
  • Triggers and coordinates gate/quality reviews
  • Resolves project / functional conflicts
  • Provides input to functional managers for Team Members performance evaluation
  • Manage resources assignment within Core Team
  • Configuration management of project and manufacturing documents
  • Liaises on cross project shared resources and facility conflicts


  • Develop relationships with internal/external suppliers
  • Act as the Project Champion (advocate)
  • Provide Project reporting to Airbus management and customers

Technical Skills

  • Java Core (current)
  • Java Enterprise Edition (current)
  • Hibernate/JPA
  • Knowledge of major design patterns
  • Continuous build environments
  • Issue tracking systems
  • UML/SysML using Enterprise Architect or similar
  • Software & system integration
  • Software Product Development
  • Software service and support
  • Automated software testing

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28/09/2022 08:53:00
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