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Principal Engineering Lead (Hybrid position)



United Kingdom
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

The Role

Capgemini Engineering are looking for a Principal Software Lead whose main responsibility will be to lead the delivery of large and complex safety critical software projects alongside Project Managers.

You will be operating in Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) and regulated industries including Defence, Air Traffic Control and Rail, and delivering to Capgemini’s flagship and most valued customers. We are looking for a proven Leader with a visible passion for high integrity systems, and someone who positively and directly affects the motivation and excellence of others. You will be experienced in leading customers, in-house delivery teams and supply chains across the full software lifecycle. Above all, you will have the leadership experience, capability, strength and vision to make decisions, control complex projects and drive a team to a successful outcome.

You will work directly, and as tight-knit team, with an experienced and professional Project Manager, blending your skills to form a robust leadership duo. You will be able to balance a strong sense of process and safety with the pragmatism of engineering compromise to ensure compliant, on time on budget delivery.

Join us to develop and enhance your career while working on industry award-winning projects that make step changes in operational efficiency and safety.

Your Profile


  • Proven track record of technically leading teams in the delivery of large safety critical projects in relevant industries
  • Proven experience of the full software lifecycle
  • Highly motivated and results driven and able to drive others to be the same
  • Strong decision maker and clear ability to drive an outcome.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to quickly build rapport with staff at all levels
  • Experience in leading people, building careers and capability.
  • Methodical yet efficient approach to work, with good attention to detail, strong logic and reasoning skills.
  • Sound business acumen and understanding of project and business finances.


  • Degree qualified in software engineering or related/relevant subject.
  • Chartered Engineer and member of the IEEE or BCS.
  • Appreciation of formal methods.

This role will require obtaining the relevant level of security clearance.

Your Security Clearance

To be successfully appointed to this role, it is a requirement to obtain Security Check (SC) clearance. ​

To obtain SC clearance, the successful applicant must have resided continuously within the United Kingdom for the last 5 years, along with other criteria and requirements.​

Throughout the recruitment process, you will be asked questions about your security clearance eligibility such as, but not limited to, country of residence and nationality.​

Some posts are restricted to sole UK Nationals for security reasons; therefore, you may be asked about your citizenship in the application process.​

About Capgemini Engineering

Capgemini is a global leader in partnering with companies to transform and manage their business by harnessing the power of technology. The Group is guided everyday by its purpose of unleashing human energy through technology for an inclusive and sustainable future. It is a responsible and diverse organisation of 360,000 team members in more than 50 countries. With its strong 55-year heritage and deep industry expertise, Capgemini is trusted by its clients to address the entire breadth of their business needs, from strategy and design to operations, fuelled by the fast evolving and innovative world of cloud, data, AI, connectivity, software, digital engineering and platforms. The Group reported in 2022 global revenues of €22 billion.​

Get The Future You Want |

At Capgemini Engineering we value excellence, care, responsibility, dynamism and innovation. We offer a job with variation that leaves plenty of room for initiative and development. In fact, we are not just offering you a job, we’re inviting you to be part of our community where we will provide you trainings, tools & grounds for professional and personal growth. Each career experience is assorted by an attractive salary package.​