Software Lead

Kgs. Lyngby

“I get to play an important role working on technologies that are used for commercial flights all around the world.”

– Linda Macelovà, Project Manager

Cobham SATCOM faces new opportunities in our satellite and radio communication business. Therefore, we are looking for a candidate to lead our software team in Lyngby whose mission is to contribute to the development of Cobham SATCOMs portfolio of satellite and radio communication products. We are looking for an accomplished people manager with a passion for technology and software development who will help bring our high-tech vision to life. We hire talented, motivated people and give them responsibility and the autonomy to innovate.

You will be managing a team of 15 Software Developers. As all development takes place onsite, this means fast decision-making. The successful candidate will have proactive communication, so individual team members remain aware of the timing and delivery expectations placed upon them. You will be part of the Global Software Development Management team and work, which includes four additional Software Leads. This role reports into the Head of Global Software Development. The split between people management and product responsibility is around 50/50.

This role is based in Kgs Lyngby.

As a Software Lead, your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Lead software development product development and contribute to the development and extension of software platforms, and used software architectures and technologies in a matrix organization
  • Working with Product Project Managers to develop and enforce a supportable delivery schedule based on agreed priorities and business requirements.
  • People management (salaries, performance reviews, development plans to further the team’s professional development, hiring, etc.).
  • Driving changes and improvements on a daily basis such as developing and promoting engineering processes and best practices including design reviews, code reviews, test driven development and continuous integration.
  • Working with management team in the development of the team and organization strategy in a high-performance team culture.
  • Ensuring effective and open communication throughout the software team and with stakeholders.

We offer a self-contained work environment with good possibilities to set your own scene. The team is very strong and highly competent. Our work environment is open and informal. We base our interactions on trust, and we try hard to live up to commitments.

As a Software Lead your key skills and qualifications will ideally include:

  • Master or bachelor’s in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Network Technology or equivalent.
  • Experience with project management leading Agile software teams.
  • Good understanding of product management/requirements is an advantage.
  • Understanding the fundamentals of iterative and incremental development.
  • Good people manager background - coaching, motivating, developing career plans for software team members.
  • Strong knowledge of stakeholder management.
  • Solid experience managing software development for embedded products.
  • Strong understanding of software development practices such as environment management, release management, code versioning best practices, and continuous deployment methodologies.

Please be advised that successful candidates must be willing to present a criminal record and go through the mandatory security clearance prior to commencing employment with Cobham SATCOM.

”The work we do is a collaboration between so many different groups. Some develop software and others work on mechanics. It may take a few tries to get it right, but we always succeed in making it work – together.”

– Christian Mørup-Petersen, Development Engineer


- a world leader in advanced satellite and radio technology

For more than 35 years, we have developed and produced communication equipment and satellite services. Our products are used in maritime, aviation, land and ground communication.

Joining us in either Lyngby or Aalborg, you’ll gain a total of 650 talented colleagues in Denmark who work together to connect the world. At the same time, you become part of an international company where we work with all the big players in the industry and where the technologies we work with affect lives worldwide.

We provide satellite communication equipment for:

GMDS (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System), fishing surveillance and container monitoring on ships

Cockpit and cabin communication on aeroplanes

Portable and fixed terminals for a wide range of vehicles

Satellite systems and telecommunication networks for ground station systems

“The most exciting thing is that there’s always something new to do. It’s always very different task I have to help with.”

– Ayse Tasdelen, Student Assistant

Ready to take the leap?

Regardless of the size or complexity of the job ahead, we believe in always putting the same effort into the work we do. Our customers’ missions are critical to them and must be no less critical to us.

In short, joining us, you get to be part of the latest development in satellite and radio technology. What’s more, you get to do so in a company where we believe in operating as a team, both among ourselves and alongside our partners.