Software Product Manager (PERMANENT)

Overview of Responsibilities

Who are we looking for?

As a Software Product Manager you will provide leadership to others through effective project management for large, complex UKAEA projects. You will be accountable for the delivery of substantial projects in an area of great importance to the Authority, contributing across the spectrum of RACE’s portfolio of projects and programmes. You will make strategic and technical decisions regarding the budget and manpower resourcing and show delivery focused leadership to a matrixed project team. You’ll also lead and own one or more software products which may be used across multiple internal projects as well as by external customers and collaborators.


What will you be responsible for?

  • Providing leadership and oversight to plan and managing projects from conception to delivery including regular reporting and proactive stakeholder management of internal and external customers.
  • Accountable for establishing robust project plans and proposals and for delivery of work to plan and budget.
  • Own the creation and management of the roadmap, the priorities of the features and requirements of the products as well as the testing and validation of the development.
  • Analyse, prioritise, and manage exploitation opportunities for the products.
  • Work with industry and academia to develop partnerships for development and exploitation of software.
  • Manage trials and product launch activities, coordinating with other groups.


RACE Operations
Type of Employment

Additional Information

What we offer

Our comprehensive benefits package includes a vibrant culture committed to being fully inclusive, an Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders, Flexible working options including family friendly policies, Emergency paid leave, Generous annual leave allowance (30.5 days) increased with length of service, wide range of career development opportunities, outstanding defined benefit pension scheme; Corporate bonus scheme and a Relocation allowance (if eligible).

We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly from individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, including nationality and citizenship, people with disabilities and women. The Executive team with support from our ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’ (EDI) Partner and Inclusion Ambassadors, is actively promoting EDI and taking steps to increase the diversity of our people through reinforcing best practice in recruitment and selection, and revaluating approaches where it is clear we can remove barriers to success.

Please be advised that this vacancy is due to close on 23/10/2022 . We may close earlier than this date if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.

Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance – The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions or will confirm that there are no such convictions.

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What can I expect from the application process at UKAEA?

Once you have submitted a formal application via our website, all CVs will be reviewed shortly after the closing date of the advert.

  • Submit online application

  • Phone interview

  • Face-to-face or virtual interview

  • Other assessments

Company Description

By 2050, the planet could be using twice as much electricity compared to today. Are you interested in contributing to shape the future of the world’s energy? If so, read on.

Fusion, the process that powers the sun and stars, is one of the most promising options for generating the cleaner, carbon-free energy that our world badly needs. UKAEA are at the forefront of realising energy from fusion, working with industry and research partners to deliver the ground-breaking developments that will underpin tomorrow's fusion power stations with the aim of bringing fusion electricity to the grid.

As we work towards our mission and goals, UKAEA has devised values that capture the spirit of how we work. These values include being: Innovative, Committed, Trusted and Collaborative.

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