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BAE Systems Software Engineering Director III in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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See what you re missing. Our employees work on the world s most advanced electronics from detecting threats for F-35 pilots to illuminating the night for soldiers. Spanning air, land, sea, and space, we are developing the technology of tomorrow, delivered today. Drawing strength from our differences, we re innovating for the future. And you can, too.

Our flexible work environment provides you a chance to change the world without giving up your personal life. We put our customers first exemplified by our mission: We Protect Those Who Protect Us. Sound like a team you want to be a part of? Come build your career with BAE Systems.

We are looking for a Software Director to leadtheElectronicSystems (ES)Sector US Defense Organization. The Software Engineering Director is responsible for all aspects of Software Engineering s performance in support of US Defense Business Areas including the application of software engineering processes, tools, talent acquisition, talent development and program performance. You will lead a large (650 ), borderless organization through a digital transformation that embraces model-based engineering, DevSecOps and agile development and aligned with the direction of the overarching ES engineering organization.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Visionary leadership to develop and maintain a high performing organization.

  • Act as a transformational leader in embracing and executing a modern software methods and tools.

  • Partner with the Business Area Engineering Directors (BAEDs) and other business area leaders to ensure business objectives are achieved.

  • Meet financial objectives (Indirect Expenses and Labor Utilization).

  • Attract and retain high potential employees to support the business; resolve resource / staffing issues.

  • Identify and develop critical skills required to meet business objectives.

  • Develop strategies for improving and optimizing organizational performance.

  • Develop and maintain measures related to performance, quality and affordability

  • Develop and lead continuous improvement activities and ensure adoption within the organization.

  • Establish goals and standards of performance, create budgets, staffing plans, and short and long-term strategic roadmaps/plans.

  • Understand industry trends and best practices to ensure BAE Systems develops and maintains the capabilities required to provide technical discriminators.

This position can be located at any large ES Sector facility, including: southern NH/northern MA; northern NJ; Austin, TX; Rancho Bernardo, CA; Cedar Rapids, IA; and Endicott, NY.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • A Bachelor s Degree in engineering with a minimum of 15 years of engineering/management experience.

  • Active DoD Secret clearance or higher

  • Proven track record of increasing responsibilities in managing organizations of significant complexities, including managing software development projects

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Thorough knowledge of DoD procurement and product development

  • Proven ability to lead a diverse organization across multiple sites

  • Proven ability to lead agile, DevSecOPs and digital transformation initiatives

Software Engineering Director III


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