Leadership Development Program - Configuration Data Management (LDP-CDM)

Job Description
Leadership Development Program-Configuration Data Management (LDP-CDM) is an entry-level three (3) year rotational program whose mission is to cultivate a pipeline of future leaders at BAE Systems by identifying and accelerating the development of high-potential individuals. Upon program completion, participants of the program are well qualified and prepared to excel within the CDM organization and beyond.

Be part of a company that is community focused, driven to improve our future and protect our freedom. BAE Systems is one of the world's larges leading multinational defense security and aerospace companies, with products and services covering air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology, and support services. We support work/life balance by offering a flexible work schedule that allows for every other Friday off. The successful individual will be part of a growing team environment, implementing configuration and data management responsibilities. This candidate will be self-motivated and able to work in a dynamic and collaborative team environment.

The selected candidate in LDP-CDM will diversify their professional portfolio by participating in three unique rotational assignments, each within one of the three disciplines of CDM:

Hardware Configuration Management
Software Configuration Management
Data Management

While each discipline has a unique focus, all three work together to ensure that a product's performance and physical and functional attributes are consistent with customer requirements. As customer requirements change, changes to the product design are managed, evaluated, and tracked systematically with CDM processes to maintain the product's integrity.

Hardware Configuration Management involves managing the hardware components of a product throughout its lifecycle, ensuring that all proposed changes are reviewed and approved in accordance with requirements.
Software Configuration Management involves establishing, tracking, and controlling changes in software using industry standard tools, including Atlassian, Jira and Git.
Data Management involves identifying, forecasting, reviewing, managing, delivering and archiving contractually required documents, also known as "data items."

These challenging rotations rely heavily upon a business, technical, engineering, or administrative background to ensure conformance to contract requirements, customer specifications, product performance characteristics, processes and procedures at all stages of the product lifecycle.

The LDP-CDM participant will receive an exclusive set of professional and leadership development opportunities, including:

Technical Development
Master's Degree
Internal technical development
Leadership Development
Yearly Leadership Development Conference (LDC) attendance
Quarterly leadership development modules delivered by organizational leaders
Opportunities to practice leadership internal and external to the company
Rotational Work Assignments
Each 12 months in duration
Diversity of work assignments (business area, product group, CDM discipline)
Opportunities to work in cross-functional and cross-site assignments
Professional Growth
Mentorship by senior leaders and subject matter experts
Training and networking opportunities

Typical Education & Experience
Typically a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires US citizenship or Permanent Resident status.

Typical Education & Experience
Typically a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience.

Required Skills and Education
Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
Outstanding communication and presentation skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Preferred Skills and Education

Undergraduate or Graduate degree with a GPA ≥ 3.0
Participants are required to obtain a Master's Degree and are eligible for BAE Systems' tuition assistance program.
Acceptable areas of study include Business Administration, Computer Science, and Engineering Management.
Capacity and motivation for hard work.
Demonstrated teamwork and leadership abilities.

About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
BAE Systems Electronic Systems is the global innovator behind game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere - from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact - for our customers and the communities we serve.


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