Software Section Leader

Job Description

Electronic Combat Solutions (ECS) is looking for a software section lead who is passionate about the craft of software engineering, has a desire to mentor other engineers to help them grow in their careers and who can partner with other members of the engineering leadership team to attract and retain talented engineers.

In your role, you will work closely with other leaders across a product family of electronic combat equipment projects and provide hands-on mentoring and guidance to a talented and diverse group of software engineers. You will be an active member of the ECS Software Engineering leadership team, shaping the ECS software culture and process and ensuring that staffing and technical needs of the business areas are met.

The successful candidate will have prior experience with software development, software estimation and leading teams of software professionals. Additional duties are as followes:

  • Lead and manage a staff of approximately 15-25 Software Engineers.
  • May be a Product Line facing section lead, with overall responsibility for all software efforts being executed within a Product Line.
  • Work with the business area leadership team to ensure staff resources have the right skills to support program needs.
  • Provide mentorship to direct reports and take ownership of their performance, engagement and career development.
  • Responsible for conducting performance evaluations for appraisal cycle.
At Electronic Systems, you'll be among the brightest minds, working on the aerospace and defense industry's most difficult problems. 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 missions: "We Protect Those Who Protect Us®" and "We Innovate For Those Who Move The World TM ." Sound like a team you want to be a part of? Come build your career with BAE Systems.

Typical Education & Experience
Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 10 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

Demonstrated Software Technical Leadership experience
Ability to provide technical mentorship for both junior and experienced software engineers

Preferred Skills and Education
Experience leading teams with Agile Software development approaches such as Scrum
Experience with Linux, Windows, Real-time operating systems.
Experience managing projects utilizing Earned Value Measurement System (EVMS) in a DoD environment
Expert level understanding of JIRA, Bitbucket, git

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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