Systems/Software Engineering Manager- Controls & Avionics Solutions

    • Endicott, NY

Job Description

You don't see it, but it's there. Our employees work on the world's most advanced electronics - from saving emissions in the City of Lights to powering the Mars Rover to protecting the F-35 fighter jet. 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 us.

In Controls & Avionics Solutions, you will have the opportunity to help define and develop the next generation of avionics - whether it is fly-by-wire flight controls, full authority digital engine controls, or power management.

Systems/Software Engineering Discipline Manager will be a functional leader supervising a group of Software and System Engineers

Duties include:
- Provide functional leadership with focus in the areas of effectively staffing programs, developing personnel through training and mentoring them in ways to improve their skill base and their application of those skills
- Support Product Team Leads with execution of project needs as necessary
- Provide functional expertise and consultation as needed (including budget and schedule)
- Develop Knowledge Books and standards to share and continuously improve our systems and software processes

Additional responsibilities include:
- Ensure company processes are being followed
- Support new business pursuits, cost reductions, customer support, project leadership and process improvement
- Develop mentor/training plans
- Provide and maintain functional processes, procedures, and best practices
- Meet Department budgets (Training, overhead, etc)
- Collaboratively work with peers and PRG/PTL Leads to Staff projects appropriately
- Provide resources and tools required by team
- Ensure appropriate expectations/goals are in place for employees
- Communication flow down (Unit meetings)
- Performance and compensation management
- Ensure a culture of Continuous improvement (lessons learned) is in place
- Knowledge development
- Support New Business capture through effective task quoting

Required Skills and Education
- Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering discipline and 10+ years of related experience.
- Previous experience in project leadership role or functional management
- Demonstrated ability to achieve cost, cycle time, customer and engineering process objectives
- Demonstrated ability to develop, lead and motivate technical teams
- Demonstrated ability to integrate and coordinate with other functions and customers
- Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
- Experience in full lifecycle system development including requirements, design, integration and verification
- Knowledge of system development processes and procedures
- Desire to continuously improve engineering processes and standards

Preferred Skills and Education
- Familiarity and experience with flight, avionics, engine or industrial controls programs
- Familiarity and experience with hybrid system programs in personal, commercial, or military ground vehicles
- Experience with Requirements Management (ie, DOORS) and Configuration Management (ie, Synergy) tools
- Familiarity with product and systems safety
- Experience with Model Based Development
- Experience with Control Law and/or Built In Test development
- Familiarity with industry standards such as DO-178B/C, ARP4754 and DO-160
- Experience with embedded Software development including development of custom OS and Drivers
- Experience with HW/SW integration
- Experience with Requirements Based Verification
- 2+ years of engineering management or project leadership experience
- Previous experience leading engineering team of 10 or more
- Knowledge of test/support equipment development
- Strong motivational leadership skills

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.

BAE Systems builds and optimizes technology that revolutionizes defense around the world.

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