BAE Systems Technology Solutions Software Director in Burlington, Massachusetts

BAE Systems is looking for an outstanding leader to serve as the Technology Solutions (TS) Software Discipline Director within the Electronic Systems (ES) Defense Software Engineering organization. The position reports to the Director of Software for ES Defense Engineering. The Software Engineering Discipline Director is responsible for all aspects of Software Engineering's performance in support of the Technology Solutions Business Area. As such, the Software Discipline Director is responsible for software design, application of core engineering process, training, talent development, staffing and performance on programs.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide the leadership to develop and maintain an effective Software Engineering organization within Technology Solutions Business Area.

  • Partner with the TS Business Area Engineering Director (BAED) and other TS business area leaders to ensure business objectives are achieved

  • Lead the software organization through a transformational change

  • Meet directorate financial objectives (Direct Labor, Indirect Expenses, Utilization and IE rate)

  • Support the strategic direction for the ES Defense Software Engineering organization in alignment with TS business needs strategies and plans.

  • Supports the TS Product Lines in the development of technology strategy for software based research and development

  • Provide software solutions for Research, Prototyping, Proof-of-concept, and Prime Mission Equipment development

  • Develop and execute methods for effective technology transition into product organizations

  • Attract and retain staff to support the business objectives; lead the staff in resolving any resource or staffing issues

  • Acquires and develops critical skills in support of research programs and technology maturation in Autonomy, Electronic Warfare, Advanced Sensors and Processing, and Cyber

  • Collaborate with other engineering disciplines and Operations to ensure efficient and effective software implementations

  • Develop and implement strategies for improving and optimizing organizational performance

  • Develop and maintain measures related to directorate performance including quantitative management practices to ensure predictable performance by the organization.

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

  • Ensure proper application of process based on the size and complexity of the project

  • Establish goals, performance standards, budgets and staffing plans

  • Establish and maintain industry and university relationships related to TS business area strategic goals.

Minimum Education And Experience

Bachelor's Degree and 15 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills And Education


  • Bachelors degree in Engineering or a technical discipline and 15 years experience

  • Ability to lead a diverse organization across multiple sites

  • Experience leading an organization through transformational change

  • Ability to formulate a vision and implement action plans to achieve goals

  • Ability to define, develop and maintain critical skills in support of business needs

  • Extensive technical leadership experience and ability to create alignment within the organization

  • Strong background in software engineering, especially in developing embedded systems

  • Practical understanding of product development and the DoD product development lifecycle

  • Proven performance in management, mentoring, coaching and communication

  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills and decision-making ability

  • Business acumen and project leadership skills

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security

BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services.

The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

Technology Solutions Software Director

Burlington, Massachusetts


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