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BAE Systems Sr. Software Engineer - IPT Lead - Navigation in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Job Description

The Navigation and Sensor Systems (NSS) organization is looking for an ambitious engineer that is ready to join a dedicated software engineering team responsible for designing, implementing, and testing software used in BAE Systems modernized (M-code) navigation products.

The Software Integrated Product Team (IPT) Lead is accountable for budget, schedule, and technical success associated with the scope of the applicable Software Work Breakdown Structures (WBSs) allocated by the program. The IPT Lead owns various program activities such as project scope estimation and planning, technical execution, risk management, earned value, software process adherence, and action item captures and closure. The IPT Lead must work with engineering management to identify skills and appropriate staffing to implement the plan. The IPT Lead is accountable for interfacing cross-functionally with systems, hardware, development environment, manufacturing test, quality and the program management teams to ensure a smooth flow from design to delivery of the software product. Additionally, the IPT Lead will also participate in program bidding activities and share responsibility for managing subcontractor scope.

Specific responsibilities of this position include:

  • Coordinate with other disciplines (systems/hardware) and other roles (Scrum Master, Agile Release Train Engineer)

  • Ensure compliance with engineering design plans and processes

  • Apply critical thinking, sound logic, and relevant metrics to make well-informed decisions

  • Perform earned value management and reporting

  • Support bid and proposal activities using SEER-SEM

  • Demonstrate good judgement by quickly assessing the cost, benefits and risks of decisions

  • Proactively identify and manage risk associated with the software development activities

  • Identify objectives for Agile planning ceremonies

  • Ensure customer deliveries occur on time

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • Poses a solid background in software development activities

  • Show strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrate success leading teams in a formal or informal role

  • Embody a growth mindset with a genuine desire to learn and innovate

  • Candidate must currently possess or be eligible to obtain a U.S. DoD Secret Security clearance (US Citizenship required)

  • Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline.

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

An ideal candidate would also possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Experience in embedded software development

  • Knowledgeable and skilled with a variety of development and test tools

  • Mastery of Agile methodologies

  • Technical aptitude and professionalism

  • Strong teamwork and coaching skills

Sr. Software Engineer - IPT Lead - Navigation


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