Position: SW Engineering

Location: Cambridge, MA


The client is a software engineering development company. They develop software for mission critical applications for the defense and aerospace industries.

Position Responsibilities - Summary:

The client is a software engineering development company. They develop software for mission critical applications for the defense and aerospace industries.

They are looking for a division leader to lead a development team of up to 75 and generate revenue for the division. The person will be responsible for 25% hands on development 50% management of the division and 25% business development.

They will be asked to work a variety of internal and external clients.

Reports to the VP of SW Engineering.

Key Technical Capabilities of this Division are:

Onboard Mission Management Software

Automated Systems Software

Command and Control Decision Support Systems

Information Exploitation

Image and Signal Exploitation

These capabilities enable the client to provide solutions for their customers in application areas involving spacecraft and launch vehicle systems, maritime systems including unmanned undersea vehicles, missile systems, intelligence information management systems, and battle management systems.

The Division Leader provides leadership for the development of their technical capabilities, which provide their sponsors with value-added human-system collaborative Information and Decision Systems software solutions for complex software systems. The Division Leader provides the overall leadership of the Division with assistance from the Division’s five (5) Group Leaders and Division Staff member (s) to support the business enabled by this capability.

Specific Division Leader Responsibilities will include:

1. Organizational leadership including the development and maturation of the Division’s technical capabilities and discriminating technologies

2. Business development technical support for the development and advancement of key technical capabilities

3. Management of staff hiring and recruiting

4. The development of the Division’s Strategic Plan

5. Oversight of the quality of execution of projects led by Division staff

6. Implementation of CMMI within the Division

7. Personnel resource management for projects staffed by the Division

8. Career development of the future leaders of the organization through mentoring, growth assignments, professional seminars, and other educational opportunities.

Required Skills and Competencies:

Must Haves:

- The candidate must have experience as a division leader for a R&D software engineering group for a defense contractor - May have worked for firms like BEA - Lockheed - Northrop or other defense related firms.

- 10 Years + experience as a software development manager with a defense contractor.

- Significant experience developing and managing developers for mission critical software applications in a real time operating environment.

- The ability to manage 35-75 people.

- 10 Years + exp as a hands on software engineer in an embedded environment - C/C++

- Must have experience with Kernel Level software development for a real time operating environment.

- Must have Strong contacts with government sponsors in the Information and Decision Systems domain area.

- Must be a self- starter and be able to implement new processes to a variety of mil specs.

- Must be US citizen and have the ability to get a TS clearance.

- Must have a MS in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent.


Very Competitive Base Salary + Bonus - Comprehensive Benefits Package
Must be US Citizen and be able to obtain TS Security Clearance - No Relocation

Contact Information:

Gary Wright - President - Wright Associates
Phone - (508) 761-6354
Email - replywrightassociates AT verizon DOT net
WEB Site - www.wrightassociates.org