Junior Section Manager

El Segundo, CA, United States
Posted 19 days ago
Main Location
Waltham, MA, United States
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This position is responsible for the functional management of a section of 5-10 software engineers, including job assignment, performance evaluation, career development, technical skill assessment and expansion. The candidate will be experienced in the software development lifecycle and tools, software metrics and evaluation, earned value management system (EVMS), software cost estimating and proposal writing skills.

Functional management duties include ensuring technical integrity of section member work products, evaluation of section members by providing oral and written performance reviews, managing staffing requirements, developing career plans for each member of the section, championing six sigma and DevOps principals and ensuring section members do the same, ensuring proper engineering processes are being followed including program tailoring activities.

Provides technical contribution related to embedded software development and real-time operating systems. Provides technical guidance to the team to ensure software deliverables meet business objectives, including cost and schedule. Participates and presents findings in program reviews.

Provides technical work and ensure solutions meet or exceed program technical performance requirements. Analyzes test results and provides innovative solutions.

Supports risk reduction studies and proposals for new business initiatives as well as other project management and reporting. Participates in earned value and variance analysis, incorporating BCR and updates of master phasing schedules, and gate and independent reviews.

Required Skills:

  • Minimum of 8 years related experience in full lifecycle software design and implementation, embedded software, and real-time embedded systems.
  • Providing career development and coaching to team members.
  • Must be an advocate for productivity improvement and risk mitigation efforts
  • Evaluating the performance of section members and ensure completion of required and suggested training.
  • Dealing with difficult and challenging situations/personnel issues.
  • Software Engineering Development Methodologies, Tools and Programming Languages
  • Performing functional duties in support of the normal operations of the Software Engineering Center.
  • Proposal development, cost estimation, budget preparation.
  • Ability to obtain special access to customer programs.
  • Active DOD Secret updated within the last 5 years or Active DoD Top Secret updated within the last 5 years.
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment.
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will require the ability to access US only data systems.

Desired Skills:
  • Leadership, negotiation, communication and customer interface skills
  • Must be well organized and responsive to requests from multiple sources
  • Effective multi-tasking
  • Working independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Earned Value Certification


Required Education:
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or Math.

This position requires a U.S. person or the ability to obtain an Export Authorization from the appropriate government agency for non-U.S. persons

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