Sr. Manager, Software Engineering

April 13, 2024
Offerd Salary:$153,920 - $230,880
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The Sr. Manager, Software Engineering, coordinates with other departments to meet the milestones during product development cycles. As a member of the Engineering management team, the Software Engineering Manager participates in defining and executing the overall engineering product development strategy, budget, team development and evaluation.

Position Responsibilities

  • Manages a group of software engineers, including budget planning, staffing, training, performance evaluation and career development. Attracts and retains high caliber staff and provides mentorship
  • Collaborates with management, production, and marketing to define product design requirements
  • Plans, coordinates, and directs engineering development projects. Reviews and approve product design decisions
  • Designs, modifies, develops, writes and implements software applications as an individual contributor
  • Design and implement embedded software drivers and applications on a micro-controller
  • Verify and document product designs according to quality and regulatory guidelines
  • Works in an Agile environment to coordinate software development projects including scope, scheduling and resourcing
  • Participates in the testing process through test review and analysis, test witnessing and certification of software. Tests, analyzes, and debugs embedded software and digital electronics
  • Frequently interacts with subordinate supervisors, customers and/or functional peer group managers, normally involving matters between functional areas
  • Establishes and assures adherence to budgets, schedules and work plans. Interacts with senior management
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

  • BS degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related is required or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • 12+ years of experience in embedded programming and knowledge in embedded system design
  • At least 5+ years in a supervisory role and successfully managing a technical design team
  • 8+ years' experience on multiple engineering projects including research and development efforts, with a focus on embedded software aspects of the project life cycle
  • Experienced in and knowledgeable of real-time operating systems (RTOS), I/O drivers, and micro-controllers
  • Experienced in and knowledgeable of data communication protocols (i.e. I2C, SPI, CAN, USB)
  • Demonstrated expert programming ability with C language
  • Occasionally may be required to travel within the Continental U.S.
  • Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies

  • Advanced degree is desired
  • Demonstrates competency in communicating technically and effectively with electrical, mechanical and software groups and staff
  • Skilled at identifying, communicating and mitigating technical risks and issues
  • Understands schematics and is skilled at using a logic analyzer
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Exercises independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results
  • Uses vision to think beyond the immediate situation, explore multiple potential paths, and adapt decision-making style based on the situational circumstances
  • Inspires, motivates, and empowers people to deliver organizational goals, while also delivering value back to employees
  • Brings organizational values to life using personality, uniqueness and the creation of a shared vision
  • Champions the process of change and promotes a culture of quick adaptation while helping others deal with the effects of change
  • Demonstrates the ability to develop and maintain internal and external trusting, professional relationships
  • Assesses the degree of risk and opportunity in plans or actions and takes appropriate action to mitigate them or makes plans to build on the opportunity
  • Physical Demands

  • Ability to work in an office and production environment (Constant)
  • Required to sit and stand for long periods; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard (Frequent)
  • The salary range for this role is:

    $153,920 - $230,880

    AeroVironment considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the location, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, education/training, and key skills.

    ITAR Requirement:

    This position requires access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). In order to comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify U.S. person status under the ITAR and the EAR. A “U.S. person” according to their definition is a U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent resident (green card holder), or protected individual such as a refugee, or asylee. See 22 CFR § 120.15. Some positions will require current U.S. Citizenship due to contract requirements.

    Benefits : AV offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid holiday shutdown. For more information about our company benefit offerings please visit: https:// www.

    We also encourage you to review our company website at https:// www. to learn more about us.

    Principals only need apply. NO agencies please.

    Who We Are

    Based in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Founded in 1971 by celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, we've been at the leading edge of technical innovation for more than 45 years. Be a part of the team that developed the world's most widely used military drones and created the first submarine-launched reconnaissance drone, and has seven innovative vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institution's permanent collection in Washington, DC.

    Join us today in developing the next generation of small UAS and tactical missile systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty – and succeed.

    What We Do

    Building on a history of technological innovation, AeroVironment designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company's hand-launched UAS to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.

    AeroVironment Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, medical condition nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may apply.


    U.S. Citizenship required

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