Software Engineering Team Lead

COMPANY:  Aerostar Technical Solutions

Sioux Falls, SD, US, 57104-5931

STATUS:  Exempt
REQ ID:  29642

For 60 years, Raven has developed, marketed, and produced technical solutions to great challenges. Utilizing our strength in engineering, manufacturing, and technological innovation, Raven today is a leader in precision agriculture, high performance specialty films, and situational awareness markets. Our purpose to Solve Great Challenges is bold and authentic; it keeps us grounded in markets that have meaning, provide profitable growth, and align with our values.

Raven Aerostar is a world leader in lighter-than-air, stratospheric, and situational awareness technology. Committed to rapid innovation of highly technical and groundbreaking technology, we design and manufacture niche products that enhance security and connect the world. We are working on a number of exciting projects — and looking for extraordinary talent to join our team.

Raven Aerostar is looking for an experienced software engineering team lead to design cutting edge products in support of our mission to connect, protect, and save lives. Raven Aerostar designs, builds, and operates data-fusion based radar and perception systems, unique, cutting edge high-altitude lighter-than-air vehicles, and fully integrated solutions designed for the aerospace and defense markets. Our customers include commercial entities, NASA, and the Department of Defense. If you're looking for a dynamic, growing team environment in the sweet spot between "start-up" and "large defense contractor" cultures, and with a results-oriented, fast-paced team, this is the job for you.

Essential Functions
• Lead the design and implementation of web interfaces, backend services and embedded systems
• Perform hands-on software engineering tasks as a member of the team
• Facilitate software design reviews

• Support automated build and continuous integration systems
• Participate in planning new software engineering projects
• Coordinate new product releases or product changes with Flight Operations
• Participate in product improvements and issue resolution

• Ensure that configuration management processes are followed

• Ensure accuracy and consistency of engineering documentation.

• Participate in design process improvement efforts

• Work with limited supervision to drive initiatives forward.

• Promote and maintain the highest possible environment of teamwork and collaboration.
• Encourage team member growth and development.
• Demonstrate the Dimensions of Competition and Raven Team Member Values in their daily actions and encourages their teams to do the same.
• Administer team member performance reviews, goal setting, and participate in salary planning.
• May be called upon to perform comparable duties of a similar or related nature and/or assist in other areas as needed.

• Bachelor’s degree in engineering, or related technical field.
• Minimum 5 years related experience required; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Experience managing a team of technical professionals
• Experience with Python and JavaScript
• Demonstrated leadership skills.
• Ability to apply design theory and methodology.
• Proficient with a computer, including Microsoft Office.
• Ability to coach, mentor, and empower team members to succeed.
• Problem-solving abilities. Ability to identify waste and creatively look for solutions.
• Ability to be flexible and multitask.
• Ability to communicate effectively with team members and leadership staff.

• Must meet eligibility requirements for access to government classified information.

We are a manufacturer covered by ITAR 22 CFR 120-130 and all team members must be a United States Person.

Raven is an EO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled.

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