Engineering Software Tools Lead

in San Diego, CA

Engineering Software Tools Lead Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

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  • Job Location

    San Diego, CA 92127-1874, US

  • Job Category

    Engineering & Technology

  • Job Type


  • Clearance Level

    Top Secret/SCI

  • Career Level


  • Travel


Job Description BAE Systems, Inc. is seeking an Engineering Software Tools Lead for a datacenter and cloud computing engineering group. This group supports software engineering computing environment for multiple programs, Research & development projects, Initiatives, and proposal efforts across the business area.

This role would be responsible for availability, latency, performance, efficiency, change management, monitoring, emergency response, and capacity planning for the engineering tools that provide day-to-day support for software and systems engineering development. The candidate is expected to have a good understanding of how to install, operate and maintain a wide variety of software tools, such as Atlassian tools (Confluence, Bitbucket, Jira, Jira Service Desk, FishEye/Crucible), DevSecOps tools (Jenkins, GitLab, Azure DevOps), other collaboration tools (Mattermost chat).

The Software Tools Lead is also responsible for working with programs to properly obtain approval for software downloads and ensuring the software approval process is operating at optimal efficiency. The software approval portion of the position includes reviewing software End User License Agreements (EULAs) and requesting assistance from contracts and legal teams when necessary.

Job responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Test, evaluate, deploy, monitor, configure & troubleshoot software tools to support software engineering teams
  • On-board new tenants/engineers on the tools and create, document, follow best practices or processes for doing so
  • Work with business areas throughout the company regarding the use of Open Source Software (OSS) including updates to the Open Source policies
  • Understanding of process flows and business process maps, value streams, and the ability to translate customer requirements to projects and workflows
  • Review and approve software licenses for all tools and add-ons used by the team
  • Work with the local security team to manage unauthorized data disclosures
  • Provide on-call or after-hours support of critical systems
  • Document evaluation results, configuration for new and existing systems, changes, best practices, processes, issues & resolutions
  • Actively participate in incident response and root-cause analysis, support a blameless post-mortems culture
  • Document root-cause analysis and offer solutions to prevent future tools issues/outages
  • Work with Industrial Security to develop and apply hardening configurations for systems for classified use to RMF requirements
  • Automate repetitive tasks to eliminate toil and drive consistency + repeatability
  • Participate in creating customized scripts/mechanisms to evaluate, monitor and report tools usage statistics
  • Provide or develop successful automation techniques supporting improvements in customer processes, application installation or applications usage
  • Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires US citizenship status

Required Skills and Education

  • Knowledge of Linux and Windows operating systems, application installations within a networked environment and experience troubleshooting basic network issues
  • Demonstrated experience providing support to customers, basic conflict resolution techniques, influencing people, attention to detail, multi-tasking and inferencing skills
  • Excellent documentation skills for processes, issues & resolutions
  • Ability to perform trade studies and evaluations for various software tools
  • Experience working with appropriate scripting languages and operating systems software (e.g. Perl, Python, Ruby, PowerShell, Bash)
  • Should be customer service oriented, attentive to detail, self-motivated and work well in teams
  • Need to be willing to respond to occasional off-hours outages and take part in subsequent service restoration efforts
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Preferred Skills and Education

  • Experience with Atlassian Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, Mattermost and CI/CD tools such as GitLab, Azure DevOps, Jenkins, etc.
  • Security+ certification or similar
  • Customer support experience with understanding of Service Level agreements and use of enterprise IT service management application
  • ITILv3 certification or understanding of ITIL concepts
  • Familiarity with federal cybersecurity standards e.g. NIST SP 800-171 or 800-53

About BAE Systems Electronic Systems BAE Systems Electronic Systems is the global innovator behind game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere – from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact – for our customers and the communities we serve.

Additional Information

Who We Are

You're used to protecting what matters most.

Throughout your career in the military, you've been dedicated to improving security, defending freedom and making the world a safer place. Now you can continue that commitment through cyber operations, intelligence analysis, and building combat vehicles and electronic systems. We’re proud to provide solutions and services that advance the strength and security of America and our allies – and we’re honored to offer an environment where veterans and reservists can continue doing mission-centered work. In all that we do, we are guided by our company values – trusted, innovative and bold – understanding that it’s not just what we do, but how we do it that underpins our success.
+ The Organization

Our team has the privilege and the responsibility of knowing that the work we do really matters. Our work is vital to the armed forces personnel and major corporations who rely on us to protect, equip and support them where it counts; to the security and prosperity of the nations we serve; to our skilled and talented people; to the local communities where we are based; and to the wider community who invest in, supply and engage with us. At BAE Systems, everyone can make a difference.

+ The Culture

We believe that a diverse workforce inspires creativity and drives innovation. We respect and value the huge variety of skills, abilities and perspectives that our people bring to our business. We celebrate our differences and aim to recruit and develop talent from all backgrounds, championing the strength that a truly inclusive and collaborative workplace gives to our company culture and performance.

+ The Work

Enjoy a flexible environment that values your work-life balance and helps you perform at your best.

+ The Opportunity

On the job training, leadership programs, collaboration with leading experts – excellence is built into your career development whether you are just starting out as an apprentice or are an experienced professional.

+ The People

We’re united by trust, camaraderie and a shared ambition to lead the world in our field. It helps that we’re nice people too.

+ The Reward

See your contribution, making real change as breakthrough technology and intelligence solutions reshape the landscape for our customers.

What We Offer

+ Warrior Integration Program (Est. 2008)

This program was created to assist in the employment, transition, education, and development of wounded warriors. Through mentoring, partnership, education, and leadership, we vow to serve our veterans in the same manner they served our country. WIP provides mission-centered work that gives wounded warriors the opportunity to contribute, providing a path for career progression.

+ Camo to Corporate (Est. 2013)

Camo to Corporate underpins all of our military recruiting and veteran efforts. We participate in annual career workshops and partner with VA employment reps to identify opportunities for vets at BAE Systems. We’re also proud members of Joining Forces, the Veteran Jobs Mission and Hiring our Heroes - initiatives focused on helping vets and their spouses find meaningful careers.

Perks & Benefits

  • Veterans Support Network
    Veterans Support Network +-

    The mission of the Veterans Support Network is to help connect former service members, active duty members, reservists and those who are supportive of the Armed Services.

  • Health & Wellness
    Health & Wellness +-

    We offer medical plans that take great care of you and your family’s health and well-being. These include medical plans, prescription drugs, dental and vision, along with incentive programs and health saving and spending accounts.

  • Time Away From Work
    Time Away From Work +-

    Paid Time Off (PTO) provides you with paid time away from work that you can use for vacation, personal time, personal illness, or to care for dependents. You can accumulate up to a maximum of 400 PTO hours.

  • Military Leave
    Military Leave +-

    Full-time and part-time employees who serve in the military reserves are eligible to take paid and unpaid leaves of absence to perform military duty.

  • Employee Assistance Program
    Employee Assistance Program +-

    The EAP offers confidential support to manage personal issues, such as stress, family issues, and substance abuse.

  • Employee Discount Programs
    Employee Discount Programs +-

    BAE Systems partners with Beneplace to offer exclusive discounts on a variety of products and services.

  • Tuition Reimbursement
    Tuition Reimbursement +-

    Lifelong employee learning is critical to both your personal growth and that of BAE Systems as a trusted, innovative, and bold organization. That’s why we offer a tuition reimbursement program, so you can pursue advanced education to help further your career.

  • Adoption Assistance
    Adoption Assistance +-

    You can be reimbursed up to $4,000 for qualified adoption expenses through the Adoption Assistance program.

  • Financial Wellness
    Financial Wellness +-

    Plan for today, save for tomorrow. Our programs support your goals at every stage of life. These programs include 401(k) savings plans, life and accident insurance, disability coverage, home, auto, and pet insurance and legal planning.

Our Partners

G.I Jobs Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Job Mission Joining Forces Soldier for Life American Association of People with Disabilities

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