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Director of the Software Solutions Division - 2005190 

EOE StatementCarnegie Mellon University - Software Engineering Institute considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

What We Do

The Software Engineering Institute’s - Software Solutions Division addresses the challenges presented when software-reliant systems must deliver critical capabilities without compromising timing, functionality, or coordination. Research focuses on enabling development of high-confidence cyber-physical systems and on adapting mobile devices and sensors to best serve first responders and warfighters operating in resource-constrained, unstable environments.

Systems that rely on software are evolving in ways that present developers and acquirers with ever-increasing challenges. The SEI Software Solutions Division (SSD) accelerates innovation in the areas of development, acquisition, and sustainment to achieve competitive advantage in existing and future software-reliant systems by assuring quality, timeliness, trust, and affordability.

The goal of SSD is to produce and transition to practice methods, technical solutions, and services that measurably improve software-reliant systems, ensuring that critical mission capabilities are achieved in a predictable, affordable, and sustainable way. SSD work applies across a range of system types including autonomous, data-intensive, adaptive, cyber-physical, and mobile.

Position Summary

The Director of the Software Solutions Division (SSD) is responsible for the strategy, leadership, direction, and management of the division’s activities. You will work with the SEI’s Executive Leadership team, operating locations leads, and SSD’s internal leaders to establish and achieve a set of strategic goals in the following areas:

  • Technical – grow, implement and advance a technical agenda that brings solutions to the SEI partners’ current and future challenges in the area of software critical systems.
  • Research – progress, execute, and evolve a research agenda that maintains the SEI as an inspiring leader in the software research community and the SEI partner community.
  • Customer – develop, achieve, and advance a strategic customer portfolio to improve SEI’s established and future impact on projects critical to the nation.
  • Workforce – attract, develop, recognize, reward, and retain a highly capable, diverse, distributed and multi-disciplined workforce to meet both current and upcoming needs.
  • Funding – maintain a funding stream that sustains the critical mass needed to achieve the technical and research goals.
  • Operations – build an efficient organizational infrastructure that supports dynamic client needs and connects research and customer activities.

The position has overall responsibility for complete personnel management of approximately 175 full-time staff members and additional part-time staff and student interns. The Director will establish and maintain an effective and efficient management structure and will establish succession plans to ensure a critical mass of leaders is available to support increased customer impact.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS/A degree in computer science, engineering or other field deemed applicable.
  • Fifteen years of experience conducting research and leading the research and development of software intensive projects.
  • Experience in building and leading high technology teams and organizations of 100+ staff members.
  • Knowledge of the software engineering, cybersecurity and management disciplines.
  • Demonstrated capability in handling senior level researchers and developers and research and development agendas.
  • Ability to develop plans, leading projects (budget and schedules) in an integrated team environment.
  • Have strong organization, leadership, team building and mentoring skills.
  • Willingness to travel frequently to various locations including SEI offices, client locations, prospective customer locations and conferences in support of the SEI’s overall mission.
  • You will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance

Carnegie Mellon University is a welcoming workplace that considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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