Software Delivery Manager

BAE Systems

Location: Tonsley

Job Type: Full time


  • Be part of the next generation of defence capability delivery
  • Excellent opportunity to join and lead a dynamic team of highly experienced and technical professionals
  • Enjoy flexible work practices, engaging work and an inclusive culture where we strive to make every individual feel valued

At BAE Systems we are recognised for delivering projects of global and national significance to our customers and with this we are known for developing some of the most impressive careers.
We currently have an exciting opportunity as a Software Delivery Manager within our Maritime Australia line of business. This position is preferred to be based in Adelaide, however we will also consider other locations - Melbourne, Sydney or Canberra. Hybrid working and access to 9 day fortnight full time working arrangements are on offer.

What this opportunity will mean for you?

  • Performing purposeful work where your efforts are recognized in an environment enabling you to thrive
  • World class career opportunities, as our biggest project is YOU! Your success is our success
  • Accessibility to flexible working arrangements that will provide you with balance and a lifestyle that fosters wellbeing
  • Access to our competitive employee benefits program that are designed to better support you: Employee Benefits
  • Being part of a workplace culture that is safe, inclusive and takes pride in their company values

Your new role:
Reporting to Program Manager Innovation Translation, you will provide technical leadership, guidance and mentoring to the Innovation project team.
You will be responsible for developing solutions for various use cases and ensuring good governance throughout the process.

More specifically, you will

  • Lead the application of DevSecOps and Agile practices to all Innovation programs of work to promote change, collaboration and rapid delivery
  • Identify and manage risks and issues related to the delivery and take corrective action as required
  • Champion use of better practice Software Engineering processes and methods across the Innovation team projects, and ensure better practice is shared with the broader company
  • Manage and track execution of Software Engineering activities with respect to Cost, Quality and Schedule requirements
  • Ensure company software engineering processes are tailored to meet needs and constraints of Innovation project without sacrificing better engineering practices
  • Lead and manage Identification and resolution of issues associated with the execution of Software Engineering activities across the relevant scope of work
  • Lead collection and analysis of relevant technical performance measures to ensure accurate tracking of technical maturity of Innovation software products
  • Provide support to resolve relevant problems identified during the conduct of software development, integration and test

About you:
As an applicant for this opportunity, you'll have:

  • Ability to train and mentor software engineers through superior team building skills
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute and work in a cross-function team while ensuring specific responsibilities are achieved
  • Excellent knowledge of Software Engineering process, procedures and the overall engineering product lifecycle
  • Significant experience working in DevSecOps enviornment with frequent exposure to cyber security concerns
  • Strong understanding of Agile methodologies
  • Demonstrated good communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate with employees and customers at all levels
  • Proven ability to function confidently within a multi discipline project team environment
  • Demonstrated good problem solving skills
  • Ability to partner with and maintain relationships with key stakeholders to obtain the necessary deliverables
  • Eligibility to be cleared for International Traffic In Arms (ITAR) regulations

Formal engineering qualifications and demonstrable experience in at least one Engineering Discipline, e.g. Computer Science, Software Engineering etc. is preferred. Demonstrable experience DevSecOps and agile is required. A background in cyber security is highly desirable.

We believe in hiring for potential so if this role resonates with you, but you don't meet all the required criteria, we would still love to hear from you!

As Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain appropriate clearance.

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable and as such, your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role.

Our culture:
You will be joining a culture that truly cares about your wellbeing. Diversity and inclusion is at the top of our agenda. We are striving to create an inclusive culture where the voices and talents of every individual are valued and everyone has a sense of belonging.
We welcome applications from all people regardless of sex, gender identity, race, ethnicity, disability, pregnancy, age, or other lived experience.
We are also proud to be recognised as an employer of choice for women by WORK180
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