Lockheed Martin Software Engineering Director in Littleton, Colorado

Description: The Military Support Programs (MSP) Software Director is responsible for leading a team of nearly 300 software managers, developers, software systems engineers, integration and test engineers, and hardware professionals in the design, development and delivery of software products to the program. The primary responsibility is for the Ground Element (GE) products that are used to command, control, mission plan and operate the MSP system. In addition to the GE leadership, this position is also responsible for the MSP Space Vehicle Flight Software (FSW) development & delivery to both ATLO and operations as well as the Space Vehicle Simulation (SVS) team. This position also includes responsibility for management of support to the operational site, including monitoring of health and status, anomaly resolution and, operational improvements as identified by mission operators. The total span of control of this position is >$100M.

It is critically important that an excellent working relationship with the MSP Customer is developed and maintained. This will be accomplished by establishing, effectively communicating and executing to a software development plan on schedule and on budget. Additionally, the MSP Software Director will be responsible for partnering with the functional engineering organizations to apply personnel resources and integrate the program needs with Lockheed Martin processes and best practices.

The MSP Software director will provide technical, schedule and cost project management throughout the development lifecycle from concept development to delivery. This includes developing and managing the operational budgets and related spend plans, leading the Software Risk and Opportunity process, ensuring resolution of any technical issues or anomalies, providing oversight and awareness of opportunities to accelerate and improve the schedule, cost and quality of software products, infrastructure, processes, and tools through implementation of a Systems Engineering approach to development and testing.

Partnering with functional Software Engineering, the MSP Software director will be responsible for hiring and retaining the talent to successfully execute the current and any future program scope. This would include: developing time-phased, skill based staffing forecasts, managing the team of leaders and individual contributors, filling staffing needs, implementing innovative approaches to staffing critical skills, effectively deploying resources, ensuring knowledge continuity planning for critical skills, managing talent pipeline health, and facilitating employee career advancement opportunities.

Desired Skills: • Experience with classified domains.

• Demonstrated ability to attract and retain critical talent, especially in a classified environment.

• Experience with Military Support Programs space vehicles and operations.

• Experience coaching other leaders

• Advanced Software Engineering technical skills.

• Advanced degree in math, science, or engineering.



Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where we’re engineering a better tomorrow.


Experienced Professional