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AeroVironment Manager, Software Development Engineering in Wilmington, Massachusetts

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The primary role of the Manager, Software Development Engineering will be responsible for various enterprise applications and will manage a team of highly skilled technical resources supporting Oracle EBS, Workday and several other enterprise and productivity apps (Microsoft and open-source Technologies).

Position Responsibilities

  • Manage AV’s most ambitious and transformative implementations including migrating Oracle EBS to cloud

  • Develops, implements, and maintains policies, procedures, and associated training plans for tools management, administration, and project management, as well as design, build and support a secure DevOps pipeline platform, based on industry standards and best practices.

  • Participates in the development of IT strategies in collaboration with Senior Management

  • Collaborates with BRM (Business Relationship Management), DevOps and PMO teams to effectively manage resource allocation and delivery with emphasis to test driven development to reduce rework and improve efficiency.

  • Works with senior IT leadership to automate code review, testing and deployment to reduce manual work.

  • Mentors and leads AV’s Application Development Team.

  • Determines technical standards and specifications and leads the design, build and support of shared services platform and components.

  • Provides professional support services and/or the integration of their respective products.

  • Compares various solutions and determines the one which best fits the need.

  • Manage the deployment and maintenance of web application technologies and middleware solutions on Windows/Linux platforms.

  • Establishes service level agreements (SLAs) with business units & establishes requirements, technical deliverables and service level agreements with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors when securing tools-specific products and services.

  • Works with AV management and contracts where applicable when new services are being negotiated

  • Manages and sets priorities for the design, maintenance, development, and evaluation of all internal IT tool systems, services, and DevOps systems and processes.

  • Manages vendor performance against established SLAs and metrics. Assure deliverables are met or exceeded

  • Frequently interacts with customers and/or functional peer group managers, normally involving matters between functional areas, other company divisions or units, or customers and the company

  • Provides guidance to subordinates within the latitude of established company policies. Coordinate’s activities of the team with responsibility for results, including costs, methods and staffing

  • Assesses and performs Continuous Process improvements across various tech stacks and enables governance and training of team members and peers to adopt agile processes.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

  • Bachelor’s degree in the field of Information Technology Management or related field is required or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

  • Minimum 10+ years’ related hands-on development experience implementing, supporting Oracle EBS Applications.

  • Minimum 5+ years of demonstrated successful leadership of a managing Oracle EBS technical team.

  • Certification on either Oracle or Microsoft Development technologies is preferred.

  • Minimum of 5+ years of middleware and API integration experience with various system

  • Experience implementing Cyber Security frameworks (NIST, SOX, Audit)

  • Demonstrated knowledge of service and application delivery, as well as successful service level agreement accomplishments

Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies

  • Demonstrates adept leadership skill and ability to establish vision with a clear picture of where to go with a firm grasp of what success looks like and how to achieve it

  • Communicates and acts on that vision. Work with integrity, dedication, creativity, fairness, assertiveness while motivating teams to perform at a high level

  • Demonstrates competency in contributing to strategic planning of infrastructure requirements in support of business growth objectives

  • Demonstrates understanding of human resource management principles, practices, and procedures as well as project management principles

  • Strong technical knowledge of current network hardware, protocols, and standards

  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal, leadership and communication (verbal and written) skills

  • Uses vision to think beyond the immediate situation, explore multiple potential paths, and adapt decision-making style based on the situational circumstances

  • Inspires, motivates, and empowers people to deliver organizational goals, while also delivering value back to employees

  • Brings organizational values to life using personality, uniqueness, and the creation of a shared vision

  • Champions the process of change and promotes a culture of quick adaptation while helping others deal with the effects of change

  • Demonstrates the ability to develop and maintain internal and external trusting, professional relationships

  • Assesses the degree of risk and opportunity in plans or actions and takes appropriate action to mitigate them or makes plans to build on the opportunity

ITAR Requirement:

This position requires access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). In order to comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify U.S. person status under the ITAR and the EAR. A “U.S. person” according to their definition is a U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent resident (green card holder), or protected individual such as a refugee, or asylee. See 22 CFR § 120.15. Some positions will require current U.S. Citizenship due to contract requirements.

Benefits : AV offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid holiday shutdown. For more information about our company benefit offerings please visit: .

We also encourage you to review our company website at to learn more about us.

Principals only need apply. NO agencies please.

Who We Are

Based in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Founded in 1971 by celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, we’ve been at the leading edge of technical innovation for more than 45 years. Be a part of the team that developed the world’s most widely used military drones and created the first submarine-launched reconnaissance drone, and has seven innovative vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institution’s permanent collection in Washington, DC.

Join us today in developing the next generation of small UAS and tactical missile systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty – and succeed.

What We Do

Building on a history of technological innovation, AeroVironment designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company’s hand-launched UAS to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.

AeroVironment Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, medical condition nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may apply.


U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or asylee/refugee status as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) required.


At AeroVironment, our purpose is to secure lives and advance sustainability through transformative innovation. Our solutions give our customers a fresh vantage point, positioning them to see the world with new eyes and extending their reach beyond the line of sight. That is the power of our breakthrough unmanned aircraft systems, perfected and refined over a half century.

Whether they are warfighters searching for an enemy, border patrol agents searching for people in need of assistance, or telecom providers linking millions to the digital economy, our customers choose AeroVironment because our systems generate actionable intelligence reliably, creating a path to goals that would otherwise be unattainable.