Software Engineering Division Director

Cepeda Systems & Software Analysis Huntsville , AL 35801

Posted 2 months ago

Software Engineering Division Director

Looking for an excellent opportunity at a CMMI award-winning organization? We have a 100% customer satisfaction rating, a great work environment, and offer competitive benefits.

Cepeda Systems and Software Analysis, Inc. (CSSA) provides software engineering, systems engineering, and process improvement services for our customers. CSSA has achieved a rating of Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 2 for Services and CMMI Level 3 for Development. We have a 100% customer satisfaction rating and have won numerous awards at the local and national level. We treat one another with respect, foster collaboration while maintaining individual accountability, value multiple perspectives and diverse expertise, and encourage new ideas that surface throughout the organization. CSSA offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.

Key Responsibilities:

Primarily responsible for providing leadership, vision, direction, and planning for the Software Engineering Division.

  • Ensures overall success, productivity, and growth of the Software Engineering Division.

  • Develops and maintains strong relationships with customers and identifies opportunities for growth

  • Participates in strategic planning and collaborate with other Directors and the President to set the direction of the company

  • Champions for corporate culture, core values, mission and vision

  • Meets Division corporate goals

  • Provides support to the Business Development team to allow CSSA to grow in a direction consistent with the business plan

  • Makes recommendations to improve processes, increase efficiency and profitability, and increase customer satisfaction

  • Participates in corporate initiatives

  • Provides leadership, management and oversight to direct reports to ensure customer and employee requirements are met

  • Mentors direct reports and grow leaders

  • Supports recruiting activities

A secondary responsibility:

  • Secures direct work with Software Engineering Division customers and perform tasks in support of them

Education and Experience:

  • A BA/BS degree from an ABET accredited college in a Systems or Software Engineering related field, or Computer Science is required

  • This position requires a minimum of 15 years of overall engineering experience and an additional 12 years of executive leadership and management experience. A master's degree in Engineering or an MBA is highly desirable.


  • Extensive experience in managing engineering teams

  • Extensive Software Engineering experience as a practitioner and as a manager

  • Extensive experience working as a government contractor in the engineering domain

  • Extensive experience in NASA and DoD

  • Extensive experience in senior-level leadership positions

  • Exceptional communication skills

  • Exceptional customer interaction skills

  • Well-connected in the local marketplace, especially in the federal sector

  • Ability to Listen and Collaborate with others

  • Passion for CSSA's Mission

  • Ability to attract and inspire others

  • Ability to deal well with conflict, handle adversity with grace, and keep a sense of perspective

  • Doesn't let obstacles stand in the way and can persevere through difficult times for the organization

  • Goal-driven with a high degree of motivation and energy and a proven record of productivity

  • Servant Leader

  • Ability to sift through alternatives, deliberate, and then arrive at a sound decision

  • Ability to think strategically but able to implement plans effectively to move the organization forward

  • Ability to identifying new business opportunities with existing customers and capturing them

Occasional Travel is required (up to 10%)

U.S. Citizenship is required

Candidate must obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance

CSSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Software Engineering Division Director

Cepeda Systems & Software Analysis