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Software development manager

Järfälla, Sweden
Closing date: 31 August 2022

Welcome to the naval side of life! Not only are we providing software to more than ten customers simultaneously, we are also cooperating with Australia and Finland in delivering the striking performance of our world leading Combat Management System 9LV. We are growing and are therefore looking for a manager for our new software development section. Join us in our missing to keep people and society safe!

Your role

As a manager at the Naval Software department, you work closely with your teams and PO as well as closely to you line manager colleagues. Naval SW is a software development organisation that maintains and implements functionality for the product 9LV CMS and delivers to a number of customer project. Being a manager in this organisation means that you will have to discuss functional growth and plan implementation tasks together with your team, your PO and the customer projects. Further, you will work with building team competence, capacity and capability. We are working towards strong teams with ownership of design and deliveries, and we are looking for you to be part of this coaching journey.

As part of the management team at Naval SW, you will contribute to the overall planning and coordination between teams and sites. In Sweden, we currently have ten teams; the Finnish site is home to one team and down under, in Australia, eight teams are delivering code to our repos. We expect you to contribute to the team spirit in the management team and, yes, we might even expect you to share some fun. You know, once in a while or so.

For this particular role, you will be managing a new section. When you start, the section starts with just one team; but since we are expecting to grow, recruiting and building new teams will be a big part of your first time.

Focus area for you:

  • Recruiting
  • Team building
  • Take an active part within functionality and design

Tasks for you and the management team:

  • Own your team’s deliveries to customer projects
  • Cost center budget and result
  • Develop and maintain competences within the section
  • Resource and competence planning
  • Develop processes and methods
  • Design authority

Your profile

To be successful in this role, we expect you to have very strong communication-, leadership- and change management skills. You must have the ability to challenge status quo and seek out new perspectives. You practice coaching and value driven leadership and building relationships within the organisation.

We envision a management team where each member contributes to a dynamic environment with their individual skills. You have experience in leading, managing and coaching software teams towards delivering on time, with high quality. Also, understanding how your team deliveries are part of the bigger scope that all needs to align in order to successfully delivery the customer projects to the customer.

Required skills:

  • A genuine interest to lead and coach people
  • You celebrate success and continuously learn from mistakes
  • Excellent communication skills in Swedish and English – verbal and written
  • Experience as a manager or other leading position
  • Experience from or understanding of software development
  • Degree in engineering, or equivalent
  • Track record of developing and growing teams

This position requires that you pass a security vetting based on the current regulations around/of security protection. For positions requiring security clearance additional obligations on citizenship may apply.

What you will be a part of

Saab is a leading defence and security company with an enduring mission, to help nations keep their people and society safe. Empowered by its 18,000 talented people, Saab constantly pushes the boundaries of technology to create a safer, more sustainable and more equitable world.

Business area Surveillance offers world-leading sensor technology in monitoring and decision support to protect against threats. The portfolio covers airborne, ground-based and naval radar, electronic warfare, C4I solutions, aviation systems and cyber security.

You will be part of the Software management team at Naval Engineering in Business Unit Combat Systems. Combat Systems (CS) supplies world-leading Command and Control systems, product and services to the armed forces. We operate globally with local sites in Sweden, Australia, Finland and Germany. The software department consists of in total 6 sections with around 100 employees all toghether. You will be reporting to Head of Software.

Below links gives you a hint of what you will be part in building. Welcome aboard!

The position is based in Järfälla, Sweden and travel may be required, mainly to local sites within Sweden.

Kindly observe that this is an ongoing recruitment process and the position might be filled before the closing date of the advertisement.

Saab is a company with a strong people-orientation. We offer a friendly work environment where we support and help each other to be at our best. Continuous learning, career & talent development and employee well-being are examples of areas where we always put the strongest effort to offer great opportunities.