Head of Ground Station Systems Section (m/w/d)

Reference: J19063
Location: Headquarters \ Darmstadt \ Germany
Deadline for applications: 30.09.2019 23:59 CET
Category: Software Solutions


You have an excellent knowledge of Ground Station Systems and believe that we can do much more? You can built an high performing team? You are convinced that we can built our capabilities, offer the market interesting products, services and projects, and become the best?

Then we want you as our section head for Ground Station Systems!

Responsibilities / Duties

Your main responsibility is to create a section that offers a long term perspective for the staff and a sustainable and growing business for the company.

As a section head you are expected to be at least 50% on charge on projects and up-to 50% off charge managing the section. The actual off charge depends on the size of the section and the special focus (need to increase sales activities, high amount of bids, pressure to recruit, etc).

The management of the section have two distinct set of activities

  • Strategy and Planning. You facilitate the formulation of the vision and strategy of the section with your team, in-line with the vision and strategy of the division and department. You are responsible for the evaluation and reaction to customer satisfaction and you will engage with customers and partners to understand and position us on the market. You translate the vision and strategy into a plan of specific actions to be taken and you manage the execution of this plan. You are responsible for the long term sustainability of the section and perform farming activities, i.e. identify and manage extensions and change requests to existing contracts. 
  • Delivery and Team. You are responsible for the deliveries of the projects within your section. This includes resource planning (both allocation and recruitment) and monitoring of projects. You are the supervisor of the section team.
    You are part of the department management team. You support the daily operations and will be consulted on required changes and improvements. Your direct line of reporting will be to the Division Head, but you are expected to contribute and interface with both other departments (SOP, ICT, SUP, BD, HR) as well as with all other parts of the department (fellow section heads, division heads, department head).

The section size is measured in number of staff and should be between 5 and 15. The ultimate measure of your success will be that the section will grow to a size where it will have to be split.

Qualifications / Experience

Degree in software engineering or similar.

Essential Skills

  • Excellent technical knowledge of the domain
  • Initial network into main customers at technical and management level
  • Motivated and driven, flexible and open, with high development potential
  • Experience of leading teams
  • Good planning skills
  • Good communication skills

Desirable Skills

  • Outgoing and not afraid of leaving your comfort zone
  • Proven track record in strategic planning
  • Experience in Project / Service Management


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