Software Engineering Team Lead - Aerostar

At Raven, we aspire to solve some of the world's greatest challenges. This purpose drives the work and passion of our team members, and it unites our businesses. For over 65 years, we've collaborated together, learned together, grown together, and served together. Discover a career with Raven and help us solve the world's next great challenge.

Ever focused on connecting, protecting, and saving lives, Raven Aerostar is dedicated to solving great challenges in Aerospace and Defense. Specializing in stratospheric platforms, radar systems, protective wear, deployment operations, and more, our team provides total solutions that support the customer's mission or scientific research objectives - continuously innovating at the edge of the space and beyond.


Raven Aerostar is looking for an experienced software engineering team lead to design cutting edge products in support of our mission to connect, protect, and save lives. Raven Aerostar designs, builds, and operates data-fusion based radar and perception systems, unique, cutting edge high-altitude lighter-than-air vehicles, and fully integrated solutions designed for the aerospace and defense markets.


  • Leadthe design and implementation of web interfaces, backend services and embedded systems
  • Perform hands-on software engineering tasks as a member of the team
  • Facilitate software design reviews
  • Support automated build and continuous integration systems
  • Participate in planning new software engineering projects
  • Coordinate new product releases or product changes with Flight Operations
  • Participate in product improvements and issue resolution
  • Ensure that configuration management processes are followed
  • Ensure accuracy and consistency of engineering documentation.
  • Participate in design process improvement efforts
  • Work with limited supervision to drive initiatives forward.
  • Promote and maintain the highest possible environment of teamwork and collaboration.
  • Encourage team member growth and development.
  • Administer team member performance reviews, goal setting, and participate in salary planning.


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, or related technical field.
  • Minimum 5 years related experience required; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience managing a team of technical professionals
  • Experience with Python and JavaScript
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Ability to apply design theory and methodology.
  • Proficient with a computer, including Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to coach, mentor, and empower team members to succeed.
  • Problem-solving abilities. Ability to identify waste and creatively look for solutions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with team members and leadership staff.
  • Must meet eligibility requirements for access to government classified information.

Not all benefits are created equal, but we've got you covered. Raven not only offers a wide range of benefits that encourage wellness and preventative care, but we also provide the right tools and programs to help you achieve it. Our benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, company-paid life and disability insurance and 401k. We offer workplace flexibility policies to promote work/life balance in addition to paid time off (PTO) benefit. Team Members can also take advantage of additional benefit programs such as education assistance, our onsite fitness center or fitness center reimbursement, employee assistance program (EAP) and much more.

Raven is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, citizenship, ancestry, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

We are a manufacturer covered by ITAR 22 CFR 120-130 and all team members must be a United States Person.

As a federal contractor we are required to fulfil requirements of Executive Order 14043 which requires thatand Aerostar Technical Solutions' team members are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by 1/18/22.

Salary Range
$58,000.00 - $78,000.00
per Year
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Sioux Falls, SD, 57104, US