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Paul Sparks

Head of Software Engineering

Head of Software Engineering at BAE Systems

Sherborne, Dorset, United Kingdom

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Paul Sparks's Work Experience

BAE Systems

Head of Software Engineering

July 2013 to Present

BAE Systems Defence Information

Group Engineering Manager

March 2012 to June 2013

BAE Systems Defence Information

Head of Engineering

May 2011 to March 2012

Paul Sparks's Education

University of Bristol

BSc Physics 2:1

1989 to 1992

Taunton School

1980 to 1988

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About Paul Sparks's Current Company

BAE Systems

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About Paul Sparks

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Head of Software Engineering for the BAE Systems Defence Information (DI) business, leading a functional capability comprising over 250 engineers. Over 20 years’ experience in the software industry, with core strengths in functional, technical and project leadership for software-intensive systems projects including demanding mission-critical and real-time requirements. Experienced in all aspects and functions of a portfolio software product business, whilst retaining a core engineering focus. Provides strategic leadership for development of software capability across DI, identifying opportunities to exploit new technology and reduce cost base, innovative resourcing solutions and performance improvements. Through a series of project and senior functional leadership roles has developed a network of internal and customer relationships, concentrating on bringing stovepiped capabilities closer together through influence and negotiation. Shrewd commercial thinking and an inherent pragmatism balances a drive for innovation and challenge to the accepted status quo. Working under line management of the Engineering Director for the past four years, the roles undertaken have required constant engagement at director level across BAE Systems. An accredited and experienced Design Review Chair for the BAE Systems Engineering Lifecycle Management process, and an appointed Design Authority. A Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Engineering & Technology, experienced in identifying, mentoring & developing high potential individuals. He is a member of the team awarded a BAE Silver Chairman’s award for the achievement of CMMI Level 5, and driven by the need to build intrinsic software quality in through commonality of process and measurement.Head of Software Engineering @ From July 2013 to Present (2 years 6 months) Group Engineering Manager @ From March 2012 to June 2013 (1 year 4 months) Head of Engineering @ From May 2011 to March 2012 (11 months) Group Technical Lead Engineer @ From November 2007 to April 2011 (3 years 6 months) Technical Lead / Project Manager @ From May 2005 to November 2007 (2 years 7 months) Technical Architect / Software Development Manager @ From April 2003 to May 2005 (2 years 2 months) Project Manager @ From May 2002 to April 2003 (1 year) Consultant Software Engineer @ From January 1994 to April 2002 (8 years 4 months) Graduate Software Engineer @ From January 1992 to January 1994 (2 years 1 month) Sponsored Undergraduate Engineer @ From January 1988 to January 1991 (3 years 1 month) BSc, Physics, 2:1 @ University of Bristol From 1989 to 1992 Taunton School From 1980 to 1988 Paul Sparks is skilled in: Software Engineering, Aerospace, Defence, Avionics, Embedded Systems, UML, Embedded Software, Engineering Management, Telelogic DOORS, DO-178B, Earned Value Management, Functional Management, Engineering Leadership, Software Estimation, Technical Management


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