Shitarria Battle



Bovee_Courtney.jpgALUM_40Under40_Logo-white-01.pngShitarria Battle
BSME ‘10  |  Huntsville, AL

Chief Engineer, Software Development
US Government, Missile Defense Agency

Shitarria Battle is the Chief Engineer for the Command and Control, Battle Management and Communications (C2BMC) Systems Development branch within the Missile Defense Agency. Ms. Battle executes a multi-million-dollar program where she provides technical direction to over 100 military, government civilians and contractors dispersed in four states. Ms. Battle is responsible for the design, development, integration, testing, and fielding of new C2BMC Software. The software is a vital operational system that enables decision-makers to dynamically manage designated systems to achieve global and regional mission objectives. Ms. Battle led the program office’s transition to Agile Software Development in 2019. Ms. Battle’s efforts aided in the establishment of an end-to-end test environment to provide early and continuous feedback to development.

Ms. Battle serves as an engineering mentor with the Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering 100+ Women Strong organization, and she volunteers on behalf of the Missile Defense Agency at various Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) events. Ms. Battle is active within the local community where she volunteers serving weekly meals to over 200 residents at the Downtown Rescue Mission. Ms. Battle is an active member of the Junior League of Huntsville where she volunteers with local women leaders to improve the Huntsville/Madison community through fundraising, advocacy and community programming.

Ms. Battle was the 2020 Women of Color Magazine “Managerial Leadership in Government” award recipient.