FAST Labs Product Line Chief Research Engineer - APEX (Hybrid) with Security Clearance

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BAE Systems
Merrimack, New Hampshire
May 10, 2024
May 25, 2024
Full Time
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Job Description Because of the need for consistent, in-person collaboration and/or the requirement to perform most work onsite due to the nature of this particular role, it will be performed predominantly on site. This means work will be conducted on location at a BAE Systems facility >50% of the time. To allow employees to balance their work and personal lives, we offer flexible "9/80" work schedules, where employees work nine-hour days with every other Friday off within a two-week pay period. See what you're missing. Our employees work on the world's most advanced electronics - from detecting threats for F-35 pilots to illuminating the night for soldiers. Spanning air, land, sea, and space, we are developing the technology of tomorrow, delivered today. Drawing strength from our differences, we're innovating for the future. And you can, too. FAST Labs succeeds through teams who collaborate to mature and deliver leading edge technologies to internal and external customers. We welcome all those who have big ideas, crave innovation, want to drive technology maturation velocity, and have the passion to bring the warfighter home safely. We are innovating for the future. And you can, too. Our flexible work environment provides you a chance to change the world without giving up your personal life. We put our customers first - exemplified by our mission: "We Protect Those Who Protect Us ." Sound like a team you want to be a part of? Come build your career with BAE Systems. We are looking for a Product Line Chief Research Engineers (PLCRE) for the Autonomy, Processing & Exploitation (APEX) product line within FAST Labs. APEX research spans technology thrusts from sensor processing (including communications, position, navigation, and timing, and signal exploitation), through knowledge generation and sense-making, up to tactical and operational level autonomy and decision support for manned, unmanned, and teamed mission applications. Our research drives advances in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and statistical signal processing, pushing the boundaries of what is possible through advanced system prototypes and capability demonstrations. We seek to expand and advance our capabilities into full-spectrum, all-domain, all-participant, multi-time-scale applications. The APEX PLCRE reports to the FAST Labs Chief Engineer and leads the engineering efforts across the product line in support of FAST labs technology research and development across all phases of research project evolution. This leadership includes supporting the establishment, planning, and execution of technology maturation strategies and engineering research and development approaches. The APEX PLCRE guides the application of appropriate engineering rigor and risk-taking naturally associated with advanced R&D, and ensures appropriate technology transition planning for product implementation in the receiving Business Area. Their direct reports include both project engineering managers (PEMs) and research engineers, and their extended team draws as needed from the deep discipline-specific skills provided through the Systems, Software, Hardware, Microelectronics and Integrated Test functional engineering groups. Together this engineering team partners with FAST Labs scientists to conceive, develop, and mature advanced technologies that solve the most challenging problems. Because this role involves classified and collaborative work, it will require an onsite presence. This position is located in Burlington, MA, and will require periodic travel to other BAE Systems facilities and potentially customer sites. Specific job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Serve as research engineering focal point for all activity within the Product Line portfolio of programs, including strategic planning, bid and proposal support for engineering content, engineering strategy and integrated plans on programs, engineering staffing, issue reporting, and risk and opportunity management
Partner and collaborate with their Product Line Director and the associated scientists, Tech Area, and functional leads to ensure business/program goals, requirements, and needs are understood and achieved
Recruit, train, develop, mentor and retain Project Engineering Managers (PEMs) and Research Engineers to meet FAST Labs' technology maturation needs
Perform supervisory duties in alignment with the business, administering communications, performance, compensation and recognition programs in alignment with business needs, values, and budgets
Provide timely and accurate staffing and resource forecasts, supporting the efforts of the engineering design disciplines to acquire and satisfy staffing needs
Ensure preparation, review and approval of competitive engineering bids that are executable, meet established price-to-win targets, and cover defined work scope
Tailor and apply required and appropriate FAST Labs Engineering process based on the size, scope, complexity, and risk of projects
Ensure project and product safety are managed in accordance with company policies, procedures, processes, and best practices.
Improve our work environment by promoting teamwork, wellness, workplace flexibility, actively embracing diversity, modeling inclusive behaviors, and increasing leadership engagement
Provide coordination among all stakeholders to ensure all necessary reviews are conducted and approvals are received
Develop and maintain measures related to research engineering performance
Develop and lead continuous improvement activities and ensure adoption within the organization
Achieve established business and engineering financial targets Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires US citizenship status. Required Education, Experience, & Skills Strong domain knowledge in one or more technologies and capabilities relevant to APEX (e.g. Statistical signal processing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, mission planning, autonomy)
Strong engineering discipline knowledge across core engineering disciplines of Systems, Software, Hardware, Microelectronics
Active Top Secret security clearance and eligible to obtain SCI is required
Bachelor's degree in a STEM field and 12+ years' technical experience (MS and 10+ years preferred)
10+ years technical / engineering leadership experience including performance management, coaching, mentoring and inspiring a technical staff with diverse experience, technical views, and individual differences
Proactive attitude and ability to be productive in a dynamic / collaborative / uncertain environment
Experience with new business acquisition including competitive proposals
Proven ability to share and transfer technology across organizational boundaries to the benefit of customers and the business Pay Information
Full-Time Salary Range: $164000 - $278800 Please note: This range is based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience. Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life, including their health and financial well-being. Regular employees scheduled to work 20+ hours per week are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, including paid parental, military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics. About BAE Systems Electronic Systems BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. Electronic Systems (ES) is the global innovator behind BAE Systems' game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere - from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact - for our customers and the communities we serve. Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong . click apply for full job details