Engineer Senior - Optical Communications with Security Clearance

BAE Systems
Boulder, Colorado
May 23, 2024
Jun 02, 2024
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate

This leadership position is for an experienced engineer who can help the Telecommunications Subsystem Team build a new spaceborne communications paradigm. This position is split between technical (architecture/specifications), procurement (document creation) and supplier management. The Engineering, Science and Analysis (ESA) Strategic Capabilities Unit comprises the technical talent and organizational leadership that enables the successful delivery of high-impact discriminating technologies for our customers' missions. Our collaborative, cross-functional teams are committed to innovation, integrity, continual learning and strong execution. What You'll Do:
Develop optical communication architectures to satisfy space-to-ground and space-to-space optical communication (Lasercom) needs.
Establish strong vendor relationships for space qualified end-to-end optical communications (Lasercom) subsystems.
Develop and maintain strategic partnerships regarding optical comm capabilities.
Serve as program subsystem IPT Lead, providing leadership to team of up to 5 engineers and ensuring cost, schedule, and technical execution goals being met.
Communicate and collaborate with program and systems engineering leadership to accomplish mission objectives for telecommunications subsystems on space vehicles.
Manage sub vendor performance to ensure the delivery of conforming hardware to be integrated as a communications subsystem.
Prepare and manage hardware definition and interfaces. A strong hardware background is required. Extensive technical writing (Contractual elements, procedural definitions, specifications, interfaces, analysis support and description documents).
Analysis capability to include link budget calculation and determination of critical parameters to meet requirements.
Prepare and give presentations to peers, management and customers regarding plans; subsystem design, development, risks, and opportunities; and status against established performance metrics.
Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Capabilities Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
Perform other duties as necessary.
On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site five days each normally scheduled week in the primary work location. Travel and local commute between company campuses and other possible non-company locations may be required. Working Conditions:
Work is performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, or cleanroom, outdoors or remote research environment.
May occasionally work in production work centers where use of protective equipment and gear is required.
May access other facilities in various weather conditions. Required Education, Experience, & Skills BS degree or higher in Engineering or a related technical field is required plus 8 or more years related experience.
Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master's Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.
Applicant must be willing and eligible for submission, depending on program requirements, and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance/access.
An understanding of all aspects of planning, scheduling, hardware specifications, and interface control.
Experience with defining, developing and delivering space qualified hardware.
Intellectual curiosity combined with a strong desire to learn. Good communication and presentation skills.
Experience in multidisciplinary teamwork environment with small team leadership responsibilities. Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills 4 years or more of direct experience in Optical Communications (Lasercom), Comm Subsystem Design, Assembly, Integration, and Test preferred.
Experience in subcontract management preferred. Pay Information
Full-Time Salary Range: $137500 - $173500 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 Space & Mission 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. Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, Space & Mission Systems is a leading provider of national defense and civil space applications, advanced remote sensing, scientific and tactical systems for the U.S. Intelligence, Department of Defense and scientific communities. We continually pioneer ways to innovate spacecraft, mission payloads, optical systems, and other defense and civil capabilities. Powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus, we continually discover ways to enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most.