Staff Consultant - Architecture - Missions and Algorithms with Security Clearance

BAE Systems
Broomfield, Colorado
Jun 20, 2024
Jul 13, 2024
Safety / Security
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate

Technical leadership position for a Systems Engineer with experience architecting space or ground systems, and who is creative, flexible, and comfortable handling many diverse and sometimes open-ended assignments. 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: Algorithm Development to include but not limited to image processing, clutter suppression, detection, estimation, open- and closed-loop tracking, uncorrelated track determination, Target Object Mapping, Initial Orbit Determination (IOD) and/or Orbit Determination (OD).
Develop embedded, real-time, image processing and/or tracker processing algorithms using temporal, spatial, and/or spectral processing of EOIR data.
Support the architecture, design, and development of algorithms, software, and hardware systems for a variety of applications including mission data processing systems for Remote Sensing, Space Situational Awareness, Rendezvous and Proximity Operations, Tactical Solutions, and more.
Perform system engineering plus modeling & simulation for a variety of tactical and surveillance missions leveraging Model Based Systems Engineering.
Provide engineering support across multiple and diverse new business pursuits by developing concepts to meet customer space mission needs.
Objectively define, execute, and report on trade studies that provide data for decision making to our customers.
Develop metrics to evaluate concepts that represent mission utility for the customer.
Prepare and give presentations to peers/management/customers.
Provide technical direction to junior engineers through the development lifecycle.
Lead technical proposal development. 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 16 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.
A current, active Top Secret security clearance is required.
Customer Relationships: Extensive knowledge of missions and customers across core technologies areas. Knowledge/experience working with critical customer base, established relationships with key personnel within customer community.
Demonstrated experience leading multi-disciplinary teams in relevant business environments.
Demonstrated experience in developing and analyzing mission concepts, including space, launch, and ground components.
Demonstrated experience in all phases of hardware program execution, including early planning, design reviews, manufacture, assembly, integration, test, sell-off, and on-orbit mission operation.
Demonstrated experience in systems engineering processes, including requirements development, concept of operations, requirement allocation, change management, verification, and validation.
Superb presentation skills with documented presentation experience to senior decision making and technical audiences.
Experience with computational science and/or applying advanced math skills to engineering problems.
Demonstrated ability to independently solve new algorithm challenges and generate high-level code to develop and analyze algorithm performance.
Experience with Matlab, Python, or C++. Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills Degree(s) in Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Math, Physics.
MS in Physics/Engineering Systems or a related technical field.
Experience working in and with controlled, classified security environments Track Processing and/or Image Processing.
Artificial Intelligence / Deep Learning.
Mission Data Processing experience in OPIR.,
Space Situational / Domain Awareness (SSA / SDA), and/or Space Control.
Data Processing for Remote Sensing or other raw data through actionable products.
GPU, FPGA, and/or High-Performance Computing (cluster) processing implementations.
Initial Orbit Determination, Orbit Determination, and/or 3D trajectory estimation.
Understanding and/or experience with implementation of embedded systems.
Understanding and/or experience with spectral phenomenology. Pay Information
Full-Time Salary Range: $173000 - $218000 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.