Electrical Engineer – Nuclear Command, Control & Communications (NC3) Team Job
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Hill AFB, UT 84056, US
Engineering & Technology
Job Description BAE Systems is seeking an exceptional Electrical Engineer for an exciting opportunity to support the Air Force's acquisition of the next generation Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) system, known as the Sentinel ICBM Program.
The Sentinel Program (formerly GBSD) is an enormous and complex “Mega-Project” modernizing the entire ICBM weapon system deployed across tens of thousands of square miles in five states. Without a doubt, Sentinel is one of the Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) most important acquisition efforts for the next decade, if not longer. It includes a complete refurbishment or replacement of hundreds of aging Minuteman III ICBM facilities to secure and support a newly-designed, technologically-advanced ballistic missile. It will also provide an entirely new command & control system (including an updated airborne launch capability) as well as vast array of required support equipment specifically engineered to operate and sustain the new weapon system over the decades ahead. It is a long-term project with the weapon system anticipated to deploy over a nine-year period beginning in 2026 and remaining operational until at least 2075. Sentinel is a career-defining program that will present unique and challenging opportunities that are simply not available with smaller DoD projects.
This position will directly support the Sentinel Program’s Command & Launch (C&L) Division as they acquire the weapon system command & control capabilities for the next generation ICBM. Duties will include providing expert advice and support to Sentinel program leaders on all command & control aspects throughout the acquisition cycle. Areas of responsibility that fall under the C&L Team include:
- Weapon system command & control (e.g., launch console and command data processing, etc.)
- ICBM codes/cryptography (i.e., securing the nuclear launch codes and assuring confidentiality, integrity, and authenticity of commands)
- ICBM targeting (i.e., system processing of strategic aim points)
- Nuclear command, control & communications (NC3) systems (i.e., national communications systems used for receiving Presidential nuclear orders)
- ICBM command pathways (i.e., hardline & RF networks for voice & data command transmission and reception)
- Airborne launch control capabilities (i.e., secondary launch capability on board a US Navy E-6B aircraft)
- Actuation & mechanical systems (e.g., missile suspension system, launcher closure door system, ballistic gas generators, missile umbilical retractors, etc.)
- Power distribution & endurance systems (e.g., backup generators, emergency batteries, HVAC systems, etc.)
- Physical security systems (e.g., motion sensors, visual sensors, delay features, etc.)
Specifically, this C&L team member will be responsible for working with Air Force stakeholders for the evaluation and integration of terrestrial-based NC3 equipment into the Sentinel weapon system. Additionally, this team member will assist the Air Force customer in the review and assessment of the Sentinel prime contractor’s designs, documentation, architectures, and Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) products related to NC3 systems integration with the Sentinel weapon system. Our team provides expertise on weapon system and lab architectures; concepts of operation; modeling, simulation and analysis (MS&A); and plans for addressing command & control integration options. This team member will also coordinate and integrate actions with other program managers, engineers, logisticians, system testers, and external agencies such as the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center’s NC3 Integration Directorate, the Minuteman III Sustainment Directorate, and Headquarters, Air Force Global Strike Command. Our current team includes staff with extensive expertise in the Minuteman III weapon system (including the Airborne Launch Control System) and actively participates in ongoing studies and assessments for this next generation ICBM system.
Pursuant to Government contract, this position requires US Citizenship status.
This position is only located at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Due to the special-access classified working environment, the majority of work is performed on-site with somewhat limited opportunities for telework (less than 15% of weekly hours).
Why BAE Systems?
BAE Systems is the third largest defense contractor in the world with an exceptional, mission-focused culture. The 800+ BAE Systems employees and sub-contractors located at Hill Air Force Base, Utah are closely aligned to the United States Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center. We support the Center in sustaining the existing LGM-30G Minuteman III (MM III) weapon system and acquiring its replacement, the LGM-35A Sentinel ICBM weapon system. We are a uniquely-valued mission partner delivering daily technical excellence and innovative solutions to our government customers. BAE Systems has earned accolades as a “Top Workplace” in Utah based on employee feedback for five consecutive years, earning special distinction for providing a healthy work-life balance for our valued employees. We strive very hard to ensure this is a great place to work!
Why Utah? You’ve got to see it to believe it! Utah is an amazing state with diverse geography, an eclectic culture and an exceptional quality of life. We are located north of Salt Lake City at the foot of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains. The area offers an incredible range of outdoors pursuits across the seasons including hiking, climbing, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, camping, boating and world-class skiing at resorts that hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics. Utah is home to five amazing National Parks (Zion, Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon, & Capitol Reef) and an easy drive from two more; Grand Teton and Yellowstone. The Salt Lake City area offers a vast array of cultural activities and businesses including multiple professional sports teams. It is a western states hub for exceptional, cutting-edge medical care with people traveling from across the region for a range of nationally renowned specialty care centers and doctors. The Salt Lake International Airport is a major transportation hub that is expanding and offers easy, direct access to just about anywhere you want to fly.
Required Education, Experience, & Skills BS/MS in Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Physics or Mathematics is required
Minimum of 7 years (5 years with MS degree) of directly related experience. At least 3 years progressive responsibility in providing technical leadership.
Must have a current (within last 6 years) Secret security clearance or higher and be able to obtain a Special Access Program (SAP) clearance within a reasonable timeframe.Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills Experience working with military/civil communications systems, NC3 systems, and/or RF ground networks is desirable.
Knowledge of Digital Engineering or Model-Based System Engineering (MBSE) is a plus.
DoD acquisitions program experience is desirable.
Experience with integrating requirements into existing acquisitions lifecycle phases, milestones, and deliverables using systems engineering principles and methodologies is desirable.
Knowledge or experience working with engineering tools such as Cameo Enterprise Architecture, MATLAB, and DOORS is desirable. Also, proficiency using office software such as Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, and Excel is highly desirable.
Self-motivated with excellent verbal and written communications skills in addition to sound interpersonal skills involving interfacing, coordinating and negotiating with government customer and company personnel.
Full-Time Salary Range: $103590 - $176130
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.
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