GMD Flight Test Manager: Weapon Systems Engineering, Integration, Test and Readiness (SITR)

in Huntsville, AL

GMD Flight Test Manager: Weapon Systems Engineering, Integration, Test and Readiness (SITR) Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

  • Job ID

    68336BR

  • Job Location

    Huntsville, AL 35806, US

  • Job Category

    Engineering & Technology

  • Job Type

    Full-Time

  • Clearance Level

    Top Secret/SCI

  • Career Level

    Experienced

  • Travel

    10%

Job Description BAE Systems is seeking a senior and experienced GMD Flight Test Manager to join our team on successful award of the upcoming Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) System Integration, Test and Readiness (SITR) contract. Currently in the pre-solicitation phase, an award is anticipated in the March 2022 timeframe.
The successful candidate will act as the lead manager for all aspects of the execution and analysis of the GMD Flight Test Program. They will have the day-to-day responsibility for leading the multi-disciplinary team that supports the GMD Program Office, as Lead Systems Integrator, in all aspects of the GMD Flight Test program:

  • Coordinate and integrate all GMD flight test activities with Next Generation Interceptor (NGI), In Service Fleet (ISF) and Ground Weapons System (GWS) elements
  • Plan, design, integrate, execute, analyze, and report results for GMD flight test activities, with technical support from NGI, ISF, and GWS contractors
  • Provide SITR test operators and coordinate with NGI, ISF and GWS test operators and SMEs for all flight test activities
  • Support the MDA and GMD Program Office with planning, coordination, integration, execution, and analysis
    The successful candidate must have significant Flight Test and Evaluation (T&E) and/or technical leadership experience with GMD programs and MDA. He/she must have an in-depth understanding of the Flight Test Program and associated technologies and performance of the GMD system. The successful candidate must have the ability to act independently to uncover and resolve issues associated with the GMD Flight Test Program and the ability to think strategically and communicate effectively at management levels of the Customer, Warfighter, and Company to articulate the Flight Test and mission needs and requirements.
    It is preferred that the successful candidate reside in the Huntsville, AL area. Relocation may be available.

The successful candidate must possess:

  • Previous working experience with MDA in a Flight T&E management or technical leadership role
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the overall GMD Weapon System as a system-of-systems (SoS)
  • The ability to lead multi-disciplinary and multi-contractor teams to ensure the objectives of the Flight Test Program are met.
  • The skills to identify interdependencies and plans for flight testing through critical path analysis.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of all areas of large scale, complex weapon Flight Test execution, modeling, simulation and analysis
  • Working experience with the operating policies and procedures for all management aspects of the GMD Flight Test SITR responsibilities
  • In-depth understanding of MDA organization, programs, processes, priorities, and initiatives, and program management practices including budgets, schedules, and related performance standards
  • Demonstrated success in being able to work across programs, organizations, and/or other stakeholders to achieve common goals

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Bachelors degree in relevant discipline
  • 8-10 years of progressive Ground T&E or technical leadership experience
  • Former experience with GMD and/or missile defense systems Ground testing including high fidelity modeling and simulation activities
  • Ability to work independently, demonstrate strong initiative, and organize all tasking with minimal supervision
  • Strong task management skills, including experience managing teams/programs with special emphasis on meeting engineering challenges.
  • Ability to develop Ground T&E-related requirements and associated test strategies.
  • Familiarity with Design of Experiments or other test approaches
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written) as well as the ability to interact with team members, external SMEs and consultants, the Warfighter Community, and cross-organizational stakeholders at various levels of customer and internal leadership and management

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Masters degree in relevant discipline
  • 12-15 years progressive Flight T&E management or technical leadership experience
  • Active Top Secret security clearance.
  • Experience with DoDAF-compliant architectures, system requirements analysis, requirements trace management and model-based (systems) engineering
  • Understanding of computational fluid, structural, and thermal dynamics; equations of motion; sensors and actuators for propulsion systems; and structural statics/dynamics
  • Experience with flight dynamics, including multi-disciplinary analysis (aerodynamics, propulsion, mass properties, and flight controls)
  • Previous experience in simulating aerospace vehicles
  • Experience in software engineering disciplines with an understanding of how to direct the T&E of vehicle loads and environments to support weapon system requirements and performance validation

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security 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.

Intelligence & Security (I&S), based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do—from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels.

At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We’re laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.

Additional Information

Who We Are

You're used to protecting what matters most.

Throughout your career in the military, you've been dedicated to improving security, defending freedom and making the world a safer place. Now you can continue that commitment through cyber operations, intelligence analysis, and building combat vehicles and electronic systems. We’re proud to provide solutions and services that advance the strength and security of America and our allies – and we’re honored to offer an environment where veterans and reservists can continue doing mission-centered work. In all that we do, we are guided by our company values – trusted, innovative and bold – understanding that it’s not just what we do, but how we do it that underpins our success.
+ The Organization

Our team has the privilege and the responsibility of knowing that the work we do really matters. Our work is vital to the armed forces personnel and major corporations who rely on us to protect, equip and support them where it counts; to the security and prosperity of the nations we serve; to our skilled and talented people; to the local communities where we are based; and to the wider community who invest in, supply and engage with us. At BAE Systems, everyone can make a difference.

+ The Culture

We believe that a diverse workforce inspires creativity and drives innovation. We respect and value the huge variety of skills, abilities and perspectives that our people bring to our business. We celebrate our differences and aim to recruit and develop talent from all backgrounds, championing the strength that a truly inclusive and collaborative workplace gives to our company culture and performance.

+ The Work

Enjoy a flexible environment that values your work-life balance and helps you perform at your best.

+ The Opportunity

On the job training, leadership programs, collaboration with leading experts – excellence is built into your career development whether you are just starting out as an apprentice or are an experienced professional.

+ The People

We’re united by trust, camaraderie and a shared ambition to lead the world in our field. It helps that we’re nice people too.

+ The Reward

See your contribution, making real change as breakthrough technology and intelligence solutions reshape the landscape for our customers.

What We Offer

+ Warrior Integration Program (Est. 2008)

This program was created to assist in the employment, transition, education, and development of wounded warriors. Through mentoring, partnership, education, and leadership, we vow to serve our veterans in the same manner they served our country. WIP provides mission-centered work that gives wounded warriors the opportunity to contribute, providing a path for career progression.

+ Camo to Corporate (Est. 2013)

Camo to Corporate underpins all of our military recruiting and veteran efforts. We participate in annual career workshops and partner with VA employment reps to identify opportunities for vets at BAE Systems. We’re also proud members of Joining Forces, the Veteran Jobs Mission and Hiring our Heroes - initiatives focused on helping vets and their spouses find meaningful careers.

Perks & Benefits

  • Veterans Support Network
    Veterans Support Network +-

    The mission of the Veterans Support Network is to help connect former service members, active duty members, reservists and those who are supportive of the Armed Services.

  • Health & Wellness
    Health & Wellness +-

    We offer medical plans that take great care of you and your family’s health and well-being. These include medical plans, prescription drugs, dental and vision, along with incentive programs and health saving and spending accounts.

  • Time Away From Work
    Time Away From Work +-

    Paid Time Off (PTO) provides you with paid time away from work that you can use for vacation, personal time, personal illness, or to care for dependents. You can accumulate up to a maximum of 400 PTO hours.

  • Military Leave
    Military Leave +-

    Full-time and part-time employees who serve in the military reserves are eligible to take paid and unpaid leaves of absence to perform military duty.

  • Employee Assistance Program
    Employee Assistance Program +-

    The EAP offers confidential support to manage personal issues, such as stress, family issues, and substance abuse.

  • Employee Discount Programs
    Employee Discount Programs +-

    BAE Systems partners with Beneplace to offer exclusive discounts on a variety of products and services.

  • Tuition Reimbursement
    Tuition Reimbursement +-

    Lifelong employee learning is critical to both your personal growth and that of BAE Systems as a trusted, innovative, and bold organization. That’s why we offer a tuition reimbursement program, so you can pursue advanced education to help further your career.

  • Adoption Assistance
    Adoption Assistance +-

    You can be reimbursed up to $4,000 for qualified adoption expenses through the Adoption Assistance program.

  • Financial Wellness
    Financial Wellness +-

    Plan for today, save for tomorrow. Our programs support your goals at every stage of life. These programs include 401(k) savings plans, life and accident insurance, disability coverage, home, auto, and pet insurance and legal planning.

Our Partners

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