ICBM Aerospace/Mechanical Senior Principal Engineer Job
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Hill AFB, UT 84056, US
Engineering & Technology
BAE Systems is looking for a motivated Senior Principal Aerospace/Mechanical Engineer to join our team for an exciting opportunity supporting the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) weapon system program. The successful candidate will be an integral part of a highly-skilled Force Development Evaluation (FDE) team that supports Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC) and Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) with Operational Test Launch pre-flight mission planning, launch support, and post-flight accuracy and system performance analysis. AFGSC is responsible for evaluating the ICBM force’s ability to accomplish its Air Force mission. AFGSC establishes accuracy and reliability planning factors under operational conditions, detects changes in weapon system accuracy and reliability, identifies areas for weapon system modification or improvement, and verifies operational effectiveness and suitability. This job position will directly support some of the following FDE activities:
Perform pre-flight mission planning tasks that include defining test objectives and range sensor requirements, targeting the mission, analyzing hazards and range safety constraints, and producing 6DOF flight predictions.
Attend test launch planning meetings and support launch activities.
Process booster and Reentry Vehicle (RV) telemetry data.
Perform missile system performance analysis.
Determine the Best Estimate of Trajectory (BET) from RV deployment to impact using metric tracking and weather data and use the BET to determine weapon system miss and all sub-component misses.
Perform Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) accuracy analysis using GPS/telemetry data to estimate guidance and control contribution to weapon system miss.
Perform RV body dynamics and Arming & Fuzing performance analysis.
Develop engineering estimates of accuracy, reconcile estimates with demonstrated flight test data, and adjust accuracy model accordingly. Compute and analyze accuracy data for bias, covariance, and circular error probability at RV burst and impact.
Provide engineering support to investigate missile flight test anomalies, provide analysis to determine cause, and develop corrective action solutions.
Develop, maintain, and modify software tools to determine vehicle performance and flight accuracy.
Publish vehicle performance and flight accuracy briefing materials and reports.
The position is located at Hill AFB, Utah.
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 outdoor pursuits across the seasons including hiking, climbing, hunting, fishing, camping, boating and world-class skiing at resorts that hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics. The state is home to five amazing National Parks 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 expanding and offers easy, direct access to just about anywhere you want to fly.
Required Education, Experience, & Skills
Bachelor of Science in an Engineering field from an ABET accredited program or Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Statistics, or Software.
8+ years related experience (6+ years with a Master's degree).
Technical writing and presentation skills.
Position level will be based on candidate experience and qualifications.
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
Bachelor of Science in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering.
Matlab, C, C++ programming languages preferred.
Python, Fortran, Ada programming languages desired.
Kalman Filter experience desired.
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.
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.
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