Principal System Architecture Engineer (Multiple Sites)

in Minneapolis, MN

Principal System Architecture Engineer (Multiple Sites) Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

  • Job ID

    68200BR

  • Job Location

    Minneapolis, MN 55421-1402, US

  • Job Category

    Engineering & Technology

  • Job Type

    Full-Time

  • Clearance Level

    Secret

  • Career Level

    Experienced

  • Travel

    <10%

Job Description BAE Systems, a leader in the defense industry, has an immediate need for a Principal System Architecture Engineer. The Principal System Architecture Engineer will support any of our various Combat Mission Systems (CMS) programs. Any CMS Engineering Site including Sterling Heights, MI; San Jose, CA; Minneapolis, MN; Phoenix, AZ; and York, PA is an acceptable work location and we may consider a location near any BAE Systems facility for a well-qualified candidate.

Job Description:
As the System Architecture Engineer, you will lead or support development of an optimum system architecture based on balanced requirements and extensive product and customer knowledge for multiple vehicle concepts. Also, the system architect will lead or support the product structure and the system architectural models from early vehicle concept through detailed design, integration, and test phases.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to define the architecture of the complete vehicle for multiple vehicle concepts for moderately complex efforts or support architecture definition for highly complex efforts.
  • Responsible for the creation of the vehicle electronics (vetronics) and physical architectures and complete vehicle packaging of the systems and modules to create the optimum vehicle for the customer application and business. This also includes leading the functional analysis and logical architecture development needed for successful hardware and software integration.
  • Identify and control mechanical, electrical, data, and thermal interfaces for vehicle subsystems and other major architectural elements.
  • Support the introduction of new technology to create optimally balanced technical solutions for each vehicle application by ensuring project content meets the customer needs and the technology strategies.
  • Support requirements decomposition analysis to help drive concept architectures and system characteristics. Support compliance assessments.
  • Manage resolution of architecture issues. Enforce design commonality (as practical) across concepts.
  • Generate System/Subsystem Design Descriptions (SSDDs) and drive deliverables to meet Project required timing, deliverable requirements, and budgets.
  • Support development of standard practices on Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) approaches and SysML methods.

Here is a video to give you an idea about the work we do.Required Education, Experience, & Skills Required/ Knowledge:

  • Have systems engineering experience/ knowledge necessary to perform requirements analysis, derivation and allocation, and translate requirements to viable concepts design solutions within applicable constraints.
  • Experience with Systems Modeling Language (SysML) methodology and tools, preferably MagicDraw.
  • Experience developing architecture concepts and evaluating alternatives.
  • Experience and knowledge of computer systems and processors, logic devices, interfaces, and high-level understanding of operating systems.
  • Experience managing system risk.
  • Ability to generate System/Subsystem Design Descriptions (SSDDs) and capability assessments per the program statement of work (SOW).
  • Ability to develop and manage the concept product structures and the associated size, weight, power, cooling and cost (SWaP-CC) data, ensuring consistency across concepts.
  • Ability to balance system design considering system usage concept of operations (CONOPS), performance, constraints, and logistics concerns.
  • Ability to plan, conduct and document complex trade studies.
  • Ability to balance size, weight, power and cost of system.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Required Education:
Must have bachelor degree (or equivalent experience) in relevant engineering field from an accredited university with the following:

  • 6+ Years with BS
  • 4+ Years with MS
  • 2+ Years with PHD

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with military vehicle systems, subsystems, or components, especially vehicle electronics and computing systems.
  • Model based systems engineering experience, such as UML, SysML, Rational Harmony, Object-Oriented Systems Engineering Method (OOSEM) experience.
  • Experience with MagicDraw modeling tool or equivalent.
  • Experience with Controller Area Network (CAN) Bus strategies and implementation, and other relevant networks and protocols.
  • Logical architecture experience, including development of use cases
  • Familiarity with Department of Defense Architecture (DoDAF)
  • Have and maintain INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) certification.
  • Experience with DOORS requirements management tool.
  • Exposure to hardware/software integration.
  • Leadership and mentoring of younger engineers.

About BAE Systems Platforms & Services The Platforms & Services (P&S) sector under BAE Systems, Inc does the big stuff: the armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, and naval ship repair…just to name a few. Our employees take pride in the work they do and why they do it. They are on the front lines every day, building our products to protect the lives of those who serve. We may be biased, but we think P&S does some of the coolest work around, and we think you will too.

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

G.I Jobs Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Job Mission Joining Forces Soldier for Life American Association of People with Disabilities

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