Project Engineering Manager/Project Technical Lead - FAST Labs Sensor Processing and Exploitation (SPX)

in Burlington, MA

Project Engineering Manager/Project Technical Lead - FAST Labs Sensor Processing and Exploitation (SPX) Job

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    Burlington, MA 01803-5012, US

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    Engineering & Technology

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    Top Secret/SCI

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  • Travel


Job Description The FAST Labs™ business area is the innovative research and development engine within the Electronic Systems (ES) sector of BAE Systems. At FAST Labs™, we drive research efforts for leading academic and DoD research institutions by iteratively building systems and demonstrations that show our customers the art of the possible. You’ll be among the brightest minds, working on the aerospace and defense industry’s most difficult problems. We put our customers first – exemplified by our missions: “We Protect Those Who Protect Us®” and “We Innovate For Those Who Move The World™.” Sound like a team you want to be a part of? Come build your career with BAE Systems.

We are seeking a Project Engineering Manager (PEM) for FAST Labs™ Sensor Processing and Exploitation (SPX) product line. SPX is a widely diverse and growing product line, with R&D efforts ranging from deep sea to space-based applications. Our core research is foundational in the application of the latest machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques to enhance the effectiveness of our warfighters.

The successful candidate will report to the SPX Product Line Engineering Lead, and will manage the engineering activities on one or more projects in the SPX project portfolio. You will lead multi-disciplinary engineering teams executing research and development projects ranging from studies to full system prototypes. You will be the engineering focal point for all activity within the projects, including bid and proposal support for engineering content, engineering strategy and integrated plans on programs, engineering staffing, issue reporting, and risk and opportunity management.

Specific job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing overall project technical leadership; planning, executing, and managing all engineering efforts within the project.
  • Collaborating with program managers/principle investigators to ensure program goals, requirements, and needs are understood and appropriately resourced.
  • Developing staffing requirements for the program and interfacing with functional engineering managers to ensure the program is adequately staffed.
  • Monitoring project plans and execution to ensure engineering activities meet technical, schedule, and cost requirements.
  • Providing timely and accurate status reports, as well as prompt notification of emerging risks and issues.
  • Working with program managers and PLEL to appropriately tailor company processes and procedures for use on the program. Then ensuring engineering efforts are planned and executed in accordance with the tailored processes and procedures, and best practices.
  • Ensuring preparation and approval of competitive engineering bids that are executable, meet established price-to-win targets, and grow the business.
  • Ensuring objective review, assessment, and verification of engineering work products and contract deliverables.

* Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires US citizenship statusRequired Skills and Education

  • Must hold a minimum Secret level DoD security clearance
  • Experience designing, building and testing Electro-Optical(EO) and/or Radio Frequency(RF) hardware
  • Deep understanding of signal processing techniques and methodologies
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a cross-functional engineering team that includes systems, mechanical, optical, electrical, and software disciplines.
  • Experience managing project scope (CDRLs/Requirements), schedule, budget, risks, and deliverables.
  • Solid project performance management (using Microsoft Project as well as other applicable software) and reporting.
  • Superior communication skills with ability to act as the liaison between engineering and other functions including Program Management, manufacturing, finance, operations, customer support, etc.
  • Strong management skills to motivate teams to deliver outstanding results in all aspects of product development, manufacturing, and product delivery.

Preferred Skills and Education

  • Hold a Top Secret security clearance
  • Earn Value Management System experience in determining schedule and cost performance.
  • Positive approach to new ideas and ability to think “outside the box".
  • Product development leadership experience in defense-related products.

About BAE Systems Electronic Systems BAE Systems Electronic Systems is the global innovator behind game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere – from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact – for our customers and the communities we serve.

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
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    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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