Secondary Launch Platform-Airborne (SLP-A) Senior Principal Electrical Engineer Job
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Hill AFB, UT 84056, US
Engineering & Technology
Job Description BAE Systems is seeking an exceptional, Senior Principal Electrical Engineer for an exciting opportunity to support the Air Force's acquisition of the next generation Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM).
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-30 Minuteman III (MM III) weapon system and acquiring its replacement, the YLGM-182A Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD). 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 three consecutive years, earning special distinction for providing a healthy work-life balance for our valued employees. We work 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, 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, famously, the first National Park in the world, 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.
Why GBSD? The Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) Program 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 any doubt, GBSD 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 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 and control system as well as vast array of required support equipment specifically engineered to operate and sustain the new weapon system over the decades ahead. GBSD is the DoD’s newest official “program of record,” having just achieved Acquisitions Milestone B. It enjoys broad, strong support at the national level. It is a long-term project -- the weapon system will deploy over a nine-year period beginning in approximately 2026, and remain operational until at least 2075. GBSD is a career-defining program that will present unique and challenging opportunities that simply are not available with smaller projects.
Tell me about this job. Within the GBSD Program, the Secondary Launch Platform-Airborne (SLP-A) provides an alternate launch capability for the ICBM force from an airborne platform. To successfully field the new weapon system, the GBSD program requires an SLP-A Electrical Engineer with a willingness to lead, learn, and contribute in a fast-paced environment. The applicant must possess high energy and a strong motivation to make a difference. They must be comfortable working with changing priorities. The ability to switch tasks and multi-task with minimal disruption is a must.
This position will directly support the GBSD Command and Launch (C&L) Division and the government’s SLP-A Branch Chief as they acquire the airborne capability for the next generation ICBM. Duties will include providing expert advice and support to GBSD leaders on all SLP-A aspects throughout the acquisition cycle.
Specifically, this potential team member will be responsible for supporting the government customer in the creation, review, and assessment of contractor design, documentation, architectures, and Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) products in order to meet GBSD acquisition requirements and timelines. Our team provides future weapon system and lab architectures, concepts of operation, modeling, simulation, and plans for addressing SLP-A integration options. Our team includes existing staff with extensive expertise in the current Minuteman III weapon system’s Airborne Launch Control System and actively participates in ongoing studies and assessments for this next generation system.
This is a rare opportunity to join a high-performing team within a large defense company with an extraordinary, positive culture and mission focus. In this position, you will provide direct support to a national security critical weapon system throughout engineering development, deployment and sustainment. You will become a trusted mission partner to the innovative, digital engineering-driven Air Force organization that will design, build, test, transition, and sustain the world’s safest, most secure, and effective land-based nuclear deterrent, on-schedule. Do not miss this!
Pursuant to Government contract, this position requires US Citizenship status.
This position is only located at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, due to special-access, classified working environment.
Must be able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance and be eligible for SAP clearance.Required Education, Experience, & Skills
- BS/MS in Electronic Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics or Mathematics
- 12 years (10 years with MS degree) of directly related experience. At least 6 years progressive responsibility in providing technical leadership.
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
- Knowledge or experience with Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) is desirable.
- DoD acquisition experience/accreditation or equivalent is desirable.
- Experience with integrating requirements into existing acquisition lifecycle phases, milestones, and deliverables using systems engineering principles and methodologies
- Self-motivated with excellent verbal and written communications skills in addition to sound interpersonal skills involving interfacing, coordinating and negotiating with customer and company personnel
- Familiarity with, or willingness to rapidly learn, DoD acquisitions activities in accordance with DoD Directive 5000.01 and DoD Instruction 5000.02, as well as any other relevant U.S. law, DoD, CJCS, USAF, or other Service Component directives, policies, instructions, or guides
- Extensive knowledge and experience working with Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, Excel is highly desirable.
- Prior experience with aircraft integration and test is desirable.
About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security BAE Systems Intelligence & Security, 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. That’s BAE Systems. That’s Inspired Work. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression. To see Inspired Work in action, visit www.baesystems.com and follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/baesystemsintel.
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