Section Lead - Military GPS Surface Hardware - hybrid Job
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, US
Engineering & Technology
Job Description Join us at our brand new location in Cedar Rapids. The Navigation and Sensor Systems organization is a growing business area developing the next generation of advanced military navigation systems. If you have an Electronics Hardware Development background, then this is the place to be. Our team seeks a leader interested in leading a Hardware Development team for real-time embedded GPS receivers for military ground applications. This position offers abundant opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge of GPS technology and manufacturing, and to apply that knowledge in a team environment to develop the world's most cutting edge navigation solutions.
When warfighters need to get somewhere, our navigation systems create the route and keep them on course. What are you waiting for? Come be part of the immediate solution in Cedar Rapids and "plant your flag"! Our employees work on the world’s most advanced electronics – from detecting threats for F-35 pilots to illuminating the night for soldiers. Spanning air, land, sea, and space, we are developing the technology of tomorrow, delivered today. Drawing strength from our differences, we’re innovating for the future. And you can, too, our flexible work environment provides you a chance to change the world without giving up your personal life. We put our customers first – exemplified by our mission: “We Protect Those Who Protect Us®.” BAE Systems continues to build on a strong history of providing navigation equipment to meet the evolving needs of commercial and military users. Our navigation solutions provided enhanced situational awareness and pinpoint accuracy for airborne and surface missions worldwide. Leading the way in GPS systems, our array of products cover airborne, precision-guided munitions, ground handheld receivers and embedded applications. Sound like a team you want to be a part of? Come build your career with BAE Systems.
Engineering: Our engineers are the lifeblood of our company and we’re more than 5,000 strong. With our robust offering of educational and career development opportunities, your chances to grow are limitless.
The Role: In this role, you will:
- Manage the Surface Hardware Team made up of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
- Provide technical mentoring, career guidance, and performance feedback to the team members
- Active member of the Hardware Engineering Leadership team
- Champion good culture and process compliance
- Provides technical leadership to Hardware Engineers and program teams to help resolve issues in regards to obsolescence, technical changes, part shortages, failures, etc.
- Work with program and customer using technical skills and experience to ensure successful hardware development and qualification
- Support the product teams through factory transition of new and updated products
- Engage in architecture and design reviews, implement strategic business initiatives, provide bid and proposal development in both contributor and approver roles
- Ensure programs are executing in a way that meets program cost and schedule
Who you are:
- You care about people and want to help them grow and succeed
- You possess good organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks and assignments
- You possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills (Customers, Peers, Management and Suppliers)
- You’re willing to put in the time and effort it takes to get the job done
- You are always looking for ways to do things better and faster
Required Education, Experience, & Skills
- Must have a Bachelor's degree
- Must have 10+ years of experience working in Engineering or the Electronics Field
- Familiar with electronics development and Mil-STD Testing
- US Citizen
- Must be capable of obtaining a U.S. DoD Secret security clearance
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
- Experience designing aerospace/defense electronics
- Previous experience leading a team
About BAE Systems Electronic Systems 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. Electronic Systems (ES) is the global innovator behind BAE Systems’ 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.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.
Who We Are
You're used to protecting what matters most.
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.
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.
Enjoy a flexible environment that values your work-life balance and helps you perform at your best.
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.
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.
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 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.
Meet Our Veterans
All of my co-workers have been very helpful with my transition into the company and in my training as a Common Missile Warning Systems technician. The camaraderie of the other WIP employees has also been instrumental in my transition out of the Marine Corps.
Retired Cpl. J. Munoz
Operating Enduring Freedom