Senior Principal Mechanical Engineer - Gun Hardened Lead (Hybrid)

in Huntsville, AL

Senior Principal Mechanical Engineer - Gun Hardened Lead (Hybrid) Job

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    Huntsville, AL 35806, US

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Job Description BAE Systems seeks a Lead Mechanical Engineer with substantial Gun Hardened experience. This will be a HYBRID position and we welcome applicants from across the country.

In this role, you will lead design activities as well as teams within our Precision Strike & Sensing Solutions business area. This role will require an engineer with proven technical and leadership skills, who will mentor more junior members of the team. It is essential that this individual be capable of working in a diverse, remote work environment.

In this highly dynamic and fluid environment, we develop cutting edge mechanical, optical, and electronic solutions to survive within challenging, high-G environments associated with our smart munition technologies. We partner closely with our customers and drive towards delivering products and solutions of unmatched performance. Embracing a “design-it-right-the-first-time“ mentality. We focus on factors including affordability, manufacturability, quality, and reliability in order to exceed our customer’s expectations.

Within the wider span of our Precision Strike & Sensing Solutions business, we provide affordable and highly accurate precision-guided munition, helmet-mounted and head-up displays for fighter aircrafts, and advanced electro-optical/laser technologies that detect and defeat threats for air and ground based platforms.

Apply today and join us for an engineering career full of technical challenges, collaboration, diversity, and satisfaction.

“Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires US citizenship.”

Because this role involves a combination of collaborative/in-person and independent work, it will take the form of a Hybrid Work Format, with time split between working onsite and remotely.Required Education, Experience, & Skills As an engineer, you will provide project and discipline guidance to ensure successful execution of program plans and accomplishment of departmental goals. You’ll execute research, development, and consulting assignments of a professional technical nature where extensive and diversified knowledge of mechanical engineering principles and practices is necessary to successfully accomplish general goals and objectives.
Required Job Skills Include:

  • Defining and driving design/test strategy for team on gun launched munition
  • Gun launch munition design and testing expertise, high-G loading
  • Structural design experience/background and experience with nonlinear explicit dynamic structural analysis
  • Solid leadership and understands balance of technical & schedule along with team coordination/motivation skills
  • Track record of driving to closure with exceptional organization skills
  • Strong technical communication to execution team, company leaders, and with customers
  • Eligible to obtain a DOD Security Clearance

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills As a Mechanical Engineer within Precision Strike & Sensing Solutions business area, you will be involved with the design of hardware for gun-launched, guided projectile programs. You will have the opportunity to lead the design of innovative solutions that will be used in the challenging artillery gun launched environment. You will be integral in the mechanical design for projectiles as the designer/selector of components for structures, radomes, bearings and electronic/electro-mechanical/opto-mechanical components and devices including but not limited to:

  • Processors
  • Crystal Based Devices (i.e., Oscillators)
  • Discrete Components
  • Antennas
  • Motors
  • Sensors
  • Batteries

Skills should also include:

  • Proven Lead Mechanical Engineer on gun launched munition programs
  • Experience with artillery gun-launch design verification test methods
  • Experience in thermal design for survivability including aero-thermal loading
  • Experience designing for manufacturability including automated assembly
  • Active DoD security clearance

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.

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
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    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
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    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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