Sr. Principal Electrical System Architect

in Sterling Heights, MI

Sr. Principal Electrical System Architect Job

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    Sterling Heights, MI 48312, US

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Job Description

What’s it like working for an innovative company that takes on some of the world’s most important challenges? Rewarding.

The Electrical System Architect will be responsible for leading the electrical system definition for application of Open System Architecture (OSA) into military vehicle platforms. The candidate will be responsible for evaluating and preparing engineering documentation such as various Model-Based System Engineering Architectures and Interface Control Documents. The Electrical subsystem provides platform sensor fusion, communications, power generation and distribution, user interfaces, and computing in support of various vehicle systems including mobility and survivability systems.

This is an on-site or hybrid on-site position working a 9/80 schedule with every other Friday off. We prefer this position be located in Sterling Heights, MI or Minneapolis, MN. We will consider having this location based in San Jose, CA.
The candidate should be highly self-motivated, have strong analytical and creative problem-solving abilities, as well as solid communication and interpersonal skills. The ability to collaborate within a multi-disciplinary engineering team is critical in order to field and support this Combat Mission System Program.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop and evaluation electrical system architectures for military vehicles.
  • Manage engineering design, development, schematics, analysis, test, and production support of assigned projects to meet quality, performance, and schedule requirements.
  • Assess project risk areas and develops risk mitigation plans.
  • Manage specific technology initiatives involving Independent Research and Development (IR&D) or Contract Research and Development (CR&D) funds.
  • Apply knowledge of multiple engineering disciplines, as well as in-depth knowledge of assigned product or technology area in guiding project direction.
  • Regularly prepare, present, and defend project technical results and recommendations to external customers and internal high-level management.
  • Guide the preparation of assigned proposals, including responsibility for technical and cost content.
  • Maintain state-of-the-art familiarity with industry practices, trends, and applications to enhance the organization’s technical capabilities. Advise senior management on new developments, evolving organizational needs, and required technical competencies.
  • Ensure Product Safety aspects of all sub-components, components, and deliverables within the OSA domain.
  • Maintain a safe work environment and ensures compliance with safety objectives and policies.
  • Ensure all Cybersecurity requirements are met within OSA domain.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or closely related field and 8+ years electrical engineering experience.
  • Open System Architecture experience (such as AUTOSAR) throughout the vehicle development lifecycle.
  • Practical knowledge and experience with applicable engineering processes to include process tailoring and process improvement.
  • Excellent teamwork skills, technical writing skills, written communication skills, and oral communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) involved with Sensor Open System Architecture (SOSA) and/or Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA).
  • Familiarity with commercial safety standards related to adapting autonomous driving for commercial applications and potential adaptation to military vehicles.
  • The candidate must be willing to work in a lab and vehicle environment with high voltage and high power components.
  • Experience in vehicle networking protocol tools such as CAN, Ethernet and their associated diagnostic tools.

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Experience with electrical architecture and schematic captures tools such as Magic Draw and Mentor Graphics Capital.
  • Experience in combat vehicle design, operation and testing.
  • Experience in adapting Off-The-Shelf electrical hardware and system into military tracked and wheeled vehicles' rugged environments.
  • Experience with power electronics at 28V and 600V.
  • Familiarity with Cyber Security aspects of Electrical Systems Architectures.
  • Familiarity with DC and AC military specifications or automotive power standards.

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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