Chief Engineer

    • Nashua, NH

Job Description
Electronic Combat Solutions has technology, engineering and program teams that educate and mentor colleagues to deliver leading Electronic Warfare capabilities. We welcome all those who have big ideas, crave innovation, want to drive fielding velocity and have the passion to bring the warfighter home safe.

BAE Systems is currently seeking Chief Systems Engineers to join its Electronic Combat Solutions Sector supporting a growing product line of cutting edge Electronic Warfare equipment. As a Chief Engineer, the selected candidate will:

1. Serve as an authority and consultant in at least one major technical discipline of high complexity and importance to the airborne RF Electronic Warfare business, including Radar Warning, Situation Awareness, direction finding and emitter geolocation. Works across a broad range of disciplines to structure undefined problems, identifies key technical issues and defines alternative approaches and resolutions. Develops and applies extremely advanced technologies, principles, theories and concepts, extending existing boundaries of knowledge. Works in extremely complex areas requiring research, creativity and ingenuity in identifying potential engineering solutions.

2. Plan critical long range technological requirements to enhance Company objectives or meet anticipated customer needs. Independently identifies and solves significant problems associated with the success of current and critical long range objectives. Leads and coordinates the activities of key technical personnel and other employees as required.

3. Foster new ideas and inventions. Pursues new technology concepts prior to the establishment of any formal IR&D or CR&D establishment. Recommends, plans, leads, reviews, identifies risks and evaluates R&D and technological applications programs. Advises senior management on developments, trends or weaknesses in his/her area(s) of expertise for the LOB and OG. Additionally, expertise is often sought out at the Inc. level or globally.

4. Serve as prime spokesperson to customers and other companies on Company's technical capabilities in area(s) of expertise. Is often instrumental in attracting and obtaining new company business. Holds membership(s) in professional organizations, often in a leadership role. Represents Company at professional technical forums, organizations, conferences and meetings. Makes significant contributions to government, scientific or technology study panels. May publish in national scientific and technical journals.

5. Mentor high potential and other Engineers in area(s) of expertise.

6. Recommend system philosophies, design objectives and risk mitigation.

7. Actively participate in design reviews, proposal evaluations, tiger teams, etc. Actively participates in new business activities. Prepares and reviews technical papers and reports.

8. Technical lead of program teams ranging from 10 to 100 engineers.

Required Skills and Education
Must possess an active United States security clearance

Must have working knowledge of: Radar Warning, Situational Awareness, Interferometry/amplitude direction finding, and/or Emitter geolocation

Must have experience solving problems: analytical thought needed to resolve issues in a variety of complex situations, without supervision

Must have demonstrated ability to understand the nature of impact: routinely impacts quality, timeliness of results, planning and revenues or budget; frequently sets policies and procedures

Must have demonstrated ability to understand the impact on the a Program or Business Unit

Must have demonstrated ability in developing communication skills to exchange complex information

Must have demonstrated ability in negotiating with internal and external customers to achieve consensus on technical decisions and issue resolution

Preferred Skills and Education
B.S. Electrical Engineering with classes leading to an M.S. in either Systems or Electrical Engineering

Project Management: 5+ years as a Senior Project/Program team member responsible for work flow which is varied in nature with situations frequently requiring new solutions

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.

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