Chief Technologist – Hypervelocity Projectiles

BAE Systems is seeking a highly experienced candidate to fill the role of Chief Technologist on a complex and challenging major development program for the U.S. Department of Defense. The Chief Technologist is a member of the Program Leadership Team and is responsible for establishing technical requirements and the successful development of the overall technical solution.

This role will participate in the development and evaluation phases of the program life cycle by providing technical leadership across development teams in industry and Government.

Responsibilities and scope include:

  • Leading the development of the CONOPS for systems proposed for development
  • Providing cross-IPT technical leadership and coordination
  • Identifying, selecting, and developing key technologies and designs for incorporation into product offerings
  • Providing leadership and support to system demonstrations and testing
  • Participating in program readiness assessments and design reviews
  • Attend/lead technical interchange meetings with the team members and other program personnel and represent the organization in technical matters pertaining to the project
  • Providing technical consultation and advice to Program Management
  • Operate under minimal supervision; guidance received relates primarily to general objectives Minimum Education and Experience Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in Engineering, Computer science, Mathematics, or Physics and 10yrs expereince Required Skills and Education
  • Significant expertise in the development of guided munitions and/or missiles through the requirements, development, testing and production transition phases.

The ideal candidate will be a recognized leader with state of the art knowledge in two or more of the following competencies:

o Guidance, Navigation and Control of flight bodies

o Analytical foundation of guided munitions and/or missiles

o System of Systems Integration, including target tracking and fire control

o Test and Evaluation of guided munitions and/or missiles

  • Experience developing a technical baseline (requirements/architecture) and leading a development team to implementation
  • Experience leading technical Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) or Trade Studies
  • Experience in systems engineering, architecture development, of software intensive systems
  • Experience in applying technical standards, principles, theories, concepts and techniques to solve problems
  • Experience in conducting CONOPS development, analytical, and trade study activities using structured systems engineering techniques
  • Experience in risk and opportunity analysis, tracking and mitigation
  • Experience in the execution of DoD programs; ability to obtain Secret or higher levels of security clearance
  • Demonstrated excellence in communications with customers, project partner organizations, engineers, and management
  • Experience at technical interchange meetings with the team members and other program personnel, and representing the organization in technical matters
  • Experience establishing and maintaining working relationship with all levels of the organization, including customers, users, and other peer groups
  • Experience in proposal development and writing
  • Experience preparing and presenting reports and briefings both orally and written
  • Enthusiastic and energetic performer able to work in a fast-paced, highly visible setting
  • Self-motivated and capable of performing tasks with limited oversight

Preferred Skills and Education

  • Strong network of associates in Government, Industry, and Academia
  • Demonstrated ability to drive technology solutions within organizations
  • World renowned expert in the development of guided munitions and/or missiles with a track record of relevant technical publications About BAE Systems Platforms & Services Posting BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering 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 and services. With headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, this Platform and Services Group of BAE Systems employs nearly 11,000 professionals at more than 30 locations worldwide. Platform and Services is a global leader in the design, development, production, and service support of armored combat vehicles, major and minor caliber naval guns and missile launchers, canisters, artillery systems, and intelligent munitions. People are the greatest asset in any Company. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression EEO Career Site Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities . females . veterans . individuals with disabilities . sexual orientation . gender identity . gender expression

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