ICBM Weapon System Command & Control (WSC2) Technical Expert
BAE Systems is seeking an exceptional individual with extensive ICBM operational experience to support the Air Force's next generation Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) weapon system acquisition. Our customer is the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) Program Office located at Hill AFB, north of Salt Lake City, Utah. This will be a long-term project with the weapon system anticipated to remain operational until 2075.
We are seeking an experienced ICBM operations expert with a willingness to learn and contribute in a fast-paced environment. They must possess high energy and a strong motivation to make a difference. They must be comfortable working with changing priorities. The ability to switch tasks and multitask with minimal disruption is a must.
This position will directly support the ICBM WSC2 Branch as they acquire the command and control needed for the next generation ICBM for GBSD. Duties will include providing expert advice and support to GBSD Division leaders on all aspects of WSC2 throughout the acquisition cycle. Specifically, this BAE Systems team member will serve as a team ICBM WSC2 expert responsible for supporting the government customer in the creation, review, and assessment of documents, architecture, and Model Based System Engineering proposals in order to meet GBSD acquisition requirements and timelines. The understanding of, and potential application of, evolving technologies supporting the WSC2 environment is a key aspect of the position. The individual will be looked upon to provide C2 expertise in key weapon system areas such as codes & cryptography, targeting, nuclear command, control & communications (NC3), airborne launch control system (ALCS) operations, and nuclear command & control (NC2) operations. The position is being filled as a part of the Future ICBM Sustainment and Acquisition Construct (FISAC) under which BAE Systems augments organic government resources by providing breadth and depth of capabilities for system engineering and integration, risk management, technical assessment, acquisition program management, strategy development, organization and change management, interface with operations and logistics, business analysis, mission effectiveness, and ICBM Demonstration / Validation (Dem/Val) Integrated Applications Programs.
The individual will work on the WSC2 team and with other ICBM subject matter experts to assess the impacts of vulnerabilities, develop and implement mitigation plans, and document all findings. Our team provides future weapon system and lab architectures, concepts of operation, modeling, simulation, and plans for addressing GBSD WSC2 and (NC3) integration options. Our team includes existing staff with extensive expertise in the current Minuteman III weapon system and actively participates in ongoing studies and assessments for this next generation system.
Typical Education & Experience
Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 10 years work experience or equivalent experience
Required Skills and Education
10 years' experience in direct program management.
Self-motivated with excellent verbal and written communication skills in addition to sound interpersonal skills involving interfacing, coordinating and negotiating with customers and company personnel.
Must possess strong knowledge of ICBM operations, including areas such as codes, targeting, NC3, nuclear surety and/or positive control concepts, and nuclear command & control.
Familiarity with, or willingness to rapidly learn, DoD acquisition activities in accordance with DoD Directive 5000.01 and DoD Instruction 5000.02 as well as any other relevant U.S. law, DoD, CJCS, United States Air Force (USAF), or other Service Component, directive, policy, instruction, or guide.
Must have current security clearance
Preferred Skills and Education
10 years' experience in ICBM Operational and/or Nuclear Command & Control with ICBM experience beyond the operational wing level at developmental and/or operational test organizations, headquarters levels such as 20 AF, AFGSC, USSTRATCOM, Hq USAF, and/or the Joint Staff.
Working knowledge of communications media (e.g., fiber optics, Radio Frequency (RF)), protocols, and capabilities is a plus. An understanding of effective cybersecurity integration with engineering products and processes is desirable.
Prior experience working with National Security Agency (NSA) and nuclear surety requirements.
Prior experience working with classified systems.
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