Senior Mechanical Engineer

    • Huntsville, AL

Job Description

See what you're missing. Our employees work on the world's most advanced electronics - from detecting threats for F-35 pilots to illuminating the night for soldiers. Spanning air, land, sea, and space, we are developing the technology of tomorrow, delivered today. Drawing strength from our differences, we're innovating for the future. And you can, too. Our engineers are the lifeblood of our company and we're more than 5,000 strong. With our robust offering of educational and career development opportunities, your chances to grow are limitless. Our flexible work environment provides you a chance to change the world without giving up your personal life. We put our customers first - exemplified by our mission: "We Protect Those Who Protect Us®." Sound like a team you want to be a part of? Come build your career with BAE Systems.

We are seeking a talented lead mechanical engineer to guide dedicated teams within our precision-guided munitions area of our Precision Striking & Sensing Solutions business. 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 munitions 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 expectations.

Within the wider span of our Precision Striking & Sensing Solutions business, we provide affordable and highly accurate precision-guided munitions, 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.

This position is contingent upon program award.

"Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires US citizenship "

Required Skills and Education
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:


  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Exhibit sound interpersonal skills involving interfacing, coordinating and negotiating with company personnel, customers and suppliers
  • Utilize computer skills to prepare appropriate analyses, reports and documents
  • Analyze, evaluate, develop and implement design solutions processes and systems within budget and schedule requirements
  • Design and develop products and services using state-of-the-art engineering technologies, principles, theories and concepts.


  • Preferred Skills and Education

    As a mechanical engineer within the Precision-Guided Munitions area, you will have be involved with the design of hardware for gun-launched, guided projectile programs. You will have the opportunity to design innovative solutions that will be used in the challenging artillery gun launched environment. Integral in the mechanical design for projectiles is the design or selection of components for structures, radomes, bearings and electronic/electro-mechanical/opto-mechanical components & devices including but not limited to: processors, crystal based devices (i.e., oscillators), discrete components, antennas, motors, sensors, and batteries.

    Preferred Job Skills include:

  • 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


  • 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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