Solutions Architect

The Solution Architect will serve as the competency lead for the model-based systems engineering (MBSE) and product lifecycle management (PLM) domain of expertise for the Business Area and the engineering design authority (DA) for acquisitions conducted by our customers across the Defense, Intel, and Civilian markets developing both enterprise-wide strategies as well as the point solutions for full lifecycle systems engineering, integration, manufacturing, and sustainment requirements for major captures and proposals. Working closely with business development, customers, and diverse engineering and proposal teams, the SA will understand emerging and evolving customer mission needs and most imporatant requirements and develop winning, tailored solutions aligned to the capture strategy for the opportunity. This position will also lead key internal research and development (IRAD) and strategic investment efforts developing the next-generation IDE architecture and prototype leveraging industry best practices coupled with state-of-the-art MBSE and PLM solutions that can incrementally evolve and improve the systems engineering processes, engineering development, manufacturing and sustainment capabilities for the Business Area.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Act as the lead design authority for the next-generation MBSE and PLM based engineering collaboration reference architecture and prototypes, responsible for ensuring that the technology, process, people and service architecture layers integrate seamlessly and effectively into a coherent business environment
  • Leads, architects, and develops MBSE/PLM/IDE-based solutions for key IE&WS opportunities in engineering development, production and manufacturing, and system sustainment solutions and services. Applies understanding of critical customer program goals to develop winning, best-value, and tailored solutions. Serves as Subject Matter Expert (SME) in development of these solutions as well as leading a matrixed team of specialists. Specifically, the SA will
  • Develop and document MBSE/PLM/IDE-based solutions consisting of contextual, conceptual and logical architectures using standards-based,rigorous methodologies and practices
  • Conduct architectural analysis of alternatives(AoA) trade studies by applying CAIV, DTC, and Multi-criteria Decision Support and/or other proven methodologies
  • Develop proof-of-concept models and pre-production prototypes, and conduct internal and external demonstrations
  • Work BAE internal engineering tools support groups and Commercial engineering and PLM tool venders

Develop lifecycle cost models to support architecture decision trades

  • Develop technical approach and project engineering plans, including tasks, process and critical resources, to turn the solution into a successful proposal
  • Collaborating with business development, develop technology and capability road maps and tailorable reference architecture for different service models including system integration, manufacturing, sustainment, and operational support
  • Communicate solutions with customers,management, and teaming partners, including presentations and white papers
  • Subject Matter Expert responsible for assessing, recommending solutions to and supporting IE&WS Management, business Units, and Customers for challenging issues arising during contract execution
  • Subject Matter Expert supporting IE&WS Chief Engineer with respect to process improvement, technology initiatives and investment planning in support of annual IBP process
  • Serves as IE&WS representative on industry forums and in discussions with industry leading product and technology partners and OEM's

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