SPX Chief Scientist II

Job Description

SPX Chief Engineer II

FAST Labs, the research arm of BAE Systems' Electronic Systems, is searching for a Chief Scientist II to help drive the technical direction for new research. A Chief Scientist II has impact across the Technology Solutions product lines: Sensor Processing and Exploitation (SPX) Technologies, Sensor Technologies (ST), Autonomy, Control, & Estimation Technologies (ACE), and Cyber Technologies (CT), RF EW and Advanced Electronics Technologies (R2E). Chief Scientists own a technical portion of a product line's strategic plan and plans, captures, and executes sponsored research programs and guides disruptive technologies into BAE System's Business Areas' products and services. Chief Scientist's enable capture and execution of a technical thrust by being a trusted advisor to our customers and mentoring and working through senior researchers.

The ideal candidate would have a senior level research position in either the US Government or industry with a network of colleagues in the science and technology community. This network would span across the DoD, IC, and academia and include interactions at operational, strategic, and policy levels. Intimate knowledge of DoD and IC missions and their objectives is an essential dimension for this position. This position is located in Reston, VA.

Desired technical leadership experience and interests include, but is not limited to four or more following technical areas:

  • Maritime systems, Underwater acoustics and Modeling
  • Active multi-static sonar
  • Sonar system performance modeling
  • Sensor signal processing and ultra-low-power processors for autonomous and offboard sensor systems
  • Development and testing of advanced undersea warfare system prototypes including Steered Frequency Source, Mode-Programmable Acoustic Source, deployable ground and tactical Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) sensors and towed acoustic arrays.
Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 12 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

Required technical leadership experience and interests include, but is not limited to three or more following technical areas:
  • Maritime systems, Underwater acoustics and Modeling
  • Active multi-static sonar
  • Sonar system performance modeling
  • Sensor signal processing and ultra-low-power processors for autonomous and offboard sensor systems
  • Development and testing of advanced undersea warfare system prototypes including Steered Frequency Source, Mode-Programmable Acoustic Source, deployable ground and tactical Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) sensors and towed acoustic arrays.
Preferred Skills and Education

Desired technical leadership experience and interests include, but is not limited to three or more following technical areas:
  • Maritime systems, Underwater acoustics and Modeling
  • Active multi-static sonar
  • Sonar system performance modeling
  • Sensor signal processing and ultra-low-power processors for autonomous and offboard sensor systems
  • Development and testing of advanced undersea warfare system prototypes including Steered Frequency Source, Mode-Programmable Acoustic Source, deployable ground and tactical Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) sensors and towed acoustic arrays.

Leadership role in professional societies
  • Maintains a significant external network with scientists

Clearance: An active TS and eligible for SCI

About BAE Systems Electronic Systems

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.
The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression


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