SPX Lead Chief Scientist

Job Description
FAST Labs, the research arm of BAE System's Electronic Systems, is searching for a Chief Scientist II to help drive the technical direction for new research in the Sensor Processing and Exploitation (SPX) Product Line. The SPX Lead Chief Scientist coordinates with Chief scientists within SPX as well as those in other FAST Labs product lines: 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 can be located in Burlington, MA, Reston, VA, or Arlington, VA

Typical Education & Experience
Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 12 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education
Desired technical leadership experience and interests include, but is not limited to two or more following technical areas:

  • Maritime systems, Underwater acoustics and Modeling
  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics in multiple domains
  • Automatic Target Recognition using Shape-based and Deep Learning Methods, Geospatial Intelligence Processing, Computer Vision
  • Assured Communications, Signal processing and Exploitation, Spectrum maneuver and dominance, Cognitive RF systems
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
  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics in multiple domains
  • Automatic Target Recognition using Shape-based and Deep Learning Methods, Geospatial Intelligence Processing, Computer Vision
  • Assured Communications, Signal processing and Exploitation, Spectrum maneuver and dominance, Cognitive RF systems
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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