Undersea Signal Processing Scientist
BAE Systems FAST Labs is looking for an Undersea Signal Processing expert who is interested and experienced in guiding a group of similar individuals to develop and execute strategic growth of our Undersea Sensing and Exploitation portfolio. Specific focus areas include tracking, pattern recognition, and adaptive signal processing. The ideal candidate will either have a Masters or PhD in Electrical Engineering with a proven record of business development, strategic planning, and personnel development.
A strong technical foundation in advanced undersea signal processing is essential as this lead will be called upon to create signal processing solutions to the broad and complex research problems our customers face. This leadership will be through roles such as Principal Investigator, or Capture Team Lead on proposals and programs, as well as applying broad knowledge to provide guidance to team members on their technical contributions.
A key component of this role is building customer relationships and trust, so it will involve significant customer interaction. Strong presentation skills, and productive interpersonal communication capabilities are critical. The hired person will be responsible for growing our contracted research and development footprint through significant support and/or leadership of new proposals and follow-on/transition capture.
This position will be based out of our Merrimack, New Hampshire facility, though it will require collaboration with staff across our business areas and facilities, mostly in the northeast. Experience in transition of technology from algorithm and prototype development to system design and development stages is of particular interest.
Typical Education & Experience
Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 10 years work experience or equivalent experience
Required Skills and Education
Master Degree with 8+ years' experience or Ph.D. with 6+ years experience
Dissertation, thesis, or project work focused in advanced signal processing relevant to undersea warfare.
Active DoD Secret clearance is required.
Strength in tracking, pattern recognition, or adaptive signal processing.
Mastery of at least one mathematical model tool; such as Matlab, Python, etc.
Experience in leading a multi-disciplinary project team in research and development
Exceptional presentation and interpersonal communication skills are required (as demonstrated through customer presentations, publication/conference presentations, etc.)
Proven creation, pursuit, and capture of contracted research and development efforts is required.
Preferred Skills and Education
A multi-disciplinary technical foundation that spans advanced signal processing, PNT, prototype implementation, and system engineering is preferred.
Existing government security clearances are of particular value (up to and including TS/SCI).
5 or more years of leading the shaping, capture, and execution of undersea programs is highly preferred.
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