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BAE Systems

Chief Engineer- Countermeasure & Electromagnetic Attack Solutions (79821BR)




Full Time


Austin, Texas, United States

Job Description BAE Systems’ Austin, TX facility has an immediate opening for a chief engineer supporting programs in the Countermeasure and Electro-Magnetic Attack (CEMA) business area. BAE Systems is looking for a System Engineer with experience in electronic warfare systems . The successful candidate will serve as Chief Engineer for our family of products produce at the Austin, TX facility. This role will consist of serving as lead engineer on the product line and ensuring success through sound architecture/engineering practices, system thinking, demonstrated leadership and mentoring of junior engineers. The chief engineer will also be providing both internal and customer-facing support to the various milestone reviews of the system elements. We are looking for motivated, positive minded, and challenge seeking engineers for cross-functional, multi-disciplinary teams.

This position is located in Austin, TX. Our engineers are members of cross-functional, multi-disciplined teams focused on developing cost-effective systems that protect our Warfighters. Candidates for this position can expect to work in mid-size teams that may be co-located and/or geographically distributed. Applicants for this position should have an interest in mentoring the wide range of domain skills found within the Engineering discipline and be the technical conscience for the product. Cultural and behavioral principles are a special part of our systems engineering organization which means we are looking for team players who will support our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

We are seeking a Chief Engineer to lead development efforts in Electronic Warfare (EW) technologies. The Chief Engineer role at BAE is neither purely a program role or a business role. Chief engineers use their strong subject matter expertise to contribute directly to the architecture and design of the products they support, while also supporting program leadership in the management of projects, and liaising with customers and other stakeholders in order to develop technical roadmaps and recommend development priorities for the business as a whole.

In this role, you will

  • Collaborate with groups in the intelligence community and DoD to gather information on signals of interest
  • Analyze current and emerging commercial and military EW systems
  • Creates/Supports technical planning
  • Lead creation and/or review of operational concepts, develop and document system level operational concepts
  • Review alternatives and perform trade studies including cost, risk, supportability and analyses for total systems.
  • Lead an in-depth technical engineering research, analysis and support translation of requirements into system architecture by providing systems engineering guidance for multidisciplinary design teams providing allocation of requirements to engineering disciplines.
  • Ensure the logical and systematic conversion of product requirements into total systems solutions
  • Review of algorithms
  • Approve System Level Integration, Verification and Validation
  • Identify and communicate technical risk and opportunities
  • Represent the technical team to internal and external customers
  • Ensure IP identification and protection
  • Lead an inter-company integrated product team to develop new EW products.
  • Complete, both independently and with the support of the team, analyses to shape both micro (specific product design) and macro (product roadmap) decisions.
  • Architect and contribute to the design of both the assigned product and other EO/IR Detector and Laser products in our portfolio.
  • Support technical decision making for EW products over the product lifecycle.
  • As a subject matter expert and senior engineer, assist with the education and professional development of more junior staff.
Because this role involves a combination of collaborative/in-person and independent work, it will take the form of a hybrid work format, with time split between working onsite and remotely.
Required Education, Experience, & Skills The candidate shall possess the following skills and experience:
  • Bachelor's Degree and 15 years related industry experience or equivalent experience
  • Ability to think strategically and formulate strategies to solve rapidly evolving highly challenged technical problems
  • Excellent written and oral communications and ability to influence internal leadership and customers with technical expertise and business perspective
  • Proven ability to share and transfer technology and know-how across organizational boundaries
  • Expertise in EW technology, including technical factors driving system performance.
  • Expertise in quantitative analysis and trade studies of EW systems.
  • Expertise in military EW system design and packaging and demonstrated ability to engineer with tight constraints in size, weight, power, thermal management, bandwidth, security, etc.
  • Experience successfully leading multi-million-dollar development programs.
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills The following skills and experience are preferred:
  • Master's degree in a technical field such as Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Operations Research, or Computer Science
  • Greater than 15 years of experience solving critical problems in EW systems
  • Specific skills within the domains of EW systems
  • Currently hold or have the ability to obtain a Top Secret security clearance
About BAE Systems Electronic Systems BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers 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 services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. Electronic Systems (ES) is the global innovator behind BAE Systems’ 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. At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We’re laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.