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BAE Systems

FAST Labs Software Engineering Technical Lead (Hybrid)



Full Time

On Site


Burlington, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description 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.

Do you have a passion for solving hard technical problems in a fast paced dynamic environment?

Through research programs funded by science and technology R&D organizations within the
U.S. Department of Defense, the team in FAST Labs collaborates across the enterprise. On this team, you’ll have the opportunity to create and develop advanced technology capabilities in the areas of advanced electronics, autonomy, cyber, electronic warfare, and sensors.

If you are a Software Manager who loves to mentor, develop, maintain, oversee, and hire an engineering staff this role may be for you. If you are a Software Technical Lead who likes to architect, write, integrate, and test cutting edge software and lead a talented team working towards this goal, a career in FAST Labs may be for you!

In these ever changing roles you could be:

  1. Managing a mid-sized team of 6-12 Software Engineers
  2. Leading in the design and implementation of highly complex and innovative software architectures.
  3. Driving the technical success of small to large teams (7+ people) on existing and/or emerging technologies
  4. Drive the team to fast paces technology demonstration to our customers
  5. Mentoring and training junior staff in software engineering and development best practices.
  6. Leading external project interactions with customers to understand their requirements and guide development efforts to meet their needs.
Qualified candidates will possess knowledge of team leadership, people management, software architectures, software industry best practices, and emerging software technologies. You will be working alongside other highly motivated engineers passionate about software and protecting our military service personnel.

This position may require occasional travel up to 10% of the time to support integration and test event.

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 remote.

Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires US citizenship status.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Software engineering background and strong leadership skills that includes leading small to mid-sized engineering teams.
  • Proven performance management, mentoring, coaching, and communication skills
  • Current Object-Oriented language experience (C++ or Java) in a Linux Environment
  • Software Architecture experience.
  • Experience developing any of the following: Distributed Systems, multi-threaded systems, real time, low latency, DSP, or military systems
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Proficiency with software tools such as Gitlab, Jenkins, git, CMake and Ant.
  • General Purpose Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) development (e.g. CUDA, OpenCL).
  • Cloud Native Technologies experience (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes, Rancher, Harbor, Helm, etc.)
  • Algorithm development
  • Experience in any of the following: Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Data Fusion, Complex Adaptive Systems, Mission Management, Autonomy, Decision Analytics, Electronic Warfare
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.