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BAE Systems

FAST Labs Technology Business Development Manager- Hybrid, Multiple US Locations Available (80979BR)




Full Time


Arlington, Virginia, 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.

Join a dynamic team that provides mission critical business development and capture skills to BAE Systems’ advanced technology and research organization, FAST Labs. Through research programs funded by science and technology R&D organizations within the U.S. Department of Defense, the research and development team in FAST Labs collaborate across the enterprise. In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to work with the teams creating and developing advanced technology capabilities in the areas of advanced electronics, autonomy, cyber, electronic warfare, and sensors and processing. You’ll be able to develop your career and grow your skills in a team-based environment with a winning culture that provides an opportunity to interact daily with industry renowned experts.

We are seeking a leader to work with multiple technology areas within FAST Labs with responsibilities for new business development and technology transition – working with scientists and technologists to identify, develop, and capture research and development opportunities across our technology portfolio. Success in this role will require energetic and proactive leadership, an external and collaborative personality, and a passion for being part of a team that is bringing new technologies from concept to implementation.

Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Building internal and external relationships
  • Effectively communicating technical information orally, graphically, and in writing. Composing and articulating the benefits of a range of component and system-level solutions that meet the customer needs
  • Identifying and facilitating transition opportunities for technologies into useful and practical military or commercial applications through partnerships across BAE Systems’ Electronic Systems’ business areas
  • Capturing new Science and Technology (S&T) business - from initial concept development to influencing the US Government’s acquisition approach through delivery of the proposal – focused on advanced electronics, advanced sensors, effectors, and processing
  • Managing business development pipelines and qualifying opportunities
  • Managing budgets
  • Growing and mentoring others
This position is available in multiple locations in the United States.

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

Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferably in engineering, science, or math)
  • 12 - 15+ years of professional experience
  • Proven ability to establish enduring relationships with US Government thought leaders within the Science & Technology community: DoD (DARPA, ONR, ARL, NRL, AFRL); the Intelligence Community (IARPA); and other Government organizations (DHS, FAA)
  • The ability to work independently with limited direction
  • US Citizen with the ability to successfully obtain a Secret level clearance
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Master’s Degree or Doctorate in engineering, science, or math
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: Advanced processors, Advanced EO/IR and RF transceivers, Artificial intelligence, Communications and networking, Computer Science/Engineering, Data fusion, Object recognition, Open architecture sensor and processor development, Intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance, Multi-domain operations
  • DoD, Intelligence Community, or other Government experience
  • Experience conducting competitive analysis, market assessment, and price-to-win studies
  • Experience with Business Development tools (i.e. Salesforce)
  • Active Secret clearance or eligible for Top Secret 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.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.