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BAE Systems

Configuration Manager (CM) / Data Manager (DM)




Full Time


Hill Afb, Utah, United States

Job Description

BAE Systems is seeking an exceptional, Principle Systems Engineer for an exciting opportunity to support the Air Force's acquisition of the next generation Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM).

Why BAE Systems? BAE Systems is the third largest defense contractor in the world with an exceptional, mission-focused culture. The 800+ BAE Systems employees and sub-contractors located at Hill Air Force Base, Utah are aligned to the United States Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, assisting the government customer with acquisition and technical sustainment engineering. We support the Center in sustainment of the existing LGM-30 Minuteman III (MM III) weapon system and acquisition of its replacement, the YLGM-182A Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD). We are a valued mission partner delivering daily excellence and innovative solutions to our government customers. BAE Systems has earned accolades as a “Top Workplace” in Utah based on employee feedback four consecutive years, earning special distinction for providing a healthy work-life balance for our valued employees. We work very hard to ensure this is a great place to work!

Why Utah? You’ve got to see it to believe it! Utah is an amazing state with a diverse and eclectic culture and truly offers a new experience for anyone willing to search. We are located north of Salt Lake City at the foot of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains. The area offers an incredible range of outdoors pursuits across the seasons including hiking, climbing, hunting, fishing, camping, boating, and world class skiing at resorts that hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics. The state is home to five amazing National Parks and an easy drive from two more; Grand Teton and famous first National Park in the world, Yellowstone. The Salt Lake City area offers a vast array of cultural activities and businesses including multiple professional sports teams. It is a western states hub for exceptional, cutting edge medical care with people traveling from across the region for a range of nationally renowned specialty care centers and doctors. The Salt Lake International Airport is expanding and offers easy, direct access to just about anywhere you want to fly.

Why Sentinel (formerly GBSD)? The Sentinel Program is an enormous and complex “Mega-Project” modernizing the entire ICBM weapon system deployed across tens of thousands of square miles in five states. Without a doubt, GBSD is one of the DoD’s most important acquisition efforts for the next decade, if not longer. It includes a complete refurbishment of hundreds of aging Minuteman III ICBM facilities to secure and support a newly designed, technologically advanced ballistic missile. It will also provide an entirely new command and control system as well as vast array of required support equipment specifically engineered to operate and sustain the new weapon system over the decades ahead. Sentinel is the Department of Defense’s newest official “program of record” having just achieved Milestone B and enjoys broad, strong support at the national level. It is a long-term project with the weapon system anticipated to deploy over a nine-year period beginning in 2026 and remain operational until at least 2075. Sentinel is a career defining program that will present unique and challenging opportunities that are simply available with smaller projects.

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This Principal Systems Engineer person will be responsible for the following configuration management (CM) and data management (DM) duties:

  • Serve to integrate Configuration and Data management for the program, engaging in many ad hoc activities required to ensure streamlined CM/DM processes for the program

  • Collaborate across all functions within the program to incorporate CM/DM concepts, techniques, and requirements

  • Facilitate internal and external meetings to support the program and represent CM/DM in working groups or control boards

  • Identify and mitigate CM/DM risks

  • Provide solutions to complex problems that are consistent with the program's objectives

  • Identify opportunities for change and champion needed changes within the program

  • Develop mechanisms for monitoring metrics and for intervention and problem solving within the team, management, and government customers

  • Knowledge of, and skill in, the use of principles of negotiation as required to reconcile diverse opinions that can arise from conflicts

  • Participates in process improvements initiatives and implements more effective procedures

Pursuant to Government contract, this position requires US Citizenship status.

This position is only located at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, due to the special-access classified working environment and is not conducive to regular “telework” or remote schedules.

Recognized as a Top Workplace in Utah for four years in a row. Join an extraordinary company culture and the winning team to success this year and for years to come.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related engineering field from an ABET accredited program

  • 7 years of experience with configuration management (CM) or data management (DM)

  • Experience in understanding, creating, and managing sound processes

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance with Special Access Program (SAP). The criteria for granting clearance is set by the US Government.

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related engineering field from an ABET accredited program

  • Current Secret Clearance or higher, with Special Access Program (SAP)

  • Knowledge of Air Force Operations

  • International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) certification -- Associate Systems Engineering Professional (ASEP) or Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP)

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security 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. Intelligence & Security (I&S), based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do—from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels. 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.