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Capability Group Technical Director

Nashua, NH, USA | BAE Systems

  • Industry:
    Airlines/Aviation/Aerospace
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Engineering
  • Experience:
    12-15 years
Job Description:
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The DCRTG Capability Group is in place to be the premier source of configurable hardware technologies for RF Electronic Warfare applications. We aim to be one stop shopping within Electronic Systems for advanced digital receivers, technique generators, and pulse processing capabilities. The Capability Group is currently seeking a Technical Director/Chief Engineer to guide all technical aspects of the group, including customer/program architecture engagement, direction to our growing group of talented HW and FW engineers, and innovation of next generation products.


Specific Responsibilities

Be the Capability Group’s Customer-Facing Technical Interface

Drive architectures and develop technical solutions and for CG scope on new program developments via early program insertion and engagement.

Advocate for the CG customer technical community and arbitrate conflicts in architecture and implementation

Educate and influence customers on DCR/TG/P performance and new or existing capabilities

Translate customer needs and system operational requirements to CG technical requirements

Provide technical oversight and engagement with program execution

Interface and engage with Business Development to understand industry needs

Support ECS Architecture Review Boards


Be the Capability Group’s Technical Conscious

Drive and influence architectures within the CG and in program implementations

Drive commonality and leverage in CG developments

Assess current state of FW and DV to drive to modular implementation approach

Collaborate with the CG SMEs in accomplishing these responsibilities

Oversee requirements specifications development within the CG

Drive supportability and produciblity into CG developments

Technical lead on bids and proposals of CG content

Facilitate identification of technical performance risks and opportunities and associated mitigation and realization plans


Drive Innovation within the Capability Group and across the business

Develop technical visions, discriminating technologies, and product roadmap for the Capability Group in conjunction with program, business area, and industry needs

Develop IRAD plans in conjunction with program and business area needs

Initiate collaboration within the Capability Group and with other CGs and the business

Engage with FastLabs to develop the transfer of technology into the Capability Group

Document and submit suggestions for Intellectual Property, Patents, etc.


Required Skills and Education

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and 12 years of work or equivalent experience.

Active DoD Secret clearance and ability to obtain DoD Top Secret.

Extensive technical leadership experience and ability to create alignment within the organization.

Ability to establish goals and standards of performance and short and long-term strategic plans.

Experience in hardware development – both digital and RF, firmware development, processor module development, and FPGA design verification.

Exposure to Electronic Warfare domain with knowledge of advanced Digital Architectures, Digital Receiver products for both Electronic Support Measures and Electronic Attack.

Practical understanding of product development and the DoD product development lifecycle.

Proficient in providing technical briefings to internal, executive-level, management and customers.

Highly experienced in facilitation and cross-organization communications.

Demonstrated critical thinking skills and decision-making abilities.

Experienced in development and assessment of risks and opportunities


Preferred Skills and Education

Advanced degree in Engineering plus 20 years of industry experience.

Experience in managing the development of digital and firmware technologies.

Active Top Secret clearance.

Experience as chief engineer in Electronic Warfare development


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