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Chief Architect

Hill, UT, USA | BAE Systems

  • Industry:
    Airlines/Aviation/Aerospace
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    IT / Information Technology
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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The 800+ BAE Systems, Inc. employees and sub-contractors aligned to the Air Force Solutions--Strategic Systems Directorate support the United States Air Force (USAF) Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC) Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) System Directorate as it sustains the existing LGM-30 Minuteman III (MM III) weapon system and acquires its replacement, the YLGM-182A Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD).


BAE Systems is an integral part of a government (Gov) enterprise team that ensures a safe, secure land-based leg of the nuclear triad as required by Air Force Global Strike Command through 2030 for the MMIII, and for the GBSD from its IOC at that time until 2075. The BAE Integration Support Contract (ISC) not only assists in acquisition and technical sustainment engineering for the USAF ICBM enterprise, but also helps train and develop this capability in the government for the long-term. The ISC augments organic DoD resources by providing breadth and depth of capabilities for system engineering and integration, risk management, technical assessment, acquisition program management, strategy development, organization and change management, operations and logistics interfaces, business analysis, mission effectiveness, and ICBM Demonstration/Validation programs.


GBSD is the replacement for the MM III ICBM weapon system including ground, missile, and command & control elements. This position is a key enabler for the GBSD vision to be the warfighters’, OSD, Congress, and its mission partners’ most trusted strategic system acquisition organization, helping to design, build, test, transition, and sustain the world’s safest, most secure, and effective land-based nuclear deterrent on schedule.


BAE Systems is recognized as a Top Workplace in Utah two years in a row. This is a rare opportunity to join an extraordinary company culture and a high-performing team in support of a once-in-a-lifetime weapon system engineering development and acquisition program. Personnel on this program are aligned with an ISC function that the Air Force plans on persisting for the next 20 years.


This specific opening is for the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Chief Architect, who will be aligned to support an Air Force PLM Project Manager and report to the ISC GBSD Digital Engineering Section Lead. It is a significantly challenging, incredibly rewarding leadership position over a team of BAE and/or sub-contracted employees. This position is located at Hill AFB, just west of Clearfield, Utah.


Job Description

This individual will lead enterprise PLM capability development efforts using Agile methodologies as a Scrum Master leading sprint teams, deploying Teamcenter as the chosen PLM solution in a classified hybrid (cloud and on-prem) Digital Engineering environment. The PLM Chief Architect will work directly with SIEMENS architects and other technical experts, and collaborate with Customer user and leadership teams to define, document and implement PLM-oriented enterprise business processes and workflows. Specific responsibilities include:


Defining data migration requirements and strategies in preparation for data movements from the GBSD Prime Contractor Team to and within the government digital engineering ecosystem including various network environments and operating locations.

Defining requirements for and content of the Teamcenter data model instance and system architecture.

Mapping the enterprise data management model, including requirements for security, usability, and data structures.

Working with all stakeholders/users to define use cases, establish PLM capability development/deployment/testing procedures, and providing training guidelines and materials.

Ensuring the system architecture is compliant with classification, ITAR, RMF, and other requirements for data accessibility and application stability for the lifecycle of the weapon systems (from engineering & manufacturing development, to production and deployment, to operations, maintenance, and sustainment).

Supporting government customers from a consultant/mentor perspectivePreparing and presenting reports, proposals, and presentations on the status of PLM-related projects, tasks, and products.

The PLM Chief Architect will work in close cooperation with other program office functions such as Program Integration/Control, Digital Engineering, Manufacturing and Quality Management, Configuration/Data Management, and Cybersecurity. The position requires an in-depth knowledge and significant technical experience in developing and deploying PLM functionality and related documentation in a Major Defense Acquisition Program (MDAP) or equivalent organization. It requires proven team leadership and technical skills.


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


BAE Systems is recognized as a Top Workplace in Utah for two years in a row.

Join an extraordinary company culture and the winning team to success on the ICBM Integrated Support Contract this year and for years to come.


Required Skills and Education

Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering or a related technical field

At least 10 years’ experience with PLM or related configuration, change, and/or data management information technology systems (hardware and/or software).

Trained/Certified through SIEMENS expert series course for Teamcenter PLM

Excellent cognitive, communication (written and spoken), and interpersonal skills.

Demonstrated strong leadership skills ref: setting expectations, managing work, and lead individuals and teams

Demonstrated self-discipline to plan and prioritize their own work and the work of a project team with successful results


Preferred Skills and Education

Active secret or higher clearance adjudicated within the last 5 years strongly preferred


Graduate degree in Engineering or a related technical field


MBA degree, or PMP or comparable graduate-level certification(s)


At least 15 years’ experience with PLM or related configuration, change, and/or data management information technology systems (hardware and/or software), and/or systems engineering functions.


Demonstrated experience with requirements management tools such as DOORS


Demonstrated experience with MBSE engineering processes and applications such as Cameo EA


CSEP or other comparable professional certification


Experience managing within DoD acquisition/sustainment programs


ICBM Weapon System experience


Experience with MS Project, Primavera or other scheduling tools


Experience with software development, integration and deployment in a DevSecOps and/or Cloud environment


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