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Chief Engineer

San Diego, CA, USA | BAE Systems

  • Industry:
    Airlines/Aviation/Aerospace
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    Engineering
  • Experience:
    12-15 years
Job Description:
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BAE Systems is seeking a Chief Engineer to be responsible for overall technical execution of the M868 legacy sustainment program and subsequent SONIC Strike follow-on effort. M868 provides the capability to archive, disseminate, and manage GEOINT data, and supports users in populating, locating, retrieving, and managing this data. 


The M868 Chief Engineer will oversee the design, development, deployment, and sustainment of the system; will work daily with program leadership team, identify issues early, determine solutions; and secure successful engineering execution; will interact at all levels within the Customer community, internally, and with our business partners to effectively understand enterprise mission issues, and to communicate and promote our solutions; will work with the Enterprise Content Development Engineering Director to set and drive technical goals, support the development of product technical road maps, and meet technical and business objectives; will be highly knowledgeable of current engineering theories and practices inclusive of rules-based event processing, architectural activities to include system road maps/trade studies/prototypes, simple, intuitive human-to-machine interface design, and executing large SAFe Agile programs; will use expertise with Software, Systems, and Test methodologies to plan and execute product development, test, deployment, and transition activities for the program.


In addition, the Chief Engineer will:

-Direct technical organization to ensure progress according to technical objectives, within budget and schedule

-Conceptualize, plan, schedule, perform, and/or review the design, and perform other technical activities required to maintain/sustain and grow system capabilities

-Establish and implement project strategies, detailed plans, schedules, and budgets, which includes application of EVM principles and working collaboratively with the CAMs to manage cost and schedule

-Provide customer-facing engagement to include customer briefings at all levels

-Provide leadership to encourage and direct others in anticipating, analyzing, and solving complex problems

-Provide guidance for SAFe Agile software development

-Serve as primary technical POC to the customer to assist in identifying new capabilities and technology, identification of potential integration strategies, and overall technical execution of the program

-Work with PM to identify staffing needs and ensure we’re developing and acquiring talent to successfully execute the program 


Typical Education & Experience 

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 12 years work experience or equivalent experience


Required Skills and Education 

- BS degree in technical field

- Active TS/SCI clearance

- Knowledge of current engineering theories and practices inclusive of rules-based event processing, architectural activities to include system road maps/trade studies/prototypes, simple, intuitive human-to-machine interface design, and executing large SAFe Agile programs

- Expertise with Software, Systems, and Test methodologies to plan and execute product development for the program

- Strong teamwork and leadership skills

- Ability to lead and conduct trade studies and analyze results 

- Excellent communication and coordination skills

- Strong Geospatial background required

- Imaginative, self-motivated, self-starter, excellent communicator including presentation skills, and strong leadership skills and the ability to interface with senior internal and customer personnel on significant community matters, often requiring coordination between organizations

- Ability to work comfortably and effectively with operational intelligence system users and sponsors, internal and external program managers, and contractor engineers

- 5+ years leading and managing engineering development teams of 10+ engineering personnel 

- 15+ Years in technical career


Preferred Skills and Education 

-M868 domain experience (5-10 years)

-10+ years leading and managing engineering development teams of 30+ engineering personnel

-IC4 customer experience

-Large program operational experience and large systems deployment experience

-Experienced personnel management of a large team


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