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Chief Engineer/Architect

Merrimack, NH, USA | BAE Systems

  • Industry:
    Airlines/Aviation/Aerospace
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    IT / Information Technology
  • Experience:
    12-15 years
Job Description:
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BAE Systems is seeking a recognized leader in the field of Precision Optical Pointing to join a growing dynamic group of engineers developing leading edge capabilities in Electro-Optical Systems. You will be a member of the leadership team for the Optical Systems Capability Group that is responsible for engineering staff and test resources for the execution of design, development, and implementation of electro optical solutions across multiple business areas.


As a leader and individual contributor, you will be responsible for bringing innovative and discriminating technologies to bear on next-generation military/commercial applications. As an individual contributor, you will perform in the role of Chief Engineer and System Architect for programs ranging from research and development prototypes to full rate production systems. As a leader, you will work with senior leadership to grow our talent pool through identifying, hiring, mentoring and training engineers in your area of expertise.


Specific job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


Architect, develop CONOPS and requirements, design, model, analyze, and test precision optical pointers and beam directors used in a variety of passive and active electro-optical solutions to military/commercial applications.


Develop information that extends knowledge in the field of precision pointing in the EO domain. Apply this knowledge to the development of advanced concepts, techniques, products or standards in pointing for electro-optical systems.


Act as a recognized expert, consultant, and advisor to support program and corporate management as well as customers in making strategic technology decisions.


Manage other experienced specialists in the EO domain, supporting their growth through mentoring and training.


Typical Education & Experience


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


Required Skills and Education


BS in ME, EE, Physics, Optics, or equivalent with 12 years of experience working with precision optical pointers; or MS in ME, EE, Physics, Optics, or equivalent with 10 years of experience


In-depth working knowledge of precision optical pointing techniques, components, and systems across the electro optical spectrum; reflective and refractive beam pointing solutions; techniques for and limitations of transmit/receive isolation; backscatter and stray light mitigation; boresight alignment; power and control signal routing; position sensing devices; platform dynamics compensation; control theory; conduct of complex trade studies involving sensors, opto-mechanical designs, link budgets, SWaP, and environmental constraints; performance testing of pointing components, sub-systems, and complete systems. US Citizen with active Secret clearance and eligible for Top Secret clearance.


Experience with Systems Engineering processes and practices and working knowledge of DoD product development/lifecycle management.


Experience leading multi-disciplinary teams consisting of mechanical, electrical, optical, software, and systems engineers.


Experience working independently with limited supervision and interacting effectively with project management to achieve project goals. Ability to lead and build a team.


Proven communications skills with demonstrated ability to present information with appropriate content to inform and influence team members, management, and customers.


Preferred Skills and Education


Active Top Secret clearance


Experienced in developing systems for integration on Space, Flight, and/or Ground Mobile platforms


Modeling and simulation skills


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