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Chief Scientist

Arlington, VA, USA | BAE Systems

  • Industry:
    Airlines/Aviation/Aerospace
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Biotech/R&D/Science
  • Experience:
    12-15 years
Job Description:
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The Autonomy, Control, & Estimation (ACE) Technology Product Line is a cutting-edge, multidisciplinary research organization that is BAE Systems' lead for invention and strategy of innovative solutions for mission systems autonomy and technologies focused on situational awareness, decision making, and knowledge discovery


ACE develops technologically disruptive, War-winning capabilities that drive mission system autonomy and decision-making through the Assess Learn Act cycle, at any speed, and across domains. ACE s vision is to be the premier source of Autonomy research & development and technology disruption. Applications of our technology include contested space, ground, maritime, and cyber domains over a range of sensing modalities that span the technology readiness spectrum from basic research through transition to fielded operational systems. Our cutting edge projects and opportunities advance the frontiers of science and contribute disruptive features to current and emerging warfighter systems so that we protect those who protect us.


We seek an entrepreneurial and experienced Chief Scientist to lead and engage in the full contract research and development program lifecycle. You will:


Provide technical leadership on programs from capture through execution and technology transition through BAE Systems business areas


Develop program concepts and lead teams to create complex systems and algorithms that solve the most pressing technology challenges of our time


Oversee and engage in preparation of technical, management, and cost proposals


Mentor and advise both junior and senior staff


Develop and manage technical strategy that has broad impact to the ACE product line


Achieve new business capture financial objectives


Typical Education & Experience


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


Required Skills and Education


Master's with 10 years, or Ph.D. with 8 years of experience, in the following or related fields: Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Operations Research, or related discipline


Experience as a capture lead and Chief Scientist responsible for securing and executing DARPA, IARPA or other Government S&T lab R&D programs


Experience leading program technical execution teams executing complex research programs


Technical expertise in one or more of the following areas: Artificial Intelligence, Game Theory, Data Science, Machine Learning, Autonomous Systems


Published co-author/author of publications of high profile conference papers, presentations, journal articles, and books


Maintains a significant network of scientists and technical decision makers


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