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Space Ground Systems Engineering Director

San Diego, CA, USA | BAE Systems

  • Industry:
    Airlines/Aviation/Aerospace
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Engineering
  • Experience:
    12-15 years
Job Description:
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This position is seeking an engineering functional leader responsible for all engineering aspects of the Space Ground Systems business area. The responsibilities for this position include:


- Functional leadership over a 70+ engineering workforce, to include staffing, resource planning, career planning and mentoring


- Project technical, schedule, and financial performance across all Space Ground Systems programs


- Ensure preparation and approval of competitive engineering bids that are executable, meet established price-to-win targets, and grow the business


- Provide leadership for the development and evolution of the Space Ground Systems IRAD investment strategy and focus


- Liaison between Engineering, customers, and Space Systems P&L to improve/maintain customer satisfaction and grow existing programs


- Partner and collaborate across legacy GEOINT-ISR engineering as well as other functions


Typical Education & Experience 

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


Required Skills and Education 

- Proven performance in leadership of people, technical and resource management, mentoring, coaching and communication


- Thorough understanding of industry best practice engineering development processes and management of engineering development programs


- Extensive technical leadership experience and mission/domain knowledge developing systems relevant to Space Ground Systems products and systems


- Experience in capture and proposal processes and development


- Experience with evaluating bids, assessing risk, and facilitating design-to-cost activities against business price-to-win objectives


- Functional supervisory experience for a large highly technical and innovative engineering and development work force


- Significant experience working with non-engineering functions and business processes (e.g., Business Development, Contracts, Pricing, Finance, Procurement)


Preferred Skills and Education 

Subject matter expertise in Space Ground Systems technologies including understanding of space command & control, space ground architectures and software frameworks, activity-based intelligence principles, cloud computing principles & architectures, dev ops principles & architectures, application of machine-learning algorithms.


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