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Technical Director

Hudson, NH, USA | BAE Systems

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  • Functions:
    General Management
  • Experience:
    12-15 years
Job Description:
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You don’t see it, but it’s there. Our employees work on the world’s most advanced electronics – from saving emissions in the City of Lights to powering the Mars Rover to protecting the F-35 fighter jet. At Electronic Systems, you’ll be among the brightest minds, working on the aerospace and defense industry’s most difficult problems. Drawing strength from our differences, we’re innovating for the future. And you can, too. Our flexible work environment provides you a chance to change the world without giving up your personal life. We put our customers first – exemplified by our missions: “We Protect Those Who Protect Us®” and “We Innovate For Those Who Move The WorldTM.” Sound like a team you want to be a part of? Come build your career with BAE Systems.

BAE Systems is looking for a Technical Director for multiple domains in our Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Systems Business Area. This position reports to the C4ISR Systems Chief Engineer and will be focused on establishing and managing the technology portfolio in one of our key markets including Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), Advanced Communications, and converged systems for missions in multiple domains. The position is primarily based in Hudson, NH, with potential opportunities to work remotely from Greenlawn, NY, Manassas, VA, Reston, VA, San Diego, CA, or other BAE Systems sites in the United States.

This business is part of our growing Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Systems Business Area. C4ISR Systems is developing innovative capabilities across the C4ISR mission domain for Advanced Analytics, Adaptive Electronic Warfare / Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) /Cyber, Combat identification, Imagery Sensing and Exploitation, Space Security, and Undersea Warfare. We are a pathfinder in our defense and intelligence markets, focused on delivering disruptive technology to give our customers the edge they need.

Specific responsibilities include:

Being an active partner with the business to mature technology for growth by:

Engaging with business leadership to drive technology maturation in support of the product roadmap

Driving product and technology roadmaps to guide investment strategies

Collaborating across the business and externally to leverage technology for growth

Identifying white space opportunities for growth as well as technology gaps

Lead Technology Infusion into our products by:

Engaging inside and outside the business to understand the current and emerging mission space in this domain, and relevant technology trends to predict future breakthroughs, innovation, potential partners and competitor strategies

Engaging inside the business to leverage investment funds for targeted technology development to enable growth

Capturing relevant Intellectual Property (IP) for the business and manage the IP portfolio

Driving strategic alignment across our Sector to enable business growth

Driving our technology solutions organization, FAST Labs, to capture priorities that meet our long term technology needs

Typical Education & Experience

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

Required Skills and Education

** Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires US citizenship status **


Bachelors degree and 15 years work experience.

SECRET Security Clearance required. Desire TOP SECRET/SCI – Poly Eligible.

Minimum 5 years leading a diverse organization across multiple sites with different cultures and experience levels.

Minimum 10 years of collaboration and the ability to achieve goals and produce outcomes through influencing skills.

Ability to form a vision and implement action plans to achieve that vision.

Minimum 15 years of technical leadership experience and mission/domain knowledge of emerging C4ISR systems and capabilities relevant to the business.

Proven ability to share and transfer technology across organizational boundaries to the benefit of our customers and the business.

Aligned with the BAE Systems Code of Conduct.

Preferred Skills and Education


Advanced Technical Degree

Recognized mission/technical expert in the domains pertinent to C4ISR

Experience in Intellectual Property Management

Top Secret / SCI Clearance (CI Poly)

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