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Company: BAE Systems
Location: Herndon, VA
Career Level: Director
Industries: Manufacturing, Engineering, Aerospace


Job Description
FAST Labs, the research arm of BAE System's Electronic Systems, is searching for a Chief Scientist to help drive the technical direction for new research in computational neural science-based machine learning for the Signal Processing and Exploitation (SPX) technical group. As a Chief Scientist associated with the SPX product line you will coordinate with chief scientists within SPX, as well as collaborating with chief scientists in other FAST Labs product lines: Autonomy, Control, & Estimation Technologies, RF EW and Advanced Electronics Technologies, and Sensor Technologies. As a Chief Scientist you will be expected to work across the organization in all areas that your skill can benefit the business.

A Chief Scientist in the area of computational neural science-based machine learning is expected to bring a research background to solve hard problems in machine learning for defense and intelligence applications. Candidates are expected to come with demonstrated capabilities on brain-inspired machine learning, physics constrained models and methods, patterns of life, anomaly detection, predictive analytics, and single and group object behavior detection.

Chief Scientists provide technical leadership of research and development projects, defining, capturing, and executing, as the project Principal Investigator, contract 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3 research and development programs that provide novel, state-of-the-art algorithms and advanced scientific solutions to complex technical problems that span multiple technical fields. Chief Scientists are expected to be world-class experts whose technical expertise is sought out by our customers. Chief Scientists are expected to be well-known in their technical community and actively engaged with the research community outside of BAE Systems. Chief Scientists use their position, reputation, and technical expertise to create and lead research programs that advance technology for purposes of providing discriminating capabilities for BAE Systems.

Chief Scientists are expected to have significant, quantitative new business capture objectives, combining new business pursuits and the capture of follow-up work to the technical efforts they lead. Chief Scientists are expected to have significant customer interaction, initiating customer contact to create new business opportunities. Chief Scientists are expected to be entrepreneurial in the creation, shaping, capture, and promotion of CRAD for groundbreaking technologies for current and future BAE Systems products.

Chief Scientists own a technical portion of a FAST Labs product line's strategic technical plan. Chief Scientists guide transition of disruptive technologies into BAE System's Business Areas' products and services. Chief Scientists are expected to provide technical reviews and strategic guidance to programs and to portfolios of programs to align technology development, internal investments, and intellectual property capture to business needs. Chief Scientists are expected to mentor other scientists and to support their efforts.

The ideal candidate would have a senior level research position in industry, academia, or the US Government, with a network of colleagues in the science and technology community. This network would span across the DoD, IC, and academia and include interactions at operational, strategic, and policy levels. Intimate knowledge of DoD and IC missions and their objectives is an essential dimension for this position.

This position can be located in Reston, VA or Burlington, MA.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Doctorate with 8 years of multi-disciplinary professional research experience
  • Principal investigator for computational neural science-based machine learning research and development programs
  • Technical team leadership as principal investigator on multi-disciplinary research and development programs
  • Technical lead on capture of new business for research and development
  • Strong technical written and verbal presentation skills
  • Understanding of the application of technical strategy to a research group
  • Mentoring of more junior scientists
  • Ability to receive a TS/SCI clearance

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Leadership in technical societies
  • Publication in refereed technical journals
  • Development and execution of technical strategy for a research group
  • Active Top Secret clearance

About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. Electronic Systems (ES) is the global innovator behind BAE Systems' game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere – from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact – for our customers and the communities we serve. At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We're laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.

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