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BAE Systems is looking for a Multi-function RF Scientist to join our advanced R&D arm, FAST Labs. The focus of the Scientist career path is the technical leadership of research and development projects, defining, capturing, and executing contract 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3 research and development programs. Scientists are expected to grow to become world-class experts whose technical expertise is sought out by our customers. Scientists are expected to be well-known in their technical community and actively engaged with the research community outside of BAE Systems. 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. Scientists focus on 1) technical leadership of programs as the principal investigator; 2) the capture of new business opportunities as the technical lead; and 3) guiding the strategic planning of technology to coordinate investments, captures, and program execution towards overall BAE Systems business objectives. When called on, a Scientist may be an individual contributor, a team leader, or the Program Engineering Manager on a project. A Scientist may be program manager on a small programs, e.g. a seedling effort. Scientists are expected to have quantitative new business capture objectives, focused on new business pursuits and the capture of follow-up work to the seedling efforts they lead. Scientists are expected to have significant customer interaction, initiating customer contact to create new business opportunities. 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. Scientists are expected to provide strategic guidance to programs and to portfolios of programs to align technology development to business needs. Scientists may participate in program transition planning.
Typical Education & Experience
Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 10 years work experience or equivalent experience
Required Skills and Education
Experienced leading the design, development, execution and implementation of novel, state-of-the-art scientific solutions to complex technical problems.
Ability to guide team in executing complex research plans.
Experienced in defining, proposing and leading independent research and development efforts.
Experienced as a project principal investigator for complex research effort (10+ people).
Ability to coordinate technical project performance with program leadership.
Perform as a significant contributor to the business development process, especially with conceiving of novel and innovative ideas for new customers.
Experienced in bidding and winning new business.
Experienced in multi-function RF and/or multi-spectral technologies.
Experienced in EW, communications, radar and/or signal/image processing technology.
An active US Secret clearance is required.
Preferred Skills and Education
Experienced in Co-authoring/authoring external publications.
Experienced in Co-authoring/authoring invention disclosures.
Mentoring of less experienced technical staff.
Experienced in briefing both internal/external customers.
Ability to lead development of technical baseline for large proposals
About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
BAE Systems Electronic Systems is the global innovator behind 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.
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