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BAE Systems Sr Principal EO/IR Systems Engineer II, Active EO/IR Individual Contributor in Merrimack, New Hampshire

Job Description

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BAE Systems is seeking a Merrimack NH New England Sr. Principal Systems Engineer II Opto-Mechanical EO/IR (Electro Optical Infrared) Subject Matter Expert (SME) and individual contributor in the field of Active Electro-Optical (EO) Systems. Joining our growing dynamic group of Engineers, you will be developing leading edge capabilities in active laser, laser pointer, laser countermeasures and passive sensing solutions with hands-on experience designing and manufacturing active laser countermeasure systems. You will also serve as an individual technical contributor and as a technical leader in our growing New England Systems Engineering Capability Group. This role is in support of engineering staffing and helping to align SE resources for the program execution of analysis, design, development, integration, implementation, test and verification/validation of EO/IR Sensor/Seeker development supporting passive electro optical and active laser optical attack solution products across multiple business areas. As an individual senior principal level contributor, you will be responsible for and supporting of bringing technologies to bear on next-generation military/commercial applications. You will also be performing and delivering technical value in the role of delivering program value for active laser and/or passive EO/IR Systems Engineering, Systems Analyst and System Architect for programs ranging from Strategic Initiatives, IRAD/CRAD research and development prototypes, EMD units, LRIP units to full rate production systems. As a Technical Leader, you will also work with other engineering staff & team Leaders to grow and capture our knowledge through engineering changes, lessons learned, insights, agile retrospectives and product/process improvements in your area(s) of expertise. Finally, sincecultural and behavioral principles are a special part of our SE (Systems Engineering) organization, we are also looking for team players who will support our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.Sound like a team you want to be a part of? If so, come build your career with us at BAE Systems.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • US Citizen with active Secret clearance and eligible for Top Secret/SCI/SAP/SAR clearance

  • Expert in innovative active laser infrared sensor system design, development and production

  • Modeling and simulation relevant to EO/IR laser sensors and weapon systems, including the development of high-fidelity digital system models

  • Highly knowledgeable in major facets of active laser sensor design/development including optics, optics assembly, stray light assessment, lasers, thermal heat management, Military-Specification compliance, sensor & laser seeker performance modeling and laser sensor testing of airborne precision guided missiles through multiple phase of flight life cycle (to include launch, midcourse, detection, acquisition and terminal guidance end-game)

  • Building and leading innovative, high-performance teams for technology development

  • Verification and validation of Military-Specification requirements

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including communication with internal and external management and senior-level customer representatives

  • Developing information that extends knowledge in the active laser EO/IR domain and applying this knowledge to the development of advanced concepts, techniques, products, processes or standards in active and/or passive EO sensing

  • Acting as a technical senior advisor to Senior Leadership Teams to support program & products, technical teammates and management as well as for customers in making key technology trade-off decisions

  • Working with other experienced team leaders and technical specialists in the EO/IR domain, supporting team growth

  • MS in EE, Physics, Lasers, Optics, Systems, or equivalent with 12 years of experience; or PhD in ME, EE, Physics, Optics, or equivalent with 10 years of experience

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Working knowledge of active laser sensing theory, techniques, components and 2-color multispectral wavelength systems across the electro optical spectrum from NIR, through MWIR to LWIR; atmospheric transmission and modeling

  • Ability to efficient & effectively conduct complex trade studies involving sensors, optical designs, link budgets, make/buy decisions, SWaP-C, and environmental constraints, including performance modeling, simulation, demonstration and testing of EO components, sub-systems, and complete systems

  • Working knowledge of requirements analysis, requirements compliance and trade-off study for active laser and passive sensing EO/IR designs and effectively/efficiently converting stakeholder definition to architectural design

  • Ability to drive team closure and specification compliance through commitment, cooperation & communication that include the technical team, the leadership team, the stakeholder team and the customer(s)

  • Working knowledge of Digital Systems Engineering modeling & simulation techniques using tools such as MATLAB, DOORS, Simulink, MagicDraw, Ansys, Code V/Zemax, NVThermIP/NV-IPM and methods such as AS-9145 (DFMEA & PFMEA), Agile, Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA)

  • Working knowledge of Systems Engineering and life cycle processes stages (such as waterfall, spiral, agile/scrum and Vee) and process milestone execution decision gating reviews (such as Systems Requirements Review, Preliminary Design Review, Critical Design Review & Test Readiness Review)

  • Bid and proposal experience on major life cycle programs

  • Experience working & contributing independently with limited supervision and interacting effectively with other technical team-mates to achieve product and process technical goals while inspiring technical excellence

  • Architect, develop Concept of Operations (ConOps) and requirements, design, model, analyze, and testelectro-optical (EO) infrared (IR) systems, subsystems and components (including COTS items) used in a variety of active and passive sensing solutions to military/commercial applications

  • Digital Engineering, Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), System Modelling Language (SysML), Model Based Agile Engineering (Value Driven Digital Threads) and Agile Mindset principle, practices & processes and tools & techniques

  • Agile mindset, including familiarity with Agile process, language and nomenclature, to support driving ROI by delivering reliable results on knowledge programs while dealing with technical complexity, volatility and uncertainty to unleash personal and team creativity boosting performance, value and collaboration

Pay Information

Full-Time Salary Range: $136620 - $232210

Please note: This range is based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience.

Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life, including their health and financial well-being. Regular employees scheduled to work 20 hours per week are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, including paid parental, military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics.

Sr Principal EO/IR Systems Engineer II, Active EO/IR Individual Contributor


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