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BAE Systems FAST Labs - Assured Communications and Spectrum Exploitation Tech Group Leader in Burlington, Massachusetts

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Looking to make a difference developing disruptive technologies? BAE Systems FAST Labs leads the way with opportunities for tackling the Defense and Intelligence Communities hardest problems with innovative software and hardware solutions. FAST Labs scientists partner with leading government research labs and organizations, including DARPA, IARPA, and AFRL to develop innovative solutions to modern defense challenges. Members of the group are involved in the entire cycle of technology research and development, from initial concept ideation, program shaping and proposal development, through execution (including prototype development, integration, and test) and transition of research concepts to BAE Systems business areas and products.

We are seeking a Technical Group Leader (TGL) for our Assured Communications and Spectrum Exploitation research group. Our research interests include adaptive signal processing, mobile wireless routing, transport protocols, information dissemination, information theory, interference excision, and adaptive decision making and control across distributed systems. These technologies are applied to several different product domains, such as tactical radios, cognitive communications, radar, electronic warfare (EW), spectrum sensing, and SIGINT. Successful candidates will be involved in multiple research programs with roles including technical leadership, technical development, customer interaction, program management, or new concept development. Most programs involve teams comprised of academical strong scientists and engineers across multiple disciplines.

The TGL leads others in engagement with external and internal customers to build, win, and execute programs that support the research and development of advanced technology. They are expected to leverage their position, reputation, and technical expertise to build and maintain relationships with government R&D organization such as DARPA, AFRL, OUSD(R&E), etc. Additionally, the candidate is expected to define and advance the Assured Communications technical and programmatic roadmaps while maintaining alignment across the broader Assured Systems & Processing (AS&P) tech area in the Autonomy, Processing and Exploitation (APEX) product line.

In this job role, qualified candidates can expect to:

  • Lead relevant research programs of 1-15 people as principal investigator.

  • Provide business and execution oversight of multiple programs valued at $1-10M each.

  • Contribute to and lead proposals.

  • Build and maintain strategic partnerships with government agencies, external companies, and other BAE Systems groups and business areas.

  • Implement a programmatic strategy to fund technology development.

  • Pursue personal and portfolio growth to target standing up, managing, and supporting a team of scientists, researchers, and technology developers.

This position can be based out of our Merrimack, NH; Burlington, MA; or Arlington, VA facilities, though it will require collaboration with staff across our business areas and facilities in the Northeast.

Because this role involves a combination of collaborative/in-person and independent work, it will take the form of a hybrid work format , with time split between working onsite and remotely.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Typically, a bachelor s degree with greater than 12 years of professional experience, or a master s degree and greater than 10 years of professional experience or a Doctorate and greater than 8 years of professional experience.

  • Active DoD Secret clearance with ability to attain DoD Top Secret/SCI clearance.

  • Ability to define, propose, and lead independent research and development.

  • Strong desire to collaborate with internal/external customers to improve proliferation of technology.

  • Experience providing technical and management leadership to a diverse team of scientists, engineers, and managers.

  • Experience leading across organizational boundaries for broad business impact.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Experience capturing and leading projects at the cutting edge of technology.

  • Track record of technical innovation as evidenced by journal and conference publications or patent filings.

  • Demonstrable entrepreneurial drive.

  • Experience in at least one of the following areas:

  • Assured Communications (protocols, algorithms, etc.)

  • RF Signal Exploitation

  • Distributed Electronic Warfare algorithms

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Active Top Secret Clearance.

  • Master s or PhD in electrical engineering or related field.

  • Prior experience as principal investigator on DoD R&D programs.

  • Strong technical expertise in the development and application of AI/ML technology. Specifically leading teams that manage tools, processing pipelines, data set curation, training methods, and more.

  • Broad technical network from key Universities and Research Institutions.

  • Experience with management of staff resources and financial responsibility.

  • Experience as leader/manager of R&D project team.

Pay Information

Full-Time Salary Range: $147300 - $250400

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.

FAST Labs - Assured Communications and Spectrum Exploitation Tech Group Leader


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