Scientist Sr Prin

BAE Systems

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Austin, TX
First Shift

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Job Overview:

Job Description

BAE Systems FAST Labs™ innovates science, technology, and engineering breakthroughs for some of the toughest technology challenges in the defense, aerospace, power and propulsion, and security industries. This research and development (R&D) business, within BAE Systems’ Electronic Systems sector, collaborates with business areas across the company’s global enterprise to develop and implement advanced technology capabilities in the areas of advanced electronics, autonomy, cyber, electronic warfare, and sensors and processing.

Sensor Technologies (ST), one of the FAST Labs’ Product Lines has established itself as a market leader in the development of Multimodal Sensing technologies. Within ST Product Line, the Multi-spectral Equipment (MSE) Technology Area imagines, designs and develops disruptive multi-modal sensing and response capabilities by fusing our advanced EO/IR and RF technologies via novel processing architectures. MSE is seeking senior level scientists to create the future vision of our integrated Multi-modal Sensing Strategy.

Senior principal scientists are personnel who make a significant contribution to and lead 1) in the design, development, execution and implementation of research projects, 2) applying scientific principles and concepts to the development of prototype capabilities, 3) contributing to external publications and/or invention disclosures, 4) contributing to proposals and technical reports. This position reports directly to an MSE Technical Group Lead and can be based out of our Merrimack, NH or Austin, TX. Each position will require virtual and in-person collaboration with customers and staff across BAE Systems ES facilities.

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.


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.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.

Required Skills and Education

  • Active DoD Secret clearance and eligibility to obtain a Top Secret clearance
  • Core competency in technical field; RF sensor architectures, EO/IR sensor architectures, digital signal processing, modeling and simulation, operational analysis.
  • Leads the design, development and execution of innovative scientific solutions to complex technical problems.
  • Integration & test experience, with hardware/software systems, in both lab and field test environments.
  • Develops strategic roadmaps, plans and executes research of complex scope regularly involving multiple technical fields.
  • Experience as program principal investigator for medium (5-10 person) research efforts, coordinating technical program performance with leadership and engineering resources.
  • Leads external discussions with customers and subcontracting partners.
  • Experience in S&T business development process, briefing customers, contributing to proposals, defining technical marketing and internal research and development needs for future initiatives.
  • Mentors less experienced staff.

Preferred Skills and Education

  • Active DoD Top Secret/SCI clearance
  • Model based systems engineering experience
  • Supervisory experience with small number of scientists
  • Participates in professional societies

Typical Education and Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 8 years work experience or equivalent experience