BAE Systems
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Huntsville, AL, USA

RADAR / RF Munition Lead Systems Engineer (Hybrid)

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Employer Provided Salary: 127,900-217,400 Annually
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Job Description
See what you are missing. Our employees work on the world's most advanced electronics - from detecting threats for F-35 pilots to illuminating the night for soldiers. Spanning air, land, sea, and space, we are developing the technology of tomorrow, delivered today. Drawing strength from our differences, we are innovating for the future. Our flexible work environment provides you a chance to change the world without giving up your personal life. We put our customers first - exemplified by our mission: "We Protect Those Who Protect Us®."
Sound like a team you want to be a part of? Come build your career with us at BAE Systems.
BAE Systems is seeking a Huntsville, AL-based RADAR/ RF missile & munition lead Systems Engineer to join a growing team developing cutting-edge capabilities in multimodal/multifunction seekers. You will serve as a key technical contributor on our integrated product team in the Next Generation Weapons (NGW) portfolio of the Precision Guidance and Sensing Solutions (PGSS) product line. You will be responsible for deeply impactful contributions to next generation military autonomy. Members of the NGW development team drive collaborative value creation that is greater than the sum of their individual contributions. You will participate in efforts across the full-spectrum of technology maturation ranging from Strategic Initiatives, IRAD/CRAD R&D prototypes, EMD units, LRIP units to full rate production systems. As a senior-principal level contributor, you will 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, since cultural 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.
The successful candidate will have direct experience developing RADAR/ RF seekers for missile/munition applications, be comfortable architecting subsystem solutions that include a combination of COTS and Internally developed components, has strong background in radar, phased array, beam control, signal processing and seeker subsystem design. This position is for a Subject Matter Expert in RADAR/ RF that will work a Quick React Program that is supporting an Urgent Material Request. The ideal candidate is comfortable working on high performance teams supporting programs of national significance.
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

  • Must be a US Citizen with a Secret clearance who is eligible for Top Secret/SCI/SAP/SAR clearance
  • Candidate must possess either a BS or MS in Optics, Physics, EE, Mathematics or equivalent
  • Understanding and background in RF systems architecture, modeling, design and test for active and passive RF seeker/ sensor systems
  • Experience in weapons systems design, missile systems design, or weapons systems performance analysis
  • Experience leading technical teams

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Advanced degree in Optics, Physics, EE, Mathematics, or equivalent
  • RF systems architecture, Link budget analyses and RF propagation models
  • Familiarity with RF receivers and transmitters architectures
  • Basic knowledge of sensing modalities across the electromagnetic spectrum including Doppler radar, SAR, HRR, lidar, and hyperspectral sensing
  • Working knowledge of: LADAR/LiDAR, Laser, DTV, EO, I2, CCTV, LLCCTV, RF and/or other active sensing or illuminated theory, techniques, components, and systems across the electro optical spectrum from UV to LWIR; laser characteristics/solutions, atmospheric transmission and modeling; conduct of complex trade studies involving sensors, optical designs, link budgets, make/buy decisions, SWaP-C, and environmental constraints; including performance testing of EO components, sub-systems, and complete systems
  • Digital Engineering, Model Based Systems Engineering (SysML), Model Based Agile Engineering (Value Driven Digital Threads) and Agile Mindset principle, practices & processes and tools & techniques
  • Experience with machine learning/ATR related concepts/techniques including dimensionality reduction, network-based regression, classification, kernel methods, data cultivation and engineering, synthetic data generation, hyperparameter/model selection, and clustering

Pay Information
Full-Time Salary Range: $127900 - $217400
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.
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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What are BAE Systems Perks + Benefits

BAE Systems Benefits Overview

At BAE Systems, lives depend on us, and we depend on you. Helping you be your best—at work and at home—inspires us to deliver well-being programs and resources that allow you and your family to thrive in all areas of life.

Volunteer in local community
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Quarterly engagement surveys
Hybrid work model
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
We promote flexibility through our leave policies, remote and hybrid work options, and alternative scheduling opportunities like the 9/80 schedule, which allows for every other Friday off.
Remote work program
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Diversity recruitment program
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Transgender health care benefits
Abortion travel benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Charitable contribution matching
Pay transparency
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
We recognize families come in many forms. As an enrolled member of our benefits, you will have access to caregiving, childcare, fertility, adoption, and surrogacy financial assistance and resources.
Fertility benefits
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Floating holidays
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Onsite office parking
Relocation assistance
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Personal development training
Virtual coaching services
Apprenticeship programs

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