BAE Systems
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Austin, TX, USA

Senior Principal Electrical Engineer II (Hybrid)

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Employer Provided Salary: 140,690-239,140 Annually
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Job Description
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, traveling domestically and internationally to supplier sites, and working remotely.
See what you're 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're innovating for the future. And you can, too. 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 BAE Systems.
In Countermeasure & Electromagnetic Attack Solutions, we provide next-generation threat detection and countermeasure solutions to provide unparalleled electronic warfare capabilities to enhance mission survivability.
BAE Systems is seeking a Senior Principal Electrical Engineer. At BAE Systems, we deliver 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. If you are an individual that enjoys an Agile hardware development team environment and is interested in a variety of challenges across a variety of high-reliability products, then we are interested in hearing from you!
The individual selected for this position will be a proven leader with diverse technical capabilities and demonstrated "hands-on" electrical engineering expertise. This role supports new business capture by defining electrical concepts and architectures, under a quick and agile process, to meet multiple customer requirements, and proposal inputs (cost and technical justification). When not supporting proposal activity, will lead electrical engineering teams in design, development, integration/test, and production of complex and dynamic military systems as well as provide SME support for design, integration, manufacturing and testing of hardware and subsystems for Electronic Warfare products across the business. The individual must be a self-starter with Agile hardware development experience working with integrated military avionics/electronic hardware and supporting test equipment.
The selected candidate will be expected to lead electrical/hardware engineering teams through all phases of the product life cycle from conceptual development and detail design through qualification, manufacturing transition and production support. The engineer will be responsible for developing robust hardware architectures and solutions to meet demanding customer requirements, and will leverage their electrical engineering expertise to lead and/or perform circuit and CCA design and analysis, FPGA/SoC designs/developments (Xilinx, Microchip), technical trade studies, analog/digital/mixed signal/power interface design, reverse engineering of legacy designs, component selection, evaluation of technology insertion/upgrades, as well as laboratory test and troubleshooting. Day to day, activities may range from planning work products and managing subcontract developments to supporting product builds & integration efforts.
With a product focus, the individual is also expected to actively partner with operations personnel to develop solutions that adhere to DTUPC, DFT, and DFM requirements. Additionally, the engineer will support resolution of technical issues that are discovered during manufacture and test of deliverable hardware. This will include evaluating and troubleshooting LRU and circuit card level issues, assess test faults for root
cause, identify disposition/corrective actions, and evaluate test equipment performance and integrity.
The selected electrical engineer is expected to have applicable experience in the following areas:

  • Design of electronic hardware architectures that leverage embedded processors, microcontrollers, and VHDL based FPGAs/SoCs that provide capability and functionality to a larger system
  • Digital, Analog, Mixed Signal, and Power design and troubleshooting of DoD military electronics/avionics equipment, with an excellent working knowledge of common electronic circuits and components
  • Agile hardware development, risk-reduction prototyping, and requirements-driven design and verification
  • Knowledge of engineering development processes for aero/defense industry, including designing and testing to MIL-STD-704, MIL-STD-461
  • Demonstrated experience in Product/Factory Support
  • State-of-the-art electrical engineering design/analysis/simulation tools
  • Familiarity with design, analysis and manufacturing standards associated with complex multilayer rigid and rigid-flex CCAs
  • Strong "hands-on" laboratory experience with instrumentation, equipment, and processes
  • Working experience with Interface standards including military/avionics communication buses (i.e. RS-485, Mil-Std-1553B, Ethernet)
  • Technical leadership of electrical / hardware teams in executing engineering development efforts
  • The ideal candidate will thrive in a learning environment that encourages leadership and technical growth.

The ideal candidate will thrive in a learning environment that encourages leadership and technical growth.
*Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires US citizenship*
Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering with 8+ OR a Master's Degree and 6+ years of relevant experience in the aero/defense industry
  • Active (Eligible for) DOD Secret Clearance HIGHLY PREFERRED
  • 8+ years of demonstrated experience in hardware architecting, product development and support of complex DoD military electronics/avionics equipment
  • Solid fundamentals of digital/analog/mixed signal/power electronics and interface/communication/memory standards
  • Experience with state-of-the-art electrical engineering development tools
  • Understanding of complex electronics manufacturing and test methodologies
  • Excellent problem solving skills, judgment, and analytical capability, with proven ability to research and apply electrical engineering principles and theories to solve electrical engineering problems.
  • Demonstrated experience with Agile hardware development, risk-reduction prototyping, and requirements-driven design and verification
  • Knowledge of engineering development processes for aero/defense industry, including designing and testing to MIL-STD-704, MIL-STD-461
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities in multi-disciplinary team environment with strong written and verbal communication skills, with experience presenting technical information to program teams and/or customers.
  • Motivated self-starter with ability to effectively work in a multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Ability to close on discrete tasking in a timely manner, within allocated budget, and lead others to closure - Own the Design

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Active (Eligible for) DOD Secret Clearance HIGHLY PREFERRED
  • Demonstrated design success - meet difficult design requirements
  • Industrial/military temperature circuit card design
  • FPGA based circuit card design.
  • Embedded processors, PCIe, Ethernet, 1553, SERDES, Fiber Optic
  • Familiarity with JTAG protocol
  • Current "hands-on" experience with Cadence electrical engineering development tools for schematic capture, layout, simulation and analysis. Able to direct layout and routing rules
  • Experience with XILINX & Microchip FPGA/SoC developments and toolsets.
  • Experience with MATLAB/Simulink, Analog Devices design tools and calculators
  • Experience designing Synchronous Buck, Buck-Boost, Linear regulators, poly-phase designs
  • Experience designing operational amplifier circuits
  • Experience designing isolated topologies such as Flyback, Push-Pull, Full-Bridge, Half-Bridge, Two-Switch Forward

Pay Information
Full-Time Salary Range: $140690 - $239140
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, 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.

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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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