BAE Systems Research Engineer - Electro-Optic Sensors in Merrimack, New Hampshire

BAE Systems Technology Solutions is seeking sensor architects to envision, research, and develop advanced EO system concepts, design proof-of-concept breadboards, brassboards, and prototypes, plan and execute conceptual system demonstrations, assessments, and tests, and assist in transitioning validated concepts and architectures to advanced engineering teams as well as production. Responsibilities include performing systems architectural development functions such as assessing alternative architectures, originating and developing operational systems concepts and conceptual designs, modeling system performance, generating and refining systems- and subsystem-level requirements, assessing system and subsystem risk, and integrating and demonstrating new systems. New hires are expected to develop the ability tolead small work groups or program teams. The work environment is fast-paced and presents many technical challenges as well as significant growth opportunities. Successful technical contributors will be comfortable working in multi-disciplinary teams, presenting ongoing program work as well as system concepts to customers, and contributing to proposals for new projects.

Primary duties and responsibilities include:

  1. Conceptualize and assess potential sensor architectures and concepts-of-operations

  2. Predict performance of conceptual and existing EO/IR systems using common analysis tools such as MATLAB/Simulink

  3. Generate system & sub-system requirements through modeling and analysis

  4. Optimize system-level performance, requirements, and risk by balancing trades between different subsystems

  5. Resolve technical points of contention among multi-disciplinary team members to assure seamless system integration

  6. Assist in hardware integration and test (both on-site and in field deployments)

  7. Conduct customer presentations and informal interaction in support of programs

  8. Prepare program progress reports

  9. Help win new business by participating in (and eventually leading) new proposal efforts

Engage in IRAD activities to further the state of the art in EO detection, tracking and related subject matters.

Minimum Education And Experience

Bachelor's Degree and 2 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills And Education

  • BS in EE, Physics, Applied Math, Optics, Electro-optics or equivalent with 2 years of work experience or a MS Degree

  • US Citizen and Eligible for Secret clearance.

  • Proficiency with Matlab, Python or C

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security

BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering 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 and services.

The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

Research Engineer - Electro-Optic Sensors

Merrimack, New Hampshire