BAE Systems Sr. Principal Scientist - Mixed Autonomy in Arlington, Virginia

Job Description

The Multi-scale, Mixed-domain, Mixed-autonomy Teams for Resourceful Operations (M3TRO) Group draws from various disciplines including mathematics, physics, control theory, artificial intelligence, machine learning, operations research, computational social science, and game theory to advance the state-of-the-art in complex system analysis, interactive analytics, and coordinated adaptive systems. Today s threat environment and tomorrow s conflicts will require the coordination of analytic capabilities and autonomous systems that can learn and adapt to uncertain, contested, and evolving operating environments in support of warfighters, intelligence analysts, and special operators. Our research and development portfolio spans the Autonomy stack in multiple dimensions: adaptive controls and coordination, learning and sense-making, and computational modeling. We work across the S&T spectrum, from fundamental model and algorithm development to simulation-based and laboratory experimentation, with an eye toward internal and external technology transfer to operational systems. Applications include coordinated autonomy for multi-platform operations; interactive analytics for decision-makers in complex environments; and computational models that enable intelligent systems to make decisions in the context of other intelligent actors. We are funded by various research organizations, including DARPA and the service labs, and our mandate includes transitioning technologies into operational systems.

As a Senior Principal Scientist, your responsibilities include setting technical direction on programs and technology capabilities, leading technical designs and technical teams, leading and contributing to conference and journal publications, and engaging in the development and pursuit of business opportunities. We value candidates who are self-directed yet are good team players, entrepreneurial, and goal- and success-oriented. We seek candidates who will share in the excitement that we have for protecting our service members, provide leadership for various complex problem areas, independently develop creative solution strategies, and work successfully in multi-disciplinary academic/industry teams.

This role can based out of our Arlington, VA or Reston, VA locations, though it will require collaboration with staff across our business areas and facilities in the Northeast.


Typical Education & Experience

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

Required Skills and Education

  • Doctorate degree in an Engineering discipline or Scientific field with 4 years professional experience; Master s degree with 6 years professional experience; Bachelor s Degree with 8 years of experience.

  • Demonstrated technical competence in some or all of following fields: Non-linear system control and state estimation, Multi-agent modeling and coordination, Stochastic system modeling, Online planning for partially observed systems, Machine learning, Algorithms for situational awareness (e.g., localization and mapping), Self-adaptive systems, Semantic reasoning

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong analytic synthesis and argumentation skills

  • Aptitude for technical baseline and proposal development

  • Strong software prototyping skills (e.g., using Matlab, Python, etc.)

  • Strong system design and integration skills

  • Strong project and personnel leadership skills

  • Able to work across a broad range of disciplines to structure undefined programs, identify key technical issues, and develop novel approaches supported by sound scientific principles and prior art

  • Able to learn quickly and figure things out on the spot. This individual may be called upon to represent the company in high visibility and rapid turnaround activities entailing travel and customer/teammate interaction. Such activities are sometimes in quick response to unforeseen circumstances and require a steep learning curve and tactful engineering professionalism.

  • US Citizenship is required

  • Must be eligible to obtain a TS/SCI clearance

Preferred Skills and Education

  • An active US Secret or Top Secret clearance

About BAE Systems Electronic Systems

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

Sr. Principal Scientist - Mixed Autonomy


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