BAE Systems Sr. Principal Scientist - Advanced Computing in Burlington, Massachusetts

Job Description

BAE Systems is looking for a Sr. Principal Research Scientist in the area of Advanced Computing. In this role, the candidate will serve as Principal Investigator or Project Technical Lead, leading research and development for Construction of Computing Systems; Analysis, Visibility and Insight into Computing Systems; and Foundations of Advanced Computing applied to trusted computing in Autonomy. This include: programming languages, modeling of computing systems, development tools, compilers, and probabilistic programming; Static and Dynamic analysis, run time instrumentation and verification, reverse engineering, explainable software, artificial intelligence, trustworthy systems; OS for distributed Systems, computer architecture, distributed computing, compiler backend and optimization, formal methods and transparent computing.

As a Research Scientist the candidate will support R&D efforts through all phases of its lifecycle, from brainstorming and conceptualization, to opportunity identification and development, to leading research and experimentation during program execution. The candidate will craft whitepaper and proposals elements encapsulating ideas, publish and present results in peer-reviewed venues, and actively engage in the broader research community through professional leadership activities. He/she will focus ontrusted computing, from clean-slate architectures to software assurance to self-aware and self-adapting software, with applications to autonomy.

Our team includes software engineers with a dedicated passion for creating first of kind systems, as well as computer scientists and engineers with a compulsion to extend their fields. Our organization brings deep military roots and subject matter experts to help you understand the nation s problems. You will bring technical leadership and creativity to strengthen our technical roadmaps. The end result is the opportunity to tackle and solve complex problems that will help our nation continue to succeed.

The BAE Systems Intelligent Adaptive Software (IAS) directorate is a leading multidisciplinary R&D department dedicated to meeting critical U.S. military needs. Our directorate specializes in research in computer science, software engineering, and artificial intelligence for autonomous systems investigating, developing, and evaluating innovative technology across a variety of domains for customers in the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC). Our research spans the R&D lifecycle, from basic and applied research up through advanced technology demonstration to transitioning our results to business areas within our organization and in some cases directly to our government customers.

At BAE systems the candidate will leverage:

Cutting edge advanced computing research

Application to real-world challenge problems

Collaboration with investigators from top computer science departments

Exceptional teammates

Opportunities for professional growth

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 10 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

  • Ph.D. degree and 10 years work experience, Master s degree and 13 years of work experience, Bachelor's degree and 15 years of work experience, or equivalent experience.

  • Demonstrated experience in the business development lifecycle, culminating in crafting winning proposals with customers interested in high assurance and cyber related technologies. Responsibilities include:

  • Leading proposal writing and submission from story boarding through critical organization reviews.

  • Introductory discussions to establish customer interest in a research topic

  • Shaping to influence the structure of new program starts

  • Ability to work with internal and external collaborators to form a winning team

  • Demonstrated technical leadership with strong written and communication skills:

  • Experience in preparing highly technical briefs for DoD and IC customers (e.g., DARPA, IARPA, AFRL) is strongly preferred; commensurate experience with similar customer base will be considered.

  • Experience in research program planning and execution.

  • Highly respected in science and technology (S&T) academic communities, with strong leadership in relevant professional community as demonstrated through one or more of the following:

  • Publication record

  • Program/review committees

  • Standards participation

  • Invited talks/panels

  • Patents

  • Strong knowledge of the Computer Science (CS) research and academic space with expertise in one or more of the following:

  • hardware supported host-based computer security protections (RISC-V based)

  • software assurance for autonomous cyber-physical systems

  • developing warning and diagnosis techniques for advanced persistent threats

  • Eligible for a SECRET clearance

Preferred Skills and Education

  • Preferred Education MS or Ph.D. in Computer Science or related field

  • Preferred Skills Capability the following areas is also desired:

  • Top Secret/SCI clearance

  • Software engineering

  • Test and integration

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 - Advanced Computing


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