BAE Systems Technical Director, Free Space Optical and Laser Communications in Hudson, New Hampshire

Job Description

BAE Systems is looking for a Technical Director to set the technology vision for our growing Free Space Optical Communications portfolio. We are a leader in the development of laser communications terminals and processing for multiple domain applications. Our business is experiencing exponential growth in this area, which is driving the need for a dedicated Technical Director to build a strong foundation for our Laser Communications product offering for years to come.

The Technical Director leads our team to develop a discriminating product and technology roadmap across multiple programs. The selected candidate will manage a portfolio of Internal and Contracted Research and Development efforts to provide us with discriminators in this market. The position can be based in Hudson, NH, or Manassas, VA.

This business is part of our growing Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Systems Business Area. C4ISR Systems is developing innovative capabilities across the C4ISR mission domain for Advanced Analytics, Adaptive Electronic Warfare / Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) /Cyber, Combat identification, Imagery Sensing and Exploitation, Space Security, and Undersea Warfare. We are a pathfinder in our defense and intelligence markets, focused on delivering disruptive technology to give our customers the edge they need.

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 12 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

  • Bachelors Degree and 12 years of relevant work experience

  • Recognized mission/technical expert in the laser communications and/or precision pointing and tracking domain.

  • Minimum 5 years of collaboration and the ability to achieve goals and produce outcomes through influencing skills.

  • Ability to form a vision and implement action plans to achieve that vision.

  • Minimum 10 years of technical leadership experience and mission/domain knowledge of emerging C4ISR systems and capabilities relevant to the business.

  • Proven ability to share and transfer technology across organizational boundaries to the benefit of our customers and the business.

  • Aligned with the BAE Systems Code of Conduct.

  • Secret Security Clearance required. Must be eligible for TS/SCI Poly.

Preferred Skills and Education

  • 15 Years of Relevant Experience

  • Advanced Technical Degree

  • Experience in Intellectual Property Management

  • Top Secret / SCI Clearance (CI Poly)

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

Technical Director, Free Space Optical and Laser Communications

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