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BAE Systems Lead Hardware Design Engineer in Manassas, Virginia

Job Description

BAE Systems is looking for experienced engineering professionals to join our established and rapidly expanding Space Systems Product Line in Manassas, VA. We are a premier provider of advanced high-reliability space payloads, electronics, sensors and subsystems with products that have enabled a wide variety of civil, commercial, and national security space missions for over 25 years. We are leading the way in the development of advanced high-speed digital solutions that enable our customers to deliver new mission capabilities to address evolving challenges and threats.

The Space Systems product line is seeking a Lead Hardware Design Engineer to lead the development of advanced high-speed digital payloads.

The individual will lead engineering teams through all phases of the product life cycle from conceptual development through detail design, qualification, and production support. The engineer must be a self-starter who can work with a multi-disciplinary team to identify potential hurdles in the product development and proactively lead the engineering team to achieve program cost, schedule, and technical goals. Candidates should have experience managing schedules, generating responsible bids, assessing technical reviews and work products, implementing the hardware development process, and supporting customers. Candidates must be able to collaborate with Systems Engineering, Operations, Procurement, Quality, and PMO to develop a product. Must have a technical background in either Electrical or Mechanical Engineering and had prior practical design experience on development programs.

This position offers an incredible opportunity for a talented engineering lead to join a challenging and growing business with numerous career growth opportunities.

This position can be tailored to match candidates that are more experienced.

Apply now to join a dedicated team designing and building innovative space solutions that will continue to lead the industry.

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Typical Education & Experience

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

Required Skills and Education

  • Experience working with multi-disciplinary teams consisting of mechanical, electrical, and systems engineers.

  • Strong communication and writing skills

  • Strong technical leadership, an effective team player, and a competent individual contributor

  • Able to multitask effectively with agility

  • Able to work effectively in a borderless environment

Preferred Skills and Education

  • Hold an active Secret level security clearance

  • Demonstrated experience leading teams developing space payloads

  • Experience with circuit card assembly design and analysis

  • Prior Cost Account Manager (CAM) experience, including managing earned value metrics, such as Cost Performance Index (CPI) and Schedule Performance Index (SPI)

About BAE Systems Electronic Systems

BAE Systems Electronic Systems is the global innovator behind 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.

Lead Hardware Design Engineer


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