BAE Systems Test Systems Engineering Director in San Diego, California

Job Description

This position is seeking an engineering leader responsible for all engineering aspects of our automatic test system-related portfolio. Responsibilities include:

-Functional leadership over a 50-90 person, multi-site, engineering workforce, to include staffing, resource planning, career planning and mentoring

-Project technical, schedule, and financial performance across all programs

-Ensure preparation and approval of competitive engineering bids that are executable, meet established price-to-win targets, and grow the business

-Provide leadership for the development and evolution of our R&D investment strategy, including developing and maintaining a technical road map that supports the product line vision

-Liaison between Engineering, customers, applicable internal program offices to improve/maintain customer satisfaction, grow existing programs and identify and capture new business opportunities

-Liaison to industry trade organizations (IEEE, NDIA Automatic Test Committee, COTS vendors) to assess market trends and to establish and maintain business relationships with potential suppliers and partner organizations

Typical Education & Experience

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

Required Skills and Education

-Proven performance directing technical teams, managing resources, mentoring, coaching, and communicating as a leader and team member

-Thorough understanding of industry best practice engineering development processes and management of engineering development programs

-Technical program leadership experience and automatic test equipment knowledge

-Experience leading engineering capture teams and developing discriminating technical proposals

-Experience evaluating internal and subcontractor estimates, assessing risk, and facilitating design-to-cost activities against business price-to-win objectives

-Functional supervisory experience for a highly technical and innovative engineering and development work force

-Significant experience working with non-engineering functions and business processes (e.g., Business Development, Contracts, Pricing, Finance, Procurement)

Preferred Skills and Education

-Subject matter expertise in test equipment hardware and software technologies, including industry and customer trends

-Visionary thinking to develop new opportunities and maintain production products

-Experience presenting new ideas and company capabilities to potential customers, and listening to customers ideas and needs to help shape new business opportunities

-Experience working across company business sectors to develop new business opportunities

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.

Test Systems Engineering Director


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