BAE Systems Engineer Systems Integration - Combat Systems in Wallops Island, Virginia

Job Description

BAE Systems is seeking Systems Integration Engineers to be part of their dynamic team. This position will be located in Wallops Island, VA working at the U.S. Navy s Surface Combat Systems Center (SCSC). SCSC provides live combat systems suites with platform specific radars and sensors and supports the following functions: combat system lifetime support engineering, platform certification, operational and technical evaluation, combat system training, interoperability testing and participates in at-sea exercises. SCSC provides a high-fidelity representative combat system of every ship in the AEGIS and Ship Self Defense System (SSDS) fleet today and those planned in the future.

The successful candidate will be supporting the Navy s surface ship combat system programs in multiple warfare areas using system engineering disciplines.

The combat system engineering team combines system elements, associated equipment, firmware and software while leveraging the resources of key personnel to form a functional operational system. The responsibilities will include:

  • Direct participation in the system development process with combat system design agent in the activation of current and future baselines

  • Translate customer and design requirements into software or hardware solutions

  • Perform technical planning, system integration, system verification, and validation

  • Plan and design the physical installation requirements (e.g., provides power, cooling, space, weight, grounding data for hardware installations)

  • Design interfaces for new equipment to existing systems or for reconfiguring systems to provide greater flexibility and capacity

  • Ensures strict adherence to all mechanical and electrical hardware specifications

  • Overall design and structure of the site s combat system interfaces and network switching to include internal and external interfaces

  • Support validation of ship s combat system design through the site installation, integration and certification testing process.

  • Participate in design reviews

Provide system Life Cycle support installing equipment upgrades and removing obsolete components to ensure the site s combat system configurations are current and support site test requirements.

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 2 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

Minimum education and years of related work experience required: Bachelor Degree in Engineering, Technical or Scientific discipline and at least 5 years of demonstrated knowledge relevant to AEGIS, AEGIS BMD, SSDS, or DDG 1000 Weapons and Combat Systems.

Strong coordination, organization, teaming and communication abilities. Ability to develop solutions to a wide range of complex system-of-systems technical problems that require ingenuity, innovation and collaboration with multiple stakeholders. Ability to perform and understand multiple tasks simultaneously.

Security clearance requirement: Must be eligible to obtain and then maintain a DoD Secret security clearance (U.S. Citizenship required). Selected candidate will receive a contingent offer and a delayed start date until an interim clearance is granted.

Preferred Skills and Education

Highly desired, but not required:

Active DoD Secret security clearance

Ability to read and comprehend production drawings

Ability to read and comprehend military specifications for electrical and optical cable, connectors and backshells, and system design, integration and integrity testing

Familiarity with the latest applicable Military Specifications for electrical and optical cable, connector, backshell, and system design, integration, and integrity testing

Prior experience as an installation engineer in ship repair facilities or equivalent industrial environments

Prior experience with equipment engineering change installation (Field Changes, Engineering Changes, ORDALTs, SHIPALTs, Field Modification Bulletins)

Prior shipboard operational experience with AEGIS or SSDS combat systems

Experience with ship support systems (HP/LP Air, dry air, 400Hz SSFC Systems, Electronic Cooling Water Systems)

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security

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