BAE Systems Systems Engineering Department Manager in Wayne, New Jersey

Job Description

Our Engineering team seeks a systems engineering leader who will oversee a team of experts to design, manufacture, and field systems Communications and Navigation Solutions and Radio Frequency Electronic Warfare products that provide advanced technical capabilities to the United States Armed Forces and its allies.

In this Director level role, you will report to a business area Systems Engineering discipline director and manage a team of more than 80 talented systems engineers. You will guide the team, with members located our Northern New Jersey business center, to support our rapidly growing Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Systems and Electronic Combat Solutions (ECS) Business Areas.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Lead and manage the Northern NJ Systems Engineering team to:

  • Ensure technical, cost, schedule, and quality contractual requirements are met

  • Drive continuous improvement across systems engineering practices and among business engineering and manufacturing teams

  • Recruit, retain, train, recognize, develop, and assign team members as appropriate to meet business area needs

Develop a strategy to support business area growth that includes your recommendations on how to:

  • Build and sustain the systems engineering workforce

  • Incorporate industry best practices and new tools and technologies to enhance effectiveness

Typical Education & Experience

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

Required Skills and Education

  • Hold an active DoD Secret Clearance

  • Ability to lead a large organization with diverse cultures and individual differences

  • Broad understanding of systems engineering and Department of Defense (DoD) product development lifecycle

  • Ability to formulate a strategic vision and define and implement action plans to achieve goals in a changing environment

  • Proven performance management, mentoring, coaching, and communication skills

  • Experience developing complex systems

Preferred Skills and Education

  • Hold an active DoD TS/SCI Clearance

  • Master s Degree with engineering, technical, or business focus

  • Advanced technical degree relevant to engineering, technical, or business focus

  • Functional Management Leadership experience (i.e. performance management, staffing)

  • Experience across Systems Engineering areas (i.e. requirements analysis, architecture design/development, integration, verification, sell-off, security accreditation, and maintenance)

  • Experience interfacing with internal and external customers

  • Experience developing/reviewing technical and cost artifacts for new business activities

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

Systems Engineering Department Manager


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