Mgr II- Eng Test

BAE Systems

Nashua, NH

Job Description
See what you’re missing. Our employees work on the world’s most advanced electronics – from detecting threats for F-35 pilots to illuminating the night for soldiers. Spanning air, land, sea, and space, we are developing the technology of tomorrow, delivered today. Drawing strength from our differences, we’re innovating for the future. And you can, too.

Our flexible work environment provides you a chance to change the world without giving up your personal life. We put our customers first – exemplified by our mission: “We Protect Those Who Protect Us®.” Sound like a team you want to be a part of? Come build your career with BAE Systems.

Electronic Combat Solutions (ECS) has technology, engineering and program teams that educate and mentor colleagues to deliver leading Electronic Warfare capabilities. We welcome all those who have big ideas, crave innovation, want to drive fielding velocity, and have the passion to bring the warfighter home safe.

The Integrated Test Engineering (ITE) organization is seeking an experienced candidate to lead a multidiscipline highly technical integrated product line. The Test Engineering Product Line PoC acts as the technical and functional liaison to the program and is part of the iterative everyday work of running the Test Engineering business and owning all aspects of its success. The candidate will manage and work collaboratively to shape of the overall ITE business Test Strategies and architectural roadmap in concert with the program and product line objectives. This person will lead the development, organization, and maturation of highly-visible test activities within the product line.

Three separate positions exist for:
  • AEWS
  • LCSS
Applicant must have a strong background in all phases of the engineering development lifecycle and specific working knowledge of Test Equipment Design, Test Software Development, Test Sciences, and architectures. Additionally, the candidate must possess the ability to develop proposals / Basis of Estimates (BOE’s) and define test solution architectures.

Must also have experience working in a manufacturing environment assessing factory test problems, determining root cause, and authoring specific practical recommendations in a methodical & disciplined manner with an awareness of cost and schedule to drive implementation.

Duties will also include providing director-level status and communication reports on product line execution, identification of critical staffing resources and tools which are required to expedite issue resolution and/or mitigate their reoccurrence, provide yield improvements & recommendations, and direct specialized contributors in support of these goals (Hardware Engineers, Software Engineers, Product Engineers etc.). 

ITE’s vision is to be the authority on “Test” related scope activities for the ECS business area across all disciplines and all development phases: DVT, Production & Sustainment. ITE possesses problems with a mindset of Early Engagement product development skills and an emphasis on accelerated development cycle times targeting to achieve mission “time to need” objectives.

The BAE engineering organization has a wide range of follow-on projects. Therefore, this position is a gateway to other high visibility work and represents a viable long term career path and growth at BAE Systems for a person with aptitude and drive.

This position includes the following activities:
  • Single point of accountability for all business area performance including technical architecture, staffing, proposals
  • Acting as a Player-Coach, ITE POC exemplifies technical prowess of a lead engineer, combined with the communication and business savvy of a business area leader
  • Current technical product knowledge in one of the following areas: AEWS, TACAIR, or LCSS
  • Ability to develop and execute test architectures and strategies that ensure the success and alignment of key program execution objectives in alignment with the ITE Discipline Objectives and Initiatives
  • Ability to lead and mentor Integrated Test Engineering Leads (ITEL’s) through one or more phases of the product lifecycle, including proposals, development, design verification, integration, test, transition to production and/or sustainment.
  • Monitor the Cost/Schedule/Technical performance of all ITE efforts under the product line to maximize and optimize performance
  • Establish, execute, and monitor program staffing profiles and develop the five-year staffing outlook projections on ITE scope of work
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team of senior professionals providing support & mentorship in all aspects of technical and functional responsibilities
  • Initiate Product Line Engineering Lead (PLEL), Program Chief Engineer, and PEM relationships as the primary information channel for which you use to steer your Product Line.
  • Lead Large Proposals/Basis of Estimates (BOE’s) on Test Design Architecture for Business Development
  • Obtain a solid understanding of the Engineering design process as it relates to Design for Test (DFT) and Manufacturability for Test (MFT)
  • Support the test and troubleshooting of complex electronic systems, modules, and sub-assemblies, working directly with production and program engineering personnel as required.
  • Interface with Engineering, Operations, Quality, and other supporting functions to drive defect resolution to root cause.
  • Generate and implement improvements in product and test design and methodologies to reduce cost, increase yield, and improve throughput.
  • Generate and review the technical content of test procedures, drawings, engineering specifications, reports, Engineering Change Orders, and other documentation.
  • Interface with governmental customers, auditors, and suppliers as required.
  • Provide training and support to manufacturing personnel.
  • Support Root Cause and Corrective Action activities
  • Provide daily work direction to other employees on a regular basis. Mentor peers and junior engineers in areas of expertise
  • Regularly exercise discretion and independent judgment in technical areas. Exercise considerable judgment in determining objectives.

Please note that pursuant to a government contract, the specific positions requires US citizenship status.
About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers 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 services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. Electronic Systems (ES) is the global innovator behind BAE Systems’ 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.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.
Required Skills and Education
  • Eligible for DOD Security Clearance.
  • Engineering Bachelor’s Degree (Associate's Degree considered with applicable work experience)
  • 8+ years’ experience working with complex electrical products in a development, transition to production and/or sustainment role
  • 10+ years’ experience leading highly technical multi-disciplined teams on a development, transition to production and/or sustainment program
  • Experience with the design, build, integration, test and/or sustainment of complex electro-mechanical systems, specifically high-speed digital communications, and RF designs.
  • Experience executing multiple programs from a Cost Account Management (CAM) role utilizing the DoD Earned Value Management System (EVMS)
  • Motivated self-starter with leadership skills and ability to effectively work in a team environment.
  • Excellent independent problem-solving skills, judgment, and analytical capability.
  • Demonstrable project leadership on multidiscipline teams and projects
  • Experience presenting technical information to program teams and/or customers.
  • Ability to lead others to closure.
  • Strong technical writing and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Skills and Education
  • Active Secret Clearance HIGHLY PREFERRED
  • Engineering Master’s Degree (Electrical, Mechanical, Software, or Systems preferred)
  • 10+ years’ experience working with complex electrical products in a development, transition to production and/or sustainment role
  • 12+ years’ experience leading mid-large highly technical teams on development, transition to production and/or sustainment role
  • Experience developing and executing test architectures and strategies in an highly visible leadership role
  • Proven ability to Lead Projects and teams in an efficient manner meeting schedule milestones and budget in the design and development of automated test systems comprised of software and hardware products to control RF Microwave and Digital test equipment.
  • Experience with Radio Frequencies (RF), high-speed digital, processor and analog designs & development along with an understanding of test methodologies

Typical Education and Experience
Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 10 years work experience or equivalent experience