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Space Vehicle Architect - Principal Engineer

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Boulder
Posted on: May 7, 2024

Job Description:

Job Description Space Vehicle Architect - Principal EngineerUS CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED#LI-NP1Join the Space Vehicle Engineering team - a diverse group of motivated problem solvers. We like to have fun and enjoy life - both at work, and in our free time. We're excited about the challenging projects we're involved in and have a strong commitment to the missions we enable. Offering growth opportunities at all levels of skill and experience, we're looking for leaders and innovators who can continue our strong reputation for creativity and technical excellence, while helping to define the future.As a Space Vehicle (SV) Architect, you will provide direct support to an assigned mission area portfolio. You will be the first level of engagement supporting direct customer interactions, identifying Spacecraft Bus and SV solutions, supporting pursuits, and providing feedback from the mission area back to the department capability road map. You will also support executing programs within the product line to maintain design alignment with the Spacecraft product line.While executing programs you will support the Space Vehicle Engineering team through development, test, and delivery of highly capable space systems. You will work closely with the Space Vehicle Lead and Chief Engineer who is responsible to ensure the company delivers a system that meets our customers' technical performance specifications and mission needs.This is a challenging, fast-paced job which will be exciting and highly gratifying for a successful candidate. We seek candidates who are well-versed and have a proven track record in leadership skills, including storytelling, communication, negotiation, and, above all, influence.Make a difference. Love what you do. Realize your full potential.The Engineering, Science and Analysis (ESA) Strategic Capabilities Unit comprises the technical talent and organizational leadership that enables the successful delivery of high-impact discriminating technologies for our customers' missions. Our collaborative, cross-functional teams are committed to innovation, integrity, continual learning and strong execution.What You'll Do:

  • As the Space Vehicle Architect assigned to a mission area, you are the primary technical representative to the mission area (i.e., Civil Space, National Space, or Military Space) including external customers and partners providing solutions for Spacecraft Bus and Space Vehicles.
  • Support customer engagement on current and past programs via the programmatic route, understanding customer requirements as well as institutional imperatives, expectations for improvements/lessons learned.
  • Develop a positive and collaborative relationship with the portfolio Advanced Systems Managers and other internal team members - meeting their needs in a timely manner.
  • Become an integral part of the of the capture team providing strategy and specific opportunities.
  • Participate in architecture development to ensure BAE Systems capabilities are being maintained in support of mission needs as well as changes in technology/supplier base.
  • Lead provision of technical details of current and past programs to build standard resources that the New Business team can use to discuss Spacecraft Bus capabilities.
  • Author RFI/RFP sections and participate as a member of RFI/RFP red team or review teams for other mission areas.
  • Assist and be part of the New Business team to deliver presentations, RFIs responses and proposals by providing descriptions of capabilities, assessments of risks (cost, schedule, technical) and recommendations for proposed solutions at the SV level with focus on heritage and future capability plans to influence requirements or mission concepts in advance of the RFx steps.
  • Ensure pursuits are aligning with the Spacecraft Bus product line and focus on high reuse.
  • Collaborate in a dynamic environment with multiple groups, interfaces, and all Spacecraft subsystem teams.
  • Participate in IRADs and other department initiatives, as required.
  • Mentor and coach Spacecraft Bus Lead Engineers executing programs within the assigned portfolio.
  • Provide feedback to execution programs within the portfolio for design milestones, anomaly resolution, and gate reviews.
  • Can act as a lead for internal review teams for Spacecraft/SV program gate reviews (SRR/PDR/CDR/PSR), as requested.
  • Support programs/studies (in some cases, taking a lead role).
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Capabilities Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site three or more days each normally scheduled week in the primary work location. Travel and local commute between company campuses and other possible non-company locations may be required.Working Conditions:
    • Work is performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, or cleanroom, outdoors or remote research environment.
    • May occasionally work in production work centers where use of protective equipment and gear is required.
    • May access other facilities in various weather conditions.Required Education, Experience, & Skills
      • BS degree or higher in Engineering or a related technical field is required plus 12 or more years related experience.
      • Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master's Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.
      • Excellent communication skills are required, as well as a willingness to collaborate cross functionally.
      • Must be a self-starter and able to operate in an environment of ambiguity when necessary.
      • Demonstrated experience in proposals, systems engineering processes, including requirements development, requirement allocation, change management, verification, and validation - a self-starter that will own this activity.
      • Experience over the full program life cycle, from conception to delivery/operations.
      • Demonstrated experience leading multi-disciplinary teams including meeting cost, schedule, and performance goals.
      • Customer Relationships: Knowledge of missions and customers across core technologies areas.
      • Must possess excellent presentation skills with experience presenting to senior decision makers and technical audiences.A security clearance or access with Polygraph is not required to be eligible for this position. However, the applicant must be willing and eligible for submission, depending on program requirements, after an offer is accepted and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance/access.Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
        • A current, active TS/SCI clearance.
        • Working knowledge of Earned Value Management (EVM) - CAM experience.
        • Model-Based Systems Engineering expertise.Don't meet all desired requirements? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single desired qualification. On our team, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your prior experience doesn't align perfectly with every desired qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.Pay InformationFull-Time Salary Range: $154000 - $194500Please note: This range is based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience. Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life, including their health and financial well-being. Regular employees scheduled to work 20+ hours per week are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, including paid parental, military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics.About BAE Systems Space & Mission 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.Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, Space & Mission Systems is a leading provider of national defense and civil space applications, advanced remote sensing, scientific and tactical systems for the U.S. Intelligence, Department of Defense and scientific communities. We continually pioneer ways to innovate spacecraft, mission payloads, optical systems, and other defense and civil capabilities. Powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus, we continually discover ways to enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most.BAE Systems is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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