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Electronic Packaging Design Manager

    Manassas, Virginia

Full Time

About the Role:

BAE Systems is seeking a Digital Packaging Engineering Manager within our Microelectronics business area to lead a team of digital package design engineers. We are interested in candidates with leadership and project management experience, who have had a role in new development and/or established programs. Candidate must demonstrate strong technical aptitude and leadership skills. Experience with leading multi-disciplined engineering teams through one or more phases of the hardware product lifecycle is important, as the individual will be in a position to influence program execution and mentor hardware leads. Our employees work on the world’s most advanced electronics – from high reliability space-borne microprocessors to custom ASICs. 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. We offer a flexible work environment, competitive benefits, and a strong sense of pride in working at BAE Systems. We put our customers first – exemplified by our mission: “We Protect Those Who Protect Us


  • Leading and managing a diverse team of 5-20 electrical and mechanical engineers
  • Hiring and staffing hardware engineers in support of program needs
  • Personnel performance and development
  • Hardware engineering program execution and scope management
  • Agile product development and decision making
  • Application of hardware and engineering processes on programs
  • Collaborate with engineering talent leads to develop staffing strategies to meet the business needs
  • Staff current and projected hardware engineering needs for product line programs
  • Develop a talent pipeline which aligns with current and future program needs
  • Identify and grow capabilities in critical skill areas identified for the business
  • Work closely with project engineering managers and hardware managers to ensure successful execution on programs
  • Monitor hardware execution health of programs through performance metrics
  • Oversee and ensure adherence to hardware process through lifecycle phases including: design development, verification, integration, and production support
  • Drive scope management through understanding of technical baselines, proposal positions, and execution plans
  • Serve as design review chair for development programs to ensure reviews meet hardware guidelines, and to ensure appropriate subject matter experts are engaged
  • Support proposal efforts for hardware engineering to capture new business
  • Review and approve hardware bids and proposals, ensuring 80/20 hardware estimates are developed
  • Provide employees with performance assessments for mid-year reviews, end-of-year reviews, and throughout the year
  • Develop employees on team
  • Support key initiatives in business area or in discipline to meet yearly objectives and continuous improvement goals
  • Provide communication of hardware engineering performance to business and discipline senior leadership

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Eligible for DOD Security Clearance
  • Electrical, Mechanical, Materials or equivalent engineering degree
  • BSE with 10+ years experience or MSE and 8+ years experience

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Ability to drive activities to closure
  • Experience leading engineering teams
  • Experience with the design, build, integration and/or test of complex electronic systems
  • Motivated self-starter with leadership skills and ability to effectively work in a team environment
  • Excellent problem solving skills, judgment, and analytical capability
  • Experience presenting technical information to program teams and/or customers
  • Strong technical writing and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills

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. At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We’re laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.

Meet BAE Systems

BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, security and aerospace company headquartered in Arlington, VA, with locations across the country. We deliver 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.