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Fuzing & Detonation Systems Engineer

    Huntsville, AL, Austin, TX, Nashua, NH

Full Time

About the Role:

See what you’re missing. Our employees work on the world’s most advanced electronics – from providing the latest in missile seeker innovations to autonomous smart munitions. 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®.”

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BAE Systems, Precision Guidance and Sensing Solutions (PGSS) Product Line within the Precision Strike (PS) Business Area has an immediate opening for an experienced Systems Engineer specializing in Fuzing & Detonation of precision guided munitions. In this position, overall leadership of the fuzing and detonation activities will be expected, including the interfacing with Detonation Chain Supplier Subcontracts, BAE Subcontracts, Engineering, and suppliers for the S&A Module / Booster and HoB Sensor to get the suppliers under contract. Also to provide ongoing support to supplier activities as needed to meet delivery schedules and PDR/CDR requirements.

The successful candidate will support business and engineering leadership to help grow the PGSS product line by applying BAE Systems’ broad technology base to fill real gaps that Department of Defense customers have in the area of smart weapons with an emphasis on leading and growing a team. The ideal candidate will work with other subject matter experts assisting with the next generation of precision guidance solutions for our diverse customer base. This role requires the candidate to be an outgoing, well-connected self-starter with a desire to grow the organization.

Our engineers are members of cross-functional, multi-disciplined teams focused on developing cost-effective systems that meet the needs of our customers. Candidates should be comfortable working with teams of all sizes and enjoy a mix of creative design work, mentoring the next generation of protégés, developing White Papers, presenting internally and externally, and leading test events.

In Huntsville, our Engineering team is working in a recently opened state of the art facility and operating in a unique environment where we have the power and resources of BAE Systems behind us while working in a dynamic and flexible model with the feel of a start-up. At BAE Systems, cultural and behavioral principles are a special part of our engineering organization, which means we are looking for team players who have demonstrated experience working successfully in group settings and will support our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Experience in fuzing and detonation development for missile applications
  • Experience with subcontractor interface, Smart Munition design assessment, and integration activities
  • Ability to perform technical review of overall detonation chain including HoB Sensor, S&A module, booster and associated control logic
  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field such as Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Operations Research, or Computer Science
  • A Secret Clearance is required for this position

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Ability to develop and deliver a Sub-System Hazard Analysis (SSHA)
  • Ability to Identify potential risk areas, develop plans / recommendations for risk mitigation
  • Experience with missile systems and guided projectiles
  • Ability to communicate effectively with peers, senior leadership, and other engineering disciplines
  • Ability to understand CONOPS for missile systems
  • Ability to develop requirements in response to customer operational needs
  • Exposure to the development, integration, test, qualification and production of Air-to-Air, Air-to-Ground and Ground-to-Ground Missiles, Guided Projectiles and Glide Weapon Systems.
  • Master’s degree in engineering discipline

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.