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Gun Hardened Lead Mechanical Engineer

    San Jose, CA, Remote

Full Time

About the Role:

BAE Systems seeks a Lead Mechanical Engineer with substantial Gun Hardened experience. In this role they will lead design activities as well as teams within our Precision Striking & Sensing Solutions business area. This role will require an engineer with proven technical and leadership skills, who will mentor more junior members of the team. It is essential that this individual be capable of working in a diverse remote work environment.

As a mechanical engineer within the Precision Striking & Sensing Solutions business area, you will be involved with the design of hardware for gun-launched, guided projectile programs. You will have the opportunity to lead the design of innovative solutions that will be used in the challenging artillery gun launched environment. You will be integral in the mechanical design for projectiles is the design or selection of components for structures, radomes, bearings and electronic/electro-mechanical/opto-mechanical components & devices including but not limited to: processors, crystal based devices (i.e., oscillators), discrete components, antennas, motors, sensors, and batteries.In this highly dynamic and fluid environment, we develop cutting edge mechanical, optical, and electronic solutions to survive within challenging high G environments associated with our smart munitions technologies. We partner closely with our customers and drive towards delivering products and solutions of unmatched performance. Embracing a “design it right the first time” mentality, we focus on factors including affordability, manufacturability, quality and reliability in order to exceed our customer expectations.

Within the wider span of our Precision Striking & Sensing Solutions business, we provide affordable and highly accurate precision-guided munitions, helmet-mounted and head-up displays for fighter aircrafts, and advanced electro-optical/laser technologies that detect and defeat threats for air and ground based platforms.

Apply today and join us for an engineering career full of technical challenges, collaboration, diversity and satisfaction.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Can define and drive design/test strategy for team on gun launched munition
  • Gun launch munition design and testing expertise, high G loading
  • Structural design experience/background and experience with nonlinear explicit dynamic structural analysis
  • Solid leadership - understands balance of technical & schedule along with team coordination / motivation skills
  • Track record of driving to closure with exceptional organization skills
  • Strong technical communication – to execution team, company leaders, and with customers

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Proven Lead Mechanical Engineer on gun launched munition programs
  • Experience with artillery gun-launch design verification test methods
  • Experience in thermal design for survivability including aero-thermal loading
  • Experience designing for manufacturability including automated assembly
  • Active Secret Clearance

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.