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Program Engineering Manager, Space Systems

    Nashua, NH

Full Time

About the Role:

BAE Systems is seeking a Program Engineering Manager (PEM) to support component development in the Space Systems product line. Known as an industry leader in digital space electronics, Space Systems products can be found on almost all commercial, civil, and national security space missions. Most notably, the Space Systems has produced the flight and control computers on the last four Mars rovers. Space Systems specializes in advanced, high-reliability, and radiation tolerant and hardened digital capability – from semiconductor components, to larger electronic assemblies and boards, to entire processing sub-systems.

As part of the BAE Systems team, you’ll be working on challenging problems, leading creative engineers, and working to deliver advanced products. You’ll enjoy flexibility of your work schedule, and work in a diverse and inclusive environment. The programs you work on may encompass all aspects of product delivery, from design and analysis, through integration, test, and delivery. You’ll have the opportunity to learn and grow, all as part of an exciting and engaging career.

You’ll be an integral part of the team allowing BAE Systems and Space Systems to create capability that supports the overall mission: “We protect those who protect us.”

BAE Systems offers competitive pay, benefits, and important work-life balance initiatives including every other Friday Off, Flextime, and Telecommuting. BAE also believes in a culture of recognition for the extraordinary contributions of our skilled employees.
Our engineers are the lifeblood of our company and we’re more than 5,000 strong. With our robust offering of educational and career development opportunities, your chances to grow are limitless.


  • Technical leadership and ownership of a project or group of projects working with the program manager and customer, and leading the entire engineering team. These may be component developments of ASIC, FPGA, or custom designs, as well as the boards developments that they are used on.
  • Monitoring the project to ensure work scope, schedule, and budget are well defined, maintained, and met
  • Defining, generating, and reviewing project requirements and documentation
  • Performing or guiding technical studies to refine project requirements
  • Providing the coordination between resource managers/supervisors and the program team for staffing needs
  • Ensuring all necessary process items are followed and completed, and all reviews and approvals are received
  • Cost account management interfacing with the engineering team, program management, and finance
  • Coordinating the program engineering work with other stakeholder groups, including operations, quality, contracts, and finance personnel

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Bachelor's Degree in Science, Engineering, or Math and 10 years experience
  • Ability to obtain a Secret level or higher security clearance
  • 10 years of engineering development or production experience
  • Understanding of digital component design and analysis from requirements and architecture, through integration, test, and delivery
  • Understanding of electronics types and packaging at various levels of integration for components and boards
  • Understanding of interface protocols and processing architecture
  • Experience with project planning and execution including staffing, scheduling, and cost tracking
  • Experience leading cross functional/organizational teams and team building

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Knowledge of space, airborne, or ground acquisition types and programs in the DoD, GEOINT, SIGINT or Communications domains
  • Understanding of ASIC and custom component design flows, tools, and suppliers
  • Understanding of high reliability and radiation hardened component design and analysis
  • Understanding of parts procurement and integration to meet system requirements and deliver product
  • Ability to independently plan and execute work tasks in a rapidly changing, fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of EVMS, program scheduling, task codes, program metrics, and staffing determination
  • Understanding of engineering processes and procedures across all disciplines
  • MS in Science, Engineering, or Math
  • Current TS/SCI with active Poly

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.