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EO/IR & Algorithm Sr. Principal Systems Engineer

Company: BAE Systems USA
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description
See what you are missing. Our employees work on the world s most advanced electronics from detecting threats for F-35 pilots to illuminating the night for soldiers. Spanning air, land, sea, and space, we are developing the technology of tomorrow, delivered today. Drawing strength from our differences, we are innovating for the future. 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.
BAE Systems is seeking a Huntsville AL New England Sr. Principal Systems Engineer EO/IR EO/IR & Algorithm individual contributor in the field of Active Electro-Optical (EO) Systems while joining a growing dynamic group of engineers developing leading edge capabilities in Active laser radar (LIDAR) and Passive Sensing. You will serve as an individual technical contributor and as a technical leader of a growing New England Systems Engineering Capability Group. This role is in support of engineering staffing and helping to align SE resources for the program execution of design, development, integration, implementation, test and verification/validation of EO/IR Sensor/Seeker development supporting passive electro optical, algorithm development and active laser optical attack solution products across multiple business areas. As an individual senior principal level contributor, you will be responsible for and supporting of bringing technologies to bear on next-generation military/commercial applications. You will also be performing and delivering technical value in the role of delivering program value for active laser radar (LIDAR) and/or passive EO/IR Systems Engineering, Systems Analyst and System Architect for programs ranging from Strategic Initiatives, IRAD/CRAD research and development prototypes, EMD units, LRIP units to full rate production systems. As a Technical Leader, you will also work with other engineering staff & team Leaders to grow and capture our knowledge through engineering changes, lessons learned, insights, Agile Retrospectives and product/process improvements in your area(s) of expertise. Finally, sincecultural and behavioral principles are a special part of our SE (Systems Engineering) organization, we are also looking for team players who will support our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.Sound like a team you want to be a part of? Come build your career with us at BAE Systems.
Required Education, Experience, & Skills



  • US Citizen with active Secret clearance and eligible for Top Secret/SCI/SAP/SAR clearance


  • Expereince inalgorithm development and image processing, detection, and signal extraction while implementing State of the Art (SOTA) machine learning-based algorithms for classification and regression


  • Expert in EO/IR, Algorithm Development and innovative active laser radar (LIDAR) infrared sensor system design, development and production


  • Modeling and simulation relevant to EO/IR laser radar sensors and weapon systems, including the development of high-fidelity digital system models


  • Highly knowledgeable in major facets of active laser radar sensor design/development including optics, optics assembly, stray light assessment, lasers, radar, LIDAR, thermal heat management, Military-Specification compliance, sensor & laser seeker performance modeling and laser sensor testing of airborne precision guided missiles through multiple phase of flight life cycle (to include launch, midcourse, detection, acquisition and terminal guidance end-game)


  • Building and leading innovative, high-performance teams for technology development


  • Verification and validation of Military-Specification requirements


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including communication with internal and external management and senior-level customer representatives


  • Developing information that extends knowledge in the active laser radar EO/IR domain and applying this knowledge to the development of advanced concepts, techniques, products, processes or standards in active and/or passive EO sensing


  • Acting as a technical senior advisor to Senior Leadership Teams to support program & products, technical teammates and management as well as for customers in making key technology trade-off decisions


  • Working with other experienced team leaders and technical specialists in the EO/IR domain, supporting team growth


  • MS in EE, Physics, Lasers, Optics, Systems, or equivalent with 8 years of experience; or PhD in ME, EE, Physics, Optics, or equivalent with 6 years of experience


    Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills


    • Working knowledge of active sensing techniques, components, and systems across the electro optical spectrum from UV to RF; characteristics/solutions, atmospheric transmission and modeling; conduct of complex trade studies involving sensors, optical designs, link budgets, make/buy decisions, SWaP-C, and environmental constraints; including performance testing of EO components, sub-systems, and complete systems


    • Working knowledge of active laser radar sensing theory, techniques, components and 2-color multispectral wavelength systems across the electro optical spectrum from NIR to LWIR; atmospheric transmission and modeling


    • Proficient with Python, C , and/or MATLAB software development in a Linux environment


    • Experience in sensor modeling, algorithm development and/or strong in threat analysis


    • Experience architecting, training, or deploying neural network with open-source frameworks (TensorFlow, PyTorch)


    • Ability to efficient & effectively conduct complex trade studies involving sensors, optical designs, link budgets, make/buy decisions, SWaP-C, and environmental constraints, including performance modeling, simulation, demonstration and testing of EO components, sub-systems, and complete systems


    • Working knowledge of requirements analysis, requirements compliance and trade-off study for active laser radar and passive sensing EO/IR designs and effectively/efficiently converting stakeholder definition to architectural design


    • Working knowledge of Digital Systems Engineering modeling & simulation techniques using tools such as MATLAB, DOORS, Simulink, MagicDraw, Ansys, Code V/Zemax, NVThermIP/NV-IPM and methods such as AS-9145 (DFMEA & PFMEA), Agile, Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA)


    • Working knowledge of Systems Engineering and life cycle processes stages (such as waterfall, spiral, agile/scrum and Vee) and process milestone execution decision gating reviews (such as Systems Requirements Review, Preliminary Design Review, Critical Design Review & Test Readiness Review)


    • Bid and proposal experience on major life cycle programs


    • Experience working & contributing independently with limited supervision and interacting effectively with other technical team-mates to achieve product and process technical goals while inspiring technical excellence


    • Digital Engineering, Model Based Systems Engineering (SysML), Model Based Agile Engineering (Value Driven Digital Threads) and Agile Mindset principle, practices & processes and tools & techniques


    • Agile mindset, including familiarity with Agile process, language and nomenclature, to support driving ROI by delivering reliable results on knowledge programs while dealing with technical complexity and uncertainty to unleash personal and team creativity boosting performance, value and collaboration


    • Cleared Secret Candidates only (clearable to TS)


      EO/IR & Algorithm Sr. Principal Systems Engineer
      88747BR
      EEO Career Site Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities . females . veterans . individuals with disabilities . sexual orientation . gender identity . gender expression

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