Sr. Principal Systems Engineering - Wireless RF


Job Description
BAE Systems is seeking a Sr Principal Systems Engineer in Fort Wayne.

The BAE Systems Multi-Band Communications and Crypto (MCC) Solutions business is the primary source of VHF/UHF SATCOM Tactical Radio (TR) equipment to the Army and USAF. This team, based at Fort Wayne, is responsible for the Architecture, Specification, Development and Analysis of Mission Critical equipment in support of over the horizon mission communications. Some aspects of this work are classified.

The System Engineering group's activities include but are not limited to:
  • Developing coherent product specifications and design documentation from multiple disparate source documents using DOORS
  • Creating qualification test plans, procedures, and reports.
  • Performing integration, verification, and validation of airborne tactical radios.
  • Performing analysis of signals in space, receivers and transmitters using
  • Utilizing MBSE tools for collaboration of models across program and business sectors
  • This position is to plan, lead and conduct system/product requirements development, system/product design, system/product integration and qualification, and oversight of the entire life-cycle of the system/product of various military airborne communication products.

    BAE Systems offers competitive pay, benefits, and important work-life balance initiatives. 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.

    **Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires US citizenship status**

    Required Education, Experience, & Skills
    • Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Systems, Engineering with at least 10 years of technical design and development role in systems engineering.
    • Proven ability to lead system engineering projects to completion
    • Proficient requirements definition, analysis, and management using DOORS
    • Relevant experience with systems engineering tools such as MagicDraw (or other MBSE tool), DOORS, MATLAB, Simulink.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, especially to customers and moderately-sized audiences
    • Proficient in performing integration, verification, and qualification testing of military products / systems
    • Proficient in a lab environment using spectrum, network, and logic analyzers and other common pieces of test equipment.
    • Proficient in writing test plans, test procedures, and test reports.
    • Software Defined Radio experience
    • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will need a U.S. Security Clearance within 1 year of start date


    Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
    • Current U.S. Security clearance
    • Technical design and development experience with military wireless communication products.
    • Bachelor's Engineering Degree in Electrical Engineering and Masters in Systems Engineering
    • Engineering Cost Account Manager (CAM) experience.
    • Six-sigma training
    • Technical support of manufacturing and / or field platform integration
    • Amateur ham radio license and experience


    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.