Systems Engineer


Job Description
PLEASE NOTE: Positions are available at the junior, mid and senior levels

BAE Systems is looking for an experienced Systems Engineer with a TS/SCI with Counterintelligence (CI) Poly security clearance. The candidate will need to be eligible and able to obtain a TS/SCI with Full Scope Poly security clearance.

In this role, you join a high performing agile team that uses the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) methodology to support a nationally significant and fast-paced program. Program execution follows DEVOPS best practices and employs robust development, test and production environments. Test Driven Development (TDD) and test automation tools are utilized alongside a full suite of team collaboration tools. The program is focused on injecting new technology and adding advanced capabilities in support of an on-going operational system. There are opportunities to be a member of the systems engineering team or to be embedded in Agile development teams.

You will be responsible for adding new capabilities to the existing system with exacting interface, performance and security requirements. Will provide system engineering expertise in one or more of the following areas: architecture, design, development, requirements analysis, data flow, network design/implementation, testing, and documentation; and will analyze user requirements, system architecture, and system requirements specifications. Will provide systems engineering expertise and develop system architecture and system design documentation. Responsibilities also include supporting and providing guidance for system development and implementation planning through assessment of system engineering plans and system integration and test plans and supporting the development of system configuration documentation, including designs for capacity and performance planning. He/she will perform engineering activities, including risk assessments and analyses of alternatives for a variety of system related issues and concerns, and will help define task success criteria and test procedures.

Primary Responsibilities
Responsibilities include providing guidance and support for system engineering of large-scale systems, major system elements, and interfacing systems that are part of a large complex network environment with geographically distributed components. You will interface with program Leads, system and software integration engineers, test engineers, information assurance engineers, and other project team members in an Agile environment. Will be responsible for implementing system engineering practices to ensure the proper degree of engineering rigor is applied to all assigned tasks. The selected individual will be responsible for communicating with and effectively collaborating with internal technical professionals on a day-to-day basis, and with POCs from customer organizations when necessary. The systems engineer will actively participate in program increment planning and related agile team activities.

Salary Range: $70,000 - $198,900

Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we believe in supporting our employees in all aspects of their life including health, financial, and well-being. Employees scheduled to work 20+ hours per week are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance, health savings accounts, 401(k), disability coverage, life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program and other perks that offer discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance, as well as a legal plan. Our leave programs include paid time off, holidays, as well as other types of leave including paid parental, military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Must hold an active TS/SCI clearance, with Counterintelligence CI Poly security clearance and be eligible and able to obtain a TS/SCI with Full Cope Poly security clearance.
  • Bachelor's Degree in System Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering Science, Engineering Management, or a related field. Relevant work experience may be substituted for a Degree.
  • Must be capable of performing systems engineering activities in support of agile teams.
  • Must have an understanding of secure systems engineering and development.
  • Must be comfortable working on multiple systems and components simultaneously in various configurations.
  • Must have strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Must be committed to adopting and adhering to best practices.
  • Must be able to effectively plan and prioritize tasking and communicate clearly regarding technical options and trade-offs.
  • Must be capable of performing high quality work both independently and within a team in a fast-moving environment.


Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Software development or shell scripting experience.
  • Experience with SysML or equivalent.
  • Experience designing and developing large integrated classified systems a plus.
  • Past experience using CAMEO a plus.
  • Model based systems engineering experience a plus.
  • Experience with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) methodology or as a member of an agile team.
  • Past Test Driven Development (TDD) experience a strong plus.
  • Experience with CUCUMBER or similar TDD automation framework a plus.


About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security
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.

Intelligence & Security (I&S), based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do-from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels.

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.