Technology Development Director - RF/Cyber Technology


Job Description
Exemplified by our mission: "We Protect Those Who Protect Us®", BAE Systems' FAST Labs innovates next generation capabilities for the warfighter. Through research programs funded by science and technology R&D organizations within the U.S. Department of Defense, our research and development teams fearlessly innovate and collaborate across the enterprise to create game-changing capabilities. On this team, you'll have the opportunity to create and develop advanced technology capabilities in the areas of electronic warfare, cyber, and advanced electronics.
Our RF/Cyber Technology Development Director (TDD) owns a portion of a product line's strategic plan by capturing and executing sponsored research programs. As a Mission Systems (MS) TDD, you will guide disruptive cyber/EW technologies from research efforts into BAE System's Business Areas' products and services. You will lead a technical team and lead the capture and execution strategic programs by being a trusted advisor to our customers working through senior researchers and engineers.
The TDD will report to the Mission Systems Tech Area Director and this position is based in our Merrimack, New Hampshire Facility.
RF/Cyber TDD responsibilities include:
  • Lead and shape captures and proposals, developing strategy to expand our existing technology baseline in alignment with the RF, Electronics, and Cyber (R3) strategy and vision.
  • Development of strategy and roadmap for the MS cyber/EW portfolio
  • Significant customer interaction including initiating customer contact to create new business opportunities at DoD research and development organizations such as DARPA, AFRL, ONR, ARL as well as non-traditional R&D organizations.
  • Collaborate across the larger organization to facilitate the development and transition of game-changing RF/cyber technology
  • Principal Investigator for cyber/EW programs, setting technical direction and guiding teams in executing complex research projects that regularly involving multiple technical fields
  • Grow the next generation of technology development managers and scientists through mentoring


Required Education, Experience, & Skills
Required Skills
  • Proven expertise leading complex program execution
  • New R&D business capture experience
  • Proven experience with RF and/or cyber technologies
  • Proven experience with multiple programming and scripting languages (C, C++, Matlab, Python, Bash, etc...)
Education: Master's Degree with 10+ years of professional research experience; Doctorate with 8+ years of professional research experience

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
Preferred skills
  • Technology roadmap development
  • Proven capacity to grow a team and organization around a unified vision
  • Demonstrated capacity to reach across disparate technical domains to create novel solutions
  • Experience leading teams (including subcontractors) across multiple remote sites
  • External communications experience (press interviews, published papers, conference presentations)
  • Leadership role in professional societies
  • Large R&D proposal capture expertise


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.