Integrated Chipset Technology Manager


Job Description

BAE Systems FAST Labs™ is seeking qualified candidates to develop solutions to our next generation broadband multi-function DoD systems covering low MHz to 300 GHz applications. These highly integrated broadband systems leverage technology advancements across the materials, RF/mmWave, mixed-signal and digital ASIC, and advanced packaging domains. Mission needs necessitate innovations in chipset architectures and integration approaches that combine these technology advancements. In particular, strong collaboration vertically and laterally across development efforts in these domains is paramount to rapidly responding to defense needs in continually decreasing size, weight, power, and cost envelopes.

The candidate for this position is expected to oversee and shepherd a portfolio of integrated transceiver, processor, and software-defined radio technologies. They are to engage with external and internal customers-including government R&D organizations such as DARPA, ONR, etc.-to build, win, and execute programs that support the development of integrated transceiver technology. Additionally, the candidate is expected to define and advance the Integrated Chipset Solutions (ICS) technical and programmatic roadmaps within the Advanced Electronics (AE) technical area.

In this job role, qualified candidates can expect to:
  • Lead relevant research programs of 1-10 people as principal investigator
  • Contribute to and lead proposals
  • Build strategic partnerships with government agencies, external companies, and other BAE Systems groups and business areas
  • Implement a programmatic strategy to fund technology development
  • Pursue personal and portfolio growth to target standing up, managing, and supporting a team of scientists, researchers, and technology developers


Required Education, Experience, & Skills
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience leading projects at the cutting edge of technology
  • Track record of technical innovation as evidenced by journal and conference publications or patent filings
  • Demonstrable entrepreneurial drive
  • Knowledge of highly integrated RF and mmWave transceivers, with experience in at least one of the following areas:
    • RF system architecture design
    • Advanced microelectronics packaging
    • Digital system architecture and design
  • Up-to-date with state-of-the-art commercial or DoD RF/mmWave, mixed-signal, digital, or advanced packaging technologies
  • Anticipated eligibility for clearance at the Secret level or higher


Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Masters or PhD in electrical engineering or related field
  • Prior experience as principal investigator on DoD R&D programs
  • Specific expertise leading programs in wideband mmWave transceivers, low-power electronics, and 2.5D and 3D packaging.


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.