Test Engineering Chief of Staff / Initiative Lead


Job Description
See what you're 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're innovating for the future. And you can, too.

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 ® ." Sound like a team you want to be a part of? Come build your career with BAE Systems.

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.

We are seeking an Engineering Leader to be the Chief of Staff for our entire Integrated Test Engineering (ITE) organization. The ITE organization develops and delivers test solutions for our complex electronic products to both our factories and to our engineering teams. This organization needs your help to lead the critical efforts that will evolve the organization into the world-class test solution provider of the future.

The Role: In this role, you will:
  • Partner and collaborate with business leaders across the enterprise to ensure ITE business objectives are achieved.
  • Support the Electronic Systems ITE Director as a key member of the leadership team.
  • Act as the focal point for all activity within the ITE strategic projects including strategic planning, bid and proposal approaches for engineering, engineering strategy and integration plans across the enterprise, engineering staffing, issue reporting, and risk and opportunity management.
  • Establish goals and standards of performance, create budgets, staffing requirements, and short and long-term strategic plans that are aligned with the direction of the business
Who You Are:
  • You are always anticipating your customer's needs and working to exceed their expectations.
  • You are motivated by making a large, positive impact on the organization as a whole.
  • You are willing to put in the time and effort it takes to get the job done and get it done well.
  • You are a big picture thinker, able to transition vision to action


Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • BS Degree in Engineering with at least 10 years of work experience, or equivalent experience
  • Proven ability to lead a large, diverse, and complex organization across multiple sites.
  • Extensive technical leadership experience in hardware, software or test development and ability to create alignment within the organization.
  • Ability to formulate a vision and implement action plans to achieve goals.
  • Proven performance in management, mentoring, coaching and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills and decision-making ability.


Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Experience in RF networking, electronic warfare or countermeasures
  • Experience in state-of-the-art test methods for hardware products in a high volume manufacturing environment
  • Experience with product development using the AS-9145 process or similar
  • Experience with Agile development practices and / or DevSecOps
  • Experience with Digital Transformation
  • Familiar with design for test paradigms, test software, and data analytics
  • Experience working in a classified environment
  • Experience leading organizational change


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.