Missile Systems Engineer

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Job Description
BAE Systems is looking for well-qualified professionals to join our team for an exciting opportunity to support the readiness and sustainment of the USAF Minuteman III (MMIII) Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). The ICBM System Program Office must ensure a safe, secure and reliable MMIII weapon system as required by the war fighter, Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC), through 2030. This activity will assist the government in acquisition and technical sustainment engineering and also help train and develop this capability within the government. AFGSC is responsible for evaluating the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile force's ability to accomplish its Air Force mission. AFGSC establishes accuracy and reliability planning factors under operational conditions, detects changes in weapon system accuracy and reliability, identifies areas for weapon system modification or improvement, and verifies operational effectiveness and suitability. This position will support AFGSC with MMIII operational test launch preflight planning, launch support and post launch analysis.

Responsibilities include:
  • Provide engineering support to investigate missile flight test anomalies and provide analysis in determining causes/malfunctions and develop corrective action solutions.
  • Perform Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) accuracy analysis using GPS and telemetry data to estimate guidance and control contribution to miss other than re-entry.
  • Prepare and publish flight accuracy briefing materials.
  • Attend operational test launch meetings.
  • Develop, maintain, and modify regression software to determine vehicle performance and accuracy.
  • Develop weapon system engineering estimates of accuracy using physics based mathematical models.
  • Reconcile engineering estimates with flight test data and adjust accuracy model if required.
  • Develop weapon system operational and regression accuracy models and provided planning factor data to AFGSC.
  • Compute and analyze accuracy data for bias, covariance and circular error probability at RV burst and impact.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Bachelor of Science or higher in an ABET accredited Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Computer Engineering, or Physics or Mathematics.
  • 7+ years related experience (5+ years with Masters of Science degree or higher).
  • At least 3 years progressive responsibility in providing technical leadership.
  • Active Secret Clearance required. The criteria for determining clearance is set by the US Government.

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • PhD degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics or Mathematics.
  • Trajectory estimation using Kalman filter or least squares.
  • C, C++, Python, Matlab, Fortran, Ada programming languages

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.