FAST Labs - RF Mixed-Signal Microelectronics Technology Development Lead - Merrimack, NH; Burlington


Job Description
BAE Systems FAST Labs™ is seeking qualified candidates to develop RF and mixed signal solutions for our next generation broadband multi-function RF/EW DoD systems. The candidate for this position is expected to oversee and develop a portfolio of custom microelectronics technologies including data converters, frequency synthesizers, tunable filters, amplifiers, and mixers. (Note: Expertise is not necessary all of these areas.)
The candidate will engage with external and internal customers to build, win, and execute programs that support the research and development of RF and mixed-signal microelectronics technology. They are expected to leverage their position, reputation, and technical expertise to build and maintain relationships with government R&D organization such as DARPA, AFRL, etc. Additionally, the candidate is expected to define and advance the RF Mixed-Signal technical and programmatic roadmaps within the Advanced Electronics 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 and maintain 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
This position can be based out of our Merrimack, NH; Burlington, MA; Reston, VA; Arlington, VA; Raleigh, NC; or Columbia, MD facilities, though it will require collaboration with staff across our business areas and facilities in the Northeast.

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
  • Experience in at least one of the following areas:
    • RF system architecture design
    • Integrated reconfigurable filters
    • Low noise amplifiers
    • Power amplifiers
    • Mixers
    • Frequency synthesizers
    • Data converters
  • Ability to obtain 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


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.