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BAE Systems

Systems Engineering Co-Op - Navigation & Sensor Systems (Onsite)



Full Time


Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States

Job Description BAE Systems is looking for a Systems Engineering Student with a passion for engineering and the desire to be part of an innovative, dedicated team responsible for industry-leading Global Positioning Systems (GPS) products. Our team seeks engineers interested in designing, developing, and testing GPS receivers for military airborne and ground applications. This position offers abundant opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge of GPS technology and receiver architecture, and to apply that knowledge in a team environment to develop our Modernized GPS receiver products.

As a part of this team, you will have responsibilities spanning all phases of the systems engineering life cycle including requirements capture and analysis, design, test development, integration, verification, and documentation. Assignments may include tasks such as developing and updating requirements and design documentation for new or existing features, developing and updating test scripts and procedures, testing on GPS simulators, working with other areas of engineering to troubleshoot and debug, providing customer support, and mentoring other engineers.

Because of the need for consistent, in-person collaboration and/or the requirement to perform all work onsite due to the nature of this particular role, it will be performed full-time on site. This means work will be conducted on location at a BAE Systems facility 100% of the time.Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Applicants must be currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) degree.
  • Scheduled to graduate college as part of the Class of 2024
  • High motivation to solve problems and continuously improve existing products
  • Desire to contribute to a results oriented product development team
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with a diverse team
  • A genuine desire to learn and innovate
  • US Citizenship required
  • Ability to obtain a DoD Security Clearance required.
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Active DOD Secret Clearance or higher is preferred but not required

  • Experience with requirements software like IBM DOORS

  • Coursework in systems engineering

  • Examples of technical writing proficiency

  • Proactive person with a positive attitude and a “team player” mentality

  • Strong communication skills

  • Experience with modern software languages (e.g. Java, C, C++, C#, Python, perl, etc.)

  • Familiarity with Engineering Development tools like DOORS, Matlab, Simulink, Enterprise Architect, etc.

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.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.