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BAE Systems

Mission Engineer



Full Time

On Site


Reston, Virginia, United States

Job Description BAE Systems is seeking a Mission Engineer to perform as a SME for Analytics Service Applications User Engagement. The candidate should have experience with full development cycle systems engineering skills, and at least 10 years of system requirements analysis, design, and test experience to join a multi-teammate distributed agile program. This is a hands-on technical role on a multi-disciplinary Agile team. This candidate will lead and execute a campaign plan to obtain wide spread adoption of a new system bringing emerging analytic capabilities to the DOD and Intelligence Community, serve as the voice of the mission user as part of the development management team, work with all Stakeholders to support prioritization of new product features and capabilities within the Agile backlog, proactively engage development agile teams to ensure understanding of the mission user experience, and drive intuitiveness and simplicity into user interfaces through a Lean User Experience (UX) innovation cycle.

The ideal candidate will have experience with Government contracting in GEOINT and experience working on-site with customers and end users in DoD or Intelligence Community. The development environment follows the SAFE methodology, culminating in delivery to an operational environment. This position will require support of customer meetings and operational system deployment and support activities.

* Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires US citizenship statusRequired Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in a technical related field
  • System’s Engineering experience (at least 10 years)
  • Must hold an active Top Secret clearance with the ability to obtain a Top Secret/SCI clearance in the near future
  • Five years GEOINT mission domain experience in the IC or DoD
  • Five years hands-on experience in the use of data analytics
  • Experience in applying Activity-Based Intelligence principles and methods
  • Experience working in agile development programs at the team, program or solution level managing capability epics, features and stories
  • Three years of experience working requirements management in an agile program
  • Ability to innovate, evaluate and research new technologies while staying abreast of industry trends
  • Motivated individual with strong problem-solving abilities
  • Able to deliver in agile sprint cycles
  • The ability to engage constructively with peers and technical lead to communicate the technical approach, trade-offs, and technical decisions
  • Effective communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Understanding and application of modern software development and systems engineering practices, design principles, techniques, and technologies
  • Highly motivated and able to work well in both team and solo settings
  • Excellent team player who is willing to contribute in any capacity
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Open System Architecture design within iterative delivery model
  • Model Based Engineering
  • Full Life-Cycle Systems Engineering Development experience
  • Experience in obtaining wide spread adoption of a new analytic capability within a user community
  • Demonstrated understanding of the NSG and ASG community
  • Familiarity in writing CONOPs documents to describe customer issues and problem areas
  • Experience with Enterprise solutions
  • Understanding of Agile Development software practices
  • Ability to write Whitepapers describing technologies and value to the mission
  • Understanding of the Value Proposition creation process to develop Win Themes, Differentiators and Messaging to customers
  • Understanding of the Business Development and Opportunity Qualification process
  • Experience in Capture Management process (i.e. Proposal Development)
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.