Systems Engineering Manager - Controls & Avionics Solutions - Rome - job 746510

BAE Systems

Date: 05/04/2021

City: Rome, Pennsylvania

Employment type: Full-time

You don’t see it, but it’s there. Our employees work on the world’s most advanced electronics – from saving emissions in the City of Lights to powering the Mars Rover to protecting the F-35 fighter jet. At Electronic Systems, you’ll be among the brightest minds, working on the aerospace and defense industry’s most difficult problems. 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 missions: “We Protect Those Who Protect Us®” and “We Innovate For Those Who Move The WorldTM.” Sound like a team you want to be a part of? Come build your career with us.


In Controls & Avionics Solutions, you will have the opportunity to help define and develop the next generation of avionics – whether it is fly-by-wire flight controls, full authority digital engine controls, or power management.




Systems Engineering Discipline Manager will be a functional leader supervising a group of System Engineers


Duties include:

  • Provide functional leadership with focus in the areas of effectively staffing programs, developing personnel through training and mentoring them in ways to improve their skill base and their application of those skills

  • Support Product Team Leads with execution of project needs as necessary

  • Provide functional expertise and consultation as needed (including budget and schedule)

  • Develop Knowledge Books and standards to share and continuously improve our systems processes




Additional responsibilities include:

  • Ensure company processes are being followed

  • Support new business pursuits, cost reductions, customer support, project leadership and process improvement

  • Develop mentor/training plans

  • Provide and maintain functional processes, procedures, and best practices

  • Meet Department budgets (Training, overhead, etc)

  • Collaboratively work with peers and PRG/PTL Leads to Staff projects appropriately

  • Provide resources and tools required by team

  • Ensure appropriate expectations/goals are in place for employees

  • Communication flow down (Unit meetings)

  • Performance and compensation management

  • Ensure a culture of Continuous improvement (lessons learned) is in place

  • Knowledge development

  • Support New Business capture through effective task quoting




Required Education, Experience, & Skills


  • Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering discipline and 10+ years of related experience.

  • Previous experience in project leadership role or functional management

  • Demonstrated ability to achieve cost, cycle time, customer and engineering process objectives

  • Demonstrated ability to develop, lead and motivate technical teams

  • Demonstrated ability to integrate and coordinate with other functions and customers

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.

  • Experience in full lifecycle system development including requirements, design, integration and verification

  • Knowledge of system development processes and procedures

  • Desire to continuously improve engineering processes and standards




Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills


  • Familiarity and experience with flight, avionics, engine or industrial controls programs

  • Experience with Requirements Management (ie, DOORS) and Configuration Management (ie, Synergy) tools

  • Familiarity with product and systems safety

  • Experience with Model Based Development

  • Experience with Control Law and/or Built In Test development

  • Familiarity with industry standards such as DO-178B/C, ARP4754 and DO-160

  • Experience with HW/SW integration

  • Experience with Requirements Based Verification

  • 2+ years of engineering management or project leadership experience

  • Previous experience leading engineering team of 10 or more

  • Knowledge of test/support equipment development

  • Strong motivational leadership skills




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.




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