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FAST Labs - Microelectronics Product Line Engineering Lead

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Nashua
Posted on: June 2, 2024

Job Description:

Job Description FAST Labs--- is a world-class research organization. Our vision, We secure the future through fearless innovation--, fuels our curiosity and propels our technical teams to take on 'never been done before' challenges. FAST Labs advances science, develops technology, and delivers microelectronics products to solve the toughest challenges for our defense and commercial customers. FAST Labs defines the next generation of technology across BAE Systems' Electronic Systems (ES) sector. We value internal and external partnerships and collaborate across a broad innovation ecosystem that includes DoD/IC/OGA labs and research teams, universities, small businesses and venture firms/accelerators - all in service of developing advanced technologies to enable our nation's warfighting mission needs.We are looking for a Product Line Engineering Lead (PLEL) for our FAST Labs Microelectronics Product Line. The Microelectronics team charter spans the full lifecycle from science and technology to production. We focus on wafer level and chip/module level products involving RF, mixed signal, and digital domains.The Microelectronics PLEL is the Engineering Authority for the product line focusing on program execution, new business growth, product leverage, talent development, and continuous improvement. The PLEL acts as an engineering partner to the Microelectronics Product Line Director and manages a group of Program Engineering Managers (PEMs), engineers, and research engineers who support the product line. The PLEL helps define technical strategies for competitive bids, customer engagement, and business models. The PLEL reports to the FAST Labs Chief Engineer (aka Business Area Engineering Director) and provides engineering leadership during all lifecycle phases (conception, design, development, production, and support). The PLEL ensures that all aspects of the solution design and development, including the application of core engineering processes, Design Reviews, Technical Bid Reviews, and Test Readiness Reviews are appropriately tailored, deployed, and effectively performed within the product line.The successful applicant will bring strong microelectronics design, production and test background; positive experience in contracted research & development (CRAD) leadership (shaping, capturing and executing CRAD); as well as product design and development applicable to hardware, software and/or algorithmic-based application solutions. Experience in both research and product development enables the successful applicant to know what is needed, and not needed, for success in an agile R&D and production business.Because this role involves a combination of collaborative/in-person and independent work, a full time on-site work format is strongly preferred. A hybrid work format, with > 50% time on-site may be an option. This position will be located with the Microelectronics product line leadership team in Nashua NH.* Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires US citizenship statusSpecific Responsibilities Include:

  • Partner with and support the Product Line Director and staff to develop and deliver products and systems that meet our customer needs
  • Responsible for all engineering activities across FAST Labs Microelectronics inclusive of; engineering staffing, proposal support, production, and cost and schedule estimation. Ensure compliance to key engineering policies in accordance with the Engineering Management Framework
  • Ensure strategic tailoring and application of engineering process based on the size, complexity, and risk of the project. As the engineering authority, responsible for adherence to core policies and process application tailored to support "rapid R&D" for a portion of the portfolio, and to support predictable and disciplined product development and associated risk management to attain technical, quality, cost, and schedule commitments for the remainder of the portfolio
  • Recruit, train, develop, retain and lead PEMs, product engineers, and research engineers to meet business needs
  • Identify and drive talent acquisition, critical skill development, and retention of engineering resources across the organization in partnership with FAST Labs systems, hardware, and software engineering teams
  • Drive strategies for diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI) and other considerations for improving and optimizing organizational performance of a geographically dispersed team.
  • Develop and maintain measures related to product line engineering performance
  • Support continuous improvement activities and ensure adoption within the organization
  • Establish and achieve engineering goals, performance standards, budgets, financial targets and staffing plans
  • Demonstrate alignment with the sector's cultural principles and model safe and ethical behaviorRequired Education, Experience, & Skills
    • Active DoD Secret clearance, ability to obtain TS/SCI and SAP clearances
    • Bachelor's Degree with 15+ years of experience in technology maturation and transition
    • 4+ years experience in managing or leading microelectronics technology R&D projects and maturation
    • 4+ years experience in managing or leading microelectronics engineering efforts in product development and production support
    • Experience with formulating a vision and implementing action plans to achieve goals
    • Experience collaborating and driving improvement across functions responsible for technology development including scientists and program management
    • Strong Business Acumen and presence at the leadership level
    • Experience defining and driving professional/technical direction and strategy
    • Highly tuned interpersonal skills: Skilled at influencing and shaping others' behavior and performance
    • Proven ability to share and transfer technology and know-how across organizational boundaries
    • Proven performance in management, mentoring, coaching and communication
    • Demonstrated critical thinking skills and decision-making abilityPreferred Education, Experience, & Skills
      • Active Top Secret/SCI clearance
      • Master's degree with 13+ years of experience or Ph.D. degree with 11+ years of experience
      • Experience leading transition type programs in ES (or similar) business areas, involved in technology transition planning and technology insertion into product roadmaps
      • Experience in APQP/AS9145 application in Microelectronics
      • Experience with and understanding of functional matrix organizations
      • Experience with organizational development activity; structural redesign explicitly
      • Proven track record of increasing responsibilities in managing organizations of significant complexityPay InformationFull-Time Salary Range: $164000 - $278800Please note: This range is based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience. Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life, including their health and financial well-being. Regular employees scheduled to work 20+ hours per week are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, including paid parental, military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics.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.BAE Systems is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

Keywords: Disability Solutions, Nashua , FAST Labs - Microelectronics Product Line Engineering Lead, Engineering , Nashua, New Hampshire

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