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BAE Systems Systems Engineering & Integration Deputy Division Lead in Hill AFB, Utah

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BAE Systems is seeking an exceptional Senior Program Manager with extensive Systems Engineering experience for an exciting opportunity to support the Air Force's acquisition of the next generation Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM).

Why BAE Systems? BAE Systems is the third largest defense contractor in the world with an exceptional, mission-focused culture. The 800 BAE Systems employees and sub-contractors located at Hill Air Force Base, Utah are aligned to the United States Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center as part of the Integration Support Contract (ISC), assisting the government customer with acquisition and technical sustainment engineering. We support the Center in sustainment of the existing LGM-30 Minuteman III (MM III) weapon system and acquisition of its replacement, the YLGM-182A Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD). We are a valued mission partner delivering daily excellence and innovative solutions to our government customers. BAE Systems has earned accolades as a Top Workplace in Utah based on employee feedback for three consecutive years, earning special distinction for providing a healthy work-life balance for our valued employees. We work very hard to ensure this is a great place to work!

Why Utah? You ve got to see it to believe it! Utah is an amazing state with a diverse and eclectic culture and truly offers a new experience for anyone willing to search. We are located north of Salt Lake City at the foot of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains. The area offers an incredible range of outdoors pursuits across the seasons including hiking, climbing, hunting, fishing, camping, boating and world class skiing at resorts that hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics. The state is home to five amazing National Parks and an easy drive from two more; Grand Teton and famous first National Park in the world, Yellowstone. The Salt Lake City area offers a vast array of cultural activities and businesses including multiple professional sports teams. It is a western states hub for exceptional, cutting edge medical care with people traveling from across the region for a range of nationally renowned specialty care centers and doctors. The Salt Lake International Airport is expanding and offers easy, direct access to just about anywhere you want to fly.

Why GBSD? The Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) Program is an enormous and complex Mega-Project modernizing the entire ICBM weapon system deployed across tens of thousands of square miles in five states. Without a doubt GBSD is one of the DoD s most important acquisition efforts for the next decade, if not longer. It includes a complete refurbishment of hundreds of aging Minuteman III ICBM facilities to secure and support a newly designed, technologically advanced ballistic missile. It will also provide an entirely new command and control system as well as vast array of required support equipment specifically engineered to operate and sustain the new weapon system over the decades ahead. GBSD is the Department of Defense s newest official program of record having just achieved Milestone B and enjoys broad, strong support at the national level. It is a long-term project with the weapon system anticipated to deploy over a nine-year period beginning in 2026 and remain operational until at least 2075. GBSD is a career defining program that will present unique and challenging opportunities that are simply available with smaller projects.

Tell me about this job. This position will directly support the GBSD Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) Division Lead and the government s SE&I Division Chief (a Senior Materiel Leader) as they enable the acquisition and development of the next generation ICBM. Duties will include leading a team of project managers and engineers who are providing expert advice and support to GBSD Division leaders on all systems engineering and integration aspects throughout the acquisition cycle. Areas of responsibility that fall under SE&I include: weapon system requirements and verification, modeling simulation and analysis, nuclear hardness and survivability, digital engineering systems, architecture tools and applications, product lifecycle management, configuration and data management, quality and manufacturing engineering, weapons system cyber security, program protection, system safety, and nuclear surety.

To successfully field the new weapon system, the GBSD program requires a highly-experienced Program Manager with a willingness to lead, learn, and contribute in a fast-paced environment. The applicant must possess high energy and a strong motivation to make a difference. They must be comfortable working with changing priorities. The ability to switch tasks and multi-task with minimal disruption is a must.

Specifically, this BAE Systems team member will serve as a senior program manager responsible for supporting the government customer in the creation, review, and assessment of documents, architecture, and Model Based System Engineering artifacts in order to meet GBSD acquisition requirements and timelines. This team member will assist in leading the day-to-day operations of the SE&I Division including status tracking, meeting support, schedule development and management. The position interacts with senior staff and senior leaders in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Headquarter Air Force, Air Force Global Strike Command, the National Security Agency, U.S. Strategic Command, as well as other GBSD team partners from Federally-Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) and University Affiliated Research Centers (UARCs). This team member will also coordinate and integrate actions with other senior program managers, senior engineers, logisticians, testers, and external agencies.

This is a rare opportunity to join a high-performing team within a large defense company with an extraordinary, positive culture and mission focus. In this position, you will provide direct support to a national security critical weapon system throughout engineering development, deployment and sustainment. You will become a trusted mission partner to the innovative, digital engineering-driven Air Force organization that will design, build, test, transition, and sustain the world s safest, most secure, and effective land-based nuclear deterrent, on-schedule. Do not miss this!

Pursuant to Government contract, this position requires US Citizenship status.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

At least 10 years experience in direct Program Management (8 years with Master s)

Excellent cognitive, communication (written and spoken), and interpersonal skills.

Ability to achieve a US DoD Top Secret Security Clearance

At least 3 years experience leading technical teams

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

Bachelor s degree or higher

Experience with technical systems, systems engineering, or business

Experience managing within DoD acquisition programs

Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

Active US DoD Top Secret Security Clearance granted within the last 5 years

ICBM Weapon System experience

Systems Engineering & Integration Deputy Division Lead


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