Sentinel (GBSD) Principal Data Scientist

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Job Description

BAE Systems is seeking an exceptional data scientist for an exciting opportunity to support the Air Force's acquisition of the next generation Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), the Sentinel weapon system. This data scientist will be responsible for inserting new capabilities and software tools into all levels of classified environments. Developing complex mathematical models necessary for supportability analysis sourced from both Air Force Logistics Information Technology (AF LogIT) systems and Sentinel Confluence and Jira (within an internal cloud data system) or Digital Ecosystem (DES). Applying statistical methods for exploratory data analysis including advanced statistical analysis techniques (e.g. modeling, time series, forecasting, anomaly detection, design).

At a minimum, the Principal Data Scientist shall have the demonstrated experience in:

  • System modeling and analysis
  • Software and system optimization
  • Common computational methods for data processing, modeling, and simulation
  • Advanced machine learning methods is desirable
  • Modeling site, system, and enterprise level workloads and data flows
  • Conduct simulations to analyze, evaluate, and compare data processing and analytic implementations and make recommendations for enhancements
  • Design and develop new tools for distributed workloads, data analysis, process management, and related activities
  • Familiar with Air Force and/or industry standard IT infrastructure and sustainment of that infrastructure
  • Collaborate with technical personnel in a wide variety of computational methods, data analytics, and architecture research; implement solutions and make recommendations for enhancements, as needed
  • Diagram and document models, systems, and findings from tasks listed above, as required

This position will operate in an organizational culture that develops and challenges employees to achieve high performance in a fast-paced, high-morale workplace using streamlined management policies and procedures. It is a challenging and rewarding opportunity to shape the development and deployment of the next generation intercontinental ballistic missile, the national security-critical backbone of our nuclear deterrent capability.

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 help support several hundred personnel providing the government with ICBM expertise. You will become a trusted mission partner to the innovative, digital engineering-driven Air Force organization that is responsible to design, build, test, transition, and sustain the world’s safest, most secure, and effective land-based nuclear deterrent, on-schedule. Do not miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

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 closely aligned to the United States Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center. We support the Center in sustaining the existing LGM-30 Minuteman III (MM III) weapon system and acquiring its replacement, LGM-35A Sentinel. We are a uniquely-valued mission partner delivering daily technical 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 diverse geography, an eclectic culture, and an exceptional quality of life. 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, famously, the 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 Sentinel? The Sentinel 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 any doubt, Sentinel 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. It enjoys broad, strong support at the national level. It is a long-term project -- the weapon system will deploy over a nine-year period beginning in approximately 2026, and remain operational until at least 2075. Sentinel is a career-defining program that will present unique and challenging opportunities that simply are not available with smaller projects.

Join an extraordinary company culture and the winning team to success this year and for years to come!

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

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Master's degree or equivalent in a technical field
  • 7 years related experience within industry or government
  • Experience in data science, advanced analytics, machine learning, and/or statistics
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance and all required Special Program accesses; the criteria for obtaining clearance is set by the US Government

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Experience with working across multiple programming languages and environments
  • Experience with implementing Cross Domain Solutions across different levels of classified environments
  • Experience with the Product Support Analysis/ Supportability Analysis (MIL-HDBK-502A & TA-STD-0017)
  • Experience with any of the following MBSE requirement/architecture tools: Cameo, DOORS, Rhapsody
  • Experience with machine learning (e.g. decision trees, topic modeling, neural networks, natural language processing, linear regression, and principal component analysis)
  • Experience with optimization, simulation, modeling, network science and structured analytics

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security

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.

Intelligence & Security (I&S), based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do—from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels.

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.

Company Info.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems plc is a British multinational arms, security, and aerospace company based in London, England. It is the largest defence contractor in Europe, and ranked the seventh-largest in the world based on applicable 2021 revenues. As of 2017, it is the biggest manufacturer in Britain.

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