FAST Labs - Principal Scientist – Networking and Communications (Hybrid)

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Job Description

Because this role involves a combination of collaborative/in-person and independent work, it will take the form of a hybrid work format, with time split between working onsite and remotely.

Looking to make a difference developing disruptive technologies? BAE Systems FAST Labs, the research arm of BAE Systems’ Electronic Systems, leads the way with opportunities for tackling the Defense and Intelligence Communities’ hardest problems with innovative software and hardware solutions. FAST Labs’ scientists partner with leading government research labs and organizations, including DARPA and IARPA, to develop innovative solutions to modern defense challenges. Members of the group are involved in the entire cycle of research development, from the initial concept ideation and program shaping with potential customers and new business pursuits through execution, including prototype development, testing, and debugging, and transition of research concepts to BAE Systems’ business areas and products.

We are seeking a Network and Communications Research Scientist to join the Assured Communications and Networking research group. Our research interests include adaptive signal processing, mobile wireless routing, transport protocols, information dissemination, information theory, deep learning, and distributed systems and adaptive decision and control. These technologies are applied to a number of different RF domains, such as tactical radios, cognitive communications, radar, electronic warfare (EW), spectrum sensing, and SIGINT. Successful candidates will be involved in multiple research programs with roles including technical leadership, technical development, customer interaction, program management, or new concept development. Most programs involve small teams of principal engineers and academically strong assistant researchers.

This position can be based out of our Merrimack, NH, Burlington, MA or Reston, VA facilities, though it will require collaboration with staff across our business areas and facilities in the Northeast.

An active Secret clearance is preferred, and a Top Secret clearance is highly desired.

Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires US citizenship status and eligibility to obtain a US security clearance.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Typically a Bachelor's degree and 6 years of research work experience, a MS degree with 4 years, or a PhD with 2 years of experience.
  • Strong experience with mathematical model tools and languages; such as MATLAB, Python, etc.
  • Strong and confident communication/presentation skills
  • Algorithm design, development, and implementation experience
  • Experience with DoD tactical data links and/or wireless network standards is desired.
  • Basic appreciation of emerging technology trends such as advances in information theory, control theory, machine learning, cryptology, and distributed systems
  • Experience in being part of a multidisciplinary project team in research or development
  • Must be a US citizen and able to obtain a secret clearance

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

An active Secret clearance is preferred and a Top Secret clearance is highly desired.

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.

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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