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BAE Systems Engineering Functional Manager - Hybrid Opportunity - Sign on Bonus in Austin, Texas

Job Description

Are you an Engineering Functional Lead/Manager with 10 to 20 years of experience looking for the next step to grow your career? Do you want to lead engineering teams developing new technology and solutions that provide our customers with a competitive advantage? The Controls and Avionics Solutions (CAS) business is experiencing unprecedented growth. Our new state of the art development center in Austin, Texas is the home for our next generation technical solutions. You will have the opportunity to help design and develop the next generation: Fly-By-Wire Flight Controls, Aircraft Engine Controls, Ground Vehicle Power Management Systems, Aircraft Electrification Systems, Advanced Air Mobility Systems, Autonomous Flight Systems, Flight Deck Systems, Cabin Management Systems, Weapon Control Systems, and Mission Systems for the world's most prominent commercial and military aircraft and vehicle manufacturers.

We are looking for individuals with strong leadership skills who can attract, engage, and retain talent. As a functional supervisor, you will support and advocate for your hardware or software engineering staff through career planning, training, timely performance feedback, formal performance appraisals, program staffing, and application of the Engineering process and best practices. This is a multi-faceted position where your management/supervisory duties will account for a subset of your time and your software or hardware engineering program tasks will account for the majority of your time.

When you become a member of our team, you will lead a Software or Hardware functional team to deliver on all phases of the Product Development Lifecycle. At BAE Systems, we promote a strong, collaborative culture and provide our employees with the tools, skills and training they need to succeed. We are all about trust, camaraderie, and a shared mission on delivering world class products to our commercial and military customers. We offer a flexible hybrid work environment and 9/80 work schedule. Our company is part of the community, and driven to improve our future and protect our freedom.

Typical duties include:

  • Provides engineering functional leadership including managing and monitoring the performance and professional growth of individual contributors

  • Assigning, directing, and evaluating technical tasks

  • Provide guidance, support, and coaching to the functional group through regular employee one on ones and perform annual employee performance reviews

  • Identify and develop critical skills that align with business objectives

  • Partner and collaborate with program managers, project engineers, and other functional managers to ensure program goals, requirements, and needs are understood and achieved

  • Ensure engineering efforts are planned and executed in accordance with company policies, procedures, processes, and best practices

  • Perform technical design, development and integration tasks as required

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

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

The following education, skills and experiences are required in order to be considered for the role.

  • BS degree in Computer Science or Engineering related discipline and 10 years work experience

  • Minimum of two years of experience in Engineering Functional Management in Hardware or Software leading groups of eight or more engineers

  • People management experience with proven performance management including mentoring, coaching,motivation and communication skills

  • Successful engineering project experience encompassing technical, cost, schedule and quality topics

  • Experience across the design, development, integration and test phases of a project

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

The below experiences and skills are preferred but NOT required to be qualified for this position.

  • 6-10 years of flight controls engineering functional management

  • Experience with IR&D development

  • Experience with Earned Value Management and Risk/Opportunity Management

  • Experience with transitioning designs to full production programs

  • Experience leading engineering teams of fifteen or more

  • Experience leading safety critical projects

  • Experience leading a multi-site project teams

Engineering Functional Manager - Hybrid Opportunity - Sign on Bonus


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