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Advanced Computing Section Lead - Intelligent Adaptive Software


BAE Systems


Burlington, MA 01803

Advanced Computing Group Section Lead Intelligent Adaptive Software (IAS)

BAE Systems is looking for an experienced technical manager to serve as Section Lead for our advanced computing group. In this role, you will report directly to the Director of the Intelligent Adaptive Software (IAS) Directorate and will work closely with the Director to lead, manage, and run the group. You will lead the group in programs spanning research thrusts such as high assurance computing, programming languages, formal methods, computer architecture, RISC-V secure computer architectures, software/system composition, explainable software, self-aware adaptive software, and other foundational technologies that enable next-generation autonomy. The goal of the group is to build the next-generation computing systems with new levels of flexibility, robustness, synthesis, adaptation, and self-protection. These technical advances enable the IAS Directorate to build first-of-its-kind systems that are autonomous, adaptive, and resilient, for example, prototyping a novel computing platform for tomorrow's autonomous systems.

Who we are:
The BAE Systems' Intelligent Adaptive Software (IAS) directorate is a leading multidisciplinary R&D department dedicated to meeting critical U.S. military needs. Our directorate specializes in research in computer science, software engineering, and artificial intelligence for autonomous systems - investigating, developing, and evaluating innovative technology across a variety of domains for customers in the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC). Our research spans the R&D lifecycle, from basic and applied research up through advanced technology demonstration to transitioning our results to business areas within our organization and in some cases directly to our government customers.

What we offer:


Cutting edge advanced computing research

Application to real-world challenge problems


Collaboration with investigators from top computer science departments


Exceptional teammates


Opportunities to learn and grow


A fun workplace, excellent benefits, and every other Friday off

Who you are:
You are technically savvy with a years-long track record of innovation and capturing CRAD in various DoD and Intelligence Community R&D organizations, interested in collaborating with a diverse set of researchers including investigators from top computer science departments. You are an experienced technical manager with a proven track record of R&D innovation, whose passion lies in creating innovative technology to create trusted systems - systems that are secure and safe, robust and reliable, and provably correct. You bring a clear research vision, are experienced in crafting whitepapers and proposals presenting your ideas, and have demonstrated technical leadership to execute your research agenda. You bring a strong publication record in peer-reviewed venues and are actively engaged in the broader research community through professional service activities. As a Section Lead you will lead and manage research and development efforts through all phases of its lifecycle, from brainstorming and conceptualization, to opportunity identification and development, through research and experimentation during program execution.

Specific Section Lead (SL) Job Responsibilities include:
Staff Management: The SL serves as a first line functional supervisor for a group of researchers. The SL is responsible for career growth, personal development, objective settings, and project allocation for a group of four to eight individuals across a variety of programs in diverse technical areas. The SL must demonstrate vision and leadership to motivate and influence the group for growth and general well-being.

Program Execution: The SL serves in a leadership role on highly complex research or system engineering efforts, as a program manager, or project or technical lead. The SL works across a broad range of disciplines to structure undefined programs, identify key technical issues and define alternative approaches and resolutions; applies and develops advanced technologies, principles, theories, and concepts; maintains liaison with customer or contractor representatives to manage, review, monitor, and evaluate alignment with customer's objective and contractual requirements; defines program requirements; prepares and delivers presentations; prepares status and progress reports and periodically briefs customer representatives on the program status.

Business Development: The SL provides leadership oversight and active engagement in the development and pursuit of business opportunities. The SL maintains awareness of the company's competitive position and identifies potential new products or business and pursues them with support from company leadership; leads technical proposals or provides critical written or conceptual contribution to major proposal sections; plans critical long-range technological requirements to enhance company objectives and independently identifies and solves significant problems associated with the success of current and critical long-range objectives.

Business Operations: The SL works closely with the director in executing the business plan to meet financial goals within the set upon budget and available resources. Tasks include the setting of a healthy backlog to support the staff, identifying the business opportunities, risks and opportunities to meet the financial goals, and prioritizing the marketing opportunities to grow the organization and to ensure continuous alignment of new projects with the key technology areas of the directorate.

* Doctorate degree in an Engineering or Scientific field discipline with 7+ years professional experience (specialization in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Electrical Engineering or related field); Master's degree with 10+ years professional experience; Bachelor's Degree with 12+ years of experience.

* Highly respected in science and technology (S&T) academic communities, with strong leadership in relevant professional community as demonstrated through publication record, program/review committees, standards participation, invited talks/panels, and/or patents.

* Proved track record across all stages of business development lifecycle, culminating in crafting winning proposals with customers interested in high assurance technologies.

* Demonstrated technical leadership with strong written and communication skills; experience in preparing highly technical briefs for DoD and IC customers (e.g., DARPA, IARPA, AFRL) is strongly preferred) - commensurate experience with similar customer base will be considered.

* Demonstrated experience in impacting staff professional growth in a management or mentoring relationship.

* US Citizenship and must be eligible for a SECRET clearance.


Preferred Education - MS or Ph.D. in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, or related field.

Top Secret/SCI clearance desirable.
Post Date:
Minimum Clearance:
No Traveling
Minimum Experience Required:
5+ yrs experience
Job Category:
IT - Software
Unspecified annual salary
Unspecified hourly wage
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