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BAE Systems FAST Labs - Mixed Signal/Digital IC Product Area Director (Hybrid) in Lexington, Massachusetts

Job Description

FAST Labs is a world-class research and microelectronics production organization. Our vision, we secure the future through fearless innovation, fuels our curiosity, and propels our teams to take on never been done before challenges. We believe how we work is just as important as what we work on, and we are guided by three key principles: We are one team who embraces the power of learning, collaboration, and inclusion; We innovate for impact; and Our innovation is multidimensional.

Sitting at the heart of BAE Systems Electronic Systems (ES), FAST Labs defines the next generation of technology across ES s defense and commercial portfolios. We seek to turn groundbreaking research into real-life impact for our customers, as we develop advanced capabilities in advanced electronics, sensors and processing, AI, autonomy, RF, EO/IR, cyber, and more. We value internal and external partnerships and collaborate across a broad innovation ecosystem that includes DoD/IC/OGA labs and research teams, universities, small businesses, and venture firms/accelerators all in service of developing advanced technologies to enable our nation s warfighting mission needs. In the advanced electronics domain, we further the mission by developing and delivering some of the most advanced microelectronics products that enable our customers to differentiate their offerings across commercial and defense markets.

The E Product Line performs cutting-edge microelectronics research in its Science & Technology area and delivers advanced microelectronic products in its four Development & Production areas that advance mission capabilities across commercial and defense applications. We are seeking an experienced leader to join our Microelectronics (E) product line to lead our Mixed Signal and Digital Integrated Circuit Product Area. Reporting directly to the E Product Line Director, the Mixed Signal/ Digital IC Product Area Director will develop custom microelectronics products that provide unparalleled performance and capabilities for the warfighters supporting a variety of missions.

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading a very talented cross-functional E workforce to achieve business success via strategy development and portfolio execution. The E Product Line is accountable to capture or identify, create, and deliver discriminating technology & products and effective customer relations, both external and internal to BAE Systems. The Mixed Signal/ Digital Product Area Director will lead a portfolio, with P&L accountability, of product development and production of custom ICs.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead the Mixed Signal and Digital Integrated Circuit Product Area program teams through all phases of the lifecycle with profit & loss accountability

  • Manages, coordinates, plans, organizes, controls, integrates, and executes a projects or collection of projects. Ensures achievement of financial, schedule, technical, and new business performance objectives. Participates in the support of new business and in the development of financial plans for the company. Models and demonstrates strong leadership in ethics, safety and security.

  • Provide proactive cross function leadership of a key strategic portfolio to achieve customer commitments and business growth expectations.

  • Demonstrate visible leadership across the portfolio, leading by example to deliver program performance excellence and quality microelectronics products in volume.

  • Key leadership role in developing microelectronics ecosystem within the Electronic Systems Sector

  • Execute using Earned Value Management techniques and other analytical industry best practices

  • Communicate effectively and work cross functionally in a highly matrixed organization to achieve results.

  • Actively develop and execute a strategy to support the MSIC/Digital IC integrated business and technology growth plan.

  • Lead through inspiration and encouragement and foster a culture of innovative problem solving, performance excellence, and continuous improvement on the program team to deliver affordable, effective, and dependable outcomes.

  • Serve as a member of the E Leadership Team, actively partnering with other team members to drive innovative and consistent strategy across the product line.

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.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • 12 years work experience with Bachelor s degree and/or equivalent experience of experience in program or capture management and/or with functional activities related to the program lifecycle, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • 5 years work experience in microelectronics custom IC product development and production delivery

  • Demonstrated experience in building customer and supplier relationships, leading customer interactions and discussions of a technical and/or strategic nature.

  • Ability to understand customers needs and objectives

  • Ability to lead complex teams that are distributed across geographic locations in a borderless fashion.

  • Financial management expertise and experience executing to revenue and profit targets

  • Personnel leadership and management of a diverse, cross functional team

  • The ability to develop creative solutions to highly complex problems

  • Strong written and verbal skills to effectively communicate across the Electronics Systems sector

  • Ability to obtain DOD Top Secret with SCI and SAP Security clearance

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Active US Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance

  • Proven breadth of business leadership of custom IC product development lifecycle; from conception through sustainment.

  • Passion to deliver Electronic Systems Defense and Commercial Missions: 'We Protect Those Who Protect Us' and 'We Innovate for Those Who Move the World'.

Pay Information

Full-Time Salary Range: $164000 - $278800

Please note: This range is based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience.

Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life, including their health and financial well-being. Regular employees scheduled to work 20 hours per week are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, including paid parental, military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics.

FAST Labs - Mixed Signal/Digital IC Product Area Director (Hybrid)


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