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BAE Systems FAST Labs - Digital Integrated Circuit Scientist in Burlington, Massachusetts

Job Description

Because of the need for consistent, in-person collaboration and/or the requirement to perform all work onsite due to the nature of this particular role, it will be performed full-time on site. This means work will be conducted on location at a BAE Systems facility 100% of the time.


BAE Systems is looking for a Digital Integrated Circuit Scientist to join their Advanced Electronics research group. The Advanced Electronics group is part of BAE Systems FAST Labs R&D organization, which works with government R&D organization such as DARPA, AFRL, etc. to develop game changing technology that can be transitioned into products that protect those who protect us.

We are seeking qualified candidates to develop digital processing solutions for our next generation broadband multi-function DoD systems in RF/EW, EOIR, and Cyber domains. The ideal candidate for this position is expected to provide novel technical contribution to research and development projects, and contribute individually to teams executing digital IC and microelectronics R&D activities tangential to their specific expertise. The candidate will be required to drive the entire research cycle, from concept to execution to test, for subsets of larger programs or as the Principal Investigator (PI) on smaller activities, including identifying and coordinating resource needs apart from themselves. Additionally, the candidate is expected to apply their technical expertise in support of new research program creation through customer engagement and proposal writing.

The candidate should look forward to developing their own scientific and/or entrepreneurial prowess, such that in the future they are able to leverage their position, reputation, and technical expertise to create and lead large-scale research programs that advance technology for purposes of providing differentiating capabilities for BAE Systems, the United States, and our allies.

In this job role, qualified candidates can expect to:

  • Heavily collaborate across teams made up of widely diverse expertise.

  • Contribute to relevant research activities as an individual contributor or by leading a small team of 1-3 people as principal investigator

  • Lead the research, design, development, execution, and implementation of novel, state-of-the-art digital integrated circuit designs

  • Contribute to project technical reviews, through generation and presentation of review-ready material, and by providing subject matter expertise feedback during reviews

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

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

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Experience executing projects in state-of-the art technology associated with digital IC architecting, design implementation, and EDA tool flows

  • Track record of technical innovation as evidenced by journal and conference publications or patent filings

  • Knowledge of digital integrated circuit/ASIC design from RTL through physical design, with experience in any of the following areas:

  • Design for Trust approaches and techniques

  • Digital signal processing accelerators

  • Radiation-hard-by-design (RHBD) approaches

  • Secure processor architectures or design

  • System-on-a-Chip architecting or implementation

  • Digital microsystem architecture and design

  • AI/ML hardware acceleration

  • Microprocessor architecture and design

  • Ability to obtain clearance at the Secret level or higher

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • PhD in electrical engineering or related field or Master s Degree with 3 years of professional research experience

  • Prior experience as principal investigator on DoD R&D programs

Pay Information

Full-Time Salary Range: $109120 - $185460

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 - Digital Integrated Circuit Scientist


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