FAST Labs - Microwave/Mixed Signal/Photonic IC Scientist (Hybrid)

    • BAE Systems
  • Burlington, MA
  • Posted 33 days ago | Updated 8 hours ago


On Site
USD 112,420.00 - 191,070.00 per year
Full Time


Research and development
Mixed-signal integrated circuit
Integrated circuit
Customer engagement
Proposal writing
Research design
Signal processing
Cadence Virtuoso
Digital design
Data Analysis
Relationship building
Electrical engineering
Information Technology
Customer support
Professional development
Electronic warfare
Mergers and acquisitions
Security clearance
Programmable logic controller
Adobe AIR

Job Details

Job Description
BAE Systems is looking for a Microwave / Mixed-Signal / Photonic Integrated Circuit Scientist to join their Advanced Electronics research group, part of BAE Systems' FAST Labs . 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.

We are seeking qualified candidates to develop custom microwave, mixed-signal, and photonic IC 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 custom integrated circuit 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 microwave, mixed-signal, and photonic 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 or Burlington, MA; Other BAE locations (such as Reston, VA; Arlington, VA; San Diego, CA; Raleigh, NC; Columbia, MD facilities) or fully remote may be possible.

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 microwave / mixed-signal / photonic 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 integrated circuit/ASIC design from concept through layout and tapeout, with experience in any of the following areas:
    • Multi-disciplinary (microwave design, mixed-signal design, photonic design, system theory, signal processing)
    • EDA design and simulation tool experience (Cadence, Virtuoso, EMX, HFSS, Lumerical, Simulink, SystemVue, etc)
    • Experience designing highly integrated systems (system-on-chip, transceivers, synthesizers, etc)
    • Experience in multi-disciplinary chip design effort (analog, RF, photonic and digital design)
    • Hands on experience with test of integrated solutions and data analysis
  • Interested in customer engagement and customer relationship building.
  • Ability to obtain clearance at the DoD 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: $112420 - $191070

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.

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.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.