Technical Illustrator III

    • BAE Systems
  • Broomfield, CO
  • Posted 59 days ago | Updated 3 hours ago


On Site
USD 78,000.00 - 105,400.00 per year
Full Time


Attention to detail
Internal communications
Security clearance
Microsoft Office
Adobe Acrobat
3D computer graphics
Graphics design
Information mapping
Business data
Computer science
Information Technology
Customer support
Remote sensing
Adobe Illustrator
Proposal writing
Computer hardware
Trade shows
Business analysis
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft SharePoint
Microsoft Outlook
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe InDesign
Microsoft Visio
Programmable logic controller
Adobe AIR

Job Details

Job Description
We are seeking a Technical Illustrator III/IV to join our Marketing & Communications department. The position will primarily support proposal graphic production in support of new business. The Marketing & Communications Department works collaboratively across the Space & Mission Systems sector and our stakeholder community to increase our profile in the market. This position is based in Broomfield, CO.

The Strategic Operations (StratOps) Strategic Capabilities Unit, consists of Washington DC Operations, Marketing & Communications and Strategic Development. The StratOps team promotes and elevates the business within our markets, works with customers and industry to influence and drive growth and facilitate collaboration across the business enterprise to increase opportunities.

What You'll Do:
  • Analyze and decide the best way to illustrate technical data and concepts for business proposals, program reports, hardware specifications, user manuals, white papers and other documentation.
  • Develop data plots, tables, infographics, functional block diagrams, technical graphics, and other illustrations to support business pursuits and processes.
  • Interview subject matter experts to understand their technical solutions, then create compelling visual representations - including 2- and 3-dimensional stills and animations - to effectively illustrate their concepts.
  • Apply company-specific publication standards, branding elements, style guides, and best practices to create high-quality, BAE-branded professional content in all materials developed.
  • Collaborate with the Marketing & Branding Manager to ensure consistency of design with BAE branding guidelines.
  • Create new or update existing marketing and branding materials for internal and external use, such as brochures, tradeshow booth designs, advertising, employee communications, events, posters and more.
  • Provide additional internal and external communications support, as assigned.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Capabilities Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.
On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site five days each normally scheduled week in the primary work location. Travel and local commute between company campuses and other possible non-company locations may be required.

Working Conditions:
  • Work is performed in an office environment, laboratory, cleanroom, or production floor.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • BA/BS plus 6+ years of demonstrated work experience in technical illustration.
  • Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master's Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.
  • A current, active Top Secret security clearance is required.
  • Experience developing graphics for proposals and other technical documents.
  • Exceptional visual communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to work multiple projects simultaneously, under deadline pressure with fast turnarounds.
  • Ability to engage with technically minded subject matter experts, grasp key concepts, and analyze and distill information into technically accurate, understandable visual representations of data.
  • Experience working under brand guidelines.
  • Experience with and the ability to collaborate and coordinate with individuals and teams at all levels, including senior-level executives.
  • Ability to maintain a predictable work schedule with occasional flexibility for evening or weekend work to meet deadlines, as needed.
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft products, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Teams, Planner, SharePoint, Project and Outlook.
  • Excellent skills in Adobe Acrobat Pro, Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign
  • Excellent skills in Visio
  • Experience in 3D software such as Maya
  • Ability to identify and implement visual design elements to improve readability and understanding.
  • Ability to apply information mapping concepts to organize complicated topics.
  • Ability to incorporate accessibility considerations for those with disabilities.
  • Ability to quickly learn new skills, new products or technical knowledge; stay current on new trends, ideas, technologies.

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • BA/BS in Technical Illustration, Graphic Design, Fine Arts, Communications, Marketing, Business, Data Analysis/Visualization, or Computer Science
  • General interest in science and technology is preferred.

Pay Information
Full-Time Salary Range: $78000 - $105400

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 Space & Mission 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.
Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, Space & Mission Systems is a leading provider of national defense and civil space applications, advanced remote sensing, scientific and tactical systems for the U.S. Intelligence, Department of Defense and scientific communities. We continually pioneer ways to innovate spacecraft, mission payloads, optical systems, and other defense and civil capabilities. Powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus, we continually discover ways to enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most.