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BAE Systems Manassas, VA
BAE Systems is looking for a Technical Director to set the technology vision for our growing Free Space Optical Communications portfolio. We are a leader in the development of laser communications terminals and processing for multiple domain applications. Our business is experiencing exponential growth in this area, which is driving the need for a dedicated Technical Director to build a strong foundation for our Laser Communications product offering for years to come.

The Technical Director leads our team to develop a discriminating product and technology roadmap across multiple programs. The selected candidate is a Subject Matter Expert in this domain and will manage a portfolio of Internal and Contracted Research and Development efforts to provide us with discriminators in this market. The position can be based in Hudson, NH, or Manassas, VA.

This business is part of our growing Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Systems Business Area. C4ISR Systems is developing innovative capabilities across the C4ISR mission domain for Advanced Analytics, Adaptive Electronic Warfare / Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) /Cyber, Combat identification, Imagery Sensing and Exploitation, Space Security, and Undersea Warfare. We are a pathfinder in our defense and intelligence markets, focused on delivering disruptive technology to give our customers the edge they need.

Specific responsibilities include:

Being an active partner with the business to mature technology for growth by:

* Engaging with business leadership to drive technology maturation in support of the product roadmap.

* Driving product and technology roadmaps to guide investment strategies.

* Collaborating across the business and externally to leverage technology for growth.

* Identifying white space opportunities for growth as well as technology gaps.

Lead Technology Infusion into our products by:

* Engaging inside and outside the business to understand the current and emerging mission space in this domain, and relevant technology trends to predict future breakthroughs, innovation, potential partners and competitor strategies.

* Engaging inside the business to leverage investment funds for targeted technology development to enable growth.

* Capturing relevant Intellectual Property (IP) for the business and manage the Laser Communications IP portfolio.

* Driving strategic alignment across our Sector to enable business growth.

* Driving our technology solutions organization, FAST Labs, to capture priorities that meet our long term technology needs.

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