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Lockheed Martin Aeronautics - Palmdale, California

Welcome to the Aerospace Capital of America! Palmdale, California boasts a rich heritage and is home to many of the aircraft used in the United States military. Palmdale is proud to be the home of our legendary Skunk Works© team for the past 75 years! 

At the Skunk Works, we’re looking for extraordinary talent – people eager to be on the cutting edge of technology that will define our future; comfortable with ambiguity; enjoy being part of a team; have a love of learning; and are willing to push the boundaries. Are you ready to redefine what’s possible?

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."- Margaret Mead

From our Advanced Development Programs, also known as the Skunk Works® to advances in renewable energy, we're always adapting, always innovating, and always figuring out ways to meet the needs of the real challenges our customers face.

If you're ready to solve problems that don't have quick answers, check out the many possibilities with our team in Palmdale, California!

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Engineering and Technology

Each day of our employees come with a purpose to contribute to missions that are bigger than themselves. Hear how our employees support our mission through innovative solutions. At Lockheed Martin Skunk Works®, we're taking innovation to the next level.

From designing the most advanced air vehicle to designing aircraft that defies gravity, our engineers live on the cutting edge of technology. Never have the opportunities for a technical career been so limitless.

What does our team hire for in Palmdale?

  • Software & Systems
  • Vehicle Systems & Technology
  • Test & Evaluation
  • Mission Systems
  • Structures
  • Cyber, Labs & Tech Services

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Production Operations & Manufacturing

Skunk Works® is on the leading edge of manufacturing innovation. We continually look for ways to improve processes and performance while extracting cost by focusing on the areas of advanced composites, additive manufacturing and high-temperature structures. Our Production Operations team at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics uses a system of standard work that allows us to achieve predictable and repeatable results. From working as a manufacturing engineer to helping to build and install essential components for the F-35 and beyond, check out the variety of growth opportunities for you to consider!

What does our team typically hire for in Palmdale?

  • General Flight Mechanics
  • Fabrication & Structural Mechanics
  • Avionics/Electronic Systems Technicians
  • Composite Fabricators
  • Aircraft Painters
  • Aircraft Tooling

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Software Engineering

Never have the opportunities for a technical career been so limitless. From coding in C# to helping design landing gear, our engineering opportunities are vast. If you have an analytical mind and a passion for watching your code come to life, consider joining our Software Team!  

What does our team typically hire for in Palmdale?

  • Ada, C, C++, C#, Java, or Python
  • 3D Modeling & Simulation
  • IT Platform Security
  • 5G & 21st Century Electronic Warfare
  • Agile Software Development

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Cyber and Program Security

Our cyber teams use creativity, collaboration and technological expertise to develop innovative solutions for never-before-solved problems. If you’re looking for a cyber career that stretches your intellect and challenges you to continuously grow, look no further. With Lockheed Martin, you will have the chance to bring your creative problem solving and passion for learning to work every day. Solving some of the most intricate cybersecurity challenges, you’ll have the opportunity to deliver resolutions and envision limitless possibilities, building a better, safer tomorrow.

What does our team typically hire for in Palmdale?

  • ISSM & ISSO with Security + Levels I-III
  • CPSO & Alternate CPSO

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Early Career

At Lockheed Martin, you can start your career with a mission and shape the future by solving some of the world's most challenging problems.

As an Early Career professional at Lockheed Martin, you are able to participate in employee resource groups and have the opportunity to be a part of our multiple leadership development programs. View our Early Career or Intern/Co-Op opportunities below!

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Connecting Talent To Opportunity

Our Aeronautics Talent Sourcing Squad is made up of Talent Sourcing and Recruitment Marketing experts whose primary goal is to find and attract talent for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics.

Finding out how your expertise plays a part in our mission takes time, which is why our Sourcing Squad is here to make it that much easier for you! We match talent with our current career opportunities, find talent for our most mission critical jobs, and pipeline talent for future opportunities as well, so please do not hesitate to connect and follow us below!

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As part of our culture of innovation, you'll have outstanding benefits and amenities, an inclusive work environment, ongoing career development and support, rewards and recognition to honor your hard work and more!

When in Palmdale, you can enjoy national parks, nature reserves, theme parks and the beach is less than 80 miles away. Appreciate all the wonderful benefits of living in beautiful California without paying for it with Palmdale's overall cost of living averaging over 30% less than neighboring Los Angeles! 

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    1011 Lockheed Way, Palmdale, CA 93599

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