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System Architect Staff - Embedded Cyber

Fort Worth, Texas & Additional Locations

Fort Worth, Texas; Orlando, Florida


Job ID: 666671BR Date posted: May. 21, 2024
Description:About Us:
At Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, we're at the forefront of innovation, designing cutting-edge air vehicles and aircraft that push the boundaries of technology. Our engineers thrive in an environment where opportunities for technical careers are limitless.

Position Overview:
As a Cyber Architect at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, you will play a crucial role in ensuring that cybersecurity requirements are integrated seamlessly into system architecture, producing cyber-resilient security solutions for our air and weapon systems. You will collaborate with subject matter experts, participate in design reviews, and provide security expertise to ensure cybersecurity considerations are addressed early in the product development lifecycle.

Key Responsibilities:

- Lead and participate in architecture and design initiatives focused on embedded cyber capability for avionics platforms.
- Collaborate with the Chief Cyber Architect and software engineers to ensure security requirements are properly defined, decomposed, allocated, assessed, and implemented into robust and cyber-resilient design solutions.
- Utilize and tailor reference architecture models/tools to support the design and development of embedded capability.
- Develop detailed designs for specific installations and configurations of embedded-type capability on legacy and NextGen avionics architectures.
- Communicate effectively with technical and non-technical audiences, fostering a collaborative and inclusive environment within the engineering team.
- Establish mission goals, plan tasks, and prioritize objectives to drive efficient execution.


-Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field; Master's degree preferred.
- Extensive experience in cybersecurity engineering with a focus on system architecture.
- Strong understanding of model-based engineering methods and their application to cybersecurity engineering.
- Experience with developing detailed designs for embedded capability on avionics platforms.
- Excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively engage with diverse stakeholders.
- Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment to achieve mission goals and objectives.

Must be a US citizen. This position offers situational telework opportunities in the Fort Worth, TX or Orlando, FL areas, as well as assisted relocation. The selected candidate must possess a secret clearance with an investigation within the last 6 years.

What’s In It For You
Our employees play an active role in strengthening the quality of life where we live and work by volunteering more than 850,000 hours annually. Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy:
• Medical
• Dental
• 401k
• Paid time off
• Work/life balance
• Career development
• Mentorship opportunities
• Rewards & recognition

Learn more about Lockheed Martin’s comprehensive benefits package here.

Basic Qualifications:
Basic Qualifications :
- STEM or related Bachelor's degree

- Experience in Systems Engineering and/or Development processes

- Experience in Embedded System Architecture and Design
Desired Skills:
- Experience analyzing, decomposing, and allocating system architectures, requirements, and models

- Experience ensuring that cyber security requirements are properly defined, decomposed, allocated, assessed, and implemented into a system architecture to produce a cyber-resilient security design solution for the target platform.

- Experience developing security architecture representations (e.g. Accreditation Boundaries, Physical Diagrams, Logical Diagrams, Functional Diagrams, and Rack Layouts), system design modeling (UML, SysML, Rhapsody, Cameo, MagicDraw), as well as requirements management

- Experience performing vulnerability analysis, using automated assessment tools, and identifying risks and mitigations

- Prior software engineering / development experience for embedded platforms

- Background/knowledge working with information systems/environments that utilize the Open Mission Systems (OMS) standard and Universal Command and Control Standards Initiative (UCI) message set

- Familiarity with NIST 800-53 RMF Controls, NIST 800-160 V2 Developing Cyber Resilient Systems, and/or NIST V1.1 Cybersecurity Framework

- Experience with Artificial Intelligent and Machine Learning

- Experience with Agile project management tools (JIRA, VersionOne, etc.)

- Must be willing to mentor junior-level team members

- Experience conducting technical trade studies and assessments

- Experience with creating and presenting technical information to senior-level executives and customers

- Demonstrated problem-solving and troubleshooting skills

- Proficient technical writing skills

- Strong analytical and organizational skills with excellent communication skills (written and verbal communications) and have the ability to work in a dynamic work environment

- Experience working in an aerospace design environment with exposure to DoD customers and their accrediting authorities.

- Ability to travel as required
Security Clearance Statement: This position requires a government security clearance, you must be a US Citizen for consideration.
Clearance Level: Secret with Investigation or CV date within 5 years
Other Important Information You Should Know
Expression of Interest: By applying to this job, you are expressing interest in this position and could be considered for other career opportunities where similar skills and requirements have been identified as a match. Should this match be identified you may be contacted for this and future openings.
Ability to Work Remotely: Part-time Remote Telework: The employee selected for this position will work part of their work schedule remotely and part of their work schedule at a designated Lockheed Martin facility. The specific weekly schedule will be discussed during the hiring process.
Work Schedules: Lockheed Martin supports a variety of alternate work schedules that provide additional flexibility to our employees. Schedules range from standard 40 hours over a five day work week while others may be condensed. These condensed schedules provide employees with additional time away from the office and are in addition to our Paid Time off benefits.
Schedule for this Position: 4x10 hour day, 3 days off per week
Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
The application window will close in 90 days; applicants are encouraged to apply within 5 - 30 days of the requisition posting date in order to receive optimal consideration.
Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.
Experience Level: Experienced Professional
Relocation Available: Yes
Career Area: Cyber Security Architect
Type: Full-Time
Shift: First
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Lockheed Martin is the leader of cyber security defense, cyber operations and sensitive data protection. We employ the world's best cyber minds from diverse fields – people who are passionate about and empowered by our customers' missions. Lockheed Martin's best-in-cyber teams are experts in thinking like the enemy – identifying adversary activity and anticipating advanced persistent threats to strengthen platform defenses, inside and out of our networks.

Our Commitment to Sustainability: We foster innovation, integrity and security to preserve the environment, strengthen diverse communities and propel growth.

Here, the possibilities are endless because we offer:

  • Full Time
  • Level: Entry, Mid, Senior
  • Travel: Minimal, dependent on role

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What does a successful Cyber Security employee at Lockheed Martin look like?
Check out the info below to see if you have what it takes.

  • Analytical

    Advancing technologies and out of the box thinking that enable cyber operations, resulting in inventing solutions that will keep us safe today and into the future.

  • Creative

    Natural curiosity is an absolutely essential trait. Curiosity leads to continual learning which allows you to stay one step ahead of the threat.

  • Curious

    The ability to anticipate hackers’ intent and disrupt their next move is key. Seeking out new weaknesses before they become weaknesses. Proactively learning and updating systems is how we stay ahead of the threat.

  • Proactive

    We have hard problems to solve and we look for people who thrive at solving them, who can see problems from both the defensive and offensive sides.

  • Problem Solver

    Whatever you know today could be different tomorrow as security is constantly changing. Possessing strong technical skills and intellectual depth along with a willingness to continually learn from others is important to adapt to and address the Advanced Persistent Threat.

  • Technologically savvy

    The ability to analyze and disseminate threat intelligence. The ability to analyze and address the root cause, learn from the attack and anticipate the hacker’s next move.

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“Cyber is the most exciting career field! Every day, there's new cyber threat information that we leverage to shape our courses of action when identifying, assessing, developing, integrating, and continuously evaluating the effectiveness of defensive measures.”

Dr. Dawn B., Senior Fellow


  • Healthcare

    Medical, Dental and Vision coverage is available for employees who opt-in.

  • 401(k)/Retirement Plans

    Our 401(k) plan features generous matching and company contributions.

  • Professional Development

    We support our employees through mentoring, internal & external educational programs, networking, skills enhancement and career-building programs, funding for cyber certifications.

  • Maternity and Paternity Leave

    Our generous parental leave policies support your journey into parenthood. When you return to work, our facilities offer mother's rooms to support your transition and work/life balance.

  • Paid Time Off

    We offer PTO, paid holidays and paid time off for jury duty and military obligations.

  • Flex-time

    Depending on the position, we offer flexible work schedules.

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