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Senior Missile Modeling and Simulation Lead Staff Engineer (Grand Prairie, TX)

Grand Prairie, Texas

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The Guidance Navigation and Control (GNC) engineer at Lockheed Martin will have the opportunity to design, simulate and verify technologies such as missile autopilot, guidance algorithms, inertial target tracking, and Navigation algorithms using Kalman Filters for optimal estimation techniques. They will also have the opportunity to design, simulate and verify precision servo control and pointing algorithms for gimbaled seekers and other sensors as well as various actuators and mechanisms. Modelling and simulation of these systems is performed primarily in Matlab and C++.

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

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What does a successful GNC employee at Lockheed Martin look like?
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  • Collaborative
  • Imaginative
  • Problem-solver
  • Results-driven
  • Team player
  • Technologically savvy

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The work so far has been challenging and varied. Overall, it’s been a great job; The people, environment, and benefits are fantastic on top of the work itself.

Tim J.


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

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    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.

  • 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 a flexible 9x80 work schedule with alternating off Fridays.

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Senior Missile Modeling and Simulation Lead Staff Engineer (Grand Prairie, TX)

Grand Prairie, Texas

Job ID: 505128BR Date posted: Oct. 08, 2019 City: Grand Prairie State: Texas Program: TOAR and GNC Engineers Description:Lockheed Martin is looking for a modeling and simulation engineer to lead the simulation effort for a fast-paced new missile program. This program is part of our Tactical Missiles Advanced Programs portfolio at our Missiles and Fire Control location in Grand Prairie, TX.

As the Modeling & Simulation (M&S) Lead on a new program, you will establish configuration management processes, shape the simulation architecture, coordinate with other disciplines, and lead a small but growing development team from concept development through hardware-in-the-loop and flight testing. The M&S Lead will be responsible for both technical and programmatic duties to include: team leadership and missile simulation efforts using internal simulation architectures (AWS and MSF). The small team environment will require hands on simulation development.

Exercise your leadership and technical skills as you get in at the ground floor of this exciting development program.

Please see the You Tube videos below as examples of work completed by the engineers in the group:

MFC in Action


Basic Qualifications:
• Must currently posses an Active Secret clearance.

• Bachelors degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with 14 years or more of professional experience; or 12 years of professional experience with a related Masters degree.

Experience with the following:

• C++ and 6DOF development required.

• Configuration management of software or simulation development efforts.
Desired Skills:
Experience with the following:

• JIRA, Bitbucket, or Git.

• Visual Studio and Linux.

• Hardware-in-the-loop simulation testing.


• HWIL integration is also highly desired. 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. 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 Business Unit: ESS0385 MISSILES AND FIRE CONTROL Relocation Available: Possible Career Area: Systems Engineering: Models and Simulations Clearance Level: Secret Type: Full-Time Virtual Location: no Work Schedule: FLEX9x80A-Friday off in 2nd week w/flex hrs/day Shift: First
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