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Senior Modeling and Simulation 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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  • 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.


  • Healthcare

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

  • 401k/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.

  • 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 Modeling and Simulation Engineer (Grand Prairie, TX)

Grand Prairie, Texas

Job ID: 515281BR Date posted: Jan. 13, 2020 City: Grand PrairieState: TexasProgram: TOAR and GNC Engineers Description:Lockheed Martin is looking for a Guidance, Navigation and Control engineer to work on the premier missile defense system currently saving lives around the world. This program is part of our Air and Missile Defense portfolio at our Missiles and Fire Control location in Grand Prairie, TX, a world leader in missile defense systems.

Develop and implement air defense algorithms and truth models in a high fidelity 6DOF simulation. See the impact of your models in digital simulation, hardware-in-the-loop, flight test, and in the deployed systems protecting our war fighters. Be part of a high-performing team with a track record of mission success against continually evolving threats.

Come put your expertise to work pushing the boundaries of missile technology on products that make a difference.

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

MFC in Action


Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelors degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with 5 years of professional experience; or 3 years of professional experience with a related Masters degree.

• Must currently posses a Secret Security clearance.

• Experience with performance simulations of aircraft or missile systems.

Proficient with:


• Proficient with FORTRAN or C++.
Desired Skills:
• Masters degree in engineering field.

Experience with the following:

• Development of mathematical models that represent missile 6-DoF, system radar and environment.

• Simulation development and management.

• Guidance, fire control algorithms and autopilot design.

• Scripting languages like Python or Perl.

• Experience with revision control applications (SVN, Git, RCS, etc.).

• Linux. Other Important Information You Should Know Clearance Level: Secret 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 ProfessionalBusiness Unit: MISSILES AND FIRE CONTROLRelocation Available: PossibleCareer Area: Systems Engineering: Models and Simulations Type: Full-TimeVirtual Location: no Shift: First
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