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Software Technical Lead

Herndon, Virginia; King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

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Software Technical Lead

Herndon, Virginia; King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

Job ID: 583350BR Date posted: Jan. 22, 2022 Locations: Herndon, Virginia; King of Prussia, PennsylvaniaProgram: MSOL Product Lines COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, and as a federal contractor, Lockheed Martin is taking action to address the increased risk and uncertainty COVID-19 variants pose in the workplace and ensuring we meet our commitments to national security.

To uphold safety for all employees, we will continue to request vaccination status for all Lockheed Martin employees including new hires. All current and newly hired employees are required to follow onsite safety measures based upon the COVID-19 Community Level at the specific work location.
Description:We're seeking candidates who are passionate about their craft, adamant about product quality and focused on our customer’s mission. We constantly measure our employee’s success and reward our top performers through salary increases, bonuses and awards.

Future space mission systems will be increasingly automated and interconnected. Central to both of these is the ability to intelligently understand the state of mission needs and orchestrate tasks to various systems, platforms and software applications able to execute them. Lockheed Martin’s understanding of our key customer missions of today and tomorrow has lead us to start the development of a next generation mission system orchestration capability. While focused primarily around the needs of Space-based ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance), we seek a capability that is extensible to many other mission areas.

The successful candidate will serve as a technical lead for the Cognitive Tip & Cue project which is tasked with building out a next generation microservices based architecture coupling multiple synchronized decision modules using the latest technologies including AI/ML. You will build a core workflow framework for these cognitive services that delivers a novel approach towards performing autonomous ISR collection and sensemaking orchestration. You will be designing state-of-the-art concepts packaged into innovative, re-useable and affordable capabilities. Your work will be honed to deliver demonstrable customer mission improvements that will make a lasting difference. You will be working side by side with extraordinarily talented and experienced engineers, while having the opportunity to lead and mentor less experienced individuals on the team.

Candidate must be able to lead systems thinking, developing architectures, providing design guidance, coordinating cross-team development, drive quality, and shoulder accountability for major aspects of the mission and project success. Candidate should have familiarity with customer ISR missions. Candidate must have the ability to adapt to agile software development processes that will require a dynamic execution approach, depending on the time-phased needs of the program. Candidate should have an understanding of AI/ML techniques sufficient to be able to differentiate between the best ones to use for various situations.

We employ engineering professionals who have a commendable work ethic, good communication skills, a great attitude, be a result oriented team player, creative thinker and problem-solver, and follow all ethical standards of the Lockheed Martin Corporation.

Candidates must be eligible to obtain access to classified USG information or already hold clearances.
Basic Qualifications:
Experience designing and documenting microservice-based architectures
Strong Presentation Skills
Deep understanding of open architecture, cloud computing design, and security principles
Demonstrated proficiency in software development using Java
Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
At least a basic understanding of ISR missions
Ability to communicate effectively and work in a collaborative environment
Desired Skills:
Experience with AWS
Experience integrating software components via machine-to-machine interfaces (e.g., RESTful APIs, ActiveMQ, etc.)
Understanding / proficiency in application containerization (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes, etc.)
Experience with test automation and continuous integration and deployment
Strong background developing / debugging and/or testing of web applications and web services
Experience with Elastic Search, Kibana, Logstash (ELK stack)
Familiarity with Quarkus (Java Framework)
Experience with relational databases
Experience with software development using Python
Experience with machine learning systems
Experience with Satellite ISR tasking and collection management
Experience with Satellite ISR Exploitation and Sensemaking
Experience in planning and scheduling, resource optimization, operations research, or other optimization algorithms
Ability to understand complex Space mission planning & execution concepts and algorithms necessary to command and control advanced Space Vehicles in multiple orbital regimes
Demonstrated experience working in Agile teams leveraging Scrum, Kanban or other methodologies and/or understanding of Agile development concepts
Experience with OptaPlanner Constraint Solver
Experience with Orekit space dynamics library 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 weekSecurity Clearance Statement: This position requires a government security clearance, you must be a US Citizen for consideration.Clearance Level: TS/SCI 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: SPACERelocation Available: PossibleCareer Area: Software Engineering Type: Full-Time Shift: First
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