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RF Payload Integration and Test Engineer

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania; Littleton, Colorado

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Here at Lockheed Martin, our RF Engineers work on a variety of advanced RF applications – those used on the earth, below the earth and above the earth. These range from the world's most advanced fighter aircraft to precision engagement aerospace and defense systems to surface, air and undersea applications to cutting edge space systems. This work encompasses one or more of the following broad RF disciplines: RF Design, RF Systems, Antenna Design, Radar Systems Engineering, RF Signal Processing, MMW/Microwave Design, MMIC Design, Radar Cross-Section Analysis (RCS), Low Observables/Stealth and Electromagnetic Capability/Electromagnetic Interference (EMC/EMI).

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What does a successful RF Engineering employee at Lockheed Martin look like?
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  • Collaborative

    There is no innovation without imagination. You bring new, different and exciting ideas to the table every day.

  • Imaginative

    From aerospace to outer space to cyber space, you can solve the world's most complex challenges for our customers.

  • Results-driven

    You are a great decision maker who strives to make things happen quickly and efficiently.

  • Team Player

    You embrace collaboration and are committed to the success of your team.

  • Technologically Savvy

    Whatever you know today could be different tomorrow as technology is constantly changing. Strong technical skills and intellectual depth with a willingness to continually learn from others are important traits.

  • Problem-solver

    Working in the RF Engineering space means working together to tackle tough problems with complex solutions.

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“The RF field is very broad. For example, I work with spacecraft antennas, but I have colleagues that work with missiles and aircraft sensor systems. At any given time, my team is working on 10 or more projects, ranging from antennas that support weather forecasting to connecting warfighters across the globe.”

Shane L., RF Engineering Sr. Manager


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RF Payload Integration and Test Engineer

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania; Littleton, Colorado

Job ID: 568459BR Date posted: Sep. 01, 2021 Locations: King of Prussia, Pennsylvania; Littleton, ColoradoProgram: 5G LEO Description:At the dawn of a new space age, Lockheed Martin is a pioneer, partner, innovator and builder. Our amazing men and women are on a mission to make a difference in the world and every single day we use our unique skills, talents and experiences to and build solutions to some of the world’s hardest engineering problems. Do you want to be part of a culture that inspires employees to envision the impossible, perform with excellence and build incredible products? We provide the resources, inspiration and focus—if you have the passion and courage to dream big, then we want to build a better tomorrow with you.

As the payload test and integration engineer on 5G LEO you will be responsible for:

• Development and execution of the overall Assembly, Integration, and Test Plan
• Planning and execution of detailed schedules
• Reviewing Engineering Specs/Drawings and championing Design for Integration and Test (DFx) requirements that positively influence the system design for ATLO
• Identifying Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) and Mechanical Ground Support Equipment (MGSE) and working with EGSE/MGSE engineers to ensure successful payload/satellite AI&T
• Preparing Facilities for Assembly, Integration, and Test (AI&T) activities
• Developing Integration & Test Procedures, Test Scripts, and Manufacturing Work Instructions with ATLO counterparts
• Communicating ATLO status to subordinates, peers, leadership, and customers
• Presenting Payload AT&T plans, readiness, issues & resolution at Program Management Reviews (PMR), Design Reviews (PDR/CDR), and Manufacturing and Test Readiness Reviews (MRR/TRR)
Basic Qualifications:
• Experience leading Test Engineering Teams responsible for the AI&T of complex RF and Digital payload high value products
• Experience leading payload AI&T teams during the early phase of a Program Life Cycle (e.g. pre PDR/CDR) including program requirement interpretation, design for integration, developing integration & test schedules, producibility assessment, and MGSE/EGSE design and fabrication schedules
• Demonstrated ability to effectively apply lessons learned and best practices from Integration and Testing experiences to develop and champion Design for Integration and Test (DFx) initiatives.
• Effective communications (written & verbal) and interpersonal skills.
• Experience in developing and presenting program material at customer briefings (e.g. PMR, CCB, PRB, FRB/MRB, PDR, and CDR)
Desired Skills:
• Experience with RF payloads (UHF to Ka band) and 5G communications systems
• Direct hands on experience with assembling, integrating, and testing of RF, Processing, Regenerative, and Optical Payloads
• Working knowledge of ATLO integration and test flows
• Thorough knowledge and understanding of CIPS and Automation Framework as it relates to ATLO Operations
• Current Cost Account Management (CAM) experience
• Demonstrated experience generating Basis of Estimates (BOE) requiring AI&T support
• Understanding of standard ATLO tools such as SAP, VE-CAMS, Automation Framework (AF), STARS, and Python 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: 9x80 every other Friday offClearance Level: None 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: NoCareer Area: RF Engineering Type: Full-Time Shift: First
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