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Staff Software Engineer

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

Job ID: 553098BR Date posted: Apr. 01, 2021 Locations: King of Prussia, PennsylvaniaProgram: Advanced Programs (VBNext, Enterprise, XDS, ACS) Description:Want to experience some of the coolest jobs within the defense industry? Then come join the RMS (Rotary and Mission Systems) team in Valley Forge, PA!

RMS supports the warfighter and improves the defense of our nation through a variety of programs and Customers at the Valley Forge site. Projects range in focus from ISR (Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance), missile and targeting systems, RF Communications and GPS technologies. We do it all here with small to mid-size, high performing teams of enthusiastic engineers eager to solve the defense industry’s most challenging problems.

This position is for an experienced level software engineer within the Command & Control (C2), Digital Signal Processing (DSP) & Position, Navigation, & Time (PNT) organization supporting a collection of projects. C2, DSP, & PNT has an established history supporting the Global Positioning System (GPS) and other classified Customers in capabilities such as Software Defined Radios, algorithm development / implementation, signal receivers and transceivers, constellation simulation, and software-based monitoring of equipment health and status. Many of the projects provide our Customers turn-key solutions that include a variety of Hardware (procured or vendor manufactured), Software, and Security controls. Each project provides interesting program work and learning opportunities for further technical development.

The candidate will work in a cross functional Agile Scrum environment to design and develop technically complex software systems supporting the Advanced Programs portfolio. Tasks include defining system / sub-system architecture and requirements, performing detailed software design, generating design documentation, and software implementation and testing (to include developing unit tests). Selected candidates will be expected to provide expertise and direction to other members of the team to ensure product development is aligning with higher level program goals. This position will reward those who have a passion for solving technical challenges and leading towards a common goal.

This position requires a TS/SCI or TS/DOD. Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
Basic Qualifications:
- Subject Matter Expert with extensive C++, Object Oriented Programming experience
- Previous experience as a Software Architect or similar role
- Experienced in project and team leadership
- Digital Signal Processing and Digital Communications experience
- Active Top Secret clearance
- Ability to obtain a TS/SCI clearance
Desired Skills:
- Ability to work effectively in a rapid paced, Agile Scrum environment
- Experience developing software in a Linux environment
- Software Defined Radio experience
- Strong analysis and mathematical skills
- Modeling and simulation experience (stubs and plugin development for system testing)
- Hardware test and integration experience
- Experience/knowledge of software practices and configuration management (GIT, Jira, Confluence, etc.) 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: Onsite Full-time: The work associated with this position will be performed onsite at a designated Lockheed Martin facility.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: Top Secret with an investigation within 6 years 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: RMSRelocation Available: PossibleCareer Area: Software Engineering Type: Full-Time Shift: First
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