Lead RF Engineer - System Communications Payload
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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“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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Lead RF Engineer - System Communications Payload
Description:Come join the Lockheed Martin Space Radio Frequency (RF) Center of Excellence (RF CoE) team and shape the future! You can join our mission and contribute to challenging programs in support of Space Vehicles, Hypersonics, Human Space Flight and Interplanetary Missions, Missile Defense, and more.
Do you want to be part of a dynamic, fast-moving, high-performance team that's creating a best-in-class team culture, all while quickly adapting to ever-changing customer requirements?
The space domain is essential to modern commerce, scientific discovery, and national defense. Maintaining space domain awareness in cislunar space – the volume of space between the Earth and the Moon – will require a leap-ahead in propulsion technology.
The goal is to demonstrate a nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) system on orbit. NTP uses a nuclear reactor to heat propellant to extreme temperatures before expelling the hot propellant through a nozzle to produce thrust. Compared to conventional space propulsion technologies, NTP offers a high thrust-to-weight ratio around 10,000 times greater than electric propulsion and two-to-five times greater specific impulse (i.e. propellant efficiency) than chemical propulsion.
What does this role look like?
We are looking for an RF Systems Engineer to join our team where you will:
• Lead and contribute to an integrated product team for RF communication system and subsystem analysis, design,
development, integration and test.
• Interface with software, propulsion, engine, and other NTP teams and subcontractors.
To promote the sharing of ideas, Lockheed Martin nurtures an inclusive work environment that inspires diverse perspectives and big-picture thinking
At the dawn of a new space age, Lockheed Martin is a pioneer, partner, innovator, and builder. Our amazing people are on a mission to make a difference in the world and every single day we use our unique skills and experiences to create, design, and build solutions to some of the world’s toughest engineering problems. Our culture encourages employees to dream big, perform with excellence, and create incredible products. We provide the resources, inspiration, and focus, and, if you have the passion and courage to dream big, we want to build a better tomorrow with you.
• Bachelor’s degree or higher in engineering, math, physics, or other related discipline.
• Experience with RF and Antenna systems or similar hardware.
• Experience with RF communications, telemetry, tracking and control (TT&C) Systems.
• Experience with requirements and Interface Control Document (ICD) development.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong social skills, and ability to build consensus among peers while
building solid relationships with team members.
• US Citizen.
• Knowledge and application of RF Link trade studies and/or RF modeling.
• Experience with RF system payload architecture and performance analysis trade studies, analysis, and System modeling.
• Experience with electromechanical mechanisms and antenna pointing tracking subsystem control.
• Experience in working with subcontractors and suppliers to develop / deliver components and subsystems (requirements development, SOW generation, proposal technical assessment and evaluation).
• Familiarity with the CXS-1000 software defined transceiver.
• Experience with DOORS requirements management system.
• Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) tools such as CAMEO.
• Strong presentation skills and capable of briefing audiences of varying technical knowledge.
• Proven ability to execute major milestone reviews (e.g. SRR, PDR, CDR, etc.).
• Ability to operate in a dynamic environment and take on numerous roles.
• Familiarity with Near Space Network (NSN) space/ground interface between space vehicles and the Communication segment.
• Experience with certification / sell-off of an RF payload or subsystem to a government customer.
• Experience with test planning and execution with an firm understanding of all related interdependencies.
• Ability to interact with hardware and software developers to ensure mission requirements are satisfied.
• Ability to obtain a DoD Secret security clearance.
Security Clearance Statement: This position requires a government security clearance, you must be a US Citizen for consideration.
Clearance Level: Secret
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 week
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.
At Lockheed Martin, we use our passion for purposeful innovation to help keep people safe and solve the world's most complex challenges. Our people are some of the greatest minds in the industry and truly make Lockheed Martin a great place to work.
With our employees as our priority, we provide diverse career opportunities designed to propel, develop, and boost agility. Our flexible schedules, competitive pay, and comprehensive benefits enable our employees to live a healthy, fulfilling life at and outside of work. We place an emphasis on empowering our employees by fostering an inclusive environment built upon integrity and corporate responsibility.
If this sounds like a culture you connect with, you’re invited to apply for this role. Or, if you are unsure whether your experience aligns with the requirements of this position, we encourage you to search on Lockheed Martin Jobs, and apply for roles that align with your qualifications. Pay Rate:
The annual base salary range for this position in Colorado or Washington is $114,100 - $218,600. Please note that the salary information is a general guideline only. Lockheed Martin considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/ training, key skills as well as market and business considerations when extending an offer.
Benefits offered: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, 401(k) match, Flexible Spending Accounts, EAP, Education Assistance, Parental Leave, Paid time off, and Holidays.
(Washington state applicants only) Non-represented full time employees: accrue 10 hours per month of Paid Time Off (PTO); receive 40 hours of Granted PTO annually for incidental absences; receive at least 90 hours for holidays. Represented full time employees accrue 6.67 hours of PTO per month; accrue up to 52 hours of sick leave annually; receive at least 96 hours for holidays. PTO is prorated based on hours worked and start date during the calendar year.
This position is incentive plan eligible. Experience Level: Experienced ProfessionalBusiness Unit: SPACERelocation Available: PossibleCareer Area: RF Engineering Type: Full-Time Shift: First
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