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RF Engineer Sr - GPS

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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  • Full Time
  • Level: Entry, Mid, Senior
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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


  • Healthcare

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

  • 401(k)/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 work schedule.

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RF Engineer Sr - GPS

Littleton, Colorado

Job ID: 605266BR Date posted: Aug. 01, 2022 Locations: Littleton, ColoradoProgram: GPS 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:Come join the Lockheed Martin Space RF and Radar Center of Excellence (RF CoE) and shape the future! You can join our mission and support the next-generation GPS IIIF (Global Positioning System) satellite program. GPS IIIF uses the next generation of technology to provide secure and accurate capabilities for the U.S. military, used by billions around the world, and is considered one of the nation’s highest priority space programs.

The coolest jobs on this planet…or any other…are with Lockheed Martin (LM) Space.

The RF CoE is seeking a hardworking, highly motivated RF Senior Engineer to
• Take on a significant Technical role and help GPS program successfully deliver antenna hardware via test oversight support and documentation activities.
• Bring various organizations together, drive issues to closure, and work closely with program management to be successful.
• Work with cross-functional teams to drive progress and performance, monitor changes and status, and facilitate communication between stakeholders.
• Assist in negotiating handoffs between product areas regarding technical content and schedules as well as facilitating workaround planning as required in support of antenna hardware deliveries.

Selected candidate supports all phases of GPSIIIF-related program work from design, manufacturing, and test for RF Antenna Components and Systems. Will prepare and maintain specifications, analysis, and test methods associated with the assigned Antenna products and ensure verification of performance requirements. Supports project team throughout the antenna subsystem RF design optimization phase. Vets system level antenna architectural analysis and trade studies. Supports briefings to both External and Internal Customers. Identifies and addresses risks through the development of risk management plans. Assesses and implements design changes via Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software tools. Authors RF antenna/component vendor performance specifications. Develops and assesses test plans to ensure compliance to exacting design requirements. Coordinates and prioritizes tasking, enables cross-team integration, and drives closure of actions, ultimately delivering antenna products that meet customer and stakeholder objectives.

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.
Basic Qualifications:
• Experience with RF and Antenna systems or similar hardware
• Excellent presentation, oral and written skills to facilitate effective and efficient technical and business interchanges with senior customer and management.
• Detailed knowledge of engineering and program planning throughout development, design, build, test, and integration phases
• Ability to build key relationships across organizations internally within LM and externally with government customer to achieve organizational and program goals
• Bachelor’s degree in engineering, math, physics or other related discipline or equivalent work experience
• Antenna Product design and test experience.
• Knowledge and application of RF Product Engineering processes and Systems Integration functions, including one or more of the following:
a.) RF Link trade studies and/or RF modeling
b.) Requirements and Interface Control Document (ICD) development
c.) RF Product Integration, Test and/or Verification
d.) Test planning and execution with an understanding of all the interdependencies
• Ability to obtain SECRET security clearance
Desired Skills:
• Certified Principal Engineer (CPE) or Delegate CPE for RF Antenna Products or similar and Engineering Material Review (EMRB) experience; ability to interact with hardware CPEs and designers to ensure mission requirements are satisfied.
• Ability to absorb extensive technical detail and logically formulate solutions for execution on an inflexible schedule, often requiring integration of conflicting and, at times, incomplete data.
• Ability to operate in a dynamic environment and tackle numerous roles as part of the daily program operations.
• Demonstrated ability to get results from teams without direct authority.
• Proven track record of good judgment and programmatic execution necessary to meet technical requirements while balancing schedules and budget obligations.
• Experience with design reviews.
• Effective working in a fast-paced and dynamic multi-disciplinary environment
• Experience with program lifecycle execution from concept phase through end-of-life phase
• Demonstrated experience with the risk management process.
• Successful development and delivery of space-qualified RF or Antenna components or systems, processors, and/or space-qualified electronics
• Active 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.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.

Pay Rate:
In compliance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $91,400 - $152,300 . 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, internal peer equity, as well as, market and business considerations when extending an offer.

This position is incentive plan eligible
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 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. 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: RF Engineering Type: Full-Time Shift: First
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