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RF Engineering Sr Manager

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
  • Travel: Minimal, dependent on role

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What does a successful RF Engineering employee at Lockheed Martin look like?
Check out the info below to see if you have what it takes.

  • 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 Engineering Sr Manager

Littleton, Colorado

Job ID: 595542BR Date posted: May. 10, 2022 Locations: Littleton, Colorado 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 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 who are unvaccinated will be required to adhere to onsite safety protocols.
Description:Come join the Lockheed Martin Space RF and Radar Center of Excellence (RFCoE) and Edge Processing Center of Excellence (EPCoE) and shape the future! You can work on challenging programs in support of Space Vehicles, Hypersonics, Missile Defense and more.

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

The RFCoE and EPCoE is seeking a hardworking, highly motivated Senior Manager to lead the RFCOE and Edge Processing Engineering groups tasked with building state-of-the-art communications payloads for the Protected Communications Mission Area within the MilSpace line of business.

Selected candidate directs all phases of COE-related program work from inception through payload development, demonstrations, delivery, and Space Vehicle integration. Responsible for cost, schedule, and technical performance of the communications payload subsystem across all payload IPTs. Approves all COE-related program budget and schedule baselines and changes. Coordinates preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets, and financial terms/conditions of contract. Acts as primary customer contact for program payload activities, leading program review sessions with customer to ensure cost, schedule, and technical performance goals are met. Establishes design concepts, criteria, and manages RF, processing, and systems engineering efforts for product research, development, integration, and demonstration. Develops new business within the CoE, and aligns RF and processor product line developments with the program payload. Establishes milestones, monitors adherence to master plans and schedules, identifies program problems, and obtains solutions via real-time management of allocation of resources and changes to contractual specifications. Ensures program workforce is supported through hiring, training, mentoring, and talent development. Coordinates and prioritizes tasking, enables cross-team integration, and drives closure of actions, ultimately delivering a communications payload that meets customer and stakeholder objectives. Fosters an environment that enables full engagement of team members. This position, based in Denver, Colorado, is dependent on government contract extensions based on current contract performance.

At the dawn of a new space age, Lockheed Martin is a pioneer, partner, innovator and builder. Our 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 worlds’ hardest 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:
• Excellent presentation, oral and written skills to facilitate effective and efficient technical and business interchanges with senior customer and management.

• Demonstrated leadership and project management experience accomplishing both strategic objectives and execution of programs simultaneously

• Highly developed thought leadership and problem-solving skills

• Demonstrated experience leading and developing high performing teams

• Control Account Manager (CAM) experience with demonstrated ability to perform program baseline control

• Detailed knowledge of engineering and program planning throughout development, design, build, test, and integration phases

• Experience developing work and planning packages in collaboration with F&BO and planning partners.

• Forecast staffing levels and maintain personnel requirements, assignments, and availability dates.

• Successful development and delivery of space-qualified RF, processor, and/or space-qualified electronics

• Ability to build key relationships across organizations internally within LM and externally with government customer to achieve organizational and program goals

• Team player with demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams, and communicate and coordinate work as one team with common goals.

• Demonstrated experience with the risk management process.

• Bachelor’s degree in engineering, math, physics or other related discipline or equivalent work experience

• Active TS/SCI security clearance
Desired Skills:
• Experience with legacy Protected Communications programs

• Effective working in a fast-paced and dynamic multi-disciplinary environment

• Experience with program lifecycle execution from concept phase through end-of-life phase

• Ability to use a broad network of relationships across Lockheed Martin business areas to achieve program and organizational goals.

• Experience creating and managing product development through technology maturation roadmaps.

• Experience with procurement and management of supplier-developed hardware to include collaboration with enterprise subcontract management teams.

• Experience in production of in-house fabricated products to include collaboration with production, planning, and quality assurance organizations.

• Development of requirements and interface definitions resolution/remediation process leading to mission success.

• Business capture process, including estimating, architecture definition, and baseline control.

• Familiarity with LM Space's Standard Product and Digital Tapestry strategic threads. 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 $160,900 - $268,100 . 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: 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: 9x80 every other Friday offSecurity 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: RF Engineering Type: Full-Time Shift: First
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