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Satellite Payload Systems Engineer

Apply Now Job ID: 528044BR Date posted: May. 21, 2020 City: LittletonState: Colorado Program: PLE
Description:Come join the RF Center of Excellence and shape the future! You can work on challenging programs in support of Space Vehicles, Missile Defense and more. We need your expertise to deliver amazing new technologies to our customers.



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

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 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.

Do you have a passion for working on emerging technologies?


As a Digital Systems Engineer with Space you would develop RF payload solutions and the RF / electronic components for Space and Missile platforms. Work with RF from the MHz range all the way up through Optical systems. Communication payloads or RF payloads are needed for every platform and serve missions ranging from human space flight, commercial broadband services, national intelligence, protected communications, navigation and more. Our product portfolio includes a wide range of international and domestic programs, addressing the important needs of our commercial, civil and military customers.

Specific responsibilities include:

•Develop design concepts and technical baselines for payload communications processors and satellite controllers
•Develop payload subsystem-level requirements and interface definitions
•Conducting payload design trades, including potential source identification/selection through formal Requests for Information (RFI)
•Perform analysis and decompose system level performance requirements to verifiable allocated subsystems/components requirement. Perform analysis to size computing/Digital signal processing/FPGA resources needed to implement the functionality specified to the subsystem.
•Create technology maturation and risk reduction plans for critical payload elements and satellite subsystems
•Support proposal development activities for objective payload systems
• Coordinate with partners (e.g., subcontractor, customer, SEIT, and multiple M&P and parts organizations) and handle closure of Action Items and Liens.

This position may require domestic travel as necessary to fulfill job responsibilities.

To promote the sharing of ideas, Lockheed Martin nurtures an inclusive work environment that inspires differences and big-picture thinking.

Our employees play an active role in strengthening the quality of life where we live and work by volunteering more than 850,000 hours annually. Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy:

•Medical
•Dental
•401k
•Paid time off
•Work/life balance
•Career development
•Mentorship opportunities
•Rewards & recognition
Basic Qualifications:
- Proven ability to develop and analyze technical requirements, perform trade studies, conduct major design reviews (e.g. PDR and/or CDR) and allocate functions down to subsystems and hardware/software
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including a demonstrated ability to interact effectively with customers, management, and peers.
- Ability to write technical sections of customer requests for information (RFIs) or proposals, including developing presentations to describe the technical approach in a clear manner.
- Prior experience with phases of product lifecycle (e.g., SRR, PDR, CDR, MRR, and TRR).
- Proficiency in relevant analytical tools (e.g., MATLAB, XXX)
Desired Skills:
- Experience with satellite communications technologies and waveforms, including DVB-S/2
- Working knowledge of current US DoD Protected Satellite Communications (i.e., Milstar/AEHF)
- Experience developing Analog/Digital interfaces
- Experience with full-life cycle of ASIC/FGPA development including Register Transfer Level (RTL) hardware descriptive languages (IE VHDL, Verilog)
- Experience performing software source lines of code (SLOC) estimates based on requirements
Prior satellite communications design experience
Proven ability to develop analytical modeling and simulation tools/environments
- Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related field
Active US DoD/IC 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: Systems Engineering: System ArchitectureClearance Level: Top SecretType: Full-TimeVirtual Location: noWork Schedule: 9x80A-9,9,9,9,8 hrs/d in wk1, /9,9,9,9,off in wk2Shift: First Apply Now

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