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RCS Research Scientist

Marietta, Georgia

Marietta, Georgia

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Job ID: 652255BR Date posted: Sep. 18, 2023
Description:We are Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company and its research and development line-of-business, The Skunk Works, seeks a motivated and enthusiastic candidate to join the Low Observables team (Signature Management & Survivability). Specifically, we seek to identify a candidate with expertise or willingness to learn one of the following disciplines:
- Aircraft stealth signature reduction and low observables (LO) phenomenology
- Radar cross section (RCS) susceptibility
- Electromagnetics (EM), computational electromagnetics (CEM)
- LO project/program management
- LO Manufacturing
- RF Measurements

The candidate will be working in a high-paced environment responsible for low observable technology maturation lifecycle from initial concept, project execution, modeling and simulation, prototype build and test, external customer communication, proposal and contract capture, and transition to production. The candidate will work independently and in small teams and participate in Government forums and internal Skunk Works program reviews as an emerging LO signature advisor.

Typical responsibilities may include:
- Responsible for performing, analyzing, and communicating vehicle signature predictions using Unix-based codes and tools.
- Responsible for taking measurements of material coupons to determine physical, electrical, and/or environmental properties.
- Engagement in the research, design, computational electromagnetic modeling, fabricating, and testing of advanced electromagnetic metamaterials.
- Post-processing and communicating results of vehicle signature measurements.
- Writing and using scripts to batch analysis and post-processing.

The position requires strong verbal and written communication skills for reports and technical briefings to large groups. An ability to explain complex technical concepts in a readily comprehensible manner is an advantage. The candidate will participate in multidisciplinary design teams to solve challenging aircraft survivability and manufacturing problems.

A Security Clearance will be required for those that apply and the candidate must ultimately qualify for a Top Secret clearance.

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What’s In It For You
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

Learn more about Lockheed Martin’s comprehensive benefits package here.

This position is in Marietta, GA Discover Marietta.
Basic Qualifications:
The following are absolutely required for those that apply:

- Bachelor’s degree or above in Electrical Engineering or Physics

- Experience in RF, RCS, or CEM

- U.S. Citizenship

- Ability to obtain a DoD Top Secret Security Clearance
Desired Skills:
The following attributes are desired/preferred but not required for consideration:
- Active DoD Top Secret Security Clearance or TS//SCI
- Previous experience in low observables (LO), survivability, or susceptibility
- Experience radar cross section reduction (RCSR), and radio-frequency (RF) antenna design
- Expertise in LO modeling and predictions: Computational electromagnetics (CEM), Hybrid Finite Element, Boundary Integral method (FE-BI), Method of Moments (MoM), Xpatch, SENTRi, HFSS, CST Microwave Studio, FDTD
- Knowledge of RADAR, RF materials, RF material measurements
- Cultivation, pursuit, capture, project/program management, and execution of signature technology IRAD & CRAD projects
- Programming with C/C++, Java, Fortran, Matlab, Python
- CAD software literacy for model cleanup and meshing
Security Clearance Statement: This position requires a government security clearance, you must be a US Citizen for consideration.
Clearance Level: Top 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.
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 Professional
Relocation Available: Possible
Career Area: Scientist
Type: Full-Time
Shift: First
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