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Mission Readiness Flight Test Lead

Mount Laurel, New Jersey

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Mission Readiness Flight Test Lead

Mount Laurel, New Jersey

Job ID: 553948BR Date posted: Apr. 15, 2021 Locations: Mount Laurel, New JerseyProgram: RMS MT SE Description:The Mission Readiness Flight Test Lead works for the Mission Readiness department as part of Systems Integration and Test organization at RMS, Moorestown. This meaningful role, giving exposure to program leadership and Senior Leadership Team. He/ She works with industry, government, and military partners to execute live test demonstrations and missions, which involve a detailed process punctuated by milestone reviews. The Mission Readiness Flight Test lead provides leadership and technical guidance to prepare for and support the Ballistic Missile Defense, Combat System Ship Qualification Trials, and Integrated Air and BMD missions.

The Mission Readiness Flight Test Lead will support demonstration milestones, such as Mission Planning Review, Mission Analysis Review, Mission Readiness Review, Accreditation Review Panel, and Mission Data Review. As a result, he/she will need to coordinate concurrent efforts including the modeling and simulation performance analysis and the hardware integration testing. He/ She cultivates cooperation across System Integration and Test, Modeling System & Analysis, products, and program management departments to meet mission needs. Also, the Mission Readiness Flight Test Lead will provide oversight of model driven integration and test efforts of mission scenarios. He/ She will assist with staffing and coordinating the activities of multiple teams at various locations, assess system issues that drive mission risk, and gain approval to proceed with identified risks. This position supports our MDA customers, Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems customers, Lockheed Martin teams, and Warfighters during execution of the mission.

Responsibilities will include:
• Overall ownership and accountability for technical performance during live test demonstrations
• Delegation of work tasks and resource planning for current and anticipated efforts in conjunction with other Systems Engineering units, programs, and product leads
• Collaboration with program leadership (program management office, technical directors, lead systems engineers, etc) to define, communicate, and coordinate mission priorities within cost, schedule, and scope, adhering to Earned Value Management techniques
• Preparation and Presentation at critical mission milestone reviews
• Assessment and Communication of mission risk to internal and external review boards
• “Cradle to grave” oversight of pre-mission, execution, and post-mission status for live test demonstrations
Basic Qualifications:
- Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Computer Science/Engineering, Physics or equivalent
- Knowledge of System of System level engineering
- Experience in tactical testing and development
- Strong risk management experience and expertise, including identification, mitigation and abatement planning and tracking.
- Knowledge of Model Driven Test and Associated M&S processes.
- Integration of COTS HW and SW products and capabilities.
- Experience leading project teams and major system demonstrations
- Willingness to travel
- Ability to obtain & maintain a secret security clearance. Obtaining a security clearance requires US citizenship.
Desired Skills:
• Knowledge of Aegis and/ or Ship Self Defense System (SSDE)
• Waterfront Aegis integration and test experience onboard Aegis cruisers and destroyers
• Experience in operations/performance analyses of complex weapon systems and/or Aegis Combat Systems.
• Experience working closely with USN customer and customer representatives in defining test plans, procedures resolving test documentation comments, defining test schedules and ensuring concurrence on verified requirements.
• Experience working closely with international military customer representatives
• Knowledgeable on Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) concepts and system design implementation into the Aegis Combat System
• Experience working on one or more of the following areas: concept development; system design; performance requirements definition, development, design, modeling, simulation, integration, test; integration and test of large real-time systems; analysis.
• Thorough understanding of the computer program development and test processes.
• Integrated Product Team Leadership, Cost Accounting Management and GRID Resource planning is a plus
• Must have strong analytical, problem solving, leadership skills and demonstrated ability to comprehend and work successfully with complex computer programs.
• Demonstrated strong teamwork, communication (both verbal and written), and presentation skills.
• Knowledgeable of common source library and agile application
• Strong customer focus with a proven record of outstanding customer satisfaction. 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: 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 weekSecurity Clearance Statement: This position requires a government security clearance, you must be a US Citizen for consideration.Clearance Level: Secret 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: RMSRelocation Available: PossibleCareer Area: Systems Engineering: System of Systems Integration Type: Full-Time Shift: First
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