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Optical/Electro-Optical Senior Research Scientist

Apply Now Job ID: 500645BR Date posted: Sep. 12, 2019 City: Sunnyvale State: California Program: ATC
Description: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 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. Do you want to be part of a culture that inspires employees to think big, perform with excellence and build incredible products? We provide the resources, inspiration and focus - if you have the passion and courage to dream big, then we want to build a better tomorrow with you.

The Advanced Technology Center (ATC) is the research lab for Lockheed Martin Space. Through our own skills and those of our partners—including universities and research labs around the world—we are able to put vision in motion. While we are a part of LM's space division, our technologies are far-reaching across domains. Napkin sketches of lasers that can shoot down UAVs—we made it real. Changing molecules so metals behave differently? We invented that. ATC’s story is written in the success of missions here on Earth and far, far into space. Our innovation extends beyond incremental change. We strive for first-of-a-kind capability with enduring impact. Whatever the application, our charter is to create game-changing technologies. At the ATC, we are inspiring change in our endless pursuit of what is next.

We are searching for a Research Scientist to join our extraordinary team. In this role you will perform the research, development, analysis, and tests of new algorithms and techniques for laser and other electro-optical systems for Intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), directed energy weapons, navigation and proximity operations, or target tracking and identification. You will develop and improve algorithms and evaluate their performance using simulations and test data. You will participate in teams implementing the algorithms in hardware and conducting full-system, real-world demonstrations of capability.

You are someone who has strong analytic and communication skills and work well in a dynamic, multi-disciplinary environment. You will both lead and support technical development projects. You will have proven experience clearly communicating complex ideas and explaining relevant technologies and concepts to an audience of both experts and non-experts. You will be responsible for writing reports and proposals, preparing and delivering presentations and new business pitches. We are also seeking a colleague with superior interpersonal skills, as you will interact with team members, customers, and executives.

To promote the sharing of ideas, Lockheed Martin fosters an inclusive work environment that encourages 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

Learn more about Lockheed Martin’s competitive and comprehensive benefits package.
Basic Qualifications:
• Strong C/C++ programming skills
• Experience implementing software for scientific and/or real time image or signal processing applications
• Math background to include linear algebra, matrix math, and/or 3D coordinate transforms
• US Citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI clearance
Desired Skills:
• Computer vision and image processing
• CUDA GPU programming experience
• Experience with Matlab or Python
• Experience with filtering, estimation, and tracking (Kalman Filters, Multi-Target Tracking) is a plus
• Experience with 3D Computer Graphics (OpenGL)
• Experience and/or ability developing new technologies, driving from new concept formulation and development through to demonstration of the concept in prototype testing or field demonstration
• Knowledge in one or more related technologies, and interest in learning about others, including:
o Data processing, including processing hardware and software, algorithm development, Monte Carlo simulations, analog signal processing , digital signal processing, image processing, 3D image rendering, or data fusion
o Algorithms, models, and simulations for LIDAR / LADAR applications
o Machine learning, deep learning, artificial intelligence, and other advanced processing techniques.
o Target acquisition and tracking, and automatic target recognition (ATR) algorithms
o Real-time processing systems, FPGAs, micro-controllers, measurement and acquisition hardware
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 Business Unit: ESS4400 SPACE Relocation Available: Yes Career Area: Scientist Clearance Level: TS/SCI Type: Full-Time Virtual Location: no Work Schedule: 9x80A-9,9,9,9,8 hrs/d in wk1, /9,9,9,9,off in wk2 Shift: First Apply Now

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