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Precision Controls Research Manager

Apply Now Job ID: 530909BR Date posted: Jun. 26, 2020 Locations: Sunnyvale, California | Palo Alto, 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 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 world’s 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!

We are searching for a Precision Controls Research Manager to join our outstanding team. In this role you will support Optical Sensing & Laser Technologies Directorate at the Advanced Technology Center (ATC) by leading the precision controls group to deliver generation after next technology in the areas of precision mechanisms, pointing, guidance, navigation and control, and wavefront/beam control. The 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’re able to put vision in motion. While we are a part of LM's space division, our technologies are far-reaching across domains. Our innovation extends beyond incremental change. We strive for first-of-a-kind capability with enduring impact. Whatever the application, our charter is to build groundbreaking technologies. At the ATC, we’re inspiring change in our endless pursuit of what’s next.

Some of your day to day responsibilities will include:
• Leading your team of precision controls engineers and scientists to deliver gen-after-next technologies to Lockheed Martin Space programs
• First-line management of personnel including hiring, personnel assignments, evaluations, promotions, training, conference attendance
• Monitoring execution of Precision Controls related contract R&D programs and Internal R&D projects
• Understanding and supporting Line of Business (LOB) precision control needs including: precision line of sight pointing, line of sight knowledge and accuracy, vibration isolation, beam and wavefront control, target tracking, advanced guidance and navigation, and robotics and automation
• Identifying and shaping emerging controls related technologies into new business opportunities
• Supporting new business capture
• Handling budgets, laboratories, and capital equipment

We are looking for a motivated research science manager with demonstrated leadership experience in resolving technical challenges and leading teams of scientists and engineers in the development of first-of-kind instruments, components, mechanisms, or products. You should have strong interpersonal and written communication skills, as well as the capability to communicate sophisticated ideas, explaining technology and concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.

You would typically have a PhD and 9 - 15 years of professional experience, a Masters an 12 - 18 years, or a Bachelors and 14 -20 years.

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 understanding/expertise in technical fields of controls, estimation, dynamics, vibrations, signal processing, automation, and/or robotics
• Experience with laboratory environment and test bed development
• Strong system architecture skills as it pertains to linking mission requirements to technology and hardware needs
• Demonstrated leadership experience, either in a formal management role or as a technical lead
• US Citizenship with the ability to acquire and maintain a TS/SCI clearance
Desired Skills:
• Advanced degree in physics or related engineering field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
• Demonstrated experience leading development of applied R&D proposals include authoring technical and management/cost volumes
• Strong eye for business and proven successful leadership and management of research and development programs
• Demonstrated ability to transition technology into systems and products
• Experience with earned value management systems, development of cost estimates, subcontract management and risk management
• Strong customer empathy with ability and willingness to lead new business development
• Active TS/SCI clearance
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: ScientistClearance Level: TS/SCIType: 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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