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RF Systems Design and Digital Satellite Communications

Apply Now Job ID: 503748BR Date posted: Sep. 28, 2019 City: Sunnyvale State: California
Description:Come join the Lockheed Martin Space RF Center of Excellence and shape the future! You can work on challenging programs in support of Space Vehicles, Hypersonics, Missile Defense and more.

Are you interested in joining us as a Digital Communications Systems Engineer, RF Systems Engineer, Integrated Product Team (IPT) Lead, Digital Signal Processing, or RF Design. ? Are you prepared to take you career to new heights?

As a Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer with LM Space you would develop RF payload solutions for Space and Missile platforms. You’ll work with RF from the MHz range all the way up through Optical systems. RF payloads and subsystems 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 critical needs of our commercial, civil, and government customers.

You will contribute to the design and development of high reliability RF components, subsystems, and payloads for Space and missile platforms. You may perform requirements analysis and decomposition, develop specifications, perform architectural and product trade analyses, execute detailed implementation, validate performance, and certify a deliverable product. You may also support proposals and new business opportunities.
The RF Engineer position emphasizes ‘systems thinking’ throughout the lifecycle of payloads, subsystems, and RF components.

We have Engineering opportunities available in the following areas:

Reflector and Wideband Antennas and Components
Digital Payload and Signal Processing
Electronically Steerable Arrays
RF and Microwave Circuits
Telemetry, tracking and command systems
RF/Microwave Testing
RF Transmitters and Receivers
RF Payload Architecture
RF Photonics and Optical Communications
Communications Payload Architecture

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

You have opportunities to 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

You can learn more about Lockheed Martin’s competitive and comprehensive benefits package by visiting this link.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Lockheed Martin. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Basic Qualifications:
Working knowledge in one or more of the following areas:


• RF circuit analysis, using tools such as Agilent ADS (Advanced Design System), Ansys HFSS (High Frequency Structure Simulator), AWR Microwave Office, or similar tool packages.
• Antenna design and analysis, using tools such as GRASP (General Responsibility Assignment Software Patterns), HFSS, CST Microwave Studio, WIPL-D, FEKO, or similar tool packages
• RF payload architecture and performance analysis
• Requirements analysis, decomposition and flow down of RF payloads
• Integration & Test of RF components, payloads, and/or subsystems
• Supporting Launch and On-Orbit Operations of RF payloads and/or subsystems
• Communication Security (COMSEC) and Transmission Security (TRANSEC) Hardware
• Radar systems
• Electronic Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) and/or Special Test Equipment (STE)
• Network architecture
• Data Object Oriented Requirements (DOORS) traceability tool
• Experience in Digital Communications and Signal Processing
• Experience in communication system analysis, modeling and simulation.
• Knowledge of RF/mmWave SiP/MMIC design, layout and simulation techniques
• Experience developing Analog/Digital interfaces
• Experience with full-life cycle of ASIC/FGPA development
• Design digital waveform generators, digital receivers, digital on-orbit processors or other digital signal processing applications
• Requirements analysis, decomposition and flow down of RF payloads
Desired Skills:
Proficiency in one or more of the following:

• Designing active components, such as Low Noise Amplifiers (LNAs) , hybrids, Linearized Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers (LTWTAs), Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs), Oscillators, frequency converters, etc.
• Designing transmitters, receivers, etc.
• Designing antennas and/or feed networks, such as reflectors, waveguide components, horns, helices, phased arrays, etc.
• Architecture, integration, and test of Electronically Steerable Arrays (ESA), Radar Systems, RF and/or digital payloads, Telemetry Tracking & Command (TT&C), or missile communications subsystems.
• Development of Analog/Digital interfaces
• Certification and training as Certified Principal Engineer (CPE), Responsible Engineer, or equivalent
• RF and/or digital payload performance analysis using MATLAB or similar tools
• RF and/or digital payload test measurement techniques
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: RF Engineering 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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