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Systems Engineer Senior Staff

Sunnyvale, California

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Systems Engineer Senior Staff

Sunnyvale, California

Job ID: 576190BR Date posted: Nov. 08, 2021 Locations: Sunnyvale, CaliforniaProgram: SBIRS COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, and as a federal contractor, Lockheed Martin is taking action to address the increased risk and uncertainty COVID variants pose in the workplace and ensuring we meet our commitments to national security.

To uphold safety for all employees, we will continue to request vaccination status for all Lockheed Martin employees including new hires. All current and newly hired employees who are unvaccinated will be required to adhere to onsite safety protocols.
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 day we use our unique skills and experiences to create, design and build solutions to some of the worlds’ hardest engineering problems. Our culture encourages employees to dream big, perform with excellence and create incredible products. We provide the resources, inspiration and focus and if you have the passion and courage to dream big, we want to build a better tomorrow with you.

Lockheed Martin is looking for a System Engineer to support the SBIRS Flight OPS Support (FOS) team in Sunnyvale as a Senior Segment Lead leading a small team of Segment Leads based in Sunnyvale and Colorado who are responsible for successful design, preparation and execution of the Launch and Early Orbit Test mission phase. This position will support the 2022 SBIRS GEO-6 launch and in parallel support the SBIRS successor program Next Generation GEO (NGG). The NGG effort will include coordinating updates to the LEOT timeline, planning and readiness preparation for NGG launches in 2025, 2026 and 2027.

In this role you will have the opportunity to exercise a breadth of skillsets including, but not limited to:
• Lead the Segment Lead team setting priorities, assignments and coordinating work schedules
• Interface with Mission Payload Subcontractors, customers and various LM organizations
• Brief Flight Operations Support (FOS) status
• Identify and track DRs for assigned Segment to ensure all work in complete and ready to support launch (Displays, Limits, SB, GCS/CPA/CPP/CPS)
• Workaround - Develop technical solutions, coordinate and publish via established processes
• Support product development Peer Reviews
• Support and technical systems engineering lead for assigned segment during execution of the Launch and Early Orbit test phase
• Preform the role of Daily Planner when not leading segment execution
• Schedule resources and interface with external organizations for support
• Participate and lead reviews of schedules and plans to ensure requirements will be met
• Be flexible, motivated, details-focused, collaborative and demonstrate a strong work ethic along with the ability to multi-task.
• Identify and manage risks
• Work with remote and factory SMEs to troubleshoot issues in various domains
• Support Launch and Early Orbit Test readiness and execution cycles along with anomaly recall support

The permanent work location is Sunnyvale with travel to Colorado (5-7 days) for rehearsals and (30 days) travel to Colorado in support of GEO rehearsals and launches

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:
•Paid time off
•Work/life balance
•Career development
•Mentorship opportunities
•Rewards & recognition

Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. You 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.
Basic Qualifications:
• Ability to obtain a TS/SCI clearance required; US citizenship is required
• Candidate must be willing to support occasional shift work and rotating weeks on-call for possible recall support around-the-clock
• Willingness to work occasional overtime and weekend work as required during launch cycles and for anomaly support
• Willingness to occasionally travel to the greater Los Angeles and Denver areas in support of NGG development effort
Desired Skills:
• OPIR domain experience
• Experience with satellite operation
• Experience with day-of-launch timelines and functions
• Experience with early orbit operations including; orbit raising, deployments, payload initialization and anomaly processing
• Familiarity with model-based systems engineering
• Familiarity with Agile Development Process is a plus
• Active Top Secret clearance or above
• Strong communication skills a results-oriented team player, creative thinker and problem-solver
• Flexibility to Learn new things and adapt when required
• Proven Technical Leadership experience on small teams 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: 9x80 every other Friday offSecurity Clearance Statement: This position requires a government security clearance, you must be a US Citizen for consideration.Clearance Level: TS/SCI 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: Systems Engineering: Other Type: Full-Time Shift: First
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