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Mission Payload Chief Systems Engineer

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Website Lockheed Martin

Job ID: 594931BR
Date posted: May. 11, 2022

Locations: Sunnyvale, California
Program: NextGen OPIR

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Description:Are you passionate about state-of-the-art technology in space exploration? Do you like seeing your work applied to real life applications that travel to space? Then you should join Lockheed Martin Space’s Optical Payload Center of Excellence (OPCoE)!

OPCoE enables new frontiers in visible-light and infrared systems, missile defense, space exploration and much more. Our members integrate authorities across the nation, within Lockheed Martin, our industry partners and leading research universities, into one fast-acting, collaborative group.

As the Mission Payload Chief Systems Engineer, you will have the following Responsibilities:
Provide technical Leadership and Guidance to the PL System Engineering personnel and support to SCMT sys engineers to successfully manage the Mission Payload Spec and requirements management, traceability and ownership (requirements development & verification). Has PL ICD ownership (drive closure of PL ICDs with SV, GND, SEIT) and oversee system engineering change management process and represent the MPL IPT at engineering boards.
Ensure systems engineering consistency across SCMTs
Provide PL support (inputs) to the NGG OPIR program team (e.g. PHSL, IMS, Giver/Receiver, TPMs)
Manage the NGG OPIR Mission Payload IPT Systems Engineering staff
Manage the system verification and integration effort for 2 Payloads, including the planning and coordination required to integrate the Mission Payloads with the OPIR Space Vehicle.
Provide guidance to a Systems Engineering team to include full Systems Engineering lifecycle processes, from architecture and requirements development through system verification, integration & test
Establish, manage, and communicate team expectations, goals, roles, responsibilities, and objectives
Collaborate with government and customer representatives in support of critical program reviews
Lead and perform technical planning, system integration, validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems.

You will be a leader with internal and external interface to suppliers, customer and Program (Ground, SV, and SEIT) and focus on MPL technical baseline integrity, stability and soundness, and executing verification planning and coordinating logistics across organizational boundaries to ensure a successful integration of the MPL with the Space Vehicle. You must have excellent presentation skills and customer coordination experience, managing relationships with internal and external customers and attracting and retaining new business. You will be responsible for helping shape and develop future products as well as executing in the support of existing development contracts. We are looking for someone who is a recognized expert in EO/IR analysis and modeling of focal plane and camera performance, driving the development of innovative system concepts, and to verifying designs meet their requirements. You will serve as a senior authority in the company and will be a key contributor to new proposal efforts, and will also act as a project engineer on technical projects including generating plans, monitoring program tasks, as well as tracking schedules, budgets, and earned value. You will also supervise and direct engineers in mechanical, electrical, and optical design tasks and trade studies, and will also serve as a senior resource on failure analysis and troubleshooting efforts, performing system debugging, troubleshooting, and providing technical direction.

This is a great opportunity to work within a small site with a big impact for a large corporation. The multi-disciplinary engineering team provides exposure and growth potential in a number of areas and the ability to interact directly with industry experts, directors, and customers.

Learn more about Lockheed Martin’s competitive and comprehensive benefits package.
Basic Qualifications:
Extensive Electro-Optical systems engineering background
Strong customer coordination experience
Experience writing proposals and successfully bringing in new business
Experience leading technical teams to meet cost, schedule, and/or performance goals
Understanding of infrared sensor systems and supporting mechanical and/or optical systems
Transition of high technology product from development to production
Troubleshooting and/or failure analysis of sophisticated hardware
Current Secret clearance (or equivalent) with the ability to obtain a TS/SCI
Desired Skills:
Master’s degree or PhD from an accredited college in related discipline
Understanding of FPA manufacturing technologies
Demonstrated innovation developing advanced new applications
Industry recognition as an Electro-Optics expert
Closed cycle cryogenic systems.
Vacuum packaging
MATLAB programming expertise
Radiometric testing and analysis of IR systems or sensors
Familiar with high vacuum and ESD handling requirements
background or familiarity with electronics and equipment related to infrared video collection, analysis, and test
Understanding of reliability engineering and 6 sigma principles.
Active Top Secret Clearance

Security Clearance Statement: This position requires a government security clearance, you must be a US Citizen for consideration.
Clearance Level: Top Secret
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: 9×80 every other Friday off

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: SPACE
Relocation Available: Possible
Career Area: Electro-Optical Engineering

Type: Full-Time

Shift: First
Associated topics: maintain, maintenance, network, satcom, satellite, server, system engineer, system specialist, system technician, technician

Tagged as: Maintain, Maintenance, Network, Satcom, Satellite, Server, System Engineer, System Specialist, System Technician, Technician

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