Louisville, Colorado

**Description:** The coolest jobs on this planet…or any other… are with Lockheed Martin \(LM\) 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\. 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\.

Are you passionate about state\-of\-the\-art technology, and seeing your work applied to real life applications that travel to space? Then join Lockheed Martin Space’s Optical Payload Center of Excellence \(OPCoE\) as an Optical Payload Electronics Manager\! OPCoE enables new frontiers in visible\-light and infrared systems, missile defense, space exploration and much more\. 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 some of the world’s hardest engineering problems\.

We are seeking a leader with a track record of delivering to technical, schedule, and financial commitments, and driving the best customer and enterprise value as a result\. We want someone who demonstrates a breadth of technical knowledge across multiple functions and a variety of program experience\. Our Optical Payload Electronics Manager is someone with exceptional communication skills, and a proven ability to represent the organization to customers, employees, and partners\.

As the Optical Payload Electronics Manager, you will:

• Partner with Lines of Business \(LOB\), OPCoE Program Development, and OPCoE Payload Systems Engineering teams to develop architectures in a consistent manner to allow use of common products

• Develop transition plans for low TRL products from the science and technology community

• In coordination with OPCoE Program Development, propose and execute IRAD projects with a goal of standardization and maturation

• Enhance relationships with strategic suppliers and other LM Business Areas \(BAs\) to compliment the in\-house OPCoE team

• Perform as part of the Integrated Product Team \(IPT\) in cases where an OPCOE make is selected

• Work closely with Payload IPTs leads and LOB leadership to understand mission drivers\. Fold emerging mission trends into product roadmap to ensure a discriminating edge

• Implement and lead technical knowledge management to develop and maintain core competencies, key technical skills, knowledge continuity and facilitate career advancement opportunities to employees

• Handle staffing requirements sustain engineering capabilities and preserve critical skills\.

Ideally, you will have a background in electro\-optical engineering and possess degree from an accredited program in a related discipline, such as Bachelors degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or other Engineering/Science field\.

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:**

• Demonstrated experience with delivering space flight electronics

• Established experience in developing technical talent and building pipelines to sustain technical expertise within the organization

• US Citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a government clearance

**Desired Skills:**

• Have experience in interfacing, biasing and controlling focal plane assemblies\. For passive EO, we work with staring and scanning FPAs in the visible and IR domain\. For active EO, we work across multiple types of lidar receiver arrays, primarily GmAPD

• Have experience working across space and ground applications\. Our systems include ground\-to\-ground, space to ground \(and vice versa\), and space to space

• Have experience in developing payload controller and image data processors\. The Payload controller typically receives high level commands from the bus controller\. The payload controller is responsible for decomposing bus commands into smaller, discrete commands that may be pushed out to a variety of nodes on the payload

• Have experience in developing image data processors\. These image data processors may perform a range of processing\. The processing may be relatively straightforward computations such as bad pixel mapping and non\-uniformity correction\. More complex processing may include machine learning/deep learning and autonomous decision making

• Have experience in developing laser/lidar controllers\. These controllers must have the ability to control and sequence a laser system through various turn on/turn off sequences\. This includes the laser power sources \(DC\-DC convertors\) and any thermal regulation

• Variety of customer experience and exposure across Space Lines\-Of\-Businesses\. Mission applications for optical payloads include remote sensing \(earth pointing and deep space\), directed energy, and missile seekers/interceptors

• Excellent communications skills both verbal and written with the proven ability to communicate

• Demonstrated ability to drive closure and resolve complex technical issues/challenges\.

• Prior Full Spectrum Leadership roles with proven experience leading employees to perform productively and foster relationships in a cross\-functional team environment

• 12\+ years of demonstrated technical expertise \(10\+ years with a Master’s degree or above\)

• 4\+ years demonstrated hands\-on expertise in space OR complex hardware/software systems

• Current TS/SCI clearance

**BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:**

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**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

Louisville, Colorado

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 100,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

Lockheed Martin is led by Marillyn A. Hewson, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Our Mission:  We solve complex challenges, advance scientific discovery and deliver innovative solutions to help our customers keep people safe.

Our Vision: Be the global leader in supporting our customers' missions, strengthening security and advancing scientific discovery.

 

Our Values:

Do What's Right

Respect Others

Perform With Excellence

CUSTOMER BASE: As a global security, innovation, and aerospace company, the majority of Lockheed Martin's business is with the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. federal government agencies. In addition, Sikorsky (a Lockheed Martin Company) provides military and rotary-wing aircraft to all five branches of the U.S. armed forces along with military services and commercial operators in 40 nations. The remaining portion of Lockheed Martin's business is comprised of international government and commercial sales of products, services and platforms. 

ORGANIZATION

Lockheed Martin's operating units are organized into broad business areas.

Aeronautics, with approximately $20.1 billion in 2017 sales which includes tactical aircraft, airlift, and aeronautical research and development lines of business.

Missiles and Fire Control, with approximately $7.2 billion in 2017 sales that includes the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System, PAC-3 Missiles as some of its high-profile programs.

Rotary and Mission Systems with approximately $14.2 billion in 2017 sales, which includes Sikorsky military and commercial helicopters, naval systems, platform integration, simulation and training and energy programs lines of business.

Space, with approximately $9.5 billion in 2017 sales which includes space launch, commercial satellites, government satellites, and strategic missiles lines of business. 

 

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE

2017 Sales: $51 Billion

Backlog: $100 Billion

Cash Flow from Operations: $6.5 Billion

Stock Ticker Symbol: LMT, on the New York Stock Exchange. Ranked 64th on the 2015 Fortune 500 list of largest industrial corporations

(All amounts approximate)

WHERE WE ARE

Employees: approximately 100,000 employees in the United States and internationally

Operations: 590+ facilities in 50 states throughout the U.S.; Internationally, business locations in over 70 nations and territories

Headquarters:

Lockheed Martin Corporation

6801 Rockledge Drive

Bethesda, MD 20817 U.S.A.

(301) 897-6000

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