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Lockheed Martin Lead Instrumentation Engineer in Edwards Air Force Base, California

Description: We are Lockheed Martin

Your Mission is Ours.

Instrumentation Operations Engineers are responsible for integrating requirements and programming new instrumentation data acquisition equipment, FTI fiber system, analog and digital signal conditioning hardware during integration and flight test. Works independently or leads a team to execute project, schedule, and technical requirements to meet the goals of the test program.

Oversees installation, checkout, and calibration of data systems, to ensure collected data can be properly displayed, processed, and analyzed. Maintains configuration control, and mission capability of the instrumentation system as well as all associated ground support equipment.

Responsible for specification, selection, design, integration, operation and maintenance of airborne data acquisition systems, and their related components. This includes telemetry, flight test specific hardware, or prototypes for flight test evaluation.

Support preflight, post-flight, and control room activities for all scheduled missions.

Interface with test ops, maintenance, and management to ensure all instrumentation requirements are coordinated and accounted for.

Must be able to demonstrate strong analytical and troubleshooting skills, excellent communicative skills, and the ability to work independently or with a team to execute project, schedule, and technical requirements to meet the goals of the test program.

This position will be for a Technical Lead. Primary responsibilities of this role is to: delegate the work, review and monitor work product quality & quantity, provide constructive feedback and rapidly develop personnel to efficiently perform the work. More specifically, the tech lead shall:

• Provide on the job training/mentoring for the knowledge, skills and abilities needed by the Individual Contributor (IC) to effectively execute the work.

• Ensure team members have meaningful day-to-day tasking in support of the program performance plan for their functional area: cost, schedule, & technical execution.

• Be responsible & accountable for the delivery of quality work products for their technical scope.

• Ensure relevant engineering processes are followed by the team.

• Ensure alignment and support for the use of digital engineering practices where appropriate.

• Facilitate knowledge continuity and transfer.

• Develop succession plans for themselves in partnership with functional leaders.

• Identify pipeline gaps requiring attention (job level and experience distribution.)

• Provide real-time performance feedback and Atlas feedback for team members.

• Identify competency, process and tool improvement needs.

Must be willing to work extended hours, off-shift, and weekends as necessary and support occasional travel as required by the Test Program.

A level 4 employee Typically has 9 - 15 years of professional experience.

**Must be a US Citizen. This position is located at a facility that requires special access.**

EngineeringAeronautics

What’s In It For You

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 comprehensive benefits package here.

Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in Electronics, Electrical, Mechanical, or Aerospace Engineering or equivalent experience/combined education

• At least nine years of related, professional experience

• Ability to develop, test, and troubleshoot data acquisition systems and other instrumentation devices is required

• Experience reading and interpreting engineering drawings and process specifications

• Background in related specialties: signal conditioning, transducers, data acquisition, video protocols and compression, GPS, IRIG 106, and avionics bus protocols such as MIL-STD-1553, ARINC-429, IEEE 1394, Ethernet, and Fiber Channel

• Proficient in troubleshooting techniques and tools, including multi-meters, oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, signal generators, spectrum analyzers, and other common laboratory equipment

Desired Skills:

• Experience presenting to senior leaders, program management, and external customers

• Technical team lead experience

• Understanding of LM system engineering processes

• Experience with Military and/or Government programs

• Highly motivated individual with the ability to learn continuously and to identify multiple avenues to successfully reach team goals

• Ability to formulate logical approaches to resolving technical problems

• Ability to decompose aircraft system requirements and generate subsystem technical requirements

• Ability to perform technical evaluations of supplier proposals and deliverables (acceptance, qualification test procedures and reports)

• Ability to generate basis of estimates for customer proposals and track schedules for team tasks

• Ability to develop clear technical presentations for customers and suppliers

• Proven abilities to define and select equipment to support engineering build requirements

• Top Secret Clearance

• Master’s degree from an accredited college in Engineering

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Candidate must work well individually and with team members across multiple organizations

• Aircraft systems operations experience

• Previous experience with Curtiss-Wright, Safran, or similar instrumentation hardware and flight test instrumentation operations

Security Clearance Statement: This position requires a government security clearance, you must be a US Citizen for consideration.

Clearance Level: Secret with Investigation or CV date within 5 years

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: Onsite Full-time: The work associated with this position will be performed onsite at a designated Lockheed Martin facility.

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: 4x10 hour day, 3 days off per week

Pay Rate:

The annual base salary range for this position in California and New York (excluding most major metropolitan areas), Colorado, Hawaii, Washington or Washington DC is $100,400 - $192,500 . Please note that the salary information is a general guideline only. Lockheed Martin considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/ training, key skills as well as market and business considerations when extending an offer.

Benefits offered: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, 401(k) match, Flexible Spending Accounts, EAP, Education Assistance, Parental Leave, Paid time off, and Holidays.

(Washington state applicants only) Non-represented full-time employees: accrue at least 10 hours per month of Paid Time Off (PTO) to be used for incidental absences and other reasons; receive at least 90 hours for holidays. Represented full time employees accrue 6.67 hours of Vacation per month; accrue up to 52 hours of sick leave annually; receive at least 96 hours for holidays. PTO, Vacation, sick leave, and holiday hours are prorated based on start date during the calendar year.

This position is incentive plan eligible.

Pay Rate:

The annual base salary range for this position in most major metropolitan areas in California and New York is $115,500 - $217,500. Please note that the salary information is a general guideline only. Lockheed Martin considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/ training, key skills as well as market and business considerations when extending an offer.

Benefits offered: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, 401(k) match, Flexible Spending Accounts, EAP, Education Assistance, Parental Leave, Paid time off, and Holidays.

This position is incentive plan eligible.

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.

The application window will close in 90 days; applicants are encouraged to apply within 5 - 30 days of the requisition posting date in order to receive optimal consideration.

At Lockheed Martin, we use our passion for purposeful innovation to help keep people safe and solve the world's most complex challenges. Our people are some of the greatest minds in the industry and truly make Lockheed Martin a great place to work.

With our employees as our priority, we provide diverse career opportunities designed to propel, develop, and boost agility. Our flexible schedules, competitive pay, and comprehensive benefits enable our employees to live a healthy, fulfilling life at and outside of work. We place an emphasis on empowering our employees by fostering an inclusive environment built upon integrity and corporate responsibility.

If this sounds like a culture you connect with, you’re invited to apply for this role. Or, if you are unsure whether your experience aligns with the requirements of this position, we encourage you to search on Lockheed Martin Jobs , and apply for roles that align with your qualifications.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Business Unit: AERONAUTICS COMPANY

Relocation Available: Possible

Career Area: Electronics Engineering

Type: Full-Time

Shift: First

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