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Electro-Optical Engineer Member of Staff

Lockheed Martin

Sunnyvale, CA
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Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company's Optical Payload Center of Excellence is seeking a candidate to lead Electro-Optical (EO) Payload development with a focus on focal plane/sensor signal chain for space applications. The individual will be associated with the full end-to-end signal chain electronics, driving focal planes, transferring data, and image processing for advanced 2D sensor arrays and line scanners. The lead will be responsible for (a)electronic circuitry designs and optical components with specific characteristics to fit within specified mechanical & power limits and to perform according to specifications, (b) designs, analyzes, and tests optical and electro-optical systems and components, (c) apply research of complex optical systems to achieve desired optical manipulations, and (d) develop image processing capability and data collection strategy aligned with current and future needs across remote sensing portfolio. The position will be part of the Optical Payload Center of Excellence to support key objectives beneficial to multiple programs. Candidate will communicate results of trade studies and signal chain results through technical reports and presentations. Candidate will participate in intellectual property development. Participate in proposal activities, program reviews, and support customer engagement

Basic Qualifications
• BS in Electrical Engineering, Electro-Optics, or Physics with 9 years or MS in and 7 years
• Background in electro-optic sensors and/or electronics
• Experience with imaging focal planes and relevant performance parameters
• Practical and theoretical knowledge of laboratory hardware for electro-optical sensor and component characterization
• Experience with integration, test and verification of electronics and sensor systems
• Experience with electronics processor requirements and usage
• Experience deriving requirements and writing specifications based on customer requirements.
• Experience in the development of verification plans and approaches to support development.
• Good communication skills
• Ability to obtain a security clearance

Desired skills
• Advanced degree in electro-optics, electrical engineering, or related field.
• Space Based EO sensor signal chain design experience
• Space hardware experience
• Radiation testing and qualification of electro-optical hardware
• IRAD planning and execution experience
• Program Manager experience, Integrated Product Team Lead, or Subcontract Manager Experience on a development program
• Expert in digital electronics design, especially high speed serial interfaces (Gbps class), signal integrity, and timing
• Knowledge of focal plane suppliers and products
• Experienced in architecture definition, system design, debug and test of aerospace systems
• Experience with FPGAs/ASICs for high-reliability applications
• Experience developing RTL utilizing a hardware description language (e.g. VHDL, Verilog, and/or SystemVerilog) and debug the design via simulation tools.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment
• Effectively manage change
• Active TS/SCI Clearance

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

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where we’re engineering a better tomorrow

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

Job Location(s): Sunnyvale California

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