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Flight Test / Advanced Programs

Lockheed Martin

Palmdale, CA
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Lockheed Martin's Advanced Development Program

The successful candidate will have experience working in a flight test environment. Typical duties at the Aeronautics Advanced Development Program (ADP) Skunk Works in Palmdale, CA. include flight test planning support; systems administration and management support of command and control systems including integration of large software systems with high-end COTS, some custom hardware, interfacing to complex communications systems, and support in fixed-facility and transportable configurations; Mission support, including mission rehearsal, simulation support, pre-flight analysis, ground and flight test card execution; comms management and post-flight data review/analysis are included, but not exclusive, duties and responsibilities of this position. Will conduct test missions and provide technical support to a flight test team of aircrew, control room engineers and subject matter experts during flights

The position additionally may require control and tracking of aircraft configuration, issuance, and closure of documentation relating to work performed on the aircraft, coordination of aircraft modifications, coordinating and staging of support equipment, and coordinating with other organizations associated with test readiness. The applicant must be able to effectively communicate, direct, interact and lead other test team members to achieve test success. Understanding of aircraft systems and capabilities, with multiple systems using embedded software and integrated avionics, is needed in order to assist in the development of realistic test procedures and execution. Will also help develop and maintain training curriculum and syllabus, train less experienced team members, and maintain training records

Travel, overtime, odd shifts, and weekend work may be required. Must possess ability to interface with all levels of Combined Test Force and customer management. Flight Test facility requirements stand up and control room and supporting architecture management preferred

Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. For this particular position an active Top Secret security clearance, with a current background investigation is preferred

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


Basic Qualifications

Test experience

Must have a Top Secret to start and be able obtain a Top Secret SCI clearance

Bachelor's or above degree with 4-6 years plus of professional experience

Desired skills

Aeronautical engineering experience.

Aircrew experience and crew or control room resource management (CRM) experience

Flight Test experience working within a Combined Test Force (CTF) environment is beneficial

Demonstrated above average verbal and written communication skills.

Experience working as part of a cross-functional team of experts.

Self-motivated, independent, ability to prioritize and multi-task, strong sense of personal accountability; and strive for continuous self-improvement

Experience with MS Office applications and toolsets, experience working with LM applications and other electronic tools

Able and willing to accommodate a dynamic environment, work schedule, overtime and weekends

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): Palmdale California

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