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Principal RF Payload Architect

Lockheed Martin

Littleton, CO
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The Payload Architect will provide strategic focus to the up-front program phase of creating competitive, program winning payload solutions for our customers. The following are a summary of the duties:
• Develop relationships with satellite customers in order to facilitate up-front collaboration with customers prior to RFP release
• Work with Market Assist team to perform pre RFI and pre RFP strategic planning
• Receive and interpret RFI/RFPs to break down requirements into architectural concepts
• Collaborate with Antenna, RF, Structures, Power and other satellite subsystem leads to create competitive, winning Payload architectural solutions
• Ensure Payload architecture meets design to cost objectives
• Create hardware mini-specifications to facilitate internal and external cost estimating
• Write payload proposal and executive summary volumes in support of proposal submission
• Support internal Executive Planning Panel presentations
• Lead answering payload related proposal follow up questions
• Lead Payload discussions at customer orals presentations
• Collaborate with New Business, IPT leads, and functional management on establishing strategic direction for payload capabilities

Basic Qualifications
The successful Candidate will possess the following:
• BSEE or related discipline
• Significant experience in the communications satellite industry with the majority of that time spent in a commercial communications payload engineering role
• Demonstrated capabilities to create winning satellite communications payload architectures and solutions in a fast paced, fixed price competitive environment
• Demonstrated abilities to bring customer perspective to the table in performing payload architecture solutions
• Experience with communication satellite tools
• Excellent, near expert, capabilities in Microsoft Excel
• Excellent Microsoft office skills
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Excellent collaboration and interpersonal skills
• Willingness to travel (foreign and domestic) up to 20%

Desired skills
• Masters or PhD degree, with emphasis on RF or Communications Engineering
• Familiarity with Lockheed Martin Space Systems and A2100 satellite programs
• Industry knowledge and recognition; active participation in relevant professional societies, conferences and publications

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): Littleton California, Littleton Colorado