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Satellite RF Test Senior Staff Engineer

Lockheed Martin

Littleton, CO
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Job Details

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Overall RF test lead for multiple communications payloads. Subject matter
expert for junior test engineers and management across multiple spacecraft
• Provide ongoing status to program management team and customer. Brief
upper management on testing progress and challenges.
• Ensure all RF testing is performed correctly and within schedule.
• Mentor junior test engineers and provide training on RF measurements, test
design, planning, and satellite fundamentals
• Architect RF testing flow and coordinate with supporting organizations: bus
electrical, mechanical support, electrical support, and systems engineering.
• Lead troubleshooting efforts between satellite and test equipment.
• Provide road-map for future RF testing initiatives while coordinating with
systems engineering.
• Lead RF test equipment updates and applications as needed.
• Provide capital recommendations for RF test improvements
• Perform top level survey of all RF testing prior to each test phase verifying
parameters, designs, calibrations, and accuracy.
• Partner with management on proper resource allocations and required
experience levels

Basic Qualifications
• Minimum of 10 years’ experience working in an RF testing environment
• Proficient with utilization of RF testing equipment such as network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, signal generators, power meters, bit-error rate test sets, and/or arbitrary waveform generators.
• Experienced performing RF tests such as noise figure, AM/AM transfer, amplitude linearity, phase linearity, spurious emissions, and test calibrations
• Experience testing both active and passive RF hardware
• Familiarity with RF communication theory and electrodynamics through either practice or education.
• US Citizenship required

Desired skills
• 15 years’ experience leading complex RF Testing related efforts
• Subject matter expert at performing satellite RF tests including: C/3IM, Noise Figure, Phase Noise, AM/PM, absolute phase tracking, Radiated Emissions, Radiated Susceptibility
• Subject matter expert in Satellite communications components including filters (band-pass, low-pass, high-pass), low noise amplifiers, converters, linearizers, SSPAs, and TWTAs
• Experience performing air link Satellite RF test measurements
• Experience testing in an antenna planar range or equivalent.
• Experience with PIM and AIM testing.
• Experience with performing or reviewing Satellite In-Orbit-Testing.
• Experience drafting or using RF inter-connect-diagrams
• Experience establishing RF test parameters for test
• Experience drafting or using test requirement documents or equivalent.
• MSEE or equivalent

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

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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

Job Location(s): Littleton California, Littleton Colorado