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Staff RF Engineer

Lockheed Martin

Sunnyvale, CA
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Lockheed Martin is looking for a talented, highly motivated RF/Communications engineer to join the development next generation of protected satellite communications systems. The Staff Systems Engineer will work closely with system architects to understand key requirements and mature pre-market solutions. Specific responsibilities include:
• Developing design concepts and technical baselines for payload RF subsystems
• Developing payload subsystem-level requirements and interface definitions
• Conducting payload design trades, including potential source identification/selection through formal Requests for Information
• Perform analysis and decompose system level performance requirements to verifiable allocated RF performance parameters subsystems/components such as gain, noise, linearity, power, distortion, Interference, etc
• Creating technology maturation and risk reduction plans for critical payload elements
• Supporting proposal development activities for objective payload systems

This position may require domestic travel as necessary to fulfill job responsibilities

Basic Qualifications
- Significant experience with RF communications systems and design or analysis (minimum 7 years)
- Experience with spread spectrum techniques
- Proven ability to develop and analyze technical requirements, perform trade studies, conduct major design reviews (e.g. PDR and/or CDR).
- Ability to perform RF analysis of cascaded subsystems and to decompose system level requirements to subsystem performance allocations
- Proficiency in relevant analytical tools (e.g., MATLAB, Systems Tool Kit, XXX) and direct mathematical calculations of RF parameters

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including a demonstrated ability to interact effectively with customers, management, and peers
- Ability to obtain a US Department of Defense Top Secret security clearance
- Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field
- Proficiency in relevant analytical tools (e.g., MATLAB, Systems Tool Kit, XXX)
- Ability to obtain a US Department of Defense Secret security clearance within 3 months of hire

Desired skills
- Experience with satellite communications technologies and waveforms, including DVB-S/2
- Experience with spread spectrum techniques
- Working knowledge of current US DoD Protected Satellite Communications (i.e., Milstar/AEHF)
- Prior satellite communications design experience
- Proven ability to develop analytical modeling and simulation tools/environments based on mathematical principles
- Experience with LM2100 Standard Space Vehicle product line
- Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field
- Active US DoD/IC TS//SCI clearance or ability to obtain one

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