Senior Radio Frequency Engineer - Military veterans preferred

Lockheed Martin (


  full-time   employee   contract

Vandenberg Afb
United States

Senior Radio Frequency Engineer

Job ID: 470620BR
Date posted: Feb. 12, 2019
City: Vandenberg AFB
State: California
Program: PLSSS
Description:The coolest jobs on this planet… or any other… are with Lockheed Martin Space. At the dawn of a new space age, Lockheed Martin is a pioneer, partner, innovator and builder. Our amazing men and women are on a mission to make a difference in the world and every day we use our unique skills and experiences to create, design and build solutions to some of the worlds’ hardest engineering problems. Our culture encourages employees to dream big, perform with excellence and create incredible products. We provide the resources, inspiration and focus and if you have the passion and courage to dream big, we want to build a better tomorrow with you.

The Payload Launch Site Support Services (PLSSS) Program, within LM Space, provides launch processing support functions for our government customer. Key elements of the program scope include spacecraft launch preparations, spacecraft transportation operations, and processing facilities O&M. The primary operating location is Vandenberg AFB, CA, with support of other locations also required.

As a member of the team, you will be called upon to perform a variety of Radio Frequency related Electrical Engineering design and operational tasks.

Summary of Key Duties for this position:
• You will design, operate, and maintain electrical radio frequency detection and collection systems that support spacecraft transportation and launch pad operations
• You will conduct system performance evaluations and make appropriate recommendations to modify designs or repair equipment as needed
• You will apply knowledge in troubleshooting and proposing solutions for electronics-related issues
• You will collaborate with other disciplines and departments to ensure understanding of project specifications and business needs, and deliver system level results
• You will direct the development, installation, and operation of new hardware and software systems
• You will ensure projects are completed on-time and within the specified budget

The applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for an elevated clearance and access to classified information.

Benefits of Employment:
To promote the sharing of ideas, Lockheed Martin fosters an inclusive work environment that encourages differences and big-picture thinking.

Our employees play an active role in strengthening the quality of life where we live and work by volunteering more than 850,000 hours annually. Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy:
• Medical
• Dental
• 401k
• Paid time off
• Work/life balance
• Career development
• Mentorship opportunities
• Rewards & recognition
• Flexible work schedule

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.
Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelors degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education
• Possess practical and Theoretical Radio Frequency/Electrical Engineering operations and/or maintenance experience within an industrial or commercial environment
• Ability to work in a launch site environment, with the ability to climb stairs and evacuate the launch complex wearing breathing apparatus, if required
• Willingness and ability to support periodic travel, overtime, and alternate shifts, if required
• Have the ability to obtain a TS/SCI w/ Poly security clearance
Desired Skills:
• Operational experience with high value, one-of-a-kind electrical RF systems
• Experience in following testing types: evaluation board testing, anechoic chamber testing, shielding effectiveness testing, open/closed loop RF testing, Antenna boresight testing
• Experience in a design, build, test environment (including planning, execution, and technical test documentation)
• Experience in presenting technical information with leadership, teammates, suppliers, vendors, and government customers
• Experience in hardware and RF troubleshooting (both component and system level)
• Working knowledge of RF/antenna engineering, specifically S-parameters, VSWR, antenna reciprocity, antenna factor, radiation pattern, gain response, impedance matching, RF link budget, SAR, RF and power shielding methodology, waveguide technology, and antenna characterization
• Working knowledge of RF and electrical engineering design principles to include Nyquist theorem, DSP, FIR filtering, Hilbert Transform, FFT, power budget, transmission line theory, TE/TM/TEM modes, digital logic gates, Fresnel zone propagation theory, Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic theory
• Practical experience in MATLAB behavioral modeling, PCB layout, hardware simulation in ModelSim and Orcad, VHDL or Verilog, power distribution, fiber optic communication
• Experience working with logic analyzer, spectrum analyzer, signal generator, network analyzer, power meter, optical meter, RF/microwave amplifiers, fiber optic transceiver, and LISN device
• Basic knowledge of C/C++, C#, Linux (Fedora, RedHat and Debian) in an embedded environment and Windows (10+)
• Familiar with FPGA platforms, specifically Stratix-10 or Virtex-7
• iNarteEMC/EMI Certification
• Working knowledge of MIL-STD 461G, specifically CE102, RE102, CS101, CS103 and CS104
• Familiar with S-Band, L-Band, and C-B and RF networks
• Experience with MAXIMO
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.
Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

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.
Experience Level: Experienced Professional
Business Unit: ESS4400 SPACE
Relocation Available: Possible
Career Area: RF Engineering
Clearance Level: TS/SCI w/Poly
Type: Full-Time
Virtual Location: no
Work Schedule: 9x80A-9,9,9,9,8 hrs/d in wk1, /9,9,9,9,off in wk2
Shift: First