Lockheed Martin Operations Analyst Entry Level / Systems Engineer Associate /Advanced Programs in Palmdale, California

Lockheed Martin Advanced Development Programs - Skunk Works

Lockheed Martin is looking for world-class talent in Operations Analysis to join our historic Skunk Works team in Palmdale, CA. We need a candidate who is passionate about working on cutting-edge design concepts and technology; driven to learn and explore new areas; enjoys being part of a team, and thinks strategically and creatively with proven analytical and engineering problem-solving skills. The team is seeking a candidate who can develop and use engineering-based techniques, advanced analytical methods, and critical thinking to inform decision-making and quantify value propositions for advanced concepts and technology applications.

As a member of a high-performing multi-site team, the successful candidate must demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills as the position will require frequent interactions and collaboration with leadership, project leads, other team members, and engineers in other disciplines. The ability to work in a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team environment is critical. The ability to travel on occasion is required.

Collaborating with a team of analysts, the selected candidate will be responsible for modeling and analysis of military systems to quantify the impact of operational concepts (CONOPS), air vehicle design, payloads, and tactics; as well as perform analysis to support requirements definition, concept of operations evaluation, operational and cost effectiveness studies, and military utility assessment. Responsibilities will include researching military systems performance and operations, modeling military systems and scenarios, developing analytical methods and tools; executing trade studies through modeling & simulation; performing data analytics and statistical analysis; and developing effective presentations that succinctly communicate results and findings.

Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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


Basic Qualifications • Bachelor or above degree from an accredited college in a related technical discipline

• Scripting/programming experience (MATLAB or Perl/Python)

Desired skills • Engineering, physics, applied mathematics, or computer science degree preferred • Experience in military operations analysis or system engineering • Experience performing technical research, data mining and data analytics • Familiarity with trade studies, design of experiments, statistics or optimization methods • Experience applying simulations to assess performance and effectiveness of systems • Experience working with Operations Analysis simulations (AFSIM, EADSIM, ESAMS, STK, or Brawler) • Knowledge of military aircraft, missions, and operations • Experience working on Windows or LINUX systems • Software development or integration experience; with Java or C/C++ knowledge • Active Secret or Top Secret clearance preferred

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