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Lockheed Martin Satellite Communication Systems Engineer in Littleton, Colorado

Description: 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 prior to RFP release.

• Receive and interpret RFI/RFPs to break down requirements into architectural concepts.

• Lead the development of analysis approaches and methods for new and esoteric design challenges in payload system efforts.

• Develop innovative approaches to performance prediction and assessment.

• Provide thought leadership in development of solutions to RF mission challenges.

• Develop and supervise trade studies that result in optimal satellite solutions.

Basic Qualifications:

• Significant experience in the satellite industry

• Demonstrated capabilities to create winning satellite payload architectures and solutions

• Ability to develop new and innovative satellite system solutions

• Experience with satellite simulation tools

• Demonstrated technical leadership skills.

Desired Skills:

• PhD degree, with emphasis on Communication Systems Engineering, DSP and System Modeling and Simulation.

• Signifcant expertise in the following disciplines: RF Design and Analysis, Digital Signal Processing, Orbital Mechanics, Probability and Statistics, Estimation Theory, Mathematical Programming, and Satellite System Simulation.

• Industry knowledge and recognition; active participation in relevant professional societies, conferences and publications.

• Superior problem-solving skills and ability to develop new and innovative satellite system solutions.

• Superior mathematical and technical ability.

• Demonstrated excellent technical leadership skills.

• Superior communication skills, both written and verbal.

• Superior collaboration and interpersonal skills.

• Extensive experience with communication satellite simulation tools.

• Ability to collaborate with Antenna, RF, Structures, Power and other satellite subsystem leads to create competitive, winning Payload architectural solutions.

• Ability to ensure payload architecture meets design to cost objectives.

• Ability to create hardware mini-specifications to facilitate internal and external cost estimating.



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