Lockheed Martin Electronics Design Engineer - CPE in Sunnyvale, California

Description: Lockheed Martin Optical Payload Center of Excellence is seeking candidates with imaging electronics design experience. The signal chain electronics Certified Principal Engineer (CPE) will work collaboratively with thermal, optical, mechanical, opto-mechanical and electrical engineers in house and remotely at subcontractor facilities to develop high-bandwidth sensor electronics. The CPE will direct architecture trade studies that balance performance, cost and schedule requirements. The CPE will work across integrated product teams to ensure interfaces and requirements are completely and correctly specified and that a validation and verification plan is in place to fully qualify the signal chain hardware for the operational environment.

Basic Qualifications:

Background in electro-optic sensors or electronics

Strong understanding of digital electronics, especially high speed serial interfaces (Gbps class), signal integrity, and timing

Familiarity with processing techniques for enhanced performance and data reduction (calibration, noise reduction, compression, etc)

Familiarity with integration, test and verification of electronics and sensor systems

Strong systems engineering skills, to include multidisciplinary collaboration (thermal, mechanical, dynamics, etc), technical leadership, and technical writing

Experience with technical and programmatic interaction with subcontractors.

Experience with generation of specifications and interface control documentation.

Desired Skills:

Expertise with implementation of processing techniques onto FPGAs

Experience delivering flight hardware as CPE or delegate CPE



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