High Energy Laser (HEL) Beam Control Engineer

in Sunnyvale, CA

High Energy Laser (HEL) Beam Control Engineer Job

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    ESS4400 SPACE

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    74P6A00:OPCoE - Directed Energy

  • Job Category

    Electro-Optical Engineering

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  • Job Location

    Sunnyvale, CA 94089, US

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  • Schedule

    9x80A-9,9,9,9,8 hrs/d in wk1, /9,9,9,9,off in wk2

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  • Remote


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 single day we use our unique skills and experiences to create, design and build solutions to some of the world’s hardest engineering problems. Do you want to be part of a culture that inspires employees to think big, perform with excellence and build incredible products? We provide the resources, inspiration and focus - if you have the passion and courage to dream big, then we want to build a better tomorrow with you.

OPCoE enables new frontiers in visible-light and infrared systems, missile defense, space exploration and much more. Our members integrate experts across the nation, within Lockheed Martin, our industry partners and leading research universities, into one fast-acting, collaborative group.

We are searching for an Electro-Optical Engineer position in the field of high energy laser beam control and seeks a cross-disciplinary designer and developer who can integrate optical, electronic, and signal/image processing software elements into an effective beam control apparatus for the delivery of the high energy laser beam on target. You will be joining a world-class beam control system (BCS) engineering organization that is applying rigorous engineering practice and advanced technologies to both strategic and tactical HEL systems. Lockheed Martin successfully delivered the BCS for the megawatt-class Airborne Laser system and recently demonstrated ATHENA, a strategically transportable HEL system with tactical range that successfully shot down five unmanned aerial systems at the White Sands Missile Range in August 2017.

You should be familiar with HEL systems and architectures in which multiple electro-optical elements are combined and integrated with software. You are someone who is able to come up to speed quickly as an individual contributor and we anticipate that you will emerge as a relied-upon technical leader with the ability to both self-direct and to lead small teams.

This work spans:
• Engagement sequence analysis and optimization
• Track algorithms
• Control loop analysis and design
• Data processing
• Fire control solution integration

You will apply and sustain engineering expertise across these domains to develop integrated beam control solutions. You will contribute across full product development cycle, from early-on trade studies through the design, integration, and test of prototypes and early production models of directed energy weapons. Your initial focus of effort will be on integration and test of a prototype we are currently developing for a strategic business opportunity, and the work will require travel to a remote test site in the Santa Cruz mountains for extended periods. The position offers learning and growth opportunities as your directed energy experience base and reputation grows at Lockheed Martin.

You would typically have aBachelors degree and 9 - 15 years of professional experience, a Masters and 7 - 13 years or a PhD and 4 - 10 years.

**Ability to travel to remote site in Santa Cruz, CA to support integration and test of laser prototypes.

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

Learn more about Lockheed Martin’s competitive and comprehensive benefits package.

Job Qualifications

• Bachelors degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, or related field of study, or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Working familiarity with High Energy Laser systems or related complex Electro-Optical hardware
• Hands-on hardware development experience
• Experience with the MATLAB/Simulink development environment
• US Citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a government security clearance

Job Skills

• Advanced degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, or related field of study
• Hands-on experience with High Energy Laser systems development
• Software experience in real time systems and/or the C/C++ d development environment.
• Team leadership experience

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Who We Are

At Lockheed Martin, veterans are at the center of everything we do — in fact, one in five of our employees has served in uniform. We are proud to help men and women like you successfully transition into civilian careers. Join us and you will find opportunities to take on the same kind of long-term challenging assignments you tackled while in the military.
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