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Communications Engineer Cryptographic, TT&C

Company: Lockheed Martin
Location: Castle Rock
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

Job ID: 590951BR
Date posted: Jul. 20, 2022
Locations: Littleton, Colorado
Program: NGG

COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, and as a federal contractor, Lockheed Martin is taking action to address the increased risk and uncertainty COVID-19 variants pose in the workplace and ensuring we meet our commitments to national security.

To uphold safety for all employees, we will continue to request vaccination status for all Lockheed Martin employees including new hires. All current and newly hired employees are required to follow onsite safety measures based upon the COVID-19 Community Level at the specific work location.
Description:The coolest jobs on this planet...or any other... are with Lockheed Martin (LM) Space!

Do you have a passion for working on emerging technologies?

LM Space is seeking an experienced Digital Communications Engineer who will serve as Certified Principal Engineer and contribute towards the development and delivery of the Cryptographic, Telemetry, Tracking and Commanding (TT&C) solutions for Space and Missile platforms. TT&C subsystems serve missions ranging from human space flight, commercial broadband services, national intelligence, protected communications (Cryptographic solutions), navigation and more.

The TT&C Comm Engineer emphasizes 'systems thinking' throughout the product lifecycle. To promote the sharing of ideas, Lockheed Martin nurtures an inclusive work environment that inspires diverse perspectives and big-picture thinking.

The TT&C Comm Engineer role is to primarily support the Cryptographic effort within Military Space and occasionally RF or TT&C surge support within RF Center of Excellence. Responsibilities would include:

- Serving as Certified Principal Engineer or Responsible Engineer for Cryptographic solutions, delivery, and certification

- Leading all technical aspects of the internal team and interacting technically with suppliers to design, build, test and deliver various Cryptographic Devices, as well as, TT&C communication and microwave products such as Transmitters and Receivers

- Leading integration and testing of the satellite communications subsystem with various analog and digital modulation schemes and high data rates at L/S-Bands and other military frequency bands

- Collaborating with System Security Domain Experts to effectively incorporate Cryptographic devices into the Comm Subsystem

- Reviewing and dispositioning test data with a keen eye on in-family / out-of-family / out-of-specs / out-of-tolerance results

- Spearheading failure investigation, troubleshooting and resolutions

- Supporting Peer Reviews for Flight Software and modeling Operations

- Supporting Launch and On-Orbit Operations

- Experience with testing digital spacecraft hardware units both at the unit and spacecraft level

- Experience with spacecraft command and telemetry databases relating to spacecraft digital hardware
Basic Qualifications:
Active Secret Clearance prior to start
Degree in engineering or related technical discipline
Proven experience working with subcontractor hardware
Proven experience with interface specifications including hardware specifications
Experience with failure root cause analysis, troubleshooting and resolution
Familiarity with test equipment and hands-on experience testing communication or electronics hardware
Ability to develop and analyze technical requirements, perform trade studies, and allocate functions down to an T&C subsystem
Demonstrated understanding of satellite communications including various analog & digital modulation schemes
Experience with the architecture, development, and delivery of TT&C subsystems and/or components
Desired Skills:
Experienced with certifications of Cryptographic hardware
Certified Principal Engineer, Responsible Engineer, or equivalent experience with Material Review Board (MRB) or Failure Review Board (FRB) certification or equivalent
Active TS/SCI
Experienced with deliverables including System Key Management Plan (SKMP)
Proven experience working with Government organizations to deliver GFE
Experienced with TEMPEST Characterizations
Experienced working with Cyber Security documents
Experience with full product life cycle (e.g. SRR, PDR, CDR, MRR and TRR, etc.)
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including a demonstrated ability to interact effectively with customers, suppliers, management, and peers
Proven ability to author supplier statements of work and technical sections of customer requests for information (RFIs) or proposals (RFPs), including developing presentations to describe the technical approach in a clear manner
Knowledgeable experience designing and manufacturing TT&C circuits, taking TT&C test measurements, and/or integrating Cryptographic devices
Knowledge of end-to-end RF/TT&C link analysis for space-to-ground communication systems, with a deep understanding of associated environments (Thermal, Vibe, Shock, Thermal Vacuum)
Knowledge of RF Receivers, Transmitters, Frequency Converters, Low Noise Amplifiers (LNAs), and Solid-State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs), associated distortion parameters and their sensitivities to RF/TT&C subsystem performance
Familiarity with link budgets and associated concepts: EIRP/RIP/PFD, propagation losses vs weather availability, basic antenna trades, etc.
Proven experience working with subcontractor hardware used to communicate with Satellite Control Network (SCN) Ground Stations or other TT&C Networks

Security Clearance Statement: This position requires a government security clearance, you must be a US Citizen for consideration.
Clearance Level: TS/SCI
Other Important Information You Should Know

Expression of Interest: By applying to this job, you are expressing interest in this position and could be considered for other career opportunities where similar skills and requirements have been identified as a match. Should this match be identified you may be contacted for this and future openings.
Benefits offered: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, 401(k) match, Flexible Spending Accounts, EAP, Education Assistance, Parental Leave, Paid time off, and Holidays.

Pay Rate:
In compliance with Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $134,000 - $223,400 . Please note that the salary information is a general guideline only. Lockheed Martin considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as, market and business considerations when extending an offer.

This position is incentive plan eligible
Ability to Work Remotely: Part-time Remote Telework: The employee selected for this position will work part of their work schedule remotely and part of their work schedule at a designated Lockheed Martin facility. The specific weekly schedule will be discussed during the hiring process.
Work Schedules: Lockheed Martin supports a variety of alternate work schedules that provide additional flexibility to our employees. Schedules range from standard 40 hours over a five day work week while others may be condensed. These condensed schedules provide employees with additional time away from the office and are in addition to our Paid Time off benefits.
Schedule for this Position: 9x80 every other Friday off

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: SPACE
Relocation Available: Yes
Career Area: RF Engineering

Type: Full-Time Virtual Location: no >

Shift: First Associated topics: circuit, lighting, msee, power, renewable, schema, transmission, wind, wire, wiring

Keywords: Lockheed Martin, Castle Rock , Communications Engineer Cryptographic, TT&C, Engineering , Castle Rock, Colorado

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