RF Systems Design Digital Communications DSP Engineer
Lockheed Martin Corporation
 Billerica, MA

Description:Come join the Lockheed Martin Space RF Center of Excellence and shape the future! You can work on challenging programs in support of Space Vehicles, Hypersonics, Missile Defense and more.

Are you interested in joining us as a Digital Communications Systems Engineer, RF Systems Engineer, Integrated Product Team (IPT) Lead, Digital Signal Processing, or RF Design. ? Are you prepared to take you career to new heights?

As a Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer with LM Space you would develop RF payload solutions for Space and Missile platforms. You'll work with RF from the MHz range all the way up through Optical systems. RF payloads and subsystems are needed for every platform and serve missions ranging from human space flight, commercial broadband services, national intelligence, protected communications, navigation and more. Our product portfolio includes a wide range of international and domestic programs, addressing the critical needs of our commercial, civil, and government customers.

You will contribute to the design and development of high reliability RF components, subsystems, and payloads for Space and missile platforms. You may perform requirements analysis and decomposition, develop specifications, perform architectural and product trade analyses, execute detailed implementation, validate performance, and certify a deliverable product. You may also support proposals and new business opportunities.

The RF Engineer position emphasizes 'systems thinking' throughout the lifecycle of payloads, subsystems, and RF components.

We have Engineering opportunities available in the following areas:

Reflector and Wideband Antennas and Components

Digital Payload and Signal Processing

Electronically Steerable Arrays

RF and Microwave Circuits

Telemetry, tracking and command systems

RF/Microwave Testing

RF Transmitters and Receivers

RF Payload Architecture

RF Photonics and Optical Communications

Communications Payload Architecture

To promote the sharing of ideas, Lockheed Martin cultivates an inclusive work environment that encourages differences and big-picture thinking.

You have opportunities to 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

You can learn more about Lockheed Martin's competitive and comprehensive benefits package by visiting this link.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Lockheed Martin. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Basic Qualifications:

Working knowledge in one or more of the following areas:

  • RF circuit analysis, using tools such as Agilent ADS (Advanced Design System), Ansys HFSS (High Frequency Structure Simulator), AWR Microwave Office, or similar tool packages.
  • Antenna design and analysis, using tools such as GRASP (General Responsibility Assignment Software Patterns), HFSS, CST Microwave Studio, WIPL-D, FEKO, or similar tool packages
  • RF payload architecture and performance analysis
  • Requirements analysis, decomposition and flow down of RF payloads
  • Integration & Test of RF components, payloads, and/or subsystems
  • Supporting Launch and On-Orbit Operations of RF payloads and/or subsystems
  • Communication Security (COMSEC) and Transmission Security (TRANSEC) Hardware
  • Radar systems
  • Electronic Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) and/or Special Test Equipment (STE)
  • Network architecture
  • Data Object Oriented Requirements (DOORS) traceability tool
  • Experience in Digital Communications and Signal Processing
  • Experience in communication system analysis, modeling and simulation.
  • Knowledge of RF/mmWave SiP/MMIC design, layout and simulation techniques
  • Experience developing Analog/Digital interfaces
  • Experience with full-life cycle of ASIC/FGPA development
  • Design digital waveform generators, digital receivers, digital on-orbit processors or other digital signal processing applications
  • Requirements analysis, decomposition and flow down of RF payloads

Desired Skills:

Proficiency in one or more of the following:

  • Designing active components, such as Low Noise Amplifiers (LNAs) , hybrids, Linearized Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers (LTWTAs), Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs), Oscillators, frequency converters, etc.
  • Designing transmitters, receivers, etc.
  • Designing antennas and/or feed networks, such as reflectors, waveguide components, horns, helices, phased arrays, etc.
  • Architecture, integration, and test of Electronically Steerable Arrays (ESA), Radar Systems, RF and/or digital payloads, Telemetry Tracking & Command (TT&C), or missile communications subsystems.
  • Development of Analog/Digital interfaces
  • Certification and training as Certified Principal Engineer (CPE), Responsible Engineer, or equivalent
  • RF and/or digital payload performance analysis using MATLAB or similar tools
  • RF and/or digital payload test measurement techniques