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Posted by: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION on Sep 03, 2021


Sunnyvale , CA 94089

Job Description:

Description:The Advanced Programs Remote Sensing (APRS) Optical Payload Manager is responsible for strategic and technical leadership for emerging capabilities and programs related to remote sensing for the Special Programs Line of Business (LOB). As a manager in this area, you will be responsible for:
• Coordinating and leading Internal Research and Development (IRAD)
• Leading and running Contract Research and Development (CRAD) from inception through execution in areas of strategic importance for Special Programs
• Evaluation and development of in-house solutions and supplier derived capabilities to provide the best value for our mission partners

To support APRS activities, you will play a meaningful role in coordinating with the Optical Payload Center of Excellence (OPCoE) and the rest of Engineering & Technology. You will lead a team of engineers and technologists who hold a combination of program and technical responsibility spanning program reviews, staffing, professional development, team building, and implementation of Lockheed Martin’s formal management practices.

Your responsibilities in this role will include, but are not limited to the following:
• Payload architecture, design, development, and delivery for Space and Airborne systems
• Program management and/or Systems engineering leadership on both Programs of Record and Rapid Development programs
• Leading APRS Payloads/sensor strategy development, execution, and briefings
• Leading APRS Space Resiliency studies, strategy, development, execution and briefings
• IRAD planning and coordination to develop key discriminators
• Working with customers, preparing briefings, handling customer expectations
• Capturing new business, proposal leadership and development
• Talent assessment and development
• Workforce planning and implementation
• Application of company and government policies and procedures and regulations
• Development and administration of employee performance evaluations, salary adjustments and promotions

We are seeking a leader who has proven experience advancing technology for program insertion. We will look for your demonstrated ability to drive closure and resolve complex and large-scale technical issues and challenges. You should have excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate to all levels both internally and externally. We would also like to see experience in developing technical talent and building pipelines to sustain technical expertise within your organization. Ability to motivate teams in a matrix environment deployed across multiple locations will be key to your success. Strong interpersonal and people management skills are essential.

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.
Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelors degree in engineering or other related technical discipline; or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Demonstrated experience advancing technology for
program insertion
• Demonstrated experience managing R&D teams, including developing technical talent and building pipelines to sustain technical expertise within the organization
• System engineering knowledge for the development and
verification of optical payloads and sensors
• Program management experience
• Experience managing teams in a complex environment
deployed across multiple locations
• Active TS/SCI security clearance
Desired Skills:
• Related Master’s or PhD degree is preferred
• Experience with phenomenologies in the areas of lidar,
mid-wave infrared imaging, hyperspectral sensing, and/or
hypertemporal sensing
• Experience with focal planes, receivers, and/or high
speed electronics
• Experience in the development and integration of
algorithms for data exploitation, computer vision, or
• Experience with development and evaluation of Deep
Learning / Artificial Intelligence techniques
• Experience with Program Management (including Earned
Value Management)
• Experience managing/leading Department of Defense
(DOD) programs

Education Level:

Bachelors degree or higher

Pay Rate:


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About Lockheed Martin Corporation

Lockheed Martin technologies protect and enable military service members as they protect our nation. That’s why we value veterans and reservists as critical members of our workforce. Who better to help engineer the next generation of technology than someone with firsthand experience using it? But Lockheed Martin is more than a defense and aerospace company – we’re a global technology leader helping the future arrive. And to do that we need great people – with the leadership skills, drive, motivation and dedication our service members have always brought to our workforce. As you transition out of the military, we encourage you to use the tools we have in place – from skill translation to coaching, mentorship to job search guidance, civilian work transitioning to networks of support. Once you’re a part of our team, you’ll find a rich culture that’s a perfect fit for veterans. To learn more, visit https://www.lockheedmartinjobs.com/military – be sure to watch our videos, too! Hear directly from current and former service members working at Lockheed Martin.

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