Lockheed Martin Systems Engineer Senior in Edwards Air Force Base, California

This position is for a Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS) / EODAS Electro-Optical Distributed Aperture System (EODAS) mission system test engineer supporting F-35 flight test planning and execution located at Edwards AFB, CA. Act as part of an Integrated Test Force (ITF) which includes Contractor Test, Developmental Test, and Operational Test. Team with AFTC and NAWCAD engineers in writing test plans, flight cards, conducting briefs/debriefs, problem reporting, and provide flight test data to verification engineers. The successful candidate should have a background in weapons, avionics, mission systems, sensors, and displays.

As part of the engineering team on site at Edwards AFB, ensure that F-35 capabilities are being met for each LRIP lot. Significant interaction with the Verification Team and Discipline IPTs at Fort Worth is required to communicate issues found and to provide information to assist in problem resolution. Advise technical leads and management on overall flight priorities and critical problem reports based on data collected in flight.

Participate in real time control room activities during flight execution. The successful candidate will validate that F-35 sensors and mission system tests are conducted correctly by actively monitoring real time telemetry data during flight. This will also include ensuring all test equipment is operational and working along with coordinating with the Western ranges.

Assist with on aircraft troubleshooting and failure resolution as needed to ensure test aircraft mission capability. Coordinate with other mission system personnel to resolve system failures or performance questions. Participate in problem identification, analysis, and resolution. Assist with collection, distribution and analysis of data acquired during flight test missions.

Ideal candidate will have flight test design, integration, and flight test experience with sensors, mission systems, displays, and mission planning. Excellent communication, writing, mathematical, computer skills, required. Provides technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems. Solutions are imaginative, thorough, and practicable, and consistent with organization objectives.

Must be a US Citizen. This position is located at a facility that requires special access

Basic Qualifications - Bachelors degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education.

  • Experience with Systems Engineering and/or Flight Test

  • Integration and test experience

  • DoD Secret clearance required to start with an investigation within the last 5 years

Desired skills - Program Cleared to F-35 - Bachelors degree in an engineering or technical field - Weapons Integration, Avionics, Sensors, Displays, Mission Planning, Communication and Navigation, Mission Computing - Aircraft troubleshooting and Flight Test Experience - Good interpersonal skills and teamwork - Knowledge of AFTC processes - 5 years of professional experience; or 3 years of professional experience with a related Masters degree.

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Job Location(s): Edwards Air Force Base California