Lockheed Martin Mission Planner in Palmdale, California

Description: This position will focus on utilizing software tools in order to plan missions for an air vehicle. Basic understanding of flight principles, FAA regulations, and or autonomous systems will be key to success. Some of the basic job description activities may be branched into.

Work will require odd hours and at times, travel to accomplish mission. Planner will interface with pilots as well as software engineers and flight engineers in order to accomplish job effectively.

Must be a US citizen. This position requires special access and will require a Top Secret clearance updated within the past 5 years to start.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelors degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with 5 years of professional experience; or 3 years of professional experience with a related Masters degree.

Experience with FAA guidelines.

Desired Skills:

1) Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to create presentation material for Pilots, Senior Officers, and management

2) Proficiency in all MS Office applications

3) Familiarity with existing LM products and processes, to include Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) F35 Mission Systems hardware and software

4) Certified in Security+

5) Demonstrated Skills & Knowledge Set / Tools & Applications:

a) Windows XP (administrator and general use experience)

b) Network experience (e.g. domain controller and simple network configurations)

c) Backups of Physical servers (Windows 2003 OS), virtual machines, ESX server

d) Disaster recovery/restores

e) Hardware/System Monitoring of physical and virtual servers

f) System Maintenance - scheduled upgrades/maintenance, startup and shutdown of rack components

g) Software Maintenance – applying OS updates, antivirus/antispyware updates, and patch updates

h) User Account Maintenance (Account creation/management with Active Directory)

6) Systems & Software Engineering background and experience

7) Weapons Systems Officer

8) Electronics Warfare Officer

9) Precision Guided Munitions Planning Software (PGMPS)

10) Mission Planning Systems Support Representatives (SSR)

11) Experience with Air Force Mission Planning Support System (AFMSS)



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.


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