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Lockheed Martin Chief Systems Engineer in Littleton, Colorado

Description: At the dawn of a new space age, Lockheed Martin is a pioneer, partner, innovator and builder. Our amazing men and women are on a mission to make a difference in the world and every single day we use our unique skills, talents and experiences to design and build solutions to some of the world’s hardest engineering problems. Do you want to be part of a culture that inspires employees to envision the impossible, perform with excellence and build incredible products? We provide the resources, inspiration and focus—if you have the passion and courage to dream big, then we want to build a better tomorrow with you!

Do you have the passion to get humans back to the moon and eventually to Mars? NASA has developed a vision for exploration that includes the development of a Human Lander System and a Gateway Habitat in the next 5 years. The nation received a White House mandate to place humans back on the surface of the Moon by 2024. We're onboard to be part of this historic event and is looking to build a core team of highly-motivated engineers excited to be working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. This is a rare opportunity for you to help NASA meet the challenges of the first step in achieving that "long-term presence at the Moon" and the stepping point for human missions to Mars!

As the Chief Systems Engineer for the Cryogenic Demonstration Mission (CDM) within the Human Spaceflight organization, you will:

• Serve as the systems engineering lead and work with the Chief Engineer to stand up this capability within LM

• Drive new business capture activities for future CDM solutions

• Provide guidance to a Systems Engineering team to include full Systems Engineering lifecycle processes, from architecture and requirements development through system operations and integration, and their application to the lunar exploration campaign

• Provide oversight and support to critical program area Engineering skill development

• Utilize your background and functional leadership experience to help deliver on this critical program

To promote the sharing of ideas, we cultivate an inclusive work environment that inspires 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 comprehensive benefits package.

Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in an Engineering field or relevant work experience

• Experience performing required analysis, trade studies, requirements definition, requirements allocations and/or interface definitions

• Experienced in project leadership throughout the product lifecycle

• Prior experience with spaceflight hardware such as spacecraft, human spaceflight system or major subsystem experience

• Experienced in collaborating with customer representatives and demonstrated excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills

• Experience leading technical teams in fast-paced development environments

• Cryogenic Fluid Management (CFM) knowledge/experience

Desired Skills:

• NASA Program experience

• Experience with Agile management processes

• Certified Chief Systems Engineer

• Broad experience of Systems Engineering life cycle process and tools

• Control Account Manager trained

• Assist with critical program area engineering skill development

• Comfortable working in a fast paced and dynamic multi-disciplinary environment

• International trade / export control experience

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong social skills, and ability to build consensus among peers while building solid relationships with team members, customers, and leadership

• New business pursuit and proposal development skills such as developing value proposition and pursuit strategy or writing

• Ability to lead multi-functional teams and lead multiple teams to communicate and coordinate work as one team with common goals

• Recognized as an authority in systems thinking techniques with the demonstrated ability to apply them to a wide range of complex problems and train others in their application



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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