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Astrodynamics Engineer at Lockheed Martin

Astrodynamics Engineer

Lockheed Martin Herndon, VA Full-Time

COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, and as a federal contractor, Lockheed Martin is taking action to address the increased risk and uncertainty COVID-19 variants pose in the workplace and ensuring we meet our commitments to national security.

To uphold safety for all employees, we will continue to request vaccination status for all Lockheed Martin employees including new hires. All current and newly hired employees are required to follow onsite safety measures based upon the COVID-19 Community Level at the specific work location.

Description: The coolest jobs on this planet or any other are with Lockheed Martin Space.

At the dawn of a new space age, Lockheed Martin is a pioneer, partner, innovator, and builder. Our amazing people are on a mission to make a difference in the world and every day we use our unique skills and experiences to create, design and build solutions to some of the worlds hardest engineering problems. Our culture encourages employees to dream big, perform with excellence and create incredible products. We provide the resources, inspiration and focus and if you have the passion and courage to dream big, we want to build a better tomorrow with you.

Do you want to be part of a company that inspires employees to think big, perform with excellence and build incredible products? If so, then we would love to speak with you! Lockheed Martin Space is a highly dynamic and growing organization that provides mission-critical solutions from the development and maintenance of satellite systems through their life cycle.

Our amazing employees are on a mission to make a difference in the world; every single day we use our ingenuity and experiences to create, design and build solutions to some of the worlds hardest engineering problems.

The Enterprise Operations Analysis (EOA) team is searching for a high energy individual with a strong background in astrodynamics, satellite operations, and/or Space Domain Awareness. The selected candidate will lead modeling, simulation, and analysis studies that provide data driven insights to leaders across multiple Lines of Business within Lockheed Martin Space, helping shape their strategies to meet customer needs.

Your responsibilities will include the following:

Lead and perform studies to model and analyze ground-based and space-based sensing performance and trades of space targets (e.g. collection, resource allocation, access, gaps, etc.)

Regularly engage with internal and external stakeholders to understand their analysis needs, plan analysis tasks, and lead small teams to deliver valuable findings to stakeholders

Present findings to key stakeholders assessing enterprise performance under a variety of configuration options to drive decision making

Help various programs establish Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) for space protection.

Basic Qualifications:

Experience with modeling, simulating, and analyzing satellite systems

Experience in modeling and simulation tools such as STK, ODTK, AFSIM, OD++, and so on

Bachelors degree or higher in a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) field

Current TS/SCI clearance

Desired Skills:

Experience with astrodynamics, orbit determination, Space Domain Awareness, satellite operations, resiliency, space security, space control, space protection

Experience with EO and/or RF payload modeling and simulation

Experience with Department of Defense, Intelligence Agency, civil, or commercial satellite programs

Programming and scripting experience using MATLAB, Python, R, or other languages

Experience leading small engineering teams

Demonstrated track record of authoring final deliverables documenting analysis methodology, assumptions, and conclusions

Strong Math, Physics, and/or Statistics background

Demonstrated capability to proactively work through difficult technical, project and resource challenges in often ambiguous circumstances

Demonstrated ability to collaborate successfully between multiple engineering disciplines



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. Theyre 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 Martins 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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