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Lockheed Martin Lead Flight Test Controls Engineer (Level 5) in Palmdale, California


Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. Be More Than You Can Imagine .

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, home of the world-renowned Skunk Works®, turns visionary aircraft into reality and is known for building the finest military aircraft in the world. This recognition is continually earned through our commitment to relentless research and development of high-performance aircraft, continuously seeking innovative, low-cost design and manufacturing strategies, and delivering operational readiness for our customers' missions to ensure continued relevancy for the life cycle of our products.

This position is for a senior member of an ADP Flight Test Engineering team, providing support for all flight test controls activity for test run-up and then moving to the test location to lead and ensure systems are ready for flight test. The candidate will be part of a fast paced, dynamic environment exploring state of the art technical solutions. The right Fight Test Controls Engineer will be tasked across the full flight test life cycle. Will be required to customize test controls processes to individual customers and circumstances. Assess prototype aircraft operations for risk and assist in developing appropriate mitigating procedures.

During flight phase will be the primary individual for controlling test controls execution, configuration management, troubleshooting, and asset scheduling. Extensive Travel, overtime, odd shifts, and weekend work will be required.

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

A level 5 employee Typically has 14 - 20 years of professional experience.

What’s In It For You

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 here.


Basic Qualifications:

• Flight Test execution experience

• Flight Test Controls experience

• Experience leading a team of test control personnel

• CAM and EVM experience

• Secret security clearance

Desired Skills:

- Developmental test program experience

- Test Range Experience

- Understanding of instrumentation and Data Processing

- Understanding of Flight Test Engineering

- Test project lead experience

- Pilot experience

- Proposal development experience

- Must be willing to mentor junior-level team members

- Ability to obtain a Top Secret security clearance

- Configuration management experience

- Presentation experience to company and customer audiences

- Experience interfacing with all levels of customer management



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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