System Engineer

Lockheed Martin

Many employees work a 9 day fortnight. That's 9 slightly longer days over 2 weeks (80 hours total), with every second Friday off. Other employees work a 4 day week (4x10hr days).

Only considering candidates eligible to work in Fort Worth, USA ⚠️

Job Responsibilities

Job ID: 665691BRDate posted: May. 22, 2024Program: F-35

Description: We are Lockheed Martin

What You Will Be Doing

Seeking an experienced engineering professional looking for an opportunity in a challenging, fast paced, high visibility environment requiring balance between engineering skills, technical awareness, and strategic thinking to ensure successful execution of the largest defense program in history.

This exciting position is a technical lead engineer on the F-35 Line Of Business team leading the System Modernization Working Group (SMWG) for the F-35 Program. Selected candidate will be responsible for technical oversight and execution of F-35 SMWG projects to ensure quality and on-time completion and deliveries. Specific tasks will include the followings:

• The SMWG Lead Engineer puts together the technical plan for each Technical Direction Letter (TDL) effort in support of the cognizant Program Manager for cost, technical and schedule. The technical planning aspect of this role will need to ensure that the Program can execute and deliver the CDRLs on time as agreed to in the TDLs.

• Ensure the SMWG “core team” is adequately staffed with Project Lead(s) for each effort. The candidate will effectively coordinate with the F-35 functional team leaders to identify and assign appropriate individuals to lead SMWG projects.

• Lead and integrate all individual SMWG projects. Be a primary LM technical interface to customer for all SMWG projects.

• Act as primary SMWG focal for technical reviews, programmatic reviews, corrective action, estimating efforts, and other technical interchanges for all SMWG projects.

• Ensure best practices are employed across all SMWG projects for quality and on-time deliveries.

• Support the use of Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) best practices into SMWG development. Ensure seamless integration between SMWG projects with the government Early Lifecycle System Engineering (ELSE) process.

• Mentor junior engineering staff assigned to each area of responsibility.

What’s In It For You: 3 day weekends every weekend!

• From onsite to remote, we offer flexible work schedules to comprehensive benefits investing in your future and security, Learn more about Lockheed Martin’s comprehensive benefits package here.

• Do you want to be part of a company culture that empowers employees to think big, lead with a growth mindset, and make the impossible a reality? We provide the resources and give you the flexibility to enable inspiration and focus -if you have the passion and courage to dream big, work hard, and have fun doing what you love then we want to build a better tomorrow with you.

Who You Are

You are a multi-faceted teammate able to communicate and function effectively on an engineering team to create a collaborative and inclusive environment that allows for the establishment of mission goals. You have experience with itemized planning and prioritization of tasks that drives the efficient execution of objectives.

Our Commitment to DEI

• We Hear You, We See You. At LM Aeronautics, we invest in people and promoting the sharing of ideas to create incredible solutions. We know that our success depends on the combined efforts of diverse-thinkers like you! At LM Aeronautics, we cultivate an inclusive environment that appreciates differences and unique thinking.

• Our global commitment to diversity and inclusion reflects our values of doing what's right, respecting others and performing with excellence. Learn more here: Global DEI.

• This position is in Fort Worth, TX  Discover Fort Worth.

Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Technical Discipline.

• Experience in one or more systems engineering discipline (architecture, requirements, system design, verification).

• Technical experience in one or more of the following areas: Mission Systems, Vehicle Systems, Reprogramming Labs, or Weapons on the F-35 or other industry programs.

• Technical Lead experience.

• Experience with project management.

Desired Skills:

• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and demonstrate versatility and desire to be a contributor in all phases and aspects of product development.

• Knowledge of tactical F-35 design and operations is preferred.

• It is not required to be the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for any avionics domain, but the candidate needs to possess a breadth of knowledge in most F-35 avionic domains (e.g., EW, Radar, EOTS, CNI, Weapon, …etc.)

• Familiarity with object-oriented concepts and the use of the System Modeling Language (SML) are desired.

• Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) implementation and best practices.

• Knowledge of the F-35 design toolset, including DOORs, Rhapsody, Cameo, Dimensions, and SIMS.

• Demonstrate the ability to analyze complex technical problems, present findings/recommendations and implement solutions.

• Experience with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project)

• Highly motivated, energetic self-starter.

• Formal or informal mentoring experience

• Current F-35 SAP Clearances

Security Clearance Statement: This position requires a government security clearance, you must be a US Citizen for consideration.

Clearance Level: Secret with Investigation or CV date within 5 years

Other Important Information You Should Know

Expression of Interest: By applying to this job, you are expressing interest in this position and could be considered for other career opportunities where similar skills and requirements have been identified as a match. Should this match be identified you may be contacted for this and future openings.

Ability to Work Remotely: Part-time Remote Telework: The employee selected for this position will work part of their work schedule remotely and part of their work schedule at a designated Lockheed Martin facility. The specific weekly schedule will be discussed during the hiring process.

Work Schedules: Lockheed Martin supports a variety of alternate work schedules that provide additional flexibility to our employees. Schedules range from standard 40 hours over a five day work week while others may be condensed. These condensed schedules provide employees with additional time away from the office and are in addition to our Paid Time off benefits.

Schedule for this Position: 4x10 hour day, 3 days off per week

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.

The application window will close in 90 days; applicants are encouraged to apply within 5 - 30 days of the requisition posting date in order to receive optimal consideration.

At Lockheed Martin, we use our passion for purposeful innovation to help keep people safe and solve the world's most complex challenges. Our people are some of the greatest minds in the industry and truly make Lockheed Martin a great place to work.

With our employees as our priority, we provide diverse career opportunities designed to propel, develop, and boost agility. Our flexible schedules, competitive pay, and comprehensive benefits enable our employees to live a healthy, fulfilling life at and outside of work. We place an emphasis on empowering our employees by fostering an inclusive environment built upon integrity and corporate responsibility.

If this sounds like a culture you connect with, you’re invited to apply for this role. Or, if you are unsure whether your experience aligns with the requirements of this position, we encourage you to search on Lockheed Martin Jobs, and apply for roles that align with your qualifications.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional


Relocation Available: Possible

Career Area: Systems Engineering: Other

Type: Full-Time

Shift: First


Global aerospace and defense company focused on innovation and security.

Working Week

Many employees work a 9 day fortnight. That's 9 slightly longer days over 2 weeks (80 hours total), with every second Friday off. Other employees work a 4 day week (4x10hr days).

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Our Vacation Policy

Our employees accrue at least 10 hours of PTO per month, plus 90 hours for holidays; additional sick leave and vacation time based on tenure.

Remote Working Policy

We offer fully remote positions available, with some roles requiring proximity to major facilities and occasional travel.

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous parental leave
  • Dentalcare
  • Equipment allowance
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Professional Development Budget
  • Yearly bonuses
  • Mental Health Support

Our Team

We're a team of 116k across 19 departments:

  • engineering
  • information technology
  • finance
  • operations
  • business development
  • +14 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Systems engineering
  • Project management
  • Technical planning
  • Model Based Systems Engineering
  • Technical oversight
  • Mentoring
  • Communication skills

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