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Research Scientist

at Lockheed Martin Corporation

Posted: 1/30/2019
Job Reference #: 485789
Keywords: research, laboratory

Job Description

Req ID

LMCareers Business Unit

Work Schedule
9x80A-9,9,9,9,8 hrs/d in wk1, /9,9,9,9,off in wk2

Security Clearance



Business Area

73A2A00:Analytics & Exploitation

Relocation/Housing Stipend Available

Job Code/Title
E1485:Research Scientist Sr Stf

Job Class

Job Category
Experienced Professional


Industry Job Title
Research Scientist

Req Type

Job Description
Perform the research, analysis, design, development, and tests of new technologies, techniques, and systems for laser remote sensing systems and other electro-optical system and components for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), directed energy weapons (DEW), atmospheric sensing, navigation and proximity operations, target tracking and identification, spectroscopy, and other applications. Perform the research and development of advanced electro-optical technologies and techniques, including concept development, modeling and simulation, design, assembly, testing, and analysis. Perform technical writing for reports and proposals, prepare and deliver presentations, interact with team members and customers, and both lead and support technical development projects. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, internal and external customers, suppliers and other stakeholders. Perform other duties as necessary. The successful candidate will have strong analytic and communication skills and work well in a dynamic, multi-disciplinary environment.

Basic Qualifications
· The candidate must have experience and understanding of design, development, or testing/fielding of electro-optical systems for passive and/or active remote sensing applications (i.e., laser radar, passive sensors, scanning techniques, acquisition and tracking, data processing, performance simulation).
· The candidate must have experience and ability to perform developmental (assembly, testing, data analysis, trouble-shooting, calibration) and theoretical (e.g., modeling, simulation, analysis, system level designs and trades) efforts for active and passive electro-optical remote sensing systems and associated subsystems.
· The candidate must have strong technical writing, presentation and overall communication skills for reports, proposals, presentations, and interactions with executive leadership, external customers, team members, and suppliers. The selected candidate must be able to clearly communicate complex ideas and explain relevant technologies and concepts to an audience of both experts and non-experts.
Top Secret or TS/SCI active within 3 years.

Desired skills
· Master's or Ph.D degree in science, math, engineering, or related discipline
· Experience in direct- and coherent-detection lidar sensing modes and applications, including GmAPD and Linear-Mode 3D imaging, differential absorption lidar, polarimetric ladar, digital holography, synthetic aperture imaging, etc.
· Understanding of physics and mathematics associated with design and development of electro-optical systems and their use in laser remote sensing (i.e., lidar, ladar, laser radar) applications.
· Development, evaluation, and validation of algorithms, models, and simulations for passive and/or active LIDAR / LADAR applications
· Ability to develop novel sensor concepts and architectures, including: strawman sensor concept design; architecture trade studies; feasibility analysis; modeling and simulation; optical design
· Experience and/or ability in development of new technologies, such as new concept formulation & analysis, first-of-kind laboratory demonstration, prototype development, testing and calibration, and field demonstration.
· Software Skills: Experience in MATLAB/Simulink, LABVIEW (FPGA/RT), Linux OS, C/C++
· Knowledge and/or experience of laser remote sensing applications and techniques, such as atmospheric sciences, spectroscopy, missile defense, directed energy, orbital mechanics, radiation physics, survivability of subsystems and parts, rocket plume physics.
Knowledge and/or experience in related component-level technologies, including:
· Data processing, including processing hardware and software, algorithm development, Monte Carlo simulations, analog signal processing , digital signal processing, image processing, 3D image rendering, data fusion
· Machine learning, deep learning, artificial intelligence, and other advanced processing techniques.
· Target acquisition and tracking, and automatic target recognition (ATR) algorithms
· Real-time processing systems, FPGAs, micro-controllers, measurement and acquisition hardware
· Control systems, including theory, design, and operation
· Camera sensors, controls, logic, and software for rapid development of complex imaging systems and experiments
· Detector focal-plane arrays and readout integrated circuit design, engineering and use.
· Radiometry, geometrical optics, physical optics, Fourier optics, adaptive optics, fiber optics
· Antenna theory, synthetic aperture ladar/radar theory, radar and ladar waveforms
· Continuous/discrete stochastic processes, statistical optics
· Speckle phenomena, beam propagation through random media, electro-magnetic scattering and target interaction
· RF communications theory, detection theory and statistics, optimal estimation theory
· RF electronics, analog electronics, digital electronics





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