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Systems Engineer Asc. IRON Database Engineer

at Lockheed Martin Corporation

Posted: 7/28/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 514408

Job Description

Req ID

LMCareers Business Unit

Work Schedule
FLEX-Non-Standard 40 hour week

Security Clearance



Business Area

72F0B41:Mission Ops & Sustainment

Relocation/Housing Stipend Available

Job Code/Title
E1461:Systems Engineer Asc

Job Class
Systems Engineering: Other

Job Category
Experienced Professional


Industry Job Title
Systems Engineer Asc. IRON Database Engineer

Req Type

Job 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 men and women 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.

Inter-Range Operations Number (IRON) Database:

Database the Air Force Satellite Communication Network (AFSCN) utilizes to configure ground station equipment for all Remote Tracking Stations across the world to support Satellite and Launch Vehicle communication.

The IRON database is the first step in connecting the satellite operator on the ground with the vehicle in space.

Seeking a System Engineer to work with a team providing 100% accurate IRON database deliveries to meet mission needs of the Air Force space community.

Accuracy is our mission and we work as a team to support each other in achieving that goal in every IRON Database delivery. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring the satellite program requirements are accurately reflected in a request form, entering the requests into the AFSCN IRON Management System (AIMS) tool, validating AIMS output, testing team’s work in the AFSCN Test Bed (ATB) facility, and work with RTS personnel to run a functional check out of the IRON Database.

You will support up to 12 routine IRON databases a year and up to 12 out-of-cycle IRON databases with the possibility of having to support a 48-hour quick turn release that can include lab validation testing at the ATB. ATB contains legacy ARTS Remote Tracking Station and newer RBC Remote Tracking Station equipment.

You will receive on the job training in a team environment. Two-way communication is imperative in demonstrating progress and setting expectations.

Responsibilities for the lab will include running testing independently which includes generating test plan checklists used in the lab, generating ARTS and RBC release files, and loading the IRON database onto the ARTS and RBC systems for lab testing.

Responsibilities will also include configuring ARTS for testing, configuring RBC for testing, conducting testing on both systems, and returning both lab setup back to normal configuration.

You will be part of the team that maintains the RTS All Parameter IRON Database (RAPID) tool, which is a user-friendly tool developed to provide an accurate representation of the IRON Database contents.

To promote the sharing of ideas, Lockheed Martin fosters an inclusive work environment that encourages 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:
•Paid time off
•Work/life balance
•Career development
•Mentorship opportunities
•Rewards & recognition

Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. You 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.

Basic Qualifications
Ability to work in team environment, verbal and written communication skills, technical writing skills, detail oriented, self-motivated learner.

A Final Secret security clearance is required to start.

Desired skills
Knowledge of Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN)

Familiarization with test equipment to include but not limited to Protocol Analyzers (PA), Bit Error Rate Testers (BERT), and oscilloscopes.

Experience with AFSCN Satellite Operations Centers (SOC) connectivity concepts and familiarization with AFSCN Remote Tracking Station (RTS) operations.

Technical writing



Colorado Springs


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.

City, State
Colorado Springs, CO