Systems Engineering Director

Lockheed Martin   •  

Sunnyvale, CA

Industry: Technology


11 - 15 years

Posted 53 days ago

Description:Seeking a motivated and talented individual to help lead a renaissance within the Lockheed Martin Spacecraft and Missile Engineering (S&ME), Systems Engineering Directorate and to fill the position of Director of System Architecture and Definition. The successful candidate will have a vision for improving the practice of Systems Engineering at LM Space and be a key contributor in driving culture change in the areas of systems thinking, employee empowerment, and training the next generation of systems engineers. Your leadership will be key in instantiating a team of technically deep and broad systems engineers who understand that systems engineering, when done well, provides the technical thought leadership on the program and ensures all aspects of the design, as well as the testing, are integrated throughout the entire program lifecycle.

In this position you will report to the S&ME Systems Engineering Director and will be responsible for leading the following 6 departments:
• System Architecture
• System of Systems Engineering
• Systems Engineering Modernization
• Common Products and Requirements
• Special Disciplines
• Configuration and Data Management

Primary Organizational Responsibilities:
• Create an innovative environment consisting of concepts, architecture, design, analysis, mission con-ops analysis, system and system of systems definition
• Identify and integrate Systems Engineering technical concepts, technology, mission assessments, space and ground solutions into a cohesive and competitive approach for SSC.
• Work hand-in-hand with the Director of System Integration, Test and Mission Operations to ensure a cohesive Systems Engineering organization
• Drive efficiency and innovative practices into spacecraft and missile test architecture across LM Space to increase our competitiveness
• Ensure lessons learned are being leveraged across the Enterprise of LM Space
• Drive innovation into the architecture of LM Space solutions
• Increase the scope and breadth our common products to drive down cost
• Support technology and mission analysis investment assessments and ensuring integration into technology roadmaps
• Implement and lead technical knowledge management to develop and maintain core competencies, key technical skills, knowledge continuity and facilitate career advancement opportunities to employees.
o Especially sustain a pipeline of top notch System Architects and Special Disciplines engineers (EMI/EMC, Survivability, Nuclear Surety, etc.)
• Work collaboratively with the LOB/Program Executives and leadership to:
o Identify and propagate design technology selection and best-practices
o Ensure technical domain expertise of the entire team, drive process and tool development and deployment
o Maintain technical integrity of the LOB/Program design baselines, incorporation of best practices, and optimum technical design
• Provide an interface and collaboration with the Advance Technology Center and Operations to coordinate and implement new product development, productivity improvement and horizontal integration
• Continuous improvement in the area of tools and architecture for configuration and data management
• Demonstrate Full Spectrum Leadership
• Collaboration with program Chief Systems Engineers
• Support new business initiatives
• Ensure standard technical processes are in use on programs
• Support IRAD and CRAD investment strategy and strategic development
• Leverage the digital tapestry and phenomenology in conceptual design through production.
• Enhance the producibility, testability and operability of our solutions
• Ensure excellence in the area of program staffing
• Tactical tasks include items such as the following:
o Approve promotions and requisitions
o Review and approve the selection of tools
o Support the IRB process
o Drive top issues at the Enterprise level to resolution
o Constant communication and interaction with Engineering and Technology Senior Leadership
o Budget and resource manageme
Basic Qualifications:
• Must have 5 years of recent coded Full Spectrum Leadership with proven experience leading employees to perform productively and foster relationships in a cross-functional team environment
• 12 years of technical experience with demonstrated expertise in either Spacecraft or Missile Systems Engineering development, integration and mission operations
• Demonstrated ability to try new solutions to problems and be successful doing it
• Experience delivering hardware or software to a spacecraft or missile system
• Experience managing technical, schedule and cost for a program or product
• Excellent communications skills both verbal and written with the proven ability to communicate to all levels internally and externally
• Demonstrated ability to drive closure and resolve complex and large scale technical issues/challenges
• Related Engineering degree is required
• Must have the ability to obtain SCI and Top Secret clearance levels
Desired Skills:
• Systems Architect experience or Chief Systems Engineer experience
• Previous experience leading a major change initiative
• Demonstrated experience in developing technical talent and building pipelines to sustain technical expertise within the organization
• Proven experience as a strategic thinker with the ability to translate into action and results.
• Wide variety of customer experience and exposure across LOBs.
• Experience in a position to make high stakes decisions
• Active TS/SCI Clearance