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Senior Manager, Signal and Image Processing

Lockheed Martin Space, Littleton, CO, United States
Employer 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 single day we use our unique skills and experiences to create, design and build solutions to some of the world's hardest engineering problems. Do you want to be part of a culture that inspires employees to think big, perform with excellence and build incredible products? We provide the resources, inspiration and focus - if you have the passion and courage to dream big, then we want to build a better tomorrow with you.


Job Description

Are you passionate about state-of-the-art technology in space exploration, and seeing your work applied to real life applications that travel to space? Then join Lockheed Martin Space’s Optical Payload Center of Excellence (OPCoE) for as an Optical Payload Image Signal Processing Sr. Manager! OPCoE enables new frontiers in visible-light and infrared systems, missile defense, space exploration and much more. Our amazing people are on a mission to make a difference in the world and every single day we use our unique skills and experiences to create, craft and build solutions to some of the world’s hardest engineering problems.

We are seeking a leader with a track record of delivering to technical, schedule, and financial commitments, and driving the best customer and enterprise value as a result. We want someone who demonstrates a breadth of technical knowledge across multiple functions and a variety of program experience. Our Senior Manager, Signal and Image Processing is someone with outstanding interpersonal skills, and a validated ability to represent the organization to customers, employees, and partners.

More specifically, you will:
• Partner with Lines of Business (LOB), OPCoE Program Development, and OPCoE Payload Systems Engineering teams to develop image processing capability in a consistent manner to enable reuse across multiple programs
• Develop transition plans for low Technology Readiness Level (TRL) products from the science and technology community
• Lead or support intellectual property evaluations and development of patent applications
• Propose and execute IRAD projects with a goal of standardization and maturation, in coordination with OPCoE Program Development
• Enhance relationships with strategic suppliers and other LM Business Areas (BAs) to compliment the in-house OPCoE team
• Work closely with Payload IPTs leads and LOB leadership to understand mission drivers. Fold emerging mission trends into product roadmap to ensure a discriminating edge
• Implement and lead technical knowledge management to develop and maintain strengths, key technical skills, knowledge continuity and facilitate career advancement opportunities to employees
• Handle staffing requirements, sustain engineering capabilities and preserve critical skills

Employee will telework < 50%

Job Requirements

Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree in a technical discipline (i.e., electrical, computer science, or other engineering/science discipline); or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Demonstrated experience with computer algorithms and image/signal processing
• Demonstrated experience in the design, development, and/or verification of signal and image collection systems
• Established experience in developing technical talent and building pipelines to sustain technical expertise within the organization
• US Citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI clearance

Desired skills

• Experience working across space and ground applications. Our systems include ground-to-ground, space to ground (and vice versa), and space to space
• Experience in the development of processing and dissemination computer algorithms. Candidate will lead all aspects of a team that design, develop and analyze systems and algorithms for the extraction of information from signal and image sensors
• Experience in remote sensing; detection and estimation theories; morphological processing; neural networks; and utilization of signal processing within advanced computer architectures (i.e., GPUs)
• Demonstrated ability to drive closure and resolve complex technical issues/challenges
• Variety of customer experience and exposure across Space Lines-Of-Businesses
• 8 years of demonstrated technical expertise
• 3 years demonstrated hands-on expertise in space OR complex hardware/software systems
• Prior Full Spectrum Leadership roles with proven experience leading employees to perform productively and foster relationships in a multi-functional team environment
• Work with the OPCoE Chief Engineer, architects and Fellows to develop processing capabilities in accordance with Lines of Business (LOB) roadmaps and need dates
• Domain specialist for remote sensing, detection and estimation theories, morphological processing, speech processing, neural networks, electromagnetic and acoustic effects on signals, and utilization of signal processing with advanced computer architecture
• Provide significant impact to the enterprise through establishment of a dedicated team working to drive high TRL signal and image processing technology across programs

10 July 2021
09 August 2021
Bachelor's Degree
Manager / Supervisor
Optical Components, Lasers, Sensors