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Lockheed Martin Starlab Lead Systems Engineer, Sr Mgr in Houston, Texas

COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, and as a federal contractor, Lockheed Martin is taking action to address the increased risk and uncertainty COVID-19 variants pose in the workplace and ensuring we meet our commitments to national security.

To uphold safety for all employees, we will continue to request vaccination status for all Lockheed Martin employees including new hires. All current and newly hired employees are required to follow onsite safety measures based upon the COVID-19 Community Level at the specific work location.

Description: Have you ever wanted to design the future of space exploration and research? Are you passionate about expanding the frontier of commercial human spaceflight? Lockheed Martin is seeking sharp, innovative, creative minds that can solve the toughest challenges. Come join our team and help us boldly develop the world's first free flying commercial space research station. In addition to leading space, ground and mission services technical development and integration, Lockheed Martin is creating an inflatable habitat module hosting crew systems and research. Apply now if you're ready to join this exciting endeavor!

Lockheed Martin is looking for a highly motivated Starlab Lead Systems Engineer, Senior Manager . In this role, you will:

• Lead the Program's Systems Engineering efforts to include technical direction, planning, and staffing

• Manage Systems and Project Engineering resources for the program, and provide programmatic and proposal support

• Provide guidance to a Systems Engineering team to include full Systems Engineering lifecycle processes, from architecture and requirements development through system operations and integration

• Provide oversight and support to critical program area Systems Engineering skill development

• Perform staffing and performance responsibilities, working with HR and using established processes

• Establish, manage, and communicate team expectations, goals, roles, responsibilities, and objectives

• Use your background and functional leadership experience to help deliver on this critical program

• Use your excellent interpersonal skills to coordinate and resolve issues across programs, identify risks, and appropriate mitigation plans

• Collaborate with customer representatives for critical space-based daily operations and distributed multi-element deliveries and activities

• Lead and perform technical planning, system integration, validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems

Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in Engineering or closely related field; or equivalent experience/combined education

• Systems Engineering process knowledge or experience in human space flight and mission systems and complete lifecycle experience with Engineering processes and reviews

• Technical leadership with proven experience leading employees and team leaders to perform productively and foster relationships in a cross-functional team environment

• Demonstrated Program/Project Management and/or leadership skills

Desired Skills:

• Significant experience with crewed spacecraft and mission systems architecture design, development, integration, Verification & Validation (V&V), and flight operations

• Experience in human space flight, mission operations, and commercial programs

• Understanding of Model Based Systems Engineering processes, principles, and tools

• Broad experience of Systems Engineering life cycle process and tools

• Proposal preparation and negotiation experience

• Knowledge of program management, finance, contracts, Earned Value Management and demonstrated commercial business insight

• Recognized as an authority in systems thinking techniques with the demonstrated ability to apply them to a wide range of complex problems and train others in their application

• Space and Mission system design and V&V experience, with one or more subsystems or fields outside of Systems Engineering (e.g., Crew Systems, Environmental Control and Life Support Systems, Electrical, Mechanical, Propulsion, Software, etc.)

• Master’s Degree in Systems Engineering, INCOSE Certification, or relevant Graduate Certificate



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.


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