Research Science Dir
Lockheed Martin Corporation - Palo Alto, CA

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10 years demonstrated experience in Full Spectrum Leadership behaviors and willingness to lead
10 years experience of managing technical professionals
Experience with the execution of space science instrument development programs
Experience with executing and aligning independent research and development (IRAD) programs with the needs of the business
Experience with leading and motivating technical professionals to publish research papers, generate patents, and other forms of company-owned intellectual property
Familiarity with NASA, DoD, and other government agencies that sponsor space science related programs
Demonstrated skills and experience in building strategic relationships with customers and across multiple business units and R&D institutions to accomplish business goals and objectives
Knowledge of Long Range Planning and Strategic Plan development processes
MS degree in Physics, Aeronautics, Astronautics, or related science/engineering discipline
Excellent communication skills

Desired skills
Familiarity with space science related technologies
Possess TS/SCI clearance or the ability to obtain one
Experience with capturing CRAD across LM and SSC customer base.
Familiarity with the design, development, and science phase lifecycle of space science instrument programs
PhD degree in Physics, Aeronautics, Astronautics, or related science/engineering discipline
Known and respected in the technical professional community

Specific Job Description
This position is for a Director to lead the Space Science & Instrumentation (SS&I) directorate reporting to the Vice President Advanced Technology Center for Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company. The SS&I is a center of excellence pursuing fundamental space science research, development of prototype flight instruments and payloads and design and development o f high fidelity test beds that advance the technology readiness level prior to flight. The directorate consists of the Solar and Space Physics Laboratory and Instrumentation and Development programs. These organizations provide premier instruments for astrophysics, solar physics, space physics, planetary science and earth remote sensing and have developed and flown 178 space instruments over the last five decades. The laboratories in collaboration with other research groups around the world have produced significant new results about the sources of solar magnetism, coronal structure, sunspot activity, the Earth's atmosphere and ionosphere, and the dynamics of the space environment and the effects of space weather on the interplanetary environment.

Responsibilities include leading the development and implementation of the SS&I strategy, nurturing existing and cultivating new customers, overseeing the execution of research and engineering programs, and driving the development of new business in our core space science instrumentation market. The successful candidate will be expected to forge key partnerships with R&D customers and with other leaders and technologists at the ATC and throughout the corporation. The candidate will also be responsible for sustaining a diverse, engaged and highly qualified workforce of more than 120 employees at the Palo Alto site. Some domestic and international travel will be required.

Standard Job Description
Manages generic scientific experiments, investigations, observations and related research studies into the nature and operation of natural phenomena in a particular field, using the scientific methods. Responsible for coordinating subordinate employee recruitment, selection and training, performance assessment, work assignments, salary, and recognition/disciplinary actions. Directs development of theories for understanding, characterizing and organizing natural phenomena into a systematic and meaningful pattern for the benefit of project advancement and emerging technologies. May oversee intellectual property evaluations and development of patent applications. May direct interdepartmental activities and research efforts.

Security Clearance

Typical Minimums
Appropriate degree from an accredited college, or equivalent experience/combined education, with professional experience and specialized training commensurate with assignment.

LMCareers Business Unit

Business Area
Space Systems Company


A020S: Space Sci & Instrumentation

Job Class

Job Category
Experienced Professional

Palo Alto



Relocation Available

Work Schedule
STANDARD-Mon-Fri/8 hours a day

Req Type



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