What do the world’s first stealth aircraft, the world’s fastest manned aircraft, and the world’s most advanced fighter jets have in common? They were all imagined and developed by Skunks!
Our unique team of world-class scientists, engineers and manufacturers are passionate about purposeful innovation and advances that support our nation and its allies in their most important missions.
Founded in 1943 by visionary Clarence “Kelly” Johnson, the Skunk Works® is Lockheed Martin’s leading source of advanced technology solutions. Just as Kelly intended, Skunk Works operates with a high degree of autonomy where employees are empowered to embrace the seemingly impossible tasks, tackle the toughest challenges and make a real difference for our customers.
At the Skunk Works, we’re looking for extraordinary talent – people eager to be on the cutting edge of technology that will define our future; comfortable with ambiguity; enjoy being part of a team; have a love of learning; and are willing to push the boundaries. Are you ready to redefine what’s possible?
From designing, building and flying aircraft to enjoying time with friends from the Climbing After Work Club, Noelle has made the Golden State her playground.
From the black projects of Skunk Works to the blue waters of the Pacific, Steven is making the most of his career and experience in California.
Lockheed Martin offers a wide variety of benefits to help our employees live flexible, healthy, fulfilling lives in and outside of the workplace.
4/10 Schedule: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics adopted a 4/10 schedule allowing employees to have every Friday off and flex time during the work week to attend to personal business. Employees spend time during their three-day weekends with family and friends, finding new hobbies and interests and having more personal time without using vacation.
Paid Time Off: In addition to receiving paid holidays throughout the year, employees accrue three weeks or more paid vacation time throughout the year.
401(k) Match: Lockheed Martin matches up to 50% of the first 8% of contributions to 401(k) plans.
Health Insurance: Lockheed Martin provides competitive health insurance coverage and onsite wellness centers.
Career Development & Education Assistance: Every Lockheed Martin employee is eligible for continuing and graduate education assistance, site-specific trainings and development opportunities in fields related to the business. We also offer a wide range of leadership development programs to early-career professionals to help in developing the toolkit of experience, skills and leadership needed to prepare and compete for future Lockheed Martin leadership positions.
As a partner to the United States government and military, most jobs at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® require a security clearance. Security clearances are granted through the Department of Defense and are used to certify that someone can be trusted with sensitive information.
If you currently hold a clearance at your present employer or through the military, it may be transferable to Lockheed Martin. If you do not hold a security clearance, you will be required to go through a background check before being granted one. Resources are available at the links below:
Applying for a Security Clearance
Responsibilities as a Cleared Employee