• 2019 GMiS Luminary •

Armando J.

System & Software Quality Engineer
Advanced Long-Range Strike Systems Program
Missiles & Fire Control Systems
Lockheed Martin Corporation

Armando Santos is a Systems and Software Quality Engineer with Lockheed Martin’s Missiles & Fire Control systems.  He leads and is responsible for the development, modification, application, and maintenance of standards for software quality operating methods, processes, systems and procedures within the Advanced Long-Range Strike Systems Program.  He also manages the performance and directs software requirement allocations, traceability, and testability and monitors its inspection, testing, verification and validation. He oversees implementation of software development and maintenance processes and methods. 

During his four years at Lockheed Martin, Mr. Santos has been recognized for his ability to streamline multiple processes associated with Missiles and Sensors Operational Flight Programs, Regression testing, as well as Modeling and Simulation. His contributions led to more efficient and robust products and processes that have been delivered to his customers ahead of schedule in demanding phases of their development. These products have worked flawlessly the first time upon receipt, meeting performance and exceeding customer expectations. 

Mr. Santos is also very active in the community, giving his personal time and talents to support and promote STEM in and around the Orlando Community for many years. Through Lockheed Martin and the American Society for Quality (ASQ), he has supported Engineering Week activities as well as leading STEM/Career talks at several local schools. 

Born and raised in Cidra, Puerto Rico, Mr. Santos showed an early affinity for math and science. After graduating with high honors and being designated as a National Hispanic Scholar, he earned a full scholarship to the University of Florida, Gainesville where, during his six years on campus as a full-time student, he earned both Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science degrees in Computer Engineering. 

After stints at Raytheon and Four Points Technologies, Mr. Santos joined Lockheed Martin in 2015, where his direct contribution to the F-35 Sensors Program resulted in him receiving a Missiles and Fire Control Individual Excellence Award in 2018. Outside of work, he is a member of the local American Society of Quality Chapter (Orlando 1509). He has been an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) since 2018.