Lead, Systems Engineer at L3Harris Technologies (Nashville, TN)

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Job Title: Lead Systems Engineer

Job Code: IMS20220108-87824

Job Location: Nashville, TN

L3Harris, ForceX division is an industry leader specializing in Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) software development and geospatial application technology programs. Our tightly integrated hardware and software solutions enables front-line special operations aviators to save lives by allowing aircrew members to operate efficiently when protecting friendly ground forces. We are the Trusted Choice of End-Users in the Special Operations Aviation Community. Working at L3Harris ForceX puts you at the forefront of ongoing advancements in an exciting industry and makes you a valued contributor toward changing the way people interact with technology. We believe success comes from teamwork, enthusiasm and striving for excellence.

Located in the vibrant West End area of Nashville, Tennessee near the University of Vanderbilt campus and Centennial Park, L3Harris ForceX is more than just a place to work. We are excited to offer an exceptional, comprehensive medical, dental, vision benefits package which includes company paid life insurance, and a 9/80 work schedule We enjoy a culture of dedication, innovation and creativity where we approach work with a positive outlook every day, while at the same time, integrating and engineering software that interfaces with some of the newest and coolest hardware on the planet.

Job Summary:

The vital role of a Systems Engineer at L3Harris ForceX is responsible for evaluating complex technical issues and providing system-engineering solutions. The Systems Engineer will develop designs and systems into new and existing technical documentation after performing engineering assessments and will also implement those designs when necessary. This individual will also be responsible for contributing to the completion of programs by documenting requirements, creating a schedule and tracking items to closure. The Systems Engineer, Lead is a seasoned professional and subject matter expert with comprehensive job area knowledge and in-depth knowledge of project management, managing large and complex projects and processes with minimal direction or oversight to achieve operational targets and goals with significant improvements on business and functional results.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Incorporate and develop new plans, designs and systems into ongoing operations and develop associated technical documentation and processes
  • Provide engineering evaluations, analysis and documentation that contributes to Design Reviews, Peer Reviews and Technical Interchanges
  • Support product development efforts under the guidance of senior engineers and project leadership
  • Elicit highly technical requirements from stakeholders, and create and maintain technical documentation
  • Serve as the primary technical point of contact for customer, user and other associated project team members
  • Evaluate and determine technical approaches to support decisions for various programs
  • Create reports, documents and presentations for program and leadership meetings
  • Manage configuration control of interconnected systems including software, hardware and firmware
  • Ensure compliance with US Government security regulations and requirements on any system design or changes and be able to direct / implement those requirements
  • Travel to customer locations without supervision and provide onsite ISR mission system level support for US Government and DOD Prime contractor to ensure system performance and mission success
  • Work with suppliers to determine the technical capabilities, delivery schedules and associated costs
  • Perform all job functions with a positive, professional attitude
Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Must have a strong systems engineering background specifically with experience in leading and collaborating with a diverse background of organizations and teams to accomplish whole system solutions or changes.
  • Ability to review and analyze high-level technical needs, and through a structured and logical approach refine the need into an integrated set of requirements and implementation projects
  • Comprehensive understanding of systems change and configuration management
  • Applicant should be a proficient communicator to all skill sets and levels of the organization, be able to respond effectively to changing situations, and be able to properly prioritize, status, and work multiple tasks.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the impacts of US Government Information Assurance and FAA regulations on system design and changes.
  • Ability to hold and maintain a TS/SCI clearance.
Required Skills, Experience and Education:
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Systems, Mechanical, Electrical or Software Engineering, or a related technical field with 9 years minimum prior relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Experience with the application of systems engineering tools for requirements management, risk management and systems decommissioning and disposal activities
  • Experience working with project planning, requirement management and scheduling
  • Demonstrated experience and/or training in the integration of requirements, design and technology during the design and development of complex systems
  • Demonstrated experience and/or training in product development and associated development life cycle
Preferred Skills, Experience and Education:
  • Primary point of contact for all engineering matters.
  • Oversees subcontractors including their engineering planning, the approvals, performance monitoring and engineering risks.
  • Understand physical architectures incorporating voice, video, and data capability across multiple security domains
  • Review and evaluate electrical wiring diagrams to ensure design details trace to system requirements
  • Understand test, integration, verification, and validation planning
  • Write effective verification test procedures ensuring system performance and capabilities meet system requirements
  • Translate the voice of the customer into system level requirements
  • Perform requirement traceability
  • Develop and evaluate trade studies for accuracy and completeness
  • Write subsystem specifications based on system level requirements
  • Evaluate alternative solutions and establish preliminary system designs
  • Review and evaluate diagrams to ensure design details trace to system requirements
  • Prepare effective presentations to communicate technical information to non-technical professionals
Physical Demands:
  • Ability to travel up to 25%, with the possibility of OCONUS travel for program support
  • Ability to independently lift 25 lbs.
  • Ability to climb ladders and crawl in small tight spaces
Personal Protective Equipment:
  • As required by program needs
Work Environment:
  • Work performed in an office environment; customer facility; System Integration Laboratory (SIL); in ground vehicles or in secure facilities with/without environmental control; or on-site in aircraft parked in hangers and outside
  • Working with computers and other computer and hardware components
  • Duties may require being on call periodically and working outside of normal working hours (evenings and weekends)
Job Profile Matching Criteria:
Expertise Engineering--Systems Location USA - TN - Nashville
More Information on L3Harris Technologies
L3Harris Technologies operates in the Aerospace industry. The company is located in Melbourne, FL. L3Harris Technologies was founded in 2019. It has 47000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all 199 open jobs at L3Harris Technologies, click here.
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