Systems Engineer at L3Harris Technologies (Cincinnati, OH)

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L3Harris Space & Sensors Division, headquartered in Mason, Ohio, designs, develops, and manufactures complex systems (electronic, avionics, transceivers, transmitters, electro-optical, and electro-mechanical) for the defense, aerospace, and commercial markets. L3Harris is a recognized leader in Electro-Optical technologies that enable systems to support surveillance, reconnaissance, threat detection, and self-protection missions. Our world-class Space Avionics systems include equipment for Mars Rover/Landers/Orbiters, Launch Vehicles, and Imaging Satellite Communications. Space & Sensors team members bring their passion for innovation and engineering, their desire to push the envelope to adapt, communicate, and deliver on highly-reliable mission-critical systems. We offer competitive benefits, an alternative 9/80 work schedule, and the opportunity to work with a talented and diverse group of professionals.

Job Description:

At L3Harris, we apply our passion to push the frontiers of advanced technology. Be part of L3Harris' Digital Engineering transformation to accelerate development and delivery of high-payoff solutions to the warfighter!

We are seeking a dynamic Senior Specialist Systems Engineer to join our L3Harris team in Mason, Ohio. The Senior Specialist Systems Engineer is responsible for supporting mission-critical maritime sensor development programs with specific focus on the analysis of next-generation surveillance, reconnaissance, and targeting sensor system performance in varied operational environments and scenarios.

When you join L3Harris Space & Sensors, you will be an integral part of an innovative and fast moving team where you will collaborate with engineers and scientists to build and deliver mission-critical InfraRed (IR) sensor products. You should have considerable systems engineering experience in large development programs that included electronic, sensor, and/or imaging subsystems, with IR, Lidar, ActiveEO, or equivalent sensors experience being a plus. The successful technical leader will bring their passion for system definition, system architecture, analysis, design, integration, and test, and be able to adapt, communicate, and deliver on next-generation capabilities for passive sensor systems.


The following reflects management's definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.
  • Responsibilities include review, analysis, and understanding of program level objectives, system concept of operation, host platform architectures and interfaces, and sensor system and subsystem equipment, functions, interfaces, and operations.
  • Develop product architecture and define system behavior, requirements, and parametrics. Able to use a range of methods and tools to capture stakeholder and system requirements, facilitate discussion and understanding of system usage, and enhance a culture of model-based designs.
  • Collaborate with other Systems Engineers in the development of work products, including: System Specifications, Logically Derived and Linked Requirements, Interface Definitions, System Diagrams, Systems Analyses, Trade Studies, and Detailed Designs.
  • Able to effectively communicate and transfer system architecture and design knowledge with other functions including Software Engineering, Hardware Engineering, Manufacturing, Program Management, Suppliers, and Customers.
  • Able to provide technical leadership, mentorship, and guidance to a team of system engineers in the areas of systems engineering analysis, architecture, trade studies, and continuous process improvement.
  • Oversight and coordination of Integration & testing planning for complex subsystems across all interfaces (i.e., mechanical, electrical, and software), which includes planning, and analysis, evaluation, and/or troubleshooting of system operation.
  • Able to succinctly and effectively brief status and results to program and customer senior leadership.
  • Actively work with peers and specialists on cross-functional teams to solve a wide range of difficult and unique issues to meet shared product milestones.
  • Development and coordination of engineering artifacts for program design reviews.
  • US Citizen with ability to gain a collateral secret clearance.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 6 years of applicable systems engineering experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in multiple aspects of systems engineering across multiple phases of programs, with application of rigorous systems engineering processes.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work well within and outside of the organization including customers, vendors, and leadership with minimal oversight.
  • Strong drive and sense of ownership.
  • Willing to travel as required.
  • Pre-employment federal level drug screening and background checks are standard.
  • L3Harris is an e-Verify Employer.
Preferred Additional Skills/Experience:
  • Experience with SysML and MBSE.
  • Graduate degree in engineering.
  • Demonstrated proposal-writing capability.
  • Prior systems engineering experience on at least two programs, with at least one program being a large scale and complex program (i.e., > 25 System Engineers and/or >$100M).
ADA Requirements:
  • Able to work at a computer for extended periods of time.
  • Able to hear and speak.
  • May be required to lift up to 10 pounds, with assistance.
    • Typical office environment.
    • Able to work additional hours as needed to ensure responsibilities are met.
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Expertise Engineering--Systems Location USA - OH - Cincinnati
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 Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 227 open jobs at L3Harris Technologies, click here.
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