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Senior Specialist, Systems Engineer (Reliability)

Alpharetta, Georgia

Job ID SAS20212110-71413
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On the L3Harris team, your job is to secure the world. We don’t work here just for the advanced technology and equipment: We work here because we know what – and who – we’re protecting. From families to the intelligence community, and from our climate to our men and women in uniform – we’re making the world a safer place. Working with the L3Harris's engineering team, you'll join our team of qualified, diverse individuals and work in a fast-paced environment with high expectations, global scope, and a collaborative team setting.

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L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers’ mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 48,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.


Senior Specialist, Systems Engineer (Reliability)

Job Code: SAS20212110-71413

Job Location: Alpharetta, GA

Job Description:

Performs reliability, maintainability, and testability (RM&T) tasks on military and commercial aviation/avionics products. Responsibilities include new product development design analysis/modeling, reliability testing, and failure reporting, analysis and corrective action (FRACAS) on production and post-production products.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform RM&T analysis including mean-time-between-failure (MTBF) predictions per MIL-HDBK-217 and VITA 51; failure modes, effects and criticality analysis (FMECA) and failure modes and effects summary (FMES) per MIL-STD-1629 and ARP-4761; parts stress analysis, mean-time-to-repair (MTTR) per MIL-STD-492, and built in test analysis on minor product modifications
  • Perform failure reporting, analysis and corrective action process (FRACAS) on assigned programs including data analysis and trend analysis
  • Perform failure analysis activities at in-house and outside failure analysis labs
  • Complete failure analysis documentation (FARs)
  • Present findings at Failure Review Board meetings
  • Use standard Product Assurance processes during product development


  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 6 years of prior relevant experience or Graduate Degree with a minimum of 4 years of prior related experience

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Understanding of MIL-HDBK-217, MIL-HDBK-1629, and similar standards
  • Familiarity with failure analysis equipment including microscopes (stereo, compound, and scanning electron), thermal chambers, cross sectioning, thermocouples
  • Exposure to Statistical Analysis tools such as MiniTab, Stastistica
  • Exposure to Reliability Prediction and analysis tools such as PTC Windchill Quality Solutions, Reliasoft, Item
  • Experience in quality engineering, manufacturing operations, or product testing is a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products such as PowerPoint, Excel, and Word
  • Demonstrates willingness to engage in continuous learning to advance in career
  • Engages with other team members in a respectful/positive manner
  • Good verbal and writing skills, ability to communicate information about the data being presented in context for the audience

Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that L3Harris Technologies may share your résumé, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.

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L3Harris Work Perks

  • Health

    • Medical with a High Deductible and traditional PPO plan options, as well as, vision and a full array of supplemental health benefits
    • A doctors' service to help with referrals and second opinions for you, your family, and parents

  • Family

    • 4 weeks of paid parental leave for moms and dads
    • Fertility treatment
    • Subsidized backup childcare and eldercare
    • Adoption assistance - $5,000 per adoption/$15,000 per employee
    • Pet insurance

  • Well-Being

    • No cap to your PTO time (for exempt employees)
    • Dress for your day - wear what works for you at work
    • Legal plan for you, your family, and parents
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