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Lead Systems Engineer

Anaheim, California

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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Flexible work schedule, paid overtime, cool technology, no micromanagement, nice campus, fun co-workers

Systems Engineer

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  • Parental Leave

  • Adoption Cost Benefit

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Job Description

Job ID AS20211201-54988 Date posted 01/14/2021

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.


Job Title:  Lead Systems Engineer

Job Code: AS20211201-54988

Job Location: Anaheim, CA.

Job Description:

As a key Member of the Engineering Technical Team, this position is responsible for the planning, development, design, and execution of the program lifecycle for Systems Engineering, focusing on Digital Signal Processing (DSP), Tracking and Navigation, and Anti-Jam/Anti-Spoof at L3Harris in Anaheim, CA.  The Navigation/GPS products operate in military embedded real-time systems and can be used in weapons, ground, airborne, maritime, and space environments.

Essential Functions:

Provide algorithm development, modeling, system simulation, implementation and verification with emphasis on military GPS receivers.

Execute design, build, integration and test activities, problem resolution and verifying that the deliverable products meet all program and customer requirements.

Provide innovative Systems Engineering solutions consistent with business development plans.

Provide project management reports as required, support senior level reviews as necessary.

Provide inputs and reviews of the engineering technical baseline as part of proposal efforts.

Interface with the program’s leadership and other teams (SW and HW) on a frequent basis, conduct or participate in customer and/or program technical review presentations, and provide progress status updates on work products.

Participate in the product development process including design reviews.


Position requires a Bachelor degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) or related discipline with minimum 9 years or a graduate degree with a minimum of 7 years prior related experience.

Demonstrated knowledge of GPS receiver RF digital signal processing (DSP) and hardware development/integration, or equivalent experience with RF systems.

Demonstrated knowledge of GPS or RF receiver anti-jam and anti-spoof techniques.

Demonstrated ability to perform Algorithm and Modeling and Simulation (M&S) development and analysis in GPS, GNC/Navigation, Signal Processing, or related field using C/C++ and MATLAB/Simulink.

Demonstrated knowledge in Kalman Filtering (KF, EKF) and other Adaptive Filtering approaches.

Demonstrated knowledge of Navigation Systems Architectures and techniques.

Demonstrated knowledge of GPS/GPS Navigation Subsystem requirements, design, algorithms and performance analysis.

Broad and practical experience in GPS systems and GPS receivers, M-code, ASIC and FPGA desired.

Active DoD SECRET or higher security clearance.

Preferred Additional Skills:

Must be able to work closely with the customer, subcontractors, and other engineering disciplines, and meet customer deliveries.

Must work effectively in both independent and team environments.

Must have excellent verbal, written, and presentation communication skills.

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.