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Senior Specialist, Systems Engineer

Anaheim, California

Job ID IMS20221805-82564
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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.

  • Full Time
  • Level: Experienced
  • Location: On Site
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What makes a successful Systems Engineer at L3Harris?
Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Analytical
  • Collaborative
  • Leader
  • Problem Solver
  • Strategic
  • Technical


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

Systems Engineer

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
    • Discount platform
    • 9/80 work schedule available for most U.S. employees, effective October 24, 2022.

Job Description

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 space, air, land, sea and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 47,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.


Job Title: Senior Specialist, Systems Engineer

Job Code: IMS20221805-82564

Job Location: Anaheim, CA


L3 Harris Technologies has an immediate opening for a Senior Systems Engineer in Anaheim, CA. The ideal candidate for this position will be proficient in most aspects of the systems engineering process, will have direct experience designing and testing complex systems, and will be comfortable coordinating and leading small teams of technical personnel.

About Navigation Solutions:

L3Harris Navigation Solutions in Anaheim, CA (part of Defense Electronic Systems headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio), designs, develops, and manufactures complex navigation systems for the defense industry. L3Harris is a recognized leader in Global Positioning System (GPS) and Navigation technologies that enable systems to obtain an assured and precise position, navigation solution, and time. Our world-class GPS receiver technologies are embedded within a range of equipment including military vehicles, soldier wearable systems, ground stations, UAVs, and munitions.

Navigation Solution 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 solutions. We offer a flexible 4/10 or 9/80 work schedule, and the opportunity to work with a talented and diverse group of professionals. Focused on fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where employees can grow and develop professionally, employees can get engaged with several Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), participate in monthly activities hosted by our Employee Engagement Committee or get involved with volunteer opportunities through our L3Harris Investing for Tomorrow community program.

L3 Harris Technologies has an immediate opening for a Sr Systems Engineer - Requirements in Anaheim, CA. Anaheim is a city based in Orange County, which is in-between Los Angeles and San Diego counties with close proximity to the beach, mountains, entertainment, city life and everything SoCal has to offer without the commute into a large metro area. Major attractions are right around the corner, including Disneyland, and Knotts Berry Farm. With unbeatable weather, and our flexible off-Friday schedules, being based in SoCal feels like you're on a continuous vacation, with so much to explore and enjoy!

Essential Functions:

Contribute as a Senior Systems Engineer in the development, integration, fielding and operational support of cutting-edge flight test instrumentation systems used to track and collect data from missile flights.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Serve as technical lead for small and medium-sized development projects
  • Perform systems engineering duties for multiple systems simultaneously
  • Requirements analysis and management
  • Generation of performance and design specifications
  • Perform system synthesis and develop system architectures
  • Manage and coordinate system interfaces with other connected systems
  • Evaluation of design changes to assess impact to interfaces
  • Perform trade studies, root cause analysis and other technical investigations
  • Contribute to and present during customer design reviews
  • Perform and system integration activities
  • Perform system test activities including test planning, test conduct and test reporting
  • Help to establish and maintain a systematic, documented, comprehensive, and verifiable systems engineering process to be applied throughout the duration of the project
  • Provide mentoring to less experienced Systems Engineers
  • Contribute to proposal activities
  • Proven ability to interpret drawings, schematics and cabling diagrams
  • Familiarity with military standards including MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-810 and MIL-STD-1521
  • Ability and willingness to travel (typically less than 30 days per year)


  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline (Master of Science degree is a plus)
  • 6+ years (4+ with a MS degree) of direct experience working with at least one of the following technologies: Underwater Acoustics, Telemetry, Communications, Optics or Radar
  • Experience in Systems Engineering with requirements analysis, system synthesis, test planning, system integration, reliability and maintainability analysis, system verification and validation

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with DOORS requirements management software is preferred
  • Familiarity with Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) is preferred

Special Requirements: Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. U.S. citizenship and ability to obtain a Secret clearance are required for this position.

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.

L3Harris Technologies is an E-Verify Employer. Please click here for the E-Verify Poster in English or Spanish. For information regarding your Right To Work, please click here for English or Spanish.

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