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Systems Engineering Scientist- Navigation

Anaheim, California

Job ID IMS20222202-77613
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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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  • Level: Experienced
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Flexible work schedule, paid overtime, cool technology, no micromanagement, nice campus, fun co-workers

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    • 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

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    • No cap to your PTO time (for exempt employees)
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    • Legal plan for you, your family, and parents
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    • 9/80 work schedule available for most U.S. employees, effective October 24, 2022.

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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 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: Systems Engineering Scientist- Navigation

Job Code: AS20210405-60783

Job Location: Anaheim, CA.

Job Description:

As a Navigation Scientist and Senior Member of the Technical Team, you will be responsible for the planning, development, design, execution, test, and guidance for Navigation Engineering in Global Positioning Systems and other Position, Navigation and Timing technology on real-time HW/SW applications on DoD programs. Must be able to work closely with the customer and other engineering disciplines. Must have broad-based technical knowledge and experience to understand and evaluate systems engineering activities across the engineering functions. Must have demonstrated practical industry depth and on-hands senior expertise in Navigation.

Essential Functions:

Serve as Designer/Innovator for Navigation and will be expected to survey technology, identify candidate techniques, model and evaluate viability, write IRAD proposals and plans, presents papers, and provide senior technical direction.

Work under consultative direction against annual goals and objectives to manage large, complex project initiatives of strategic importance to the organization.

Partner with the Business Development and Leadership Team to advance market footprint consistent with the projected business plan.

Develop and champion new Navigation systems concepts and technologies, and recommend tactics and strategies that directly impact the achievement of overall business or functional results.

Provide technical leadership to a team of engineers that includes leading the execution of design, build, integration and test activities, problem resolution and verifying that the deliverable products meet all program and customer requirements.

Provide project management reports and support senior level reviews.

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

Provide guidance, coaching and training to other employees.

Provide input to industry standards.

Recognized as a Navigation industry expert.


Position requires a Bachelor degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) or related discipline with minimum 12 years or a graduate degree with a minimum of 10 years prior relevant experience (15+ years desired).

12+ years in GPS / PNT technology.

12+ years in GPS receiver RF and digital electrical hardware development and integration, or equivalent experience with RF systems.

Experience in GPS-denied/degraded, Alternative/Supplemental/Cooperative Navigation technology.

Demonstrated knowledge of Navigation Systems Architectures and techniques, GPS, GNSS, Kalman Filtering, Adaptive Filtering.

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

Active DoD SECRET or higher security clearance.

Additional Preferred Skills:

Additional demonstrated knowledge of RF signal processing, GPS receiver design, ASIC and FPGA design, and Software desired.

Work effectively in both independent and team environments.

Must have strong verbal and written 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.

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