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Lead, Systems Engineer

Atlanta, Georgia; Alpharetta, Georgia; Georgia

Job ID SAS20221108-88506
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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
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  • 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: Lead Systems Engineer

Job Code: SAS20221108-88506

Job Location: Alpharetta, GA

Job Description:

L3Harris, Military Displays Division, Systems engineering group, located in Alpharetta, GA, is looking for a highly motivated Lead, Avionics Development Systems Engineer with a passion for avionics development. As a Lead Systems Engineer, you will work on a team that develops state-of-art systems within the Aerospace industry for various Military and Commercial platforms. The selected candidate will be involved with all phases of systems engineering lifecycle development from requirements definitions, design, development, testing, and manufacturing of various airborne/ground products. In this position, the candidate will work on the initial product concept and interface with the customer on developing formal specifications and requirements. The candidate should be organized, have great communication and leadership skills, and have experience working in a collaborative Integrated Product Team (IPT) environment. Position may involve up to 5% - 10% travel to customers, suppliers, and L3Harris locations.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical leadership through all phases of the system development lifecycle including requirements capture, system design, hardware and software integration, system validation, and verification
  • Work with internal and external customers to decompose customer specifications and system-level requirements into hardware and software specifications
  • Document operational scenarios, define system interfaces and define sub-systems and piece part requirements and generate requirement validation and verification criteria
  • Develop systems-level documents, and certification artifacts, including planning documents, verification, and validation summary documents, compliance/deviation reports
  • Apply systems engineering principles to innovate, design, develop and implement technologies, components, sub-systems, and tools to ensure compliance with specifications and requirements across applicable operating conditions
  • Generate Requirements Traceability Verification Matrix (RTVM), Design Verification Testing (DVT), Interface Definition Documents (IDD) and Interface Control Drawings (ICD), Acceptance Test Procedures (ATP)
  • Utilize engineering tools for requirements capture, such as DOORS, JAMA, etc.
  • Work with Senior Engineering and Program Management providing direct support to external customers throughout the product development lifecycle
  • Plan Systems Engineering tasks for a project to meet schedule, cost, and performance goals during the execution phase
  • Participate in major reviews throughout the lifecycle, including peer reviews, preliminary and detailed design reviews, and test readiness reviews.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and 9 years of prior relevant experience OR
  • Master's Degree in a related field and a minimum of 7 years of experience OR
  • In absence of a degree, 12 years of relevant experience is required
  • Must have the ability to obtain a Secret Security Clearance
  • Experience with avionics or other aircraft system development is required with an ability to quickly acquire technical domain knowledge, and contribute to the design of sophisticated architectural systems
  • Experience working with Engineering Leadership / Program Management in an IPT environment on concurrent projects with competing deadlines

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experienced with Model-Based Development (MBSE) and tools (CAMEO) for developing architectures and functional analysis.
  • Experience with implementing and testing commercial/military communications protocols including RS-422/232 ARINC-429, MIL-STD-1553, ARINC-664, ARINC-818, and TTP
  • Understanding of Optical Characteristics of flight displays Display (AMLCDs, OLEDs, LEDs.) with a fundamental understanding of Radiometry, Photometry, and/or Color Sciences
  • Experience developing in ARP4754A, ARP4761, and MIL-STD- 882 regulatory environment
  • Familiarity with the development objectives of DO-254, DO-178B/C, and DO-160 processes
  • Prior experience providing technical design content for proposal development and developing proposal response
  • High-level understanding of manufacturing build, test, quality, and customer acceptance review processes
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, and presentation)

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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