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Sr Specialist, Software Engineer

Aurora, Colorado

Job ID 8931
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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 50,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

Sr. Specialist, Software Engineer –  Ground Software Architect

Job Code: 8931

Job Location: Aurora, CO 

Job Description: 

This role includes various facets of software engineering, systems engineering, and technical subcontract oversight.  This position is a full-time in-plant representative at a ground segment supplier’s site.  Formal responsibilities include serving as Agile Product Owner during supplier Agile ceremonies, participating in supplier Engineering Review Boards (ERBs) / Configuration Control Boards (CCBs), serving as technical point of contact between the supplier and Space Segment / Mission teams.  Will report directly to the Ground Integrated Product Team Leader and Ground Chief Systems Engineer.

Essential Functions:

  • Serving as a critical review for supplier ground system products to ensure compatibility with other program products.
  • Ensure success as the highest technical authority at the supplier site, using judgement to bring in higher levels as necessary.
  • Motivated self-starter who is well versed in the software and systems development lifecycles.
  • Capable of successfully navigating tactical issues with a degree of autonomy.
  • Works proactively and directly with management to identify risks and opportunities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide array of professional levels and functions.
  • Follow strategic direction set by Program and functional leadership.
  • Attention to detail with strong organizational skills.
  • Strong and accurate communicator – both written and verbal.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field and 6 years of software experience or Master's degree and 4 years of experience.  In lieu of degree, 10 years of software experience.
  • Top Secret or TS/SCI Clearance.
  • Special Access Program (SAP) Access.
  • Software Architecture experience in Ground System domain, from requirement analysis through Verification and Validation (V&V).
  • Experience in deployment into government provided cloud environments.
  • Systems engineering experience in requirement analysis and V&V activities.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience with subcontract technical management.

In compliance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the salary range for this role in Colorado is $93,500 - $173,500. This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location. L3Harris also offers a variety of benefits including: health and disability insurance, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, EAP, education assistance, parental leave, paid time off, and company-paid holidays. The specific programs and options available to an employee may vary depending on date of hire, schedule type, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.

The application window for this requisition is anticipated to close April 30, 2024.

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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