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Senior Embedded Software Engineer

Brisbane, Australia

Job ID 11365
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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.

Senior Embedded Software Engineer

L3Harris Micreo

Eight Mile Plains, Brisbane

The Opportunity

Join a great team of talented professionals with world-class technical expertise who take a combined approach to software engineering and enjoy working together. 

We are a company on the move and with forecasted growth of L3Harris Micreo we are now seeking to hire a SeniorEmbedded Software Engineer who will be responsible for architecting and developing embedded software applications, and participating in the entire software development life cycle. 

Candidates are required to have a good knowledge base of engineering principles, theories and techniques and a passion for relevant new technologies. We are mission focused, agile and take innovation seriously.


  • Take responsibility for large and complex areas of the software architecture for multiple software systems.
  • Develop modular, readable and robust code for defence systems adhering to security and functional requirements in C++ 17.
  • Participate in all phases of the software development lifecycle, including requirements analysis, systems engineering, agile development, review, testing, integration, and verification.
  • Presenting design details during customer reviews to a mix of participants with and without software engineering knowledge.
  • Collaborate effectively with both software and other engineering disciplines as well as management, to ensure comprehensive coverage of requirements as efficiently as possible.
  • Mentor less experienced software engineers and help them develop good software development and debugging skills.
  • Write and maintain both internal and deliverable documentation, either directly or through supervision of contractors.
  • Provide Engineering support to manufacturing as required.
  • Participate in demo activities for the purpose of sharing knowledge.
  • Maintain a continuous improvement mindset.

Essential Requirements

  • Degree in Software, Electronics or Electrical Engineering or similar.
  • Extensive experience in similar role.
  • Experience architecting complex software for embedded systems, adhering to requirements, with a structured verification approach.
  • Experience in developing software for microcontrollers in C++ bare metal or with RTOS, working with interfaces such as I2C, SPI, UART, CAN etc.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a multi-disciplinary team, adhering to development processes
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both verbal and written.

Desirable Requirements

  • An existing NV1 Security clearance.
  • Ability to read and review schematics, identify issues with hardware designs from a software development viewpoint and make recommendations on HW designs.
  • Experience developing custom peripheral interfaces on programmable logic.
  • Experience with complex algorithm design on programmable logic with space constraints.
  • Experience with python or another scripting language for the purposes of emulation of hardware or software verification
  • Experience using the Xilinx Zynq SoCs.
  • Experience in developing firmware in VHDL and/or Verilog for FPGAs.
  • Experience in developing software to adhere to protocol standards.
  • Experience in developing mission critical software.

About Us

L3Harris Micreo is a Brisbane based subsidiary of L3Harris and part of our ICI Division. We provide design, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced electronic warfare components and subsystems using cutting edge wideband radio frequency and photonic technology. We are a trusted, sovereign design and production partner to the Australian Department of Defence and an established exporter to global defence primes.

L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination and offers equal opportunities for all. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, and marriage and civil partnerships.

A few of our employee benefits are:

  • 5weeks annual leave
  • Flexible working hours and hybrid working where possible
  • Flexible annual leave (buy & sell up to 2 weeks)
  • Salary continuance insurance (SCI pays 75% of base salary and bonus for up to 2 years)
  • Discounted private health insurance
  • Life & Total Permanent Disability Cover
  • Novated Car Leasing
  • Salary Sacrifice Extra annual leave
  • Half day Fridays

Important to know

Due to the nature of our work many our roles require an Australian nationality and the ability to obtain a security clearance. Applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment must meet eligibility.

Eligibility and clearance process information can be found at;

L3Harris respectfully requests no agency submissions at this time.

As an equal opportunities employer, L3Harris is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join L3Harris.

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