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.
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Electro-Optical Engineering @ L3HARRIS
WESCAM Division Burlington, ON
Future Opportunities Talent Community
About L3HARRIS WESCAM
We are an extraordinary company.
We develop the most advanced optical systems for global defense and military markets, Homeland Security, Search and Rescue and Airborne law enforcement agencies worldwide. These systems provide stabilized, high-magnification Electro-optic and Infrared (EO/IR) laser, surveillance and targeting systems for airborne, marine and ground based platforms. To see our systems capability in action, click HERE
Optical Engineering at a Glance
This is amongst our elite teams at L3HARRIS WESCAM. Our Electro-Optical Engineers are responsible for what makes L3HARRIS WESCAM’s systems legendary – stabilized high-magnification electro-optical and infrared imaging systems.
Our electro-optical engineers are often working on ground-breaking digital imaging, thermal imaging and laser positioning systems while navigating the complexity of integrating the latest optics technology into our world-class intelligence/surveillance/reconnaissance systems.
While a lot of companies claim to have the best people – we can say with certainty that L3HARRIS WESCAM is the premier destination for some of the best and brightest optical engineers around.
When you work alongside this kind of team, you will serve as a key member in a multi-disciplinary R&D team working on a wide variety of imaging and laser systems that are sought-after worldwide by a growing number of global defense, search and rescue and national security agencies.
To join others just like you in our Optics Talent Community – click APPLY, or keep reading to learn more…
About Joining Our Optical Engineering Talent Community
We are constantly looking for phenomenal people to join our team – but we also understand that timing is everything.
You may not be ready to make a move, but you’re open to exploring your options. We’re planning on growing steadily over the next several years – so whether you’re looking now or later – we’ll probably have something interesting for you to consider at some point soon.
Joining our talent community for Optical Engineering means we’ll stay in touch, keep you informed on what we’re doing, what’s happening in our industry, and connect from time to time with some new positions we believe you’ll want to hear about.
Subject Matter Expertise We Look For
Admittedly, expectations on this team are high – for a reason. Optics are at the core of what we do at L3HARRIS WESCAM, and the degrees of subject matter expertise vary. If your areas of specialization fit into any of the following, you should definitely join our Talent Community:
Geometrical Optics, Lens Design
Electro-Magnetic wave propagation
Thin Film Optical Coatings
Your area of expertise may include something we need immediately, or later on down the road – but at some point in time, we’d like a chance to get to know you a little better.
Education / Academic Backgrounds We Look For
Our senior members of our team have achieved some of the highest levels of academics in the organization. Amongst them are Ph.D.’s and Masters in a collection of either Physics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics (with a specialization in Optics, Quantum Mechanics or Photonics).
Our junior and intermediate team members have started out their careers with Bachelors / Undergraduate degrees in Physics, or Engineering degrees with a specialization in Optics.
Skills, Experience and Competencies We Look For
While this list is in no particular order - if you are able to identify most of the following within your own inventory of skills and experiences, we would be thrilled if you joined others like you in our talent community.
Familiarity with various image sensor technologies (ie: CCD, CMOS, Thermal Imagers, etc)
Strong analytical and mathematical skills,
Proficient with Matlab or a similar language
Proficient in optics and electronics lab environments (clean rooms etc)
Understanding of analog and digital video concepts including:
NTSC & PAL standards
Digital video standards
Resolution and sensitivity measurements (MRTD, MRC, NETD, MTF, etc)
Familiar with a wide range of engineering fields (mainly Mechanical, Electrical & Software)
Knowledge of Optical Design software (CodeV or Zemax) an asset
- Knowledge of range performance modeling tools (Modtran, NVTherm, SSCam, etc) an asset
Also, the ability to play a musical instrument is also high on the list – we have 7 in-company bands and we’re always looking for a guitar lead or a drummer.
Life at L3HARRIS WESCAM
This is the most important part. Many companies say that their work is ‘exciting’ or ‘challenging’, or that they work in a fast-paced environment.
Perhaps our definition of those terms is slightly different – because we are one of the only companies in the world that produce what we do, have customers like we do, allow our employees to work on the kinds of things we do, and say with certainty that what we do every day directly contributes to protecting lives around the world.
What else can you expect as an L3HARRIS WESCAM employee?
Every other Friday off
Free on-site gym
Subsidized gourmet cafeterias
Free fruit and bagels
Beach Volleyball courts
26 acres of forested land with hiking and biking trails in the heart of Burlington
Free wellness programs
Work/Life balance that is taken seriously
Real opportunities for growth, development and career progression
Everyone’s role at L3HARRIS WESCAM contributes to protecting people’s lives
Diversity and Inclusion
We believe that diversity among our employees makes us a stronger organization.
We are committed to diversity and inclusion within our L3HARRIS WESCAM family, and our community by welcoming and encouraging applications from anyone interested without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, Aboriginal status or any other legally-protected groups. For people with disabilities, we work with you throughout the recruitment process to ensure you have what you need in order to be at your best. If you require any accommodation for any part of the recruitment/interview process, or as you begin you career with us just let us know and we will take care of you.
About L3Harris Technologies
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 air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $17 billion in annual revenue, 50,000 employees and customers in more than 130 countries. L3Harris.com
Organized into 4 segments – Integrated Mission Systems, Communications Systems, Space & Airborne Systems and Aviation Systems – L3Harris Technologies employs over 50,000 people worldwide in over 50 countries.
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 customer's 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.
Click APPLY to join our Optical Engineering Talent Community
By residing our Optical Engineering Talent Community, you’ll be kept up to date on what L3HARRIS WESCAM is working on, new developments in our group, and more information about the team and what it means to work here.
You’ll also be the first to hear about new positions coming up that we hope you might be interested in.
**As L3HARRIS-WESCAM is a supplier to several national military and defense agencies, we are bound by the Canadian Controlled Goods Program. Every L3HARRIS employee must be CGP-Certified, of which certification requires extensive background screening that L3HARRIS Wescam will manage on your behalf.