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EO Design Technologist

Burlington, Ontario Job ID 114929
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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 air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 48,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

Essential Responsibilities 

  • Support Electro-Optical Designers in the development of complex Electro-Optical sub-assemblies such as digital imaging systems, thermal imaging systems and laser positioning systems.
  • Provide extensive support to the Electro-Optical Design Engineering team in the form of:
    • Test set-up design and preparation
    • Data collection and analysis
    • Maintenance of test equipment and computer systems
    • Local flight tests support
    • Lab equipment management and parts procurement
    • Completion of various electro-optical characterization tests
    • Automation of lab equipment and test procedures
  • Using advanced product knowledge, support the NPI, production and CSG assembly activities by troubleshooting technical problems using advanced methods of diagnosis.
  • Attend daily NPI production meeting as required and help manage the engineering action list.
  • Actively support the manufacturing organization to ensure proper knowledge transfer, timely resolution of design issues, review of design non-compliances, and effective test methodologies development.
  • Generation and update of Electro-Optical Design documentation including analyses summary, specification documents and test reports.
  • Keep up-to-date knowledge of Electro-Optical industry trends and new technologies that may be relevant to WESCAM’s business.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Manager, Electro-Optical Engineering.

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  • College diploma in Optics & Photonics, Electronics or equivalent
  • Professional experience in a similar role is preferred
  • Experience with electro-optical systems testing an asset



Preferred Additional Skills

  • Demonstrated high level of creativity, independence and initiative
  • Strong ability to troubleshoot new and existing Electro-Optical assemblies
  • Strong knowledge of basic optics principles related to surveillance systems:
    • MTF, LOS Jitter, MRTD & MRC measurements
    • Ability to judge image quality (dead pixels, artefacts, etc)
    • Thermal imaging
    • Laser systems testing (Output energy measurement, missing pulses, divergence, etc)
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Experience with optical measurement techniques to verify sensor-to-sensor boresight alignment
  • Good understanding of lean and 5S principles. Passion for continuous improvement
  • Proficient in optics and electronics lab environments
  • Comfortable using Electro-Optical lab equipment and software
    • Analog and digital video monitors, recorders, and capture equipment
    • Collimators, integrating spheres, blackbody sources
    • Oscilloscopes
    • Laser energy meters
    • Instrumentation control
  • Basic statistics and MS Excel skills
  • Basic programming skills in Matlab, Python, or another language




A subsidiary of L3Harris Technologies – WESCAM develops the most advanced optical systems for global defense and military sectors, Homeland Security, Search and Rescue and Airborne law enforcement agencies worldwide. From long- range covert surveillance and targeting missions to search and rescue operations, our MX-series systems, and the mission systems solutions they are a part of, allow our customers to see first and act first.

Engineered with advanced EO/IR technology and over 40 years of superior gyro-stabilization experience, WESCAM’s MX™-Series has been proven in-theater, and controlled the battle space from every altitude. With thousands of systems fielded worldwide, L3 Harris WESCAM’s systems can be found on over 200 different types of platforms, including fixed-wing, rotary-wing, UAV and aerostat airborne platforms, numerous surface vehicles and marine-based platforms.

L3Harris WESCAM is proud to have been named a 2020 Top Employer in Hamilton-Niagara as well as one of Canada’s best Employers for Recent Graduates.  Find out more at:



Our work environment is both challenging and dynamic – our physical environment is state of the art. Here’s what you can expect as an L3Harris WESCAM employee

  • Every other Friday off (paid – with our rare 9/80 work schedule)
  • Free on-site gym
  • Free wellness programs
  • Free fruit, bagels and coffee
  • Subsidized cafeterias
  • Beach Volleyball courts
  • 26 acres of forested land with hiking and biking trails in the heart of Burlington
  • Sports and extra-curricular teams and activities
  • Employee events such as Rib Fest and Golf Tournament
  • Work/Life balance that is supported
  • Real opportunities for growth and development
  • A diverse and inclusive working culture
  • Everyone’s role at L3HARRIS WESCAM contributes to saving people’s lives

Diversity & 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 your career with us just let us know and we will take care of you. 


This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with this job. Management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary.

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