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Associate Manager, Specialty Engineering

Camden, New Jersey

Job ID IMS20210904-59443
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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.

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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.


Job Title: Associate Manager, Specialty Engineering

Job Code: EMM4

Job Location: Camden, NJ

Job Description:

The Associate Manager, Specialty Engineering, manages and directs experienced professionals and lower level supervisors of a group of specialty engineers, developing complex engineering solutions. Must possess extensive knowledge of one or more specialty engineering disciplines such as technical publications, training, materials & processes, Integrated logistics support, system supportability or configuration management/data management.  Provides technical guidance and leadership to subordinate engineers. Maintains proper staffing levels and expertise to meet business objectives. Develops and conducts programs in accordance with company policies, priorities and budget constraints. Facilitates business growth serving as proposal reviewer/approver and engaging in all critical program gate reviews.  Manages and/or develops budgets for assigned function or department, including operating requirements, training, equipment and material purchases. Provides technical oversight and assistance to other departments as required. 

Essential Functions:

Makes improvements in processes, systems, or products. Manages the implementation of strategy and establishes short-term operational plans with measurable contribution to function/area results. Accomplishes results through subordinate supervisors or exempt specialist employees. Subject to approval, modifies the organizational structure of centralized functions and units. Meets functional requirements of staffing, training, talent development, engagement, retention and overall management of the department. Responsible for all projects assigned to the organizational unit. Acts as an advisor to subordinate supervisors or staff members to meet schedules or resolve technical or operational problems.

Exerts influence in the successful execution of programs & projects through review of actions such as but not limited to review basis of estimates (BOE), tracking program technical performance measures, and ensures programs adherence to engineering processes and best practice.  Helps drive Continuous Improvement & Quality Accountability through ownership of discipline productivity and quality measures, process training and process rigor.

Support to delivering top line growth by working with Business Development, Program Management, and Business Leadership to provide input for Strategic Planning, Research and Development Planning, and Inter-Corporation Resource Sharing. Stays abreast of state-of-the-art technology advancement; identifying disruptive or emerging technology trends for inclusion in IRAD, innovation, or pursuit/program ECP opportunities product improvements

Manages engineers at locations in Camden NJ, Herndon VA, and Ayer MA that develop Maritime cyber systems solutions, integrated C5ISR-T networks and comms, tactical SIGINT and network exploitation, key and mission management, and ship controls systems. Builds engineering teams that work across geographical and business unit boundaries.  Works with engineering counterparts at other L3Harris divisions and with Sector and Segment Engineering leadership, leveraging resources and knowledge outside of C5S Division to achieve engineering and business results.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field and 9+ years of experience, OR, 7+ years with a master’s degree
  • Experience in Reliability/Maintainability/Safety/Human Factors Engineering, Instructional Systems Design, Integrated Product Support, Component Engineering or Configuration Management
  • Experience leading full lifecycle developments, including executing performance appraisals, managing staffing allocation, specialty engineering process leadership and career development
  • Must be able to acquire and/or maintain a US security clearance

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience supporting proposals and proposal cost estimates for specialty engineering
  • Specialty engineering schedule planning and execution

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.

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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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