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Scientist, Technical Software Product Lead (TS/SCI Clearance)

Chantilly, Virginia

Job ID 338
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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.

Job Title: Technical Software Product Lead, Senior

Job Code: 338

Job Location: Chantilly, VA

Job Description:

L3 Harris is seeking a Senior Software Engineer with Product Management/Owner focus to join a dynamic, multidisciplinary team supporting a government customer.  The current contract team is building a large-scale enterprise application for space domain purposes using web technologies, distributed computation and storage frameworks, and sophisticated, cutting-edge domain analytics, with the system hosted on virtualized and cloud-computing platforms. The successful candidate will join the program leadership team by bringing expertise on latest software engineering principles and processes while also supporting Program Management and the Customer, and future initiatives.

Essential Functions:

SAFe Agilist Lead with prior Solution Management or software Product Owner experience. The ideal candidate maintains solution backlog, manages capacity allocations, drives alignments between Agile Release Train (ARTs) and the solution, defines solution for software releases. Ideally brings Space Domain Awareness mission domain knowledge. Engages with external/internal stakeholders. Provides input into new products/processes and implements operational plans that have measurable impact on the customer mission, the business or functional results. Communicates within and outside of the organization to include regular customer-facing.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in in Software Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a related discipline and a minimum of 12 years of prior relevant experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 10 years of prior related experience. In lieu of a degree, minimum of 16 years of prior related experience.
  • Active TS/SCI security clearance
  • Experience with object-oriented programming 
  • Prior or current professional experience with SAFe Agile Processes and Methodologies
  • Experience leading and executing SAFe software development program(s)
  • Experience as software product owner or equivalent and technical leadership with large teams Experience in Java or similar object-oriented software development life cycle
  • Experience with regular customer-facing relationships and communications

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • TS/SCI security clearance with CI Polygraph
  • Experience integrating, testing, and deploying software applications to operations.
  • Experience with DevOps/DevSecOps practices
  • Experience with cloud technologies
  • Experience with earned value program management and risk management
  • Knowledge or familiarity within the Space Situational Awareness (SSA) or Space Domain Awareness (SDA) mission area
  • Experience leading Government Program(s) of Record

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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