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Lead, Systems Engineering – Qualification Test

Clifton, New Jersey

Job ID SAS20222811-93906
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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.

  • Full Time
  • Level: Experienced
  • Location: On Site
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  • Strategic
  • Technical


Flexible work schedule, paid overtime, cool technology, no micromanagement, nice campus, fun co-workers

Systems Engineer

L3Harris Work Perks

  • Health

    • Medical with a High Deductible and traditional PPO plan options, as well as, vision and a full array of supplemental health benefits
    • A doctors' service to help with referrals and second opinions for you, your family, and parents

  • Family

    • 4 weeks of paid parental leave for moms and dads
    • Fertility treatment
    • Subsidized backup childcare and eldercare
    • Adoption assistance - $5,000 per adoption/$15,000 per employee
    • Pet insurance

  • Well-Being

    • No cap to your PTO time (for exempt employees)
    • Dress for your day - wear what works for you at work
    • Legal plan for you, your family, and parents
    • Discount platform
    • 9/80 work schedule available for most U.S. employees, effective October 24, 2022.

Job Description

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.


Job Title: Lead, Systems Engineering – Qualification Test

Job Code: SAS20222811-93906

Job Location: Clifton, NJ

Job Description:

The Systems Integration and Test Department is seeking a Lead Test Engineer with a strong background in qualification test. You will be responsible for coordinating, preparing, managing, and executing environmental testing projects designed to take the products to the limit of their functional and structural design. Environmental Testing includes but not limited to thermal chamber, vibe, and shake tests. Candidate will take ownership of test strategy implementation where schedule, cost, and risk are balanced and optimized for the whole program. Candidate will work with Systems to derive test requirements for verification.

Essential Functions:

  • Plan, document, coordinate, and execute environmental exposure tests on high-technology, high-value hardware produced for the defense industry
  • Support the documentation and investigation of anomalies and failures found during testing
  • Responsible for supporting the System Test Architect with the generation of test plans, procedures, testing, report generation and gathering of objective evidence for requirement verification
  • Interface and collaborate with other Engineering departments in various design reviews with respect to quality & qualification requirements and processes
  • Participate in quality analysis for continuous process improvement
  • Support Test Readiness Reviews (TRR)
  • Provide insight on improving existing test capabilities, to give better cost and schedule control


  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 9 years of prior relevant experience
    • OR Graduate Degree and a minimum of 7 years of prior related experience
  • Clearance required
    • If none, must be able to attain clearance
    • Onboarding is contingent upon clearance received/approved
  • 5+ years’ experience in Qualification Testing5+ years’ experience using high-speed digital and RF test equipment (network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, power meters, oscilloscope, logic analyzers, etc.)
    • Working knowledge of DO-160 or equivalent MIL-STDs (-810 Environmental, -704 Electrical Power and -461 EMI)
  • 5+ years’ experience integrating and/or troubleshooting component level systems, such as RF, power, and/or digital assemblies
  • 3+ years’ experience leading technical teams through validation and/or qualification testing
  • 3+ years’ experience in Agile development process using tools such as Jira, Bit bucket, and Jenkins

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Excellent organization skills
  • Effective communication skills in a collaborative team environment, with ability to provide progress reports succinctly and confidently
  • Experience with System Integration and Design Verification Testing
  • Familiarity with Boundary Scan/LabVIEW/MATLAB/other tools for instrument control
  • Experience with OSHA requirements and ESD best practices
  • Basic understanding of the principles of Electronic Warfare (EW) technology
  • Experience developing Test Plans and Test Requirements
  • Knowledgeable in RF principles and measurement
  • Strong knowledge of Root Cause Analysis tools and the ability to apply them
  • Experience with Continuous Improvement, Lean Engineering or Six Sigma methodologies

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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