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Lead, Test System Designer (Clifton, NJ - Secret)

Clifton, New Jersey

Job ID SAS20221008-88418
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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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  • Level: Experienced
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Systems Engineer

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  • 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
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    • Subsidized backup childcare and eldercare
    • Adoption assistance - $5,000 per adoption/$15,000 per employee
    • Pet insurance

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    • 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 Integration and Test Engineer

Job Code: SAS20221008-88418

Job Location:Clifton, NJ

Job Description:

The Lead Systems Integration and Test Engineer role is for leading, developing, and integrating system level validation and verification of Electronic Warfare Systems. The role requires a deep understanding of the stimulus and measurement equipment required to perform electronic test; ranging from power supplies, digital I/O, complex RF signal generators, and RF spectrum analyzers among other instruments. The role requires a strong capability to distill performance specifications for the system hardware and debugging any failures. Requires an understanding of the basic concept of operations of Electronic Warfare (EW) systems and the appropriate implementation of validation and verification (V&V) tests for those systems. Must be capable of managing the procurement and build process, from specifying a bill of materials (BOM) to directing assembly. Further, it is required to be able to manage qualification testing and work the requirements supplied by the platform integrator. Additionally, must be able to effectively manage a team of engineers in the various stages of development, integration, and deployment of the test sets.

Specific skills required for the role include:

  • Experience in design and integration experience in system level test for EW systems
  • Experience in executing formal testing, including Acceptance Test, Design Verification, and Qualification test
  • Strong understanding of the principles of Electronic Warfare (EW) technology

Essential Functions:

  • Develop test plans based on customer requirementsAbility to interpret drawings, diagrams, schematics, test procedures, and test requirements
  • Develop test specifications and execute design verification tests for developmental and production hardware
  • Coordinate with Systems Engineering Team, Systems Engineering Integration & Test Team and Operations staff to resolve production issues and reduce cycle time
  • Collaborate with Software, Mechanical, Firmware, and other functional teams as required
  • Identify any discrepancies within testing and provide input for process improvements
  • Update manufacturing test procedures as necessary
  • Create and deliver presentations for program team and customer meetings


  • Ability to obtain an Interim DOD SECRET security clearance; US Citizenship required
  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 9 years of prior relevant experience OR Graduate Degree and a minimum of 7 years of prior related experience
  • Experience with high-speed digital and RF test equipment (network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, power meters, oscilloscope, logic analyzers, etc.)

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Excellent organization skills
  • Effective communication skills in a collaborative team environment
  • Ability to develop and execute Test Plans and Test Procedures
  • Solid fundamentals in electrical engineering (ability to troubleshoot systems down to the CCA/SRA level)
  • Experience with OSHA requirements and ESD best practices

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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