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Senior RF Subsystems Electrical Engineer (Secret Clearance)

Clifton, New Jersey

Job ID SAS20210504-59133
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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: Senior RF Electrical Engineer

Job Code: SAS20210504-59133

Job Location:Clifton, NJ

Job Description:

Responsible for architecting, designing, developing, modifying, evaluating and integrating Radio Frequency (RF) hardware at the subsystem level. Primary area of focus will be on Electronic Warfare (EW) applications.  Determines design approaches and parameters. Analyzes electrical requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints. Analyzes equipment to establish operating data, conducts experimental tests and evaluates results. Selects components and equipment based on analysis of specifications and reliability. Able to identify component operational characteristics that may impact system performance and or sustainability. May also review vendor capability to support development and manage supplier technical performance.

Essential Functions:

  • Analyze top level specifications for RF subsystems and develop top level architecture, including partitioning of functionality amongst lower level subassemblies
  • Decompose specifications into detailed functional requirements at the card/module level
  • Perform detailed electromechanical design of top-level subsystem in coordination with all design functions
  • Oversee cost/schedule/technical progress of RF subsystems
  • Develop test specifications and execute design verification tests for RF Subsystems, support integration at system level
  • Review the work of junior engineers and provide guidance where needed, perform technical mentoring


  • US DoD Secret security clearance or equivalent
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering or related field and 9 years of related experience, OR, M.S. in Electrical Engineering or related field and 7 years of related experience
  • Experience with and understanding of key RF parameters (bandwidth, gain compression, intermodulation distortion, noise figure, spurious emissions, etc.)
  • Experience with top level RF system design tools (Genesys, SystemVue, or equivalent)

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience with subassembly level RF design (circuit card and/or RF module)
  • Experience leading complex root cause/corrective action analyses
  • Familiarity with earned value measurement, experience as an integrated product team leader
  • Experience with requirements management software (DOORS, etc.)
  • Understanding of operation and theory of EW systems

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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