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Sr Specialist, RF Design Electrical Engineer (Secret Clearance)

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Job ID 8985
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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: Sr Specialist, RF Electrical Engineer - Radar

Job Code: 8985

Job Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Job Description

L3Harris is seeking a senior professional with strong knowledge of RF engineering to support multiple programs in its Space and Airborne Systems division, including sustainment and upgrade of the PARCS weapons system. The engineer will be responsible for managing complex projects or processes with general oversight, leading Technical Subcontract design management and RF Systems design, development, and testing. The individual should be versed in the complete design life cycle. 

  • Manage complex projects or processes with general oversight.
  • Determine design approaches and parameters.
  • Utilize modeling tools and equipment to establish operating data, conduct experimental tests, and evaluate results.
  • Select components and equipment based on analysis of specifications and reliability.
  • Perform simulations for LRUs/System Specifications and present design reviews to peer engineers.
  • Generate schematics, route, and layout PCBs.
  • Lead and perform trade studies required to make both tactical and strategic technical decisions for programs.
  • Provide mentoring, guidance, and leadership to novice engineers.

Essential Functions:

  • Analyze/design system/electrical/electronic components, SW, control systems, interfaces of custom and commercial products used in ground-based radar & communication systems.
  • Analyze system needs to identify system/component performance & capacity requirements, & cost for development, repair, or replacement of system components.
  • Recommend, specify, system modifications & system component replacements to meet those requirements. 
  • Analyze/evaluate systems & recommend design modifications or equipment repair.
  • Develop maintenance and testing procedures for electronic components and equipment. 
  • Inspect electronic equipment, instruments, & systems to make sure they meet safety standards and applicable regulations. 
  • Perform Phased Array Radar RF hardware development, such as, Complex Hardware Based Beamforming for Receive and Transmit Paths, Low Noise Amplifiers, Pre-Amplifiers, High Power Amplifiers, High Power Phase Shifters, Frequency Converters, and Frequency Synthesizers.
  • Ability to perform RF/Microwave Device testing and evaluation including s-parameter, large signal load pull characterization as well as modulated signal measurements.
  • Select equipment and construct test benches to evaluate designs to specifications.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or similar field and a minimum of 6 years of prior relevant experience or a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or similar field and 4 years of related experience. In lieu of a degree, minimum of 10 years of prior related experience.
  • Experience with common commercial RF design and analysis tools to design and analyze RF circuits and systems (i.e., ADS, HFSS, CST, MATLAB)
  • Must possess an active Secret Security Clearance.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience with PARCS weapons system.
  • Experience with customer interface and creating presentations.
  • Ability to perform cascade and link budget analysis of Gain, Noise Figure, Noise Power, Intercept Point, output power, etc.
  • RF System Requirements support.
  • Ability to assess and provide direction for make/buy decisions and selection of strategic suppliers.

In compliance with pay transparency requirements, the salary range for this role in Colorado is $89,000.00 - $165,000.00.  This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location. L3Harris also offers a variety of benefits, including health and disability insurance, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, EAP, education assistance, parental leave, paid time off, and company-paid holidays. The specific programs and options available to an employee may vary depending on date of hire, schedule type, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements. The date the application window is anticipated to close is May 13, 2024.

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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