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Specialist, Electrical Engineer (Hardware)

Columbia, Maryland

Job ID SAS20211903-58364
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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 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: Specialist, Electrical Engineer - Hardware

Job Code: SAS20211903-58364

Job Location:Columbia, MD

Job Description:

L3Harris is seeking a self-motivated Electrical Hardware engineer to join our embedded systems development team to deliver mission critical solutions for a variety of customers at our Columbia, MD location.  This position will focus primarily on the development of custom Digital/Mixed-Signal circuit designs supporting custom antenna integration into embedded wireless systems.

Essential Functions:

  • Understanding of digital Circuit Card Assembly (CCA) design process including requirements generation, preliminary design, peer reviews, detailed design, test plan generation, and integration and test.
  • Understand the requirements and architect a CCA solution against those requirements.
  • Designs activity would primarily be digital, but some analog experience is beneficial.
  • Simulate key circuit sub-sections to verify performance, then integrate and test the CCA into the higher-level assembly.
  • Perform schematic capture and printed circuit board design work using ECAD tools such as Altium Designer, Mentor Graphics, Cadence or similar.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering with a minimum of 4 years of experience in electrical engineering, OR, a Graduate Degree and a minimum of 2 years of prior related experience.
  • Experience with digital Circuit Card Assembly (CCA) design process
  • Experience with a variety of microcontrollers such as Microchip PIC and ARM Cortex M3 and M4.
  • Experience with microcontroller interface busses such as I2C, SPI and ASYNC serial.
  • Experience with a variety of technologies including switching and linear power supplies, CPLD, FPGA, ADC, DAC, volatile/nonvolatile memory devices.
  • Experience with power supply and digital hardware design in support of embedded systems.
  • Ability to obtain a secret security clearance

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Active secret security clearance
  • Familiarity with analog components such as op-amps, comparators.
  • Experience with common lab test equipment such as oscilloscopes, power supplies, DVMs, function generators and logic analyzers.
  • Experience with battery operated lower power system design.
  • Familiarity with VHDL, the FPGA design process and the tools used to generate the FPGA designs.
  • Experience with high speed memory and network interfaces and protocols is desired.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and negotiate solutions with Hardware / Software Engineering and Systems Engineering is preferred.
  • Familiarity with RF measurement tools such as network analyzers, spectrum analyzers and power meters.

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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