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Lead, Systems Engineering

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Job ID SAS20220112-94127
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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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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 Engineer

Job Code: SAS20220112-94127

Job Location:Fort Wayne, IN

Job Description:

L3Harris Technologies has an immediate opening for a Lead Systems Engineer in Fort Wayne, IN. The ideal candidate for this position will be proficient in all aspects of the systems engineering process, will have direct and significant experience designing and testing complex systems, and will be comfortable coordinating teams of technical personnel.

L3Harris is looking for Systems Engineers to help design, develop, integrate, test, and deliver space based remote sensing systems to our customers and support their on-going operations in the areas of both weather and missile warning/missile defense.

Essential Functions:

  • Support/lead concept of operation development and requirements analysis, decomposition, and generation at various levels of the system
  • Support/lead requirements traceability and development of test plans to cover requirements
  • Support/lead integration and test of electro-optical/infrared systems and related hardware/software
  • Support/lead data analysis and modeling and simulation
  • Provides support to engineering in developing technical specifications, interface control documents, test plans and procedures, and test conformance to specifications
  • Present work to multi-disciplinary team and internal/external customers
  • Provide mentoring to less experienced Systems Engineers
  • Contribute to proposal activities
  • Program planning, guidance, and execution

Qualifications: (Refer to

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline (Master of Science or PhD degree is a plus)
  • 9+ years (7+ with MS or with PhD) of prior relevant experience
  • Experience generating/managing requirements at various levels of the system and flowing down requirements to sub-systems/sub-components
  • Technical expertise in Electrical, Mechanical, Optical or equivalent engineering discipline
  • Experience working on aerospace/defense systems (space payloads, spacecraft bus, ground systems, environmental testing)
  • Active DoD secret clearance

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills, ability to interact with a cross functional team, act as customer interface
  • Ability to collaborate across all levels of leadership
  • Experience with project management aspects of programs (cost account management/earned value management system, estimating costs, managing schedules)
  • Experience with DOORS and MBSE
  • Experience with data analysis and/or modeling and simulation (e.g. with MATLAB/python)
  • Experience with estimating and managing costs
  • Experience architecting, analyzing, developing, and integrating end to end systems in areas such as EO/IR, RF, or space payload and spacecraft bus subsystems

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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