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Manager, Electrical Systems Engineering (Imaging Payloads)

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Job ID SAS20231303-98283
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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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  • 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

  • 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: Manager, Electrical Systems Engineering

Job Code: SAS20231303-98283

Job Location:Ft. Wayne, IN

Job Description:

This position will be a technical lead within the Space & Airborne Systems (SAS) Segment of L3Harris. This team is located in the Ft. Wayne, IN facility, that designs, builds, integrates, and tests, electro-optical and spectral imaging payloads. These instruments contain complex analog, power, digital, and FPGA electronics. Responsibilities will include electrical system architecture, system requirement definition, technical documentation development, requirement verification, and participating on/leading electrical technical teams. Products include electronics, cables, & test equipment in the Space & Airborne Systems (SAS) Segment of L3Harris.

Essential Functions:

  • Accountable for performance of the technical requirements of assigned program deliverables while supporting scope, schedule, and budget constraints.
  • Implement root cause corrective action for design escapes and technical issues
  • Develop collaborative relationships with other technical leads, IPT Leads/Project Managers, Engineering Managers, and Program Leadership to support business demands
  • Perform technical risk assessments on proposals and programs
  • Support pursuits and technical proposals, including Basis of Estimates as needed
  • Lead technical issue resolution teams when required
  • Lead and participate on Technical Independent Review Teams (IRT)


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or closely related field and 9 years of relevant professional engineering experience, OR, Graduate degree in Electrical Engineering or closely related field and 7 years of relevant professional engineering experience
  • Capable of obtaining a TS/SCI Security Clearance
  • 6+ years engineering & leadership work experience in aerospace, military, or space applications
  • Electrical System Design Experience
  • Experience allocating system level requirements to applicable sub-systems and components
  • Circuit design experience
  • Hands-on Root-Cause Troubleshooting Experience
  • Technical Specification and Interface Control Document Generation Experience
  • Experience leading technical teams
  • Ability to travel occasionally, <10%, to customer and vendor sites

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Active TS/SCI clearance
  • Experience working with Space-borne, Aerospace, or Military Electronic Systems
  • Advanced degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Develop and review electrical engineering documentation to ensure compliance to higher level specifications
  • Experience performing risk analysis and developing risk mitigation plans
  • Mentoring of other electrical system engineers
  • Supplier management and procurement experience
  • Analog & digital design experience
  • FPGA design experience
  • Space electronics design experience
  • Cost & Schedule Management Experience
  • Experience in designing complex electrical systems, circuits, and sub-system components that include nuclear hardening and survivability techniques and implementation.
  • Exemplary planning and time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrable collaboration
  • Ability to articulate key message summaries to program management and functional leadership

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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