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Sr. Specialist, Systems Engineer

Goleta, California

Job ID IMS20222605-83129
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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: Hybrid
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What makes a successful Systems Engineer at L3Harris?
Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Analytical
  • Collaborative
  • Leader
  • Problem Solver
  • Strategic
  • Technical


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.


***Location (HYBRID)

Successful candidate will have choice to report to either Goleta, CA or Valencia, CA office once to twice a week. Must have the ability to travel to Goleta, CA, as needed. Company will cover cost for travel accommodations, if the candidate is reporting into Valencia, CA ***

Job Title: Sr. Spec, System Engineer -(***20k Sign On Bonus with active security clearance at hire***)

Job Code: SYP4

Job Location: Goleta, CA

Job Description:

Subject matter expert with comprehensive knowledge of job area and in-depth knowledge of project management. Manages large, complex project initiatives of substantial importance to the organization with minimal oversight or direction. Communicates within and outside of the organization to explain and influence changes to practices, processes and approaches. Makes significant improvements in processes, systems, or products. Provides input into new products/processes and implements operational plans that have measurable impact on business or functional results.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform operational analysis and develop concept of operations, design and implementation plans.
  • Analyze systems requirements from end systems and users.
  • Supports development and evaluation of complex system designs and architectures.
  • Support the design, development, test, and integration of complex, specialized hardware/software systems
  • Provide technical oversight and review support to development groups during product design and development.
  • Develop Subsystem architecture block Diagrams. Generate an SRVM for the system level requirements. Prepare system and subsystem level specifications.
  • Have the autonomy to make or influence decisions on a program without needing guidance or supervision
  • Work with Project Engineer, other engineers, other departments and management to ensure that all technical contractual obligations are fulfilled, and it adheres to schedules and budget requirements.
  • Prepare estimates for manpower and other resources required to execute new projects or to complete existing projects.
  • Prepare technical proposals to support Business Development bidding efforts including identifying technical risks.
  • Prepare and deliver technical presentations to management and customers.
  • Develop and deliver presentations to communicate design activity plans and status to internal and external customers.


  • Must have an active Secret clearance.
  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline (e.g. Electrical, Computer, Software, or Mechanical), and a minimum of six (6) years of prior related experience or at a Master’s degree and four (4) years of prior related experience.
  • Experience with system engineering standards such as EIA 632 or ISO/IEC 15288 or equivalent.
  • Experience with high-level technical project cost estimation in support of ongoing and emergent programs.
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, & presentation).
  • Experience working with large and diverse teams of highly skilled individual contributors.
  • Preferred experience with defense programs, government contracting, technical development & management in classified environments, and earned value management.
  • 25% travel may be required for several days, occasionally on short notice via auto/air/rail.
  • Support for at-sea testing aboard ship may be required from time to time, including overnight.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Technical knowledge in design and control of real time electro-mechanical-optical data acquisition systems.
  • Ability to allocate customer requirements to hardware and software components.
  • Contribute to the architecture and design of embedded software systems.
  • Requires the ability to interpret and communicate engineering plans and specifications (Sound knowledge of engineering theory and design criteria).
  • Ability to write a concise report of findings.
  • Excellent people skills, with experience leading and collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team environment.
  • Experience using DOORS and/or MBSE tools.
  • Outstanding work ethic and commitment to organizational success.


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.

L3Harris Technologies is an E-Verify Employer. Please click here for the E-Verify Poster in English or Spanish. For information regarding your Right To Work, please click here for English or Spanish.

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