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Sr Specialist, Electrical Engineering

Grand Rapids, Michigan; St. Petersburg, Florida; Phoenix, Arizona

Job ID IMS20223011-94096
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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 in Software with L3Harris 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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  • Level: Experienced
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I love my job because every day there’s a new problem to tackle, a new skill to learn and an awesome team that has my back.

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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: Senior Specialist, Electrical Engineer

Job ID: IMS20223011-94096

Job Location: Phoenix, AZ or Grand Rapids, MI or St. Petersburg, FL

Job Description:

L3Harris is seeking Electrical Engineer to join our Engineering team in Phoenix, AZ or Grand Rapids, MI or St. Petersburg, FL.

Electrical Engineer is experience-based responsibility across a broad range of electrical engineering disciplines including the design, test and integration of CCAs containing analog, digital, power and high-speed circuits, along with supporting cables. The position supports Commercial Avionics products, including surveillance, transponder, recorder, display, sensors. The position will be responsible for electrical design tasks includes requirements analysis, specification generation, interface definition, component selection, circuit simulation, schematic capture, board layout, product testing.

Essential Functions:

  • Experience Circuit Card Assembly (CCA) design duties from concept to design implementation, verification, integration, sustainment, upgrades, and obsolescence management.
  • Experience with analog, digital, power and high-speed circuit design
  • Create all necessary documentation to provide design descriptions, trades, requirement traceability, bill of materials, PCB design, etc. for a complete data package
  • Extensive experience with schematic capture tools – Mentor Graphics Expedition or similar
  • Oversee layout activities for a range of simple to complex PCBs
  • Devise and driving new approaches to technical problems
  • Communicate needs/requirements/status to management, other engineering disciplines and parties external to the organization (e.g., customers, vendors, etc.)
  • Conduct peer reviews, PDRs, CDRs, and other required design reviews
  • Interface with software, mechanical, FPGA firmware, RF, test, and certification, project management, program management teams
  • Identify high risk circuit functions then plan and drive early prototyping/simulation for risk mitigation
  • Develop board level test plans and procedures for electrical subsystems and all relevant documentation for design description and requirements
  • Experience with Scheduling, costing, and technical responsibility at the board or major subsystem level
  • Performing evaluation, simulation, bread-boarding, test and troubleshooting of electrical circuits and functions
  • Support resolution of issues and part shortage/obsolescence efforts for production
  • Conduct Root Cause Failure Investigations
  • Mentor junior engineers
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 6 years of prior relevant experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 4 years of prior related experience.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Outstanding communication skills (written, verbal, & presentation)
  • Excellent people skills, with experience leading and collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team environment.
  • Ability to support geographically dispersed teams, including through travel
  • Experience with RTCA DO-160 design assurance guidance for airborne electronic hardware
  • Knowledge of engineering design standards for commercial aviation industry
  • Experience in proposal development and preparing defendable Basis of Estimates.
  • Experiencing with product, system level, environmental certification testing
  • Experience with setting up layout constraints and simulation tools like Hyperlynx
  • Experience working in a Continuous Improvement Culture
  • Experience designing or troubleshooting high reliability electronics

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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