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Systems Engineering Lead - Product Development (Cybersecurity)

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

Job ID IMS20221612-94845
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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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  • Level: Experienced
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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: Systems Engineering Lead - Product Development (Cybersecurity)

Job ID: IMS20221612-94845

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

Job Description: L3Harris Technologies is looking for a highly motivated Cybersecurity Systems Engineer to be a technical leader and support Enterprise activities and L3Harris customers. Coordinate with Cyber and system architects and developers to provide oversight in the development of platform engineering solutions. Support cybersecurity test and evaluation of hardware and/or software designs to verify and validate compliance with defined specifications and requirements. Employs cybersecurity processes, methods, techniques, and tools and assure their consistent application.

Essential Functions:

  • Accountable to L3Harris Commercial Aviation Solutions (CAS) Sector Program Leaders in the domain of Cybersecurity military and commercial products.
  • Responsible for integration of Cybersecurity solutions in support of CAS Business and Technical Roadmap strategies.
  • Support Systems & Core Program Teams for developing Cybersecurity solutions to meet IRAD/CRAD requirements.
  • Develop standardized Cybersecurity engineering Work Product Templates to drive Engineering Standardization.
  • Developing new systems designs for avionics products, writing systems specifications (including Cybersecurity requirements) and performing systems level tests.
  • Developing new systems designs for avionics products, writing systems specifications (including Cybersecurity requirements) and performing systems level tests.
  • Design Cybersecurity/System Security Engineering Approaches and Processes across-functional engineering areas, along with design assurance review (DAR) checklists that integrates Cybersecurity into Engineering Practices Manuals (EPMs).
  • Identify tasks and descriptions for Cybersecurity that is integrated into DAR checklists.
  • Establish/Champion Cybersecurity Best Practices.
  • Recognized leader for willingness to champion change in a rapidly dynamic, evolving, and ambiguous environment; high bias for action, results, and integrative thinking skills.
  • Effective communication and presentation skills across teams, functions, and various management levels; able to synthesize and articulate complex Cybersecurity problems.


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (minimum); preference for Master's degree in Engineering.
  • Nine (9) years’ experience and expertise within technical/engineering field with a focus in applying Cybersecurity into military and commercial Avionics Product Development.
  • Experience writing product systems requirements and systems validation procedures (including Cybersecurity aspects).
  • Experience writing product systems requirements and systems validation procedure (including Cybersecurity aspects.)
  • Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) certification (minimum) to support Military DFARS Cybersecurity mandates.
  • U.S. citizenship.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Possess good interpersonal skills, able to work with multiple teams and be able to work directly with customers.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative to eliminate barriers and use resources to ensure desired results.
  • Ability to lead teams through conflict, clarify objectives and develop consensus and buy-in as required.
  • Ability to see the big picture and advocates for integration of systems within work group.
  • Uses business knowledge to assist others in understanding business decision and their impact.
  • Fosters an environment that promotes creativity and innovation.
  • Candidate must be able to work without appreciable management oversight and direction.

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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