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Chief Systems Engineer

Herndon, Virginia; Camden, New Jersey; Mason, Ohio; Lafayette, Louisiana

Job ID IMS20210703-57677
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Overview

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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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 air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 48,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

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Chief Systems Engineer - Maritime Systems Sector

Mason OH, Santa Barbara CA, La Fayette LA, Camden NJ, Virginia

About L3Harris Integrated Mission Systems - Maritime Sector 

With facilities an all three coasts, we are renowned for our ability to develop, integrate, test and deliver advanced naval and undersea sensor products and systems to several U.S. Navy customers, international navies, Fortune 500 companies and seismic geophysical exploration service providers. Our primary market segments include:

U.S. Navy towed arrays, hull arrays and telemetry systems 
Optical sensing systems 
Surface ship and submarine self-defense sensors
Redeployable systems for undersea surveillance and homeland defense
Unmanned surface and undersea vehicle low-power sensors
Geophysical streamers, seafloor seismic and autonomous recording modules

We are strategically positioned to support growing defense and homeland security needs, as well as commercial geophysical exploration and exploitation systems. Our business model is ideally suited to provide customers with high-performance, cost-effective and dual-use technologies in both military and commercial markets. Our strategy is to exploit our core competencies and continue to offer flexibility as a component supplier, subsystem integrator and prime contractor.

About the Role

We are looking for dynamic program engineering technical leaders who can develop and drive complex maritime solutions programs, advanced product design with our naval customers and proposal execution. The key role requires a unique combination of engineering and business development skills to lead engineering teams throughout the L3Harris product development process from concept to full integration.

We are currently seeking Chief Systems Engineers for 4 key maritime programs across the country, each with their own unique complexions. From undersea warfare to fleet communications, to autonomous systems, advanced sensing and surface warfare targeting and tracking. 

About Your Background

You have led multiple large-scale highly complex and sensitive Naval defense programs, with a rich understanding of the systems engineering development process and own the ability to execute across several product lifecycle spectrums. You are a skilled liaison with government customers who can leverage deep relationships, resulting in the removal of barriers to enable the voice of the customer to always be at the forefront, thus ensuring textbook proposal execution. 

You have successfully gained both, the engineering capability and business acumen to enable you to guide the entire systems development and design synthesis of complex electronic systems in the defense industry.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provides technical leadership in concurrent engineering of advanced product design.
  • Leads engineering teams in L3Harris product development process from concept to system integration final acceptance tests.
  • Strong customer service focus and experience working with government customers.
  • In touch with relevant industry trends and new technologies.
  • Deep understanding of the systems engineering development process and experience executing across the product lifecycle.
  • Chair and conduct Design Reviews, Failure Review Board and Root Cause and Corrective Action team on complex systems.
  • Guides and directs system development and design synthesis of complex electronic systems.
  • Guides and directs front-end systems engineering development to include analysis, modeling and. simulation, system level performance prediction including system reliability, maintainability and safety.
  • Leads design activities to include system synthesis and conceptualization in a design-to-cost environment
  • Leads system performance analysis and prediction in various operational environments.
  • Leads system requirements definition, flow down and traceability.
  • Supports business development activities to include proposals, RFI responses, basis of estimates, ROMs, and white papers.
  • Leads implementation and management of business area technical risks.
  • Leads implementation and management of business area and program measures of effectiveness/performance, to include technical performance metrics.
  • Oversight of system test including planning, laboratory and field testing.
  • Oversee development and sets targets to improve the Systems Engineering Design and verification practices, processes, configuration, standards and metrics.

Specific Skills/Abilities Desired

  • Strong leader with customer focus
  • Expert in Proposal execution
  • High degree of familiarity with Open System Architectures
  • People and leadership skills that are beyond reproach, with notable success in leading and collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team environment.
  • An appreciation for Earned Value Management
  • Understanding of Design-to-Cost development
  • A superior work ethic and commitment to organizational success.
  • Well defined communication and effective influencing skills.
  • Generation/presentation of persuasive technical narratives.
  • Program/Project Management expertise.
  • DOORS/Matlab & MBSE Tools

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Existing DoD clearance with current 5 year update
  • Ability to obtain any additional clearances as required
  • Prior, but recent and relevant Naval program experience
  • At least 10-15 years’ relevant experience in both execution of and overall concepts and best practices  pertaining system requirements development, analysis, design, integration, verification and test
  • Experience leading technology development programs
  • Experience in systems architecture development
  • BSEE or equivalent required
  • Master’s degree in disciplines such as Systems Engineering or Electrical Engineering highly desired

About L3Harris

In July 2019 – L3 Technologies and Harris Corp merged to become L3Harris Technologies, becoming 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 air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $17 billion in annual revenue, 50,000 employees and customers in more than 130 countries. L3Harris.com

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.


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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