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Sr Specialist, Software Engineering (TS/SCI)

Herndon, Virginia; Rochester, New York; Melbourne, Florida

Job ID SAS20222709-91058
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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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  • Analytical
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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.


Senior Software Engineer

Job Code: SAS20222709-91058

Job Location: Rochester, NY or Melbourne, FL or Herndon, VA

Job Description:

L3Harris is currently seeking a Software Engineer who will design, develop, integrate, and maintain image processing algorithms and software architectures. You will be part of multi-discipline team that will support creation and analyzing of new and existing C++ code for image formation, processing, and exploitation.

You and your team will support all phases of the software lifecycle, including refining requirements, software implementation, integration, debugging, test, and maintenance. This opportunity may also include development tasks within an AWS Cloud environment, and all development is on Linux as part of a larger team dedicated to the Space Systems customer mission.

The successful candidate will have the ability to work both independently with little supervision as well as engage with a team to achieve overall project objectives. Ultimately, the main responsibility is to build high-quality, innovative, and fully performing applications that comply with coding standards and technical design.

Essential Functions:

  • Utilize software engineering principles, processes, and industry best practices with the ability to apply them in daily work.
  • Interact with Systems Engineering, Image Science, Software Engineering, and Program Management on specifications/requirements in a collaborative team environment.
  • Design, code, and unit test, as well as participate in integration and system test, requirements sell off, and operations and maintenance of software systems.
  • Ensure that products delivered meet customer requirements and specifications.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with program management, project leadership team and stakeholders with regards to status and milestones, and well as risks and ability to execute on mitigation plans.
  • Analyze problems, perform root cause analysis, and propose resolution approaches.
  • Maintain software baselines using Bitbucket (GIT) and Jira.
  • Operate as a member of a Scrum team following Agile practices.


  • Bachelor’s Degree with 6+ years of prior software engineering experience
  • 4+ years of experience developing C++ applications on Linux
  • Experience with Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
  • Experience with Bash and other scripting languages
  • Experience with unit testing
  • Experience with multi-threaded development
  • Active Top Secret or TS/SCI clearance

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience with Atlassian tool suite (Bitbucket, Jira and Confluence)
  • Familiar with DevOps or DevSecOps
  • Experience with tools such as Jenkins, Nexus, Docker, and Kubernetes
  • Experience working in a continuous integration (CI) / continuous deployment (CD) environment
  • Experience with Cloud-based architecture
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Experience administering AWS systems and cloud orchestration
  • Experience with Python or Matlab
  • Experience with parallel system implementation across multiple CPUs and GPU cores, within and across servers

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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