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Lead, Systems Engineer-Radar Systems (Active DoD Secret Clearance Required)

Los Angeles, California

Job ID 9329
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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 50,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

Job Title: Lead, Systems Engineer-Radar Systems (Active DoD Secret Clearance Required)

Job Code: 9329

Job Location: Van Nuys, CA

Job Description:

We’re looking to grow our Space & Airborne Systems, Surveillance Solutions team! We have an opportunity for a Radar Systems Engineer to join teamto help us design, develop, integrate, test, and deliver Air Traffic Management and Defense Surveillance Radar systems to our customers and support their on-going operations.

If you are passionate about driving technology innovation with an unrelenting tenacity to overcome challenges / obstacles, we’d love to meet and talk about your future at L3Harris! 

Our team is dedicated to recruiting and building a diverse, high-performance team that is passionate about what they do. We are unified in our shared dedication to our quest for professional development and our customers’ success.  At L3Harris we continuously strive to provide 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.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide technical leadership to a multi-discipline team of engineers from proposal development to production through sustainment
  • Generate and maintain concepts of operation and use cases; develop, decompose, and trace multi-level requirements; and lead specialty engineering disciplines (reliability, maintainability, availability, safety, etc.)
  • Lead integration and test of systems, subsystems, and related hardware, software, & firmware components
  • Provide technical leadership performing data analysis, modeling, and simulation to guide design and to find underlying root cause of problems
  • Develop and update test plans, procedures, and reports
  • Work in a highly dynamic hardware & software development and integration lab
  • Be the primary technical point of contact for your internal and external customers, leading preparation and presentation of the technical material for project and design reviews


  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 9 years of prior relevant experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 7 years of prior related experience. In lieu of a degree, minimum of 13 years of prior related experience.
  • Degree in engineering.
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Active Secret Security Clearance or above level clearance
  • 5 years of experience with Radar System performance requirements, system design requirements, interface documents, test plans and test procedures
  • 8 years of experience with larger electronic systems, especially those that include antennas, receivers, transmitters, and digital signal processing
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Hardware Engineering, Electro-Mechanical Engineer, or related Engineering discipline
  • Master’s in Electrical Engineering or Systems Engineering
  • Ability to convey technical information and ideas in a clear and concise manner, including executive communication and technical presentations
  • Experience leading a multi-disciplinary engineering team (spanning systems, software, firmware, hardware, mechanical, etc.)
  • Familiarity with one or more of the following key skill areas: Signal Processing, Tracking, Sensor Fusion, Receivers (Digital and Analog), Synchronizer / Timing, logic design, computer architecture, Systems Engineering Processes, LabView, Software (Interface, Visualization)
  • Experience with RF systems including ESM, radar, or communication systems is desired
  • Experience with total system product development to include reliability, maintainability, availability, fault tolerant design, EMI / EMC, and environmental requirements
  • Familiarity with IBM Rational DOORs or other requirements traceability tools
  • Experience with SysML / Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)
  • Understanding of applicable programming and scripting languages for analysis and test (such as MATLAB, Python, Excel/VBA, C/C++, Java)

In compliance with pay transparency requirements, the salary range for this role is $122,500 - $227,500. This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location. L3Harris also offers a variety of benefits, including health and disability insurance, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, EAP, education assistance, parental leave, paid time off, and company-paid holidays. The specific programs and options available to an employee may vary depending on date of hire, schedule type, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.

The application window for this requisition is anticipated to close 05/21/2024.

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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