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Sr. Specialist Systems Engineer, Radar & Reconnaissance - Surveillance Solutions (Van Nuys / Los Angeles, CA - Ability to obtain Interim Secret)

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Job ID SAS20221406-84154
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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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  • Problem Solver
  • Strategic
  • Technical


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: Sr. Specialist Systems Engineer, Radar & Reconnaissance - Surveillance Solutions (Ability to obtain Interim Secret)

Job Code: SAS20221406-84154

Job Location: Van Nuys / Los Angeles, CA

Job Description:

We’re looking to grow our Space & Airborne Systems, Surveillance Solutions team! We have a opportunity for a Sr. Specialist Systems Engineer, Radar & Reconnaissance - Surveillance Solutions Engineer to join teamto help us design, develop, integrate, test, and deliver Air Traffic Management and Defense Surveillance Radar and Electronic Support Measures (ESM) and Electronics Intelligence (ELINT) 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:

  • Support and lead concept of operation development and requirements analysis, decomposition, and generation at various levels of the system.
  • Support and lead requirements traceability and development of test plans to cover requirements.
  • Support and lead integration and test of electronic support measure systems and related hardware, software, firmware subsystems, sub-components, and products.
  • Support and lead data analysis and modeling and simulation to find underlying root cause of issue and/or to guide design.
  • Present work to multi-disciplinary team and internal and external customers.
  • Work in a highly dynamic hardware & software development and integration lab.


  • Ability to obtain an Interim Secret Security Clearance; U.S. Citizenship required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Hardware Engineering, Electro-Mechanical Engineer, or related Engineering discipline with 6+ years of relevant experience – Or
  • Graduate Degree in Electrical Engineering, Hardware Engineering, Electro-Mechanical Engineer or related Engineering discipline with 4+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience in 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, CEESIM, Software (Interface, Visualization)
  • Experience with Radar, Electronic Support Measures (ESM), and Electronics Intelligence (ELINT) system performance requirements, system design requirements, interface documents, test plans and test procedure
  • Experience with larger electronic systems, especially those that include antennas, receivers, transmitters, and digital signal processing
  • Ability to convey technical information and ideas in a clear and concise manner, including technical presentations

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Active Secret Security Clearance or above level clearance
  • Master’s in Electrical Engineering or Systems Engineering
  • Experience leading a multi-disciplinary engineering team (spanning systems, software, firmware, hardware, mechanical, etc.)
  • 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)
  • Knowledge of embedded processors and digital hardware

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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