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Specialist System Test Engineer

Lynchburg, Virginia

Job ID CS20232401-96129
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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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    • 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
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    • Adoption assistance - $5,000 per adoption/$15,000 per employee
    • Pet insurance

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    • 9/80 work schedule available for most U.S. employees, effective October 24, 2022.

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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 47,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.


Job Title: Specialist System Test Engineer

Job ID: CS20232401-96129

Job Location: USA - Lynchburg - VA

Job Description:

System Test Engineer for mission critical VIDA Infrastructure Communications and Portable/Mobile Radios used to support first responders and military personnel on evolving LMR/LTE/Satellite and Hybrid Communications Architectures.

Areas of responsibility will include:

  • Be a key member of an agile scrum and/or system test team with a focus on system test
  • Integration of L3Harris proprietary application software on both Linux and Windows platforms running in VMWare virtual environments and Cisco networking and firewalls
  • Perform requirements analysis, test analysis, and system verification with scrum
  • Execute system feature integration, verification and validation activities Agile projects
  • Perform manual and automated/scripted feature and regression testing on new software and hardware for infrastructure products.
  • Troubleshoot and characterize failures via cross-team interaction, especially with development personnel, both within a product and throughout multiple parts of the system
  • Provide detailed configuration and descriptions for passing and failing tests for trouble reports and test reports.
  • Create both manual and automated/scripted tests as required for new features and regression testing
  • Performing basic system administration of both Linux and Windows platforms and VMWare virtual environments, and Cisco networking equipment on L3Harris Land Mobile Radio (LMR) lab systems
  • Support lab testers with platform configuration and debug when needed
  • Contribute to evolution of automation platforms and strategies with an eye towards Harris Business eXcellence (6-Sigma) improvements in accuracy, effectiveness, and efficiency
  • Create and maintain test and engineering related work products for various projects. Such as:
    • System Test Strategy
    • Test Plans
    • Test Instructions
    • Automation/scripting
    • Weekly Status and Test Reports
    • Configure and maintain test beds
    • Basic system administration of both Linux and Windows platforms
    • Basic administration of VMWare virtual environments
    • Basic administration of Cisco networking switches, routers, and firewalls

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 4 years of prior relevant experience or 2 years post-Secondary/ Associates Degree and a minimum of 8 years of prior related experience or Graduate Degree and a minimum of 2 years of prior related experience
  • At least 2 years experience in installing and configuring server and client hardware and software on Windows Server and Linux Operating Systems
  • At least 2 years experience testing platforms and application software on Windows Server and Linux Operating Systems

Preferred Skills:

Experience with:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012, 2016, and 2019 operating system knowledge
  • Microsoft Windows 8 and10 operating system knowledge
  • RedHat Linux 5, 6, 7, and 8 operating system knowledge
  • Databases – SQL, Sybase, etc.
  • Microsoft Active Directory knowledge
  • IP network understanding
  • Cisco switch, router and firewall knowledge
  • System configuration skills (i.e. control panel, device manager
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2022 operating system knowledge
  • Microsoft Windows 11 operating system knowledge
  • RedHat Linux 9 operating system knowledge
  • Containerization
  • Cloud environments
  • Security – virus scanning, and patching (McAfee)
  • Ansible scripting
  • Basic Land Mobile Radio (LMR) system knowledge
  • Experience with Public Safety Radio and Dispatch Systems
  • Understanding of trunked and/or conventional radio systems
  • Understanding of P25 and/or Opensky systems
  • LTE cellular network and/or handheld client experience
  • Experience configuring/administering/debugging enterprise Wi-Fi networks
  • Experience with HP Quality Center
  • Experience with IBM ClearQuest
  • Test automation with scripting language like Ansible, Pearl, Python, etc.
  • HP Quality Center (HPQC), ClearQuest, DOORS, SmartBear, TestComplete
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products such as Excel and Word.
  • Experience with wireless air interface protocols
  • Experience with RF and Networking test techniques
  • Experience with USB, Ethernet, Wi-Fi and Personal Area Network protocols
  • Knowledge of EDACS, OpenSky, P25 and LTE communication protocols and systems
  • Development and/or Automation Experience with programming languages or programs such as C, C++, C#, LabVIEW, TestComplete, TestStand, etc.
  • Communicates effectively, both written and orally
  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve complex software/platform issues
  • Must be able to complete assignments independently and in a team environment
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work well under schedule pressures and balance priorities.
  • Individual must be a team player in helping to complete overall team goals
  • Individual must be receptive to change and able to give and receive feedback.
  • Work with system design and development and other cross-functional teams to ensure effective and timely software system integration and verification
  • Collaborate with Project Management and technical resources to ensure that the strategy, planning and delivery approach achieves the desired results

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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