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Lead, Electrical Engineering - RF Design

Mason, Ohio

Job ID 8444
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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, Electrical Engineering - RF Design 

Job Code: 8444

Job Location:Mason, OH

Schedule: 9/80

Lead, Electrical Engineering

(RF Design)

About Space & Sensors:

L3Harris Space & Sensors Division, headquartered in Mason, Ohio, designs, develops, and manufactures complex systems (electronic, avionics, transceivers, transmitters, electro-optical, and electro-mechanical) for the defense, aerospace, and commercial markets. L3Harris is a recognized leader in Electro-Optical technologies that enable systems to support surveillance, reconnaissance, threat detection, and self-protection missions.  Our world-class Space Avionics systems include equipment for Mars Rover/Landers/Orbiters, Launch Vehicles, and Imaging Satellite Communications. 

Space & Sensors team members bring their passion for innovation and engineering, their desire to push the envelope to adapt, communicate, and deliver on highly reliable mission-critical systems.  We offer an alternative 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off, and the opportunity to work with a talented and diverse group of professionals. Focused on fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where employees can grow and develop professionally, employees can get engaged with several Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), participate in monthly activities hosted by our Employee Engagement Committee, or get involved with volunteer opportunities through our L3Harris Investing for Tomorrow community program.

Mason, OH is located in Warren County, “Ohio’s Largest Playground.” Major attractions are right around the corner, including Great Wolf Lodge and Kings Island Amusement Park. Our site is 20 minutes from downtown Cincinnati, where there are multiple attractions including The Newport Aquarium and The Cincinnati Zoo. Cincinnati is also the home AFC Champions the Cincinnati Bengals, the Cincinnati Reds, the Cincinnati Cyclones and FC Cincinnati of Major League Soccer.

Job Description:

L3Harris Space & Sensors is looking for a Lead, Electrical Engineer with a strong background in the design and leadership of Radio Frequency (RF) products. As a leader on the growing space team, you will have the opportunity to lead and architect receivers, transmitters, transceivers and transponders used on satellites, orbital vehicles, and launch vehicles. An ideal candidate has experience designing low noise amplifiers (LNAs), state power amplifiers (SSPAs), up/down converters and mixers, synthesizers and/or phase locked loops (PLLs). Knowledge and use of associated RF test equipment including spectrum analyzers, vector network analyzers, and complex waveform generators is a must.

Essential Functions:

  • Designs and develop RF circuit card assemblies (CCA) and associated systems. Optimizes RF systems to serve internal and external customers
  • Capable of following established design practices and leading/participating in system level or CCA reviews, e.g., requirements, architecture, and design reviews both internal and external with customers.
  • Evaluates RF systems processes and work standards, suggests measures to ensure compliance, and identifies and implements improvements
  • Supports technology roadmaps and IRAD efforts
  • Supports bid and proposal activities, including cost and schedule estimation
  • Identifies design risks of electrical engineering projects
  • Provides engineering support for delivered products
  • Evaluates design tools and provides upgrade rationale based on return-on-investment analyses


  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 9 years of prior relevant experience, Graduate/Master’s Degree and a minimum of 7 years of prior related experience or in lieu of a degree, a minimum of 13 years of prior related experience is required.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience using Siemens DxDesigner, Expedition, MATLAB and ADS.
  • Proficient in MS Office and Visio
  • Radio Frequency (RF) design experience using frequency bands S, X, and/or Ka, using complex modulation schemes, with modern design and analysis tools such as ADS and HFSS in at least one of the following:
    • Low noise amplifiers (LNAs)
    • Solid state power amplifiers (SSPAs)
    • Clocking/synthesizers/PLLs
    • Up and down-link modeling

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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