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Senior Specialist, Software Engineer Application C++, Python

Melbourne, Florida

Job ID SAS20221804-80837
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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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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.


Sr Specialist, Software Engineer

Job Code: SAS20221804-80837

Job Location: Melbourne, FL

Job Description:

Software Engineer responsible for research, design, development, and integration of software systems for a large program. As part of our team, you will be responsible for helping to develop ground system command and control, antenna interface and data forwarding functions. Help with leading the research, design, development, and integration of software systems as the chief software engineer. This role requires the application of the principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis. You will analyze software requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints. Develop and direct software system testing procedures, programming and documentation. Technologies utilized by the systems include Java, C++, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Apply the appropriate standards, processes, procedures and tools throughout the system development life cycle to support the generation of engineering applications and products. Interface with customers, suppliers, application users and other technical and support personnel.

Essential Functions:

  • A strong, first-hand knowledge of maintaining the software baseline in ClearCase and strategies for managing multiple baselines in the same tool.
  • Ensure that products/projects delivered meet customer requirements and specifications
  • Drive process improvements to aid in team coordination and maintain delivery schedule
  • Communicate with leadership on status, issues, milestones, and successes
  • Good organizational skills, excellent problem-solving skills, excellent communication skills
  • Excellent ability to analyze problems and to focus and drive down to the root cause of problems quickly.
  • Able to contribute to requirements analysis, design, code and unit test, integration and test, requirements sell off, and operations and maintenance of application software systems


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering with at least 6 years of experience, or a Master’s degree with 4 years of experience.
  • Recent years of experience in development, maintenance, troubleshooting and investigating software problems for Red Hat Linux based implementation
  • Experience and knowledge of software test approaches to recommend appropriate testing of software in a complex integration environment.
  • Experience that shows design, writing, and reviewing code in C++ and/or Java
  • Minimum 2 years of software development experience in application software development using C++

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Public Trust
  • Familiar with Linux and Windows operating-system
  • Willingness to work with a large development team
  • Support all phases of the software lifecycle, including software architecture, design, implementation, integration, building and deploying releases, debugging, and full documentation.
  • Understanding of CMMI Level 3 software development processes.
  • Evaluate and recommend architecture and process improvements.
  • Strong skills in scripting (BASH and Python)
  • Tivoli & COSI experience;
  • Able to integrate major OTS SW packages from Oracle, IBM, etc.
  • Able to contribute to business acquisition
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum

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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