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.NET Solution Architect

Nashville, Tennessee

Job ID IMS20221711-93630
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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.

  • Full Time
  • Level: Experienced
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  • Innovative
  • Technical
  • Influential
  • Critical Thinker
  • Analytical
  • Detail Oriented


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.

Heather S., 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: .NET Solution Architect

Job Code: IMS20221711-93630

Job Location: Nashville, TN

L3Harris, ForceX division is an industry leader specializing in Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) software development and geospatial application technology programs. Our tightly integrated hardware and software solutions enables front-line special operations aviators to save lives by allowing aircrew members to operate efficiently when protecting friendly ground forces. We are the Trusted Choice of End-Users in the Special Operations Aviation Community. Working at L3Harris ForceX puts you at the forefront of ongoing advancements in an exciting industry and makes you a valued contributor toward changing the way people interact with technology. We believe success comes from teamwork, enthusiasm and striving for excellence.

Located in the vibrant West End area of Nashville, Tennessee near the University of Vanderbilt campus and Centennial Park, L3Harris ForceX is more than just a place to work. We are excited to offer an exceptional, comprehensive medical, dental, vision benefits package which includes company paid life insurance, and a 9/80 work schedule. We enjoy a culture of dedication, innovation and creativity where we approach work with a positive outlook every day, while at the same time, integrating and engineering software that interfaces with some of the newest and coolest hardware on the planet.

Job Summary:

The L3Harris ForceX Solution Architect will work continuously with program management, customers, internal stakeholders, and all technical staff to recommend, design, and implement efficient and effective solutions. Solution Architects will mentor other L3Harris teams and individuals on best practices and be an active participant in the development of technical maturity within Software and Systems Engineering teams. The position balances solving customer needs, business strategy, and hands-on interaction. The Solution Architect, Lead is a senior professional with strong leadership skills, practical development and design knowledge, and broad experience in project management, managing complex requirements and provides general oversight to a solution to achieve operational targets, goals, and results.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the creation and maintenance of development frameworks and architectural patterns
  • Design and discover solution architecture that can serve as a baseline for future solutions and pursuits, positioning solutions for reusability
  • Understand the technical environment within which a solution should be crafted
  • Create organizational requirements for a solution implementation
  • Establish policies, best practices, and working instructions used to govern development standards
  • Evaluate proposed and created solutions for efficiency, proper design, modularity, and conformance to industry, regulatory, and/or business standards
  • Ensure systems are in place to ensure coding standards, processes, and code quality are maintained for L3Harris Nashville solutions
  • Provide training support to the teams in collaboration with training plans established by a team’s functional supervisor
  • Estimate the effort and complexity of proposed work or future pursuits
  • Scope the size of work in collaboration with product owners, program management, and internal stakeholders
  • Create and maintain Architectural road maps for developing solutions
  • Positively influence technical strategy at all levels of the organization from development teams to senior leadership
  • Organize and prioritize work to ensure time-sensitive tasks and deliverables are on time to the stakeholder and/or customer
  • Understand and verify customer requirements, recommend alternatives related to software, hardware, security, and network solutions
  • Present a solutions architecture to stakeholders of a project
  • Troubleshoot advanced technical challenges to include, but not be limited to, software defects, hardware concerns, and network challenges
  • Provide assistance and oversight for automated testing design
  • Collaborate and communicate with customers to maintain strong customer relationships and establish proper customer expectations
  • Decide third-party technical and implementation solutions
  • Provide recruiting support to Engineering teams, as needed
  • Travel for customer and technical support
  • Perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned

Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Expert in oral and written communication skills to a broad audience, to include both technical and non-technical team members
    • Expert in requirement discovery, derivation, and verification
    • Create realistic and accurate solution estimates for proposed work based on customer requirements
    • Work with minimal supervision
    • Take initiative to drive forward-looking change
    • Ability to create and maintain clear and concise architecture documentation
    • Ability to effectively communicate the benefit of architectural utilization to team members, customers, program management, senior leadership, and other stakeholders as appropriate
    • Ability to identify, develop, and communicate novel approaches for complex design challenges
    • Ability to effectively and objectively present, receive, and resolve differences in direction and/or strategy within a collaborative environment
    • Ability to obtain a Secret security clearance
    • Expert in presentation, judgment, negotiation, and facilitation
    • Expert listening and questioning skills

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's (BS or BA) degree in Engineering (preferably Systems Engineering, Networking, Software, IT, or Computer Science), Physics, Mathematics and minimum of 9 years prior related experience as described below. Equivalent of education and prior related experience also considered.
  • 6+ years developing solutions in a distributed environment
  • 5+ years’ software development in Object Oriented languages (C#, Java, C++, etc.)
  • 4+ years’ experience in an Agile environment with working experience within Scrum, XD, or Kanban methodologies of delivery
  • 3+ years of leadership interaction, presentations, and solution management experience
  • U.S. Citizenship required

Preferred Experience:

  • 5+ years of conceptual software and logical modeling integration, process, and design experience, ideally in System Modeling Language (SysML) or Unified Modeling Language (UML)
  • Software development in Embedded, or near-embedded languages and technologies (e.g. C, C++, Ada, etc.)
  • Understanding of real-time operating systems such as DEOS, VxWorks, and GHI
  • Hardware integration and interfacing (e.g. serial, Ethernet, RS-422, ARINC 429, MIL-STD-1553, etc.)
  • Advanced knowledge of Open Mission Systems concepts
  • Training and mentoring teams and individuals
  • Creating and maintaining development quality and compliance standards, policy, and best practices
  • Evaluating competing priorities when making decisions
  • Developing complex solutions utilizing a variety of technologies, methodologies, and industry patterns
  • Planning, design, and delivery of complex projects

Work Environment & Physical Demands:

  • Duties may require working in confined areas when located at a customer facility
  • Required to sit for long periods of time
  • Ability to travel
  • Frequent light physical effort required
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse
  • Work performed in an office environment or customer facility, which may include confined spaces, aircraft, hangar facilities, or other atypical working locations
  • Working with computers, and other computer components
  • Duties may require being on call periodically and working outside of normal working hours (evenings, weekends, and holidays)
  • Possible travel and work OCONUS (program specific)


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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