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Specialist, Embedded Software Engineer (Linux)

Nashville, Tennessee Job ID IMS20210203-57385
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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 air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 48,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.


Job Summary:

Responsible for research, design, and development of custom software components and applications, in conjunction with hardware product development. Primarily responsible for the design and development of software products for a variety software applications.  Participates in all phases of the software development life cycle, including requirements analysis, design, implementation, integration, and test of software products.  Applies computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis concepts and principles in the development of creative software solutions.  Works closely with cross functional members of the engineering organization to develop and evaluate interfaces between the hardware and software, operational performance requirements, design of the overall system, and development of software for the system.  The Embedded Software Engineer, Specialist Level is an experienced professional with proficient job area knowledge and practical knowledge of project management, managing complex projects and processes with general oversight to achieve operational targets and goals with direct impact on team and departmental results.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Interact directly with engineering team and program management staff to analyze requirements and provide insights and recommendations based on technical subject matter expertise
  • Translate High Level Requirements into Low Level Requirements and Tasks
  • Translate requirements into optimal technical designs
  • Provide guidance and feedback to peers on their designs
  • Effectively present technical designs to software engineering, program management, and other team members
  • Implement requirements into software components and applications according to technical design
  • Unit and component test software components and applications to ensure quality of deliverables
  • Provide direction, input and effort toward the technical verification of all technical, functional and corporate requirements prior to delivery of software components and applications
  • Investigate and address technically difficult requirement violations in functional testing and production software as needed
  • Track and report status of tasks, deliverables, and issues to Software Engineering team
  • Help ensure team adherence to corporate processes and standards for all activities and deliverables during all phases of involvement in the software development life cycle
  • Identify innovations and lessons learned within the Software Engineering team to maximize quality and productivity
  • Expertly manage multiple task assignments and other corporate priorities
  • Mentor other team members
  • Required to perform other appropriate duties as requested, directed, or assigned
  • Perform all job functions with a positive, professional attitude

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong knowledge of relevant technologies, software development methodologies, and programming languages
  • Strong knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of object-oriented design/development
  • Knowledge and understanding of regulatory standards impact on software development
  • Strong knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of software unit, component, and integration testing
  • Strong knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of source code management and defect tracking
  • Strong knowledge of Linux operating system in an embedded application
  • Strong knowledge of C, C++ development
  • Strong  knowledge of Qt or other similar UI design tools
  • Strong ability to effectively utilize both written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong ability to identify complex problems and provide multiple solutions
  • Strong ability to understand, create, and communicate complex design specifications
  • Strong ability to quickly and effectively breakdown assignments into work tasks and provide effort and schedule estimates and successfully achieve them
  • Strong ability to write complex computer software components and applications
  • Strong ability to identify and solve complex problems
  • Strong ability to use judgment and logic in decision-making considering relative to costs and benefits of potential actions
  • Demonstrated ability to promote a corporate ethic exhibit a spirit of teamwork and cooperation within the organization
  • Ability to obtain a Secret security clearance required

Education and Experience:

  • Master's or Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or Computer Science or similar degree with minimum 4 years of progressively advanced real-time object oriented commercial or government software development experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Work experience following FACE (Future Airborne Capability Environment) 2.1 or 3.0 environmental or architectural standards (or similar standards)
  • Knowledge of OpenGL or other rendering technologies
  • Ability to understand and utilize UML (Unified Modeling Language)

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Ability to understand and use designs based on based on Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) approach
  • Knowledge of real-time development using Green Hills, VxWorks, DEOS, or other real-time operating system
  • Work experience following highly regulated guidelines, such as DO-178 or other conformance standards highly desired

Physical Demands:

  • Required to sit for long periods of time
  • Infrequent light physical effort required
  • Written and verbal communication
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and mouse
  • May require the ability to travel via automobile or airplane

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • As required by program needs

Work Environment:

  • Work performed in an office environment with people close to each other
  • Working with computers, and other computer components
  • Duties may require being on call periodically and working outside of normal working hours (evenings and weekends)

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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