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Systems Engineer

Northampton, Massachusetts

Job ID IMS20210604-59184
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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 with the L3Harris's engineering team, 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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Systems Engineer

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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.


Systems Engineer

We are currently seeking a Systems Engineer for our Northampton, MA location.

Job Description:

The purpose of the system engineer position is to synthesize and define complex electro-optical and electro-mechanical systems. Coordinate system level requirements and ensure that technical obligations are fulfilled.

Essential Functions:

  • Synthesize and define complex electro-optical and electro-mechanical systems containing multiple different dependent subsystems and technologies.
  • Coordinate system level requirements internally and among subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Work with Project Engineer, other engineers and other departments to ensure that all technical contractual obligations are fulfilled.
  • Ensure adherence to Quality Systems Manual and applicable Standard Work Instructions.
  • Generate design review materials and communicate design decisions.
  • Adhere to budget and schedule commitments.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Develop and establish basic systems which meet specific technical requirements.
  • Support Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) using Cameo/MagicDraw
  • Coordinate system level requirements internally and among subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Performs requirement allocation to system and subsystem level specifications.
  • Prepare and coordinate basic system architecture block diagrams.
  • Prepare and present internal and external design reviews, PDR and CDR activities to demonstrate the design meets all specifications and customer requirements.
  • Identify tasks associated with existing projects and estimate manpower and other resources required to execute objectives.
  • Prepare and deliver technical presentations to management and customers.
  • Support Production Floor for system integration and test
  • Prepare and update system level Technical Performance Measures as required.
  • Frequent use and application of technical standards, principles and techniques.
  • Provides solutions to a variety of technical problems of moderate scope and complexity.
  • Works under general supervision.  Follows established procedures.  Work is reviewed for soundness of technical judgment, overall adequacy and accuracy.
  • Contributes to completion of milestones associated with specific projects.  Failure to achieve results or erroneous decisions or recommendations may cause delays in the program schedules and may result in the allocation of additional resources.
  • Primarily internal company contacts.  Infrequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts on routine matters.
  • Provide manpower estimating for proposals and estimates for completions


  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical, Mechanical, Software or Systems Engineering Physics or other relevant field.
  • Successful candidates meet eligibility requirements to access US classified information
  • 4 years of experience with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering discipline outlined above
  • 2 years of experience with a Master’s Degree in Engineering discipline outlined above
  • Working knowledge, skill, and efficiency using computer tools
  • Can prioritize tasks to ensure high priority tasks get completed on time.
  • Can determine applicability of standards on specific tasks

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Works in a typical office environment with exposure to light manufacturing environment
  • Light domestic and international travel environments – up to 25%
  • Software used: Microsoft Word, Excel, Visio and PowerPoint, Outlook E-mail
  • Technical Software Used: Rational DOORS, Mathcad, MATLAB, SysCalc (microwave only)
  • The use of safety equipment (PPE) is required in designated areas
  • Must be able to sit or stand for up to nine hours
  • Fine motor dexterity
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Concentrated mental/visual demand
  • Capable of traveling domestically and internationally

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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