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Lead, Systems Engineer (Space Vehicle Software)

Palm Bay, Florida; San Diego, California; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Albany, New York; Rochester, New York

Job ID 10696
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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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    • Medical with a High Deductible and traditional PPO plan options, as well as, vision and a full array of supplemental health benefits
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    • 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 50,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

Job Title:  Lead, Systems Engineer (Space Vehicle Software)
Job Code:  10696
Job Location: Remote or Palm Bay, FL or Rochester, NY or Ft. Wayne, IN or Colorado Springs, CO or San Diego, CA


Job Description:

L3Harris' Space and Airborne Systems seeks a Space Vehicle (SV) Software Systems Engineer (SWSE) to join our growing team.  The individual in this position will serve as the lead software systems engineer for integrating numerous software CSCIs across the spacecraft bus, mission payload, and communications payload to ensure seamless end-to-end mission performance when interfacing Ground, Operations and Test SW CSCIs.  The SWSE has overall technical responsibility for the software design, development, integration, and test for the Space Vehicle and serves as the primary software point of contact for external segments, test and operations. The SWSE will coordinate and/or perform test and analysis integration activities to ensure the system meets Customer and Mission requirements. The SWSE will coordinate all software technical efforts to generate contractually required system design documents and design review technical packages. 

Essential Functions: 

  • Manages and maintains integration of SW & FW w/ HW across all aspects of the SV and according to internal and external ICDs
  • Generation and coordination of software design specifications and interface (internal and external) documents including requirements derivation, allocation, and flow up/down, and V&V activities
  • Extracts software requirements from mission-level and CONOPs, and cascades them to the spacecraft bus, mission payload, and communications payload, encompassing allocations into software, firmware, and hardware, as well as test beds and simulators.
  • Ensures electrical functional and physical allocations, changes and requirements compliance are being addressed throughout the SV design.
  • Coordinates and/or completes integration activities such as processor/memory utilization, data sizing, etc.
  • Supports the SEIT organization in planning the integration testing of HW/SW from the subsystem level to the SV level, including execution of SV level tests and troubleshooting issues
  • Maintains cognizance and communicates changes of the SV subcontractor and in-house Firmware and Software baselines. 
  • Support to the system modeling teams in generation of Cameo system views and simulations as well as ConOps generation
  • Works closely with Electrical, Mechanical, and Integration and Test Systems Engineers to own and oversees End-to-End integration of spacecraft bus, mission payload, and communications payload across the full program lifecycle
  • Represent Space Vehicle software engineering during major system level design reviews such as SRR, SDR, PDR and CDR and milestone reviews such as MRR, TRR, PSF, LRR and MDR
  • Leads or participates in failure review boards, engineering review boards, change control boards to ensure software impacts are coordinated across the SV
  • Creating and/or supporting delivery of Customer CDRLS
  • Ability to lead diverse technical teams across internal and subcontractor efforts
  • 25% travel as required

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 9 years of prior relevant experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 7 years of prior related experience. In lieu of a degree, minimum of 13 years of prior related experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, or adjacent field.
  • Active TS/SCI security clearance. 
  • Experience with integrated Space Vehicle Software CSCIs for seamless end-to-end mission performance.
  • Experience with leading both internal and external supplier software engineering teams.
  • Experience with Software/Hardware integration, testing, and troubleshooting of complex systems.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Well versed in fleshing out physical and functional interface details such as software and communication protocols, data rates, data formats, data and bit structures, application programming interfaces (API), and error handling mechanisms
  • Experienced with software requirements validation, sell-off, milestone entry/exit criteria
  • Experienced with software integration planning when there are multiple SW/HW solutions in the loop
  • Experience with writing Statement of Works for external and internal suppliers
  • Familiarity with SW engineering processes such as Agile/Waterfall, DevSecOps, Cont Integration as well as SW development related to embedded/RT/architecture patterns
  • Familiarity with Digital Engineering and MBSE tools such as DOORs, CAMEO, CREO, JIRA
  • Strong track record of leading software engineering teams through all phases of a space program; pursuits and proposal, design and development, integration and test, and operations
  • Ability to make risk-based decisions balancing technical, cost and schedule
  • Ability to perform Space Vehicle software analyses and trades such as processor and memory utilization, data sizing and flows, fault management techniques, etc.
  • Experience in mentoring and growing technical staff

In compliance with pay transparency requirements, the salary range for this role is $106,500 - $197,500. This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location. L3Harris also offers a variety of benefits, including health and disability insurance, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, EAP, education assistance, parental leave, paid time off, and company-paid holidays. The specific programs and options available to an employee may vary depending on date of hire, schedule type, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements. The application window for this requisition is anticipated to close October 31, 2024.

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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