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Principal, Business Development

Palm Bay, Florida

Job ID SAS20210103-57304
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Our Business and Operations team has an unwavering focus on our commitment to excellence in everything we do. They’re the backbone of our ability to deliver mission solutions with speed, innovation and flawless execution.

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My favorite part of working for L3Harris is knowing that the parts that I procure go into products that help save lives.

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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 Title: Principal, Business Development

Job Code: SAS20210103-57304

Job Location: Palm Bay, FL/Remote

Job Description:

Join a talented, aggressive team that is already making substantial inroads into the growing “Multi-Domain” space, air and ground market.  Our team has extensive mission knowledge and an established customer base that is engaging L3Harris as a mission partner.  We are expanding our capacity due to customer demand. 

The Mission Architect will be responsible for supporting new business pursuits, proposal efforts and capture within the Space and Airborne Segment.  This customer-facing position requires technical expertise to architect mission solutions. 

Essential Functions:

  • Provides expertise on customer missions and mission gaps, including interdependencies with cooperating systems and linkage to the primary user. 
  • Support pursuit and capture, requirements definitions, business architecture development, and payload design and integration.
  • Provide Subject Matter Expertise to customers and L3Harris programs regarding satellite bus and payload architecture and selection or Subject Matter Expertise in Air Domain warfighting with ability to describe mission gaps with associated solution sets
  • Identifies opportunities for business or program expansion, develops and manages relationships in strategic markets and accounts that further business development activity.
  • Dynamic, success driven, entrepreneurial self-starter, with good leadership, collaboration and business development skills.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 12 years of prior Business Development experience OR Master’s Degree and 10 years of prior Business Development experience
  • 8+ years experience supporting architecture development, pursuit and capture, business development, and mission solution generation.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience with defining and evaluating architectures to ensure customer needs are met, is preferred. 
  • Ability to coordinate between business providers and customers to evaluate architectures and identify customer solutions is preferred. 
  • Space Related SME Focused
    • Current understanding of working with satellite bus designs
    • Current understanding of satellite subsystems including data handling, attitude control, electrical power, mechanical subsystems, payloads, etc., is preferred
    • Radio Frequency mission expertise in DOD and IC ISR
    • Electro-Optical Mission expertise in DOD and IC ISR
    • IC & DOD mission understanding
    • Space mission effectivity analysis for RF and EO applications
  • Airborne Related SME Focused
    • Airborne platforms
    • Missions
    • Communication Frameworks of Airborne Layer
    • Airborne EW, EA
    • Airborne Effectivity Analysis or equivalent
  • Ability to interact directly with customer community is preferred. 

Security Clearance:

Current DoD TS or TS/SCI preferred

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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