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Scientist, Advanced Concept Engineer (ACE) – Space ISR/Comms Missions

Palm Bay, Florida; Wilmington, Massachusetts

Job ID SAS20210401-54655
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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:  Scientist, Advanced Concept Engineer (ACE) – Space ISR/Comms Missions

Job Code: SAS20210401-54655

Job Location:  Palm Bay, FL  or Wilington, MA

Job Description:

Develop end-to-end mission solutions for Spaceborne Communications and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions in the Space domain.  Architect Spacecraft, payload, and ground solutions for spaceborne missions.  Work with customers to understand their mission needs and translate those mission gaps into technical specifications for design teams.  Analyze market conditions and forecast trends, examine our position against the competition, and develop an executable strategy for growing the business. Lead pursuits, systems trades, architecture, presentations, technical roadmap development, and champion key initiatives. Lead cross-functional pursuit and proposal teams to develop compelling mission system offerings and present these with crisp and clear messaging to customer communities. Prepare clear and compelling technical responses to RFIs and RFPs leveraging our market-leading technology.

Essential Functions:

  • Present clearly and concisely to customers and internal leadership
  • Write technical responses to RFIs and RFPs
  • Architect spaceborne system solutions for Comms & ISR missions
  • Lead internal teams to develop best value, optimized solutions
  • Develop technology roadmap and advocate for internal investment for strategic technology advancement
  • Perform market, competitor, and capability analysis for strategic planning
  • Develop and maintain customer relationships
  • Act as primary technical point of contact for customers
  • Represent primary voice of the customer to internal teams
  • 10% travel expected to support customer meetings as customer facilities open up to visitors (post COVID)


  • Bachelor degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or Systems Engineering, or equivalent field and 12 years of related work experience OR Master's degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Systems Engineering, or equivalent with 10 years of related work experience
  • Space mission experience required
  • Space system design experience required
  • New business capture experience

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Security Clearance: Top Secret TS/SCI
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills highly preferred
  • Team leadership experience
  • MS in Engineering or equivalent field
  • Experience with Systems Took Kit (STK) or equivalent Orbitology knowledge
  • Knowledge of commercial and military space launch vehicles and industry
  • Knowledge of commercial and military satellite market capabilities

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.

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