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Space Vehicle Electrical Systems Engineer (Active TS/SCI Security Clearance Required)

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

Job ID 10697
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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 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:  Space Vehicle Electrical Systems Engineer (Active TS/SCI Security Clearance Required)

Job Code:  10697

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) Electrical Systems Engineer (ESE) to join our growing team.  The individual in this role will act as the primary electrical systems engineer responsible for mechanical integration of the spacecraft bus, mission payload, and communication payload to ensure seamless end-to-end mission performance.   The ESE has overall technical responsibility for the electrical 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 ESE will coordinate and/or perform test and analysis integration activities to ensure the system meets Customer and Mission requirements. The ESE will coordinate all electrical technical efforts to generate contractually required system design documents and design review technical packages. 

Essential Functions: 

  • Manages and maintains the electrical integration of the spacecraft bus, mission payload and communications payload according to internal and external ICDs
  • Generation and coordination of electrical design specifications and interface (internal and external) documents including requirements derivation, allocation, and flow up/down, and V&V activities
  • Extracts mechanical and environmental 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 electrical integration activities such as power and link budgets, channelization, grounding schemes, telemetry and command allocations, and GNC analyses
  • Supports the SEIT organization in planning the electrical 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 electrical design baselines, pinouts, and interfaces
  • Support to the system modeling teams in generation of Cameo system views and simulations as well as ConOps generation
  • Works closely with Software, 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 electrical 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 electrical 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


  • 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 Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, or adjacent field.
  • Active TS/SCI security clearance.
  • Experience with electrical integration of spacecraft busses, mission payloads, and communications payloads for seamless end-to-end mission performance.
  • Experience with leading both internal and external supplier electrical engineering teams.
  • Experience with electrical integration, testing, and troubleshooting of complex systems.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Well versed in fleshing out or coordinating physical and functional electrical interface details such as first order circuit compatibility, voltage levels, current ratings, connector types, pin configurations, grounding requirements, signal protocols, data rates, communications interfaces and EMI/EMC/ESD considerations
  • Experienced with electrical requirements validation, sell-off, milestone entry/exit criteria
  • Experienced with software integration planning when there are multiple SW/HW solutions in the loop, including flight and test harnesses
  • Experience with writing Statement of Works for external and internal suppliers
  • Familiarity with electrical engineering processes and/or subsystems, such as power, guidance, navigation, and control (GNC), timing, frequency, and ephemeris (TF&E), command and data handling (C&DH), telemetry, tracking, and command (TT&C)
  • Familiarity with Digital Engineering and MBSE tools such as DOORs, CAMEO, CREO, JIRA
  • Strong track record of leading electrical 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 or coordinate Space Vehicle level electrical analyses and trades such channelization, power and link budgets, power systems analysis, electrical loads analysis, fault analysis, electromagnetic compatibility, and worst-case analyses
  • 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 July 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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