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Space Vehicle Integration and Test Engineer

Palm Bay, Florida

Job ID SAS20222911-94009
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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 47,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.


Job Title: Space Vehicle Integration and Test Engineer

Job Code: SAS20222911-94009

Job Location: Palm Bay, FL

Job Description:

Candidate will fill the role of a Space Vehicle Integration and Test Engineer and be responsible for providing test engineering support for the development of the test approach, Special Test Equipment (STE) and test documentation used for the checkout of space vehicle sub-systems and end-to-end testing of the space vehicle at our factory prior to launch. The engineer will be responsible for the requirements and design of Test Set Hardware, ITAs, cabling and the associated documentation used to support the development of the Special Test Equipment (STE) racks. This role will require the creation of creative solutions and will require the interaction between multiple functional disciplines, including quality, design and systems engineering, in order to meet program milestones and financial objectives. The candidate will also participate in the STE selloff integration of STE with the space vehicle. In addition, the candidate will follow the space vehicle through environmental qual and final testing. The candidate will be responsible for the collection of test data, review / analysis as applicable, and the generation of required failure and test reports to determine root cause-corrective action on failure trends, if test failures occur. Finally, the candidate may support delivery and launch operations followed by on-orbit checkout and anomaly resolution.

In addition to the technical role, the candidate may serve as a task leader for related efforts and be responsible for the development and implementation of operational strategies to meet cost, quality, delivery, customer satisfaction, EHS, and continuous improvement objectives for the assigned programs in the factory. The candidate may coordinate a team of junior engineers and technicians, as well as serve as a cost account manager. The candidate may be accountable for driving key company, factory, and department initiatives.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop test solutions to support the integration and qualification of space vehicles.
  • Refine test plans and procedures for space vehicle level integration.
  • Support the integration of payloads to the space vehicle, initial check out and qualification testing.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Aerospace Engineering, Systems Engineering or applicable engineering degree with minimum 6 years of relevant test solution, hardware and software lifecycle experience, OR, Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Aerospace Engineering, Systems Engineering or applicable engineering degree with 4 years of relevant test solution, hardware and software lifecycle experience.
  • 5+ years of experience with space vehicle level test development and integration.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience with integration of satellite subsystems and mission electronics with space vehicle bus
  • Experience with Space Vehicle bus and flat sats (BCT, Moog, Maxar)
  • Experience with Cosmos, Ruby, InControl or other satellite control/scripting languages
  • Experience leading groups of junior engineers and technicians to successfully execute a test program.
  • Active security clearance is desired.

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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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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