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Sr. Engineering Manager - FPGA

Palm Bay, Florida

Job ID SAS20221504-80721
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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: Sr. Engineering Manager - FPGA
Job Code: SAS20221504-80721
Job Location:Palm Bay, FL

Job Description:

L3Harris is seeking a Sr. Engineering Manager to join our talented team!

Responsibilities include the functional management of an Electrical Engineering department focusing on Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Digital Design across the Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) segment with a specialty in space and cyber applications.

This Senior Manager position leads a department of 75 to 100 Electrical Engineers focused on FPGA technology and development within the Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) segment. The Engineering Manager will also provide coaching and leadership development for a staff of 12 to 14 Group Leaders.

Essential Functions:

  • Be accountable for department FPGA engineering performance across the Space and Airborne Systems segment and own the design and development process (including tools and process flows) for FPGA designs.
  • Drive engineering productivity performance, improvements, and measures, and implement enduring corrective actions for design and process escapes.
  • Meet functional requirements of staffing, recruiting, training, talent development, engagement, retention, and overall management of FPGA development execution
  • Proactively collaborate with Engineering Managers across Electrical Engineering to support business demands across the Space and Airborne Systems segment
  • Maximize direct labor utilization to meet functional organization Annual Operating Plans while provisioning for future business growth
  • Hold weekly one on one meetings with direct staff to build relationships and provide feedback and coaching
  • Perform risk assessments on programs within the Space and Airborne Systems segment
  • Support pursuits and proposals in the business, including review/approval of technical proposals and Basis of Estimates as needed.
  • Provide technical evaluation and oversight of program execution. Lead technical issue resolution when required. Participate and form Independent Review Teams to conduct technical review and oversight.
  • Lead department-level talent development, including technical and leadership succession planning, and implement knowledge transfer initiatives
  • Drive meaningful improvements in workforce diversity and foster an inclusive environment in which all can thrive
  • Manage department budgets and identify department training required
  • Limited travel will be required. This department has employees across various Space and Airborne Systems locations (FL, CO, VA).
  • This position reports to the Director of FPGA Design for Space and Airborne Systems


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or closely related field with a minimum of 12+ years’ experience with FPGA digital design tools and technologies OR a Graduate degree with 10 years of relevant experience.
  • Proficiency in FPGA architectures for space and/or telecommunications applications, high-rate Analog-to-Digital interfaces, signal processing, FPGA timing closure, and design/analysis/simulation techniques
  • 7+ years’ experience in leading/managing Electrical Engineers or Engineering designs

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Active TS/SCI or TS-Equivalent clearance
  • FPGA design process subject matter expert
  • Xilinx and Microsemi/Microchip FPGAs
  • Vivado and Libero tool suite
  • Linux Environments
  • Advanced degree in Electrical Engineering

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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