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Lead, Electrical Engineer - RF Hardware Design

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Bristol, Pennsylvania

Job ID SAS20220604-80155
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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: Lead, Electrical Engineer – RF Hardware Design
Job Code: SAS20220604-80155
Job Location: Bristol, PA

Job Description:

L3Harris Telemetry & RF Products in Bristol, PA is seeking a Lead Hardware Engineer to support RF design and development for its Flight Test Telemetry product lines. In this role, you will be responsible for design and development of transmitter and receiver products, with focus on RF and mixed signal sub-assemblies and circuits, including requirements definition, concept generation, trade studies, component selection, circuit design, simulation, analysis, PWB layout support, and product verification testing.

Essential Functions:

  • Generate design concepts and architectures to satisfy performance requirements, including trade studies when necessary
  • Design RF sub-systems, modules, and circuits for operation through the range from UHF to S and C Bands, including circuits containing amplifiers, mixers, filters, and analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters
  • Prepare and present design approach and simulations at internal and customer design reviews
  • Validate designs through simulation, circuit analysis, and prototype testing
  • Support production test in the event of test failures
  • Contribute to proposal efforts, including reviewing specifications, writing theory of operations, and generating detailed BOEs (Basis of Estimates)
  • Support customer with integration and troubleshooting of fielded products
  • Support Root Cause Corrective Actions (RCCA) and Failure Review Boards (FRB)


  • A Bachelor’s degree with at least 9 years of experience, OR a Graduate Degree with at least 7 years or experience
  • Technical knowledge of airborne RF systems / sub-systems
  • Experience interpreting high level requirements to develop RF architectures
  • Comprehensive experience in RF design of sub-systems, modules, and circuits containing amplifiers, mixers, filters, and analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters
  • Ability to analyze and design RF circuits and subsystems using commercially available tool such as Keysight ADS and SystemVue

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • An active Secret security clearance
  • Previous experience with design of Flight Test / Telemetry Transmitters or Receivers
  • Experience designing and testing RF power amplifiers
  • FPGA/DSP knowledge as relates to modulation schemes, such as PCM/FM and SOQPSK
  • Previous experience designing DC voltage regulators, including isolated and non-isolated switching regulators based on topologies such as Buck, Boost, SEPIC, Flyback, and Forward
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments in a fast-paced work environment and to complete design/project goals with minimal oversight and direction.

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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