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Sr Specialist, Systems Engineering (Hardware Qualification Test)

Phoenix, Arizona

Job ID IMS20222908-89695
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On the L3Harris team, your job is to secure the world. We don’t work here just for the advanced technology and equipment: We work here because we know what – and who – we’re protecting. From families to the intelligence community, and from our climate to our men and women in uniform – we’re making the world a safer place. Working in Software with L3Harris you'll join our team of qualified, diverse individuals and work in a fast-paced environment with high expectations, global scope, and a collaborative team setting.

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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: Sr Specialist, Systems Engineering (Hardware Qualification Test)

Job Code: IMS20222908-89695

Job Location: Phoenix, AZ

Job Description:

The L3Harris Commercial Aviation team seeking a Qualification Test Engineer with expertise in electrical environments. In particular:

Sec 16: Power Input

Sec 17: Voltage Spike

Sec 18: Audio Frequency CS

Sec 19: Induced Signal Susceptibility

Sec 20: RF Susceptibility

Sec 21: Emissions

Sec 22: Lightning Indirect

Sec 25: ESD

In this role you will be responsible for the successfully executing the Electrical Qualification testing to RTCA DO-160 and MIL-STD Specifications for all Commercial Avionics products. You will also be involved in the preparation of qual test planning, procedures and reports.

Essential Functions:

  • This position includes working with SMEs on the team as well as external test labs for test execution.
  • The qualification efforts include: developing Qual Procedures (derived from the Qual Plans developed from working with Systems and Hardware Engineering), attaining customer approvals (when necessary), holding a successful Test Readiness Review (TRR), execution of testing to the procedures, assisting with diagnosis of any test failures, generating Test Failure & Resolution Reports (TFRR), generating the detailed Test Reports, archiving test hardware, and then answering any customer questions during their test report review / approval.
  • Support Hardware and Software Engineering Change Impact Analysis to determine the appropriate Qualification by Similarity, and regression testing environments.
  • Look for opportunities to bring more qual testing in house or improve existing test capabilities, to give better cost and schedule control to L3Harris.


  • BS Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering; with 8 or more years of hands on Environmental or RF Compliance Testing experience.
  • Working knowledge of DO-160 or equivalent MIL-STDs (-810 Environmental, -704 Electrical Power and -461 EMI).
  • Ability to travel to the other L3Harris sites, as well as the off-site test labs to support testing. Amount of domestic travel is up to 10%.
  • Self-motivated to identify and resolve technical issues, utilizing strong organizational, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Innovative approach to problem solving, willing to try new ideas and approaches.
  • Ability to work in a teaming environment and possess good interpersonal and communications skills.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience with Continuous Improvement, Lean Engineering or Six Sigma methodologies.
  • Effective and timely communication to manager, with ability to provide progress reports succinctly and confidently.

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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