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Lead, Software Engineer - Embedded Avionics Software

Phoenix, Arizona; St. Petersburg, Florida; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Job ID 372
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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: Lead, Software Engineer- Embedded Avionics Software
Job Code: 372
Job Location: Phoenix, AZ/St Pete, FL/Grand Rapids, MI
Schedule:9/80 with every other Friday off


As a Lead Software Engineer, you will lead or be a member of the cross functional team responsible for developing and testing Avionics Displays and Surveillance Systems, Products and Services that makes a real difference in safety and cost effective operation of commercial aerospace. You will design and develop software aspects of the solution and take it all the way from conception through certification and deployment of the solution in field. You will interact with internal and external customers, regulatory authorities and support Project and Program leadership on the execution.

Essential Functions:

  • Acts as technical lead for a team of software engineers and take software technical owndership of new development programs and/or incremental updates or sustain the current productline
  • Leads the software team through development reviews and certification milestones such as SRR, PDR, CDR, SOIs etc.
  • Collaborates with Systema and HW functional leads to support full product lifecycle
  • Interfaces with project leadership on all aspects of software lifecycle and represent organization in customer meetings and reviews.  
  • Performs software engineering tasks for CAS Avionics development projects in a dynamic environment.
  • Tasks include working with a team of engineers developing and implementing software requirements, coding, and detailed design documentation. The role will encompass development perspectives of software requirements test cases, verification procedures, software branch coverage analysis, code debug, pre and post-integration test, internal and external problem report investigation, analysis, and resolution.
  • Additional tasks will include generation of DO-178 documents, maintenance of in-house software tools and contributing to process improvement activities.


  • Requires comprehensive level knowledge of job area. May have in-depth knowledge of project management. 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.
  • 9 years of experience developing real time embedded software.
  • Technical software team leadership
  • Previous experience with DO-178 development is highly desired.
  • Experience leading software SOIs and other design review audits with internal and external certification authorities
  • Experience developing with C programming language a plus.
  • Knowledge of engineering design standards for commercial aviation industry a plus.

Preferred Additional Skills:  

  • Related development experience with the following is a plus:     
    • Experience with Displays and Surveillance products such as Transponder, TCAS and/or TAWS
    • Experience with Real Time Operating Systems such as Green Hills, VxWorks or CentOS.
    • Experience with C++, Python, Visual Basic, Pascal
    • Linux
    • Experience with Configuration Management and Change Control Tools (such as Git, Bitbucket, ClearCase, ClearQuest)
    • Experience with Requirement Management tools such as DOORS
    • Familiarity with next generation requirements and change management tool such as JAMA
    • Experience with Agile software development lifecycle
    • Experience with DevOps concepts and implementations, especially with Continuous Integration and Continuous Testing aspects
    • Experience with Jenkins
  • Good written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and team-working skills required.
  • Action oriented, results driven, high energy, self-starter, innovative with new approaches to design work, influential with peers and demonstrate critical thinking skills to drive to root cause


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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