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Lead Systems Safety Analysis Engineer

Phoenix, Arizona

Job ID IMS20220901-74897
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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 with the L3Harris's engineering team, 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.

  • Full Time
  • Level: Experienced
  • Location: On Site
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  • Collaborative
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  • Problem Solver
  • Strategic
  • Technical


Flexible work schedule, paid overtime, cool technology, no micromanagement, nice campus, fun co-workers

Systems Engineer

L3Harris Work Perks

  • Health

    • Medical with a High Deductible and traditional PPO plan options, as well as, vision and a full array of supplemental health benefits
    • A doctors' service to help with referrals and second opinions for you, your family, and parents

  • Family

    • 4 weeks of paid parental leave for moms and dads
    • Fertility treatment
    • Subsidized backup childcare and eldercare
    • Adoption assistance - $5,000 per adoption/$15,000 per employee
    • Pet insurance

  • Well-Being

    • No cap to your PTO time (for exempt employees)
    • Dress for your day - wear what works for you at work
    • Legal plan for you, your family, and parents
    • Discount platform
    • 9/80 work schedule available for most U.S. employees, effective October 24, 2022.

Job Description

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 Systems Safety Analysis Engineer

Job Code: IMS20220901-74897

Job Location: Phoenix, AZ

We are currently seeking a Systems Safety Avionics Engineer to work in a fast paced and demanding environment. Our team defines system requirements, analyzes the design, assesses test data, reviews operating and maintenance manuals, and assess risk through systems safety analysis. You must be flexible and dynamic and proactively communicate with, your co-workers, management and customers alike. Finally, you must excel in managing your own time and prioritizing multiple requests and demands, and you must thrive in an environment where you enjoy making contributions that positively impact the company’s success.

Essential Functions:

  • Support Design Engineering, Product Engineering, Quality Engineering
  • Perform Functional Hazard Assessments, Preliminary System Safety Analysis, System Safety Assessments
  • Systems design analysis respective of potential failure modes affecting functional hazards, fault tree analysis, common mode analysis, Failure Modes Effects Analysis
  • Define appropriate safety requirements and requirement validation and verification
  • Customer interaction and Support
  • Project coordination and oversight
  • Ability to examine a system's design to evaluate hazards and assess risks and ensure the system architecture can meet the assigned probabilities for each hazard
  • Familiarity with the testing process to coordinate with test developers to ensure that tests adequately address the safety-critical aspects of the design. • Experience using safety analysis tools such as CAFTA.
  • Ability to quote and estimate work effort
  • Interfacing with customers, suppliers and ACSS internal functional groups (sales, marketing, customer support, etc.)
  • Help maintain and develop ACSS engineering processes
  • Assistance in the design, test and maintenance of all ACSS products
  • Coordinates cross-process tam issues both within and between teams


  • Minimum of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related engineering discipline
  • Must have 6 or more years of directly related professional experience preferably in the avionics industry
  • Experienced must include writing systems requirements and systems validation procedures
  • Must have good interpersonal skills and is able to work with multiple teams and be able to work directly with ACSS customers
  • Demonstrates ability to take initiative to eliminate barriers and uses resources to ensure desired results
  • Ability to lead teams through conflict, clarify objectives and develop consensus and buy-in as required
  • Ability to see the big picture and advocates integration of systems within work group
  • Uses business knowledge to assist others in understanding business decision and their impact
  • Fosters an environment that promotes creativity and innovation
  • Candidate must be self-motivated with good communications skills
  • Candidate must be able to work without appreciable management oversight and direction

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Prefer knowledge of ARP4754A, ARP4761 and MIL-STD-882E safety processes and DO-178B processes
  • Prefer experience with surveillance products (TCAS/TAWS/Transponders/Windshear)

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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