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Advanced Programs Engineer/Project Engineer

Plano, Texas; Greenville, Texas; Mason, Ohio; Camden, New Jersey;

Job ID IMS20222303-79247
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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.

  • Full Time
  • Level: Experienced
  • Location: Remote
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  • Innovative
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  • Critical Thinker
  • Analytical
  • Detail Oriented


I love my job because every day there’s a new problem to tackle, a new skill to learn and an awesome team that has my back.

Heather S., 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: Advanced Programs Engineer/Project Engineer.

Job Code: IMS20222303-79247

Job Location: Remote (desired at Camden, Mason, Greenville/Plano)

Position Summary: We are looking for dynamic leaders who can develop and grow L3Harris IMS Segment in current markets and expand to new application spaces and into mission prime roles. This role serves as the key interface between Engineering, BD and the Program Manager while leading the Cost and Schedule elements of the Engineering effort for pursuits and programs. The position requires a combination of engineering, business development and program skills to support business growth, shape advanced solutions to complex problems/systems and help guide the successful development programs and proposals in Maritime, Airborne and Ground domains. This position is a key decision maker, leader, mentor and motivator to their engineering team responsible for ensuring all technical performance, cost and schedule goals on the program are being met.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Providing technical direction in the use of Systems Development methodologies and processes (uses SEI CMMI and/or ISO 9001/AS 9100 compliant processes to execute assigned tasks)

• Support or lead proposal efforts, from strategy development through final review. • Contribute to strategic planning, including definition of technology and product roadmaps.

• Oversee/guide development programs to ensure that technical, programmatic, risks and cost objectives are identified and managed.

• Maintain and continually update awareness and knowledge of the industry to best advise the L3Harris IMS Segment on current and future market trends and developments.

• Develop an understanding of technology and capability gaps, for conventional and nonconventional customers.

• Develop working relationships with cross-functional staffs within L3Harris IMS Segment and in other L3Harris segments as appropriate to leverage technology, product and best practices.

• Develop and maintain working relationships with cross-functional staffs within L3Harris IMS Segment/Division and in other L3Harris segments as appropriate to leverage capabilities, products and best practices.

• Using metrics, earned value, and other techniques to measure and control system development efforts and recommending organizational process improvements

• Collaborate with L3Harris colleagues to conceptualize, define key capabilities, performance requirements, system implementation approaches and operational concepts.

• Estimating personal and team efforts for assigned tasks

• Identifying and managing program technical risks

• Establishing and reviews schedule, resource, budget, and prepares status reports as needed.

• Identify, help prioritize IRAD and pursue ER&D funds to meet strategic initiatives.

• As needed, provide leadership in response to ECP’s and budgetary estimate requests.

• Translating functional needs of customers to program/project requirements and allocating those requirements to Hardware, Software, and COTS system components.

• Support internal/external gate and design reviews, includes system architecture, design, technical risks and interface definition.

• Assesses engineering program issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and customer-satisfaction goals and objectives.

• Maintaining knowledge of current and developing technologies and design and analysis, methodologies, and ensure program roadmap is utilizing new technologies as appropriate.

• Maintaining knowledge of customer capabilities and future goals and ensuring the program architectural roadmap is consistent with the customer vision.

Technical Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required: Military/aerospace experience is required in multiple areas.

• Proposal development, color and gate reviews and large pursuits. System and program engineering background, supported large captures.

• Hardware/software development experience from requirements, integration through aftermarket, including platform integration and testing.

• Weapons development with emphasis on seekers and terminal guidance

• Knowledge of modern simulation-based methods as a key part of the product development process

• Analytical skills desired in one or more of the following: sensor performance, image and signal processing, autonomy and machine learning, guidance and control or target phenomenology exploitation

• Generation/presentation of persuasive technical narratives

• Program/project management, CAM, EVMS and BOEs

Technical Acumen – demonstrated through successful product and systems development experiences involving complex sensor components, sub-systems, and systems such as optics, visible/infrared sensors and detector arrays, digital/analog video and signal processing electronics, SIGINT, PEDS, solid-state lasers, radars, LADAR, Fire Control Systems, MOSA, pointing and stabilization systems and control algorithms, and search/track and image reconstruction/exploitation algorithms and software

Requirements Development – demonstrated ability to enter the customer’s environment, find out how the customer will use the system, and translate the voice of the customer (VoC) into requirements and trade-offs that can be evaluated via alternative designs; additional skill in successfully influencing system requirements at the end-customer desired. Creative Solutions – direct contribution to technical solutions that integrate multiple disciplines or technologies into non-obvious system architectures that provide meaningfully unique and differentiated capability; requires understanding of current and proposed competitive solutions, key performance indicators, and end-user mission objectives as well as understanding of interplay between technologies and engineering design

Working Conditions:

• Able to sit for prolonged periods and use a computer/keyboard

• Able to use standard office equipment

• Able to lift 10 pounds and reach for items on shelves

• Typical office environment

• Fast paced, schedule-driven environment

• Willing and able to work extended hours when necessary

• Travel required (25-30%) Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in engineering (Master’s degree desired in engineering, technology management or business management). Or, Graduate Degree, technical Master’s degree (i.e., MSEE, MSCS, MSSE, etc.) is highly desired

• Minimum of 10 years’ experience in the development of advanced systems for military applications

• Minimum of 8 years’ experience in an engineering role on advanced development programs, with progressive advancement in responsibilities leading to program management and/or technical leadership roles

• Minimum of 8 years’ experience supporting/leading business development pursuits with a successful track record in capturing funds and meeting targets

• Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams in advanced technology development and business development pursuits

• Experience and knowledge in developing, proposing, managing, implementing, and testing products and system solutions in Airborne, Maritime and Ground Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) systems including.

• Demonstrated history/experience of successfully executing NRE/Development programs, using IPT structure across a geographically-distributed, multi-classification team of internal and subcontractor resources

• Excellent written and oral communication/presentation skills; able to present complex technology concepts in a clear and effective manner

• Must possess the following additional skills: organization and planning, problem analysis and problem-solving, team-leadership, formal presentation, persuasiveness, adaptability, innovation, judgment, decision-making, stress tolerance, collaboration, self-motivation

• Ability to obtain and maintain a secret clearance


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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