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Sr. Airborne ISR Systems Engineer

Plano, Texas

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.


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

Systems Engineer

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  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Flexible Schedule

  • Parental Leave

  • Adoption Cost Benefit

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Job Description

Job ID IMS20201609-50689 Date posted 09/23/2020

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 air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 48,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.


Job Title: Sr. Airborne ISR Systems Engineer

Job Code: IMS20201609-50689

Job Location: Plano, TX

Job Description:

  • Take abstract ideas and formulate into definable concepts
  • Translate the voice of the customer into system level requirement
  • Utilize systems engineering trade study process
  • Evaluate trade studies for accuracy and completeness
  • Evaluate solution alternatives and establish preliminary system design
  • Review and evaluate electrical wiring diagrams to ensure design details trace to system requirement
  • Write effective verification test procedures ensuring system performance and capabilities meet system requirement
  • Conduct verification testing
  • Prepare effective presentations to communicate technical information to non-technical professionals
  • Participate in a team of engineers across multiple subject matters of:
    • RF distribution, switching, or collection
    • Analog and digital audio and/or video distribution systems
    • GPS data distribution
    • Software operations and control systems
    • IP networking across multiple security domain architecture
    • Avionics Systems


  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline and (6) six years of experience. Substitution of additional relevant education and experience for stated qualifications may be considered.
  • Position requires an active DoD Secret Security Clearance and the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance, which requires U.S. Citizenship.
  • Climb aircraft stairs and ladders; some lifting required
  • Experience deriving system, subsystem, and software requirements from a variety of sources and data.
  • Experience developing, authoring, and implementing system test plans in system integration lab and aircraft environments.
  • Experience reading and evaluating electrical wiring diagrams.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Active DoD TS/SCI Security Clearance
  • Prior detailed experience with one or more of the following:
    • Integration of RF systems and components
    • Aircraft power distribution systems or Solid-State Power distribution systems
    • Computer integration / Networking / VoiP
    • Hardware/software development
    • EO/IR Systems
    • BLOS Systems (HF, Commercial/Military SATCOM)
    • Secure Communications
      • Video Links
      • Data Links
      • Voice
      • Signals collection
      • Defensive Warning and Countermeasures
    • Knowledge of DOORS.
    • Ability to pass a Class III flight physical to perform flying duties
    • Short notice global travel ability
    • Hands-on experience in aircraft systems integration on medium to large body commercial or military aircraft.

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.