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Sr Spec, Systems Engineer

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Job ID CS20221908-89053
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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.

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  • Level: Experienced
  • Location: Hybrid
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Systems Engineer

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    • 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

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    • 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: Sr. Spec Systems Engineer

Job Location: Metro Boston-MA or Lynchburg-VA

Job Code: CS20221908-89053

L3Harris’ Communication Systems segment is currently seeking a Sr. Spec Systems Engineer to join our team. This position could be based in the Boston Metro Area or Lynchburg-VA.

L3Harris Technologies Inc. provides mission-critical communications solutions that give our customers a clear advantage – making them safer, faster and more effective. Our public safety and professional communications business sector is focused on radio and software products that serve first responders, military, government agencies, and commercial fleet users. As part of our team, you will support, implement, help design and develop cutting-edge public safety products, impacting millions of people, for our critical communication radio systems used by police, fire, EMS, military and commercial customers throughout the world.

Position Overview:

This Sr Specialist Systems Engineer will be a member of a team responsible for the implementation, support, definition and design, & support of standardized configurations for all VMware, Windows, and Linux platforms used within the LMR (Land Mobile Radio) system. Additionally the candidate will have some experience with networking and cyber security architectures & technologies. Candidate will also occasionally work with and support internally developed Land Mobile Radio (LMR) applications and hardware. This role requires participation in discussions with customers, consultants, vendors, subcontractors and other L3Harris personnel as necessary to complete contractual commitments.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide tier 3 & 4 levels of support internal and externally facing customers. This includes identifying field problems, isolating root cause of identified issues, and initiating corrective actions in fielded systems.
  • Interact with system engineers, Program managers, and field engineers regarding ongoing infrastructure activities.
  • Responsible for escalating and interfacing with vendor technical assistance centers to resolve vendor software issues.
  • Responsible for cyber security policies and best practices of the products that make up the LMR system.
  • Practice standard cyber security operations to maintain the overall cyber security posture of both internal and third party solutions provided to our mission critical communications customers.
  • Work with other product engineering groups to help them understand, assess, and address the vulnerabilities, when issues are found with L3Harris internal hardware and software.
  • Travel up to 25% as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering or similar, and minimum 6 years of prior relevant experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 4 years of prior related experience.
  • At least 2 years of experience with virtualization platforms.
  • 3 plus years of experience with server administration.
  • 3 plus years of experience with Windows operating systems.
  • 3 plus years of experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux or other Linux operating systems.
  • 3 plus years of experience with networking & cyber technologies.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Tier III/IV troubleshooting skills is a plus
  • Professional certifications (e.g. MCSA, MCSE, VCA6/VCP6, LPIC, Security+,Network+)
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple concurrent project tasks and prioritize them appropriately
  • Has clear & concise ability to communicate issues in a less technical sense to management and business
  • Demonstrate leadership skills which include customer focus, change management, teamwork, diversity, and integrity
  • Self-motivated team player, able to set priorities and manage to deadlines
  • Excellent trouble-shooting, communication and customer service skills
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively resolve problems
  • Proven mentoring capabilities
  • 2 + years’ experience working with RF, system design, networking, configuration, system programming
  • Practical hands-on field experience in RF/LMR system design, staging, configuration and implementation of complex radio systems.


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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