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Director, SATCOM Engineering

Rochester, New York

Job ID CS20230901-95467
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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 47,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.


Job Title: Director, SATCOM Engineering

Job Location: Rochester-NY

Job Code: CS20230901-95467

L3Harris’ Communication Systems segment is currently seeking a Director, SATCOM Engineering to join our team. This position will be based at our Rochester-NY facility.

Position Overview:

The Director of Engineering provides leadership to a department incorporating diverse technical/engineering disciplines to accomplish business goals and objectives in the creation, production, support and promotion of industry-leading satellite communications products. Utilizes deep knowledge base and SATCOM experience, combined with entrepreneurial skills and instincts, to ensure products are developed, configured and/or enhanced as required to establish and maintain market edge, with respect to technical performance and features as well as time-to –market. Liaises continually with Senior Staff, Production, Program Management and Sales to develop product plans, solve problems and promote the company and its product lines. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Job Description:

  • Leads all aspects of Engineering for a Product or System from conception to end of life.
  • Directs and influences a cross functional organization to meet customer and business requirements.
  • Develops, presents, and delivers comprehensive presentations to the project team, upper management, and customer personnel in a clear and concise manner.
  • Designs, modifies, and evaluates a product from concept definition and planning through production and release.
  • Serves as the central resource for design, process, manufacturing, test, quality, and marketing as the product.
  • Plans and manages schedules and budgets.
  • Monitors the product/project from initiation through completion and/or customer acceptance.
  • Ensures completion of the product/project on schedule and within budget constraints.
  • Ensures that products/projects delivered meet customer requirements and specifications.
  • Develops, manages, and maintains all aspects of project-level risks, including mitigation, costing, and planning.
  • Develops statements of work for subcontractors and ensures performance of those subcontractors.
  • Estimate resource and material needs for the project/product.
  • Develops, monitors, and statuses detailed MS Project schedules.
  • Responsible for driving Engineering technical content, write-ups and estimations in response to proposals (RFP), information (RFI) and White Papers (WP).

Required Qualifications:

  • BS Degree in Computer Science or Engineering fields with 15 years of project engineering or related experience or MS Degree in Computer Science or Engineering fields with 13 years of project engineering or related experience with a technical background on engineering focused developments and leadership.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience in leading product design & development effort
  • Experience in managing cross-functional / cross-discipline teams
  • Secret security clearance desired.
  • Experience working proposals.
  • Experience supporting government customers.
  • Experience with design for test and design for manufacturability techniques.
  • Experience in Root Cause Corrective Action process and techniques.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in a technical information environment.
  • Experience with Satellite Communications
  • Ability to lead and drive a team providing technical leadership, mentorship, guidance, and direction to execute project initiatives to the targeted scope, budget, and schedule.
  • Ability to clearly articulate direction, status, issues, risks, and opportunities, to team, peers, leadership, business counterparts and customers.
  • Ability to develop and lead an engaged cross discipline team, that excels at team collaboration, trust, and open communications.
  • Ability to clearly articulate plans, status, and technical directionboth in written and verbal form.

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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