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Configuration Management Lead

Rochester, New York

Job ID CS20221611-93571
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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: Configuration Management Lead

Job Location: Rochester, NY

Job Code: CS20221611-93571

L3Harris’ Communication Systems segment is currently seeking a Lead Software Configuration Management member to join our team. This position will be based at our Rochester, NY facility.

Position Overview:

Experienced professional needed to design and establish Configuration Management (CM) documentation and procedures. Will act as primary interface in the administration of the CM PLM tool. Authorizes the release of drawings and changes specified by Program or Engineering Management. Provides advice and guidance on methods, procedures and requirements to individuals responsible for the creation of documentation.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for leading a team through research, design, and development of CM and other PLM Process Workflows.
  • Develop project plans, provide technical oversight, design, implement, test, and maintain configuration workflows for CM products.
  • Respond to General questions regarding policies and procedures.
  • Support external audits such as CMMI, ISO/AQAP Audit Rep
  • Responsible for analyzing Program proposal requirements to estimate resource and costs needs to fulfill requirements.
  • Ability to construct CM Plans and CDRL documents for Program work.
  • Mentor and coach junior engineers.
  • Schedule, conduct and document CM activities such as configuration control board, CM audits, and problem report review meetings
  • Support engineering and program management through facilitation of initial releases and engineering changes
  • Ensure conformance of delivered software and hardware configuration items (CIs) to product development plans, statement of work, contract data requirements list, program CM plans, procedures and contractual requirements associated with the CM process
  • Responsible for CM planning associated with the identification, release and control of CS products including documents, software/hardware, customer deliverables, etc.
  • Develop, coordinate, maintain and enforce CM plans, processes and procedures to ensure artifacts are identifiable and maintainable
  • Support functional administrator responsibilities for Oracle Agile PLM application.
  • Leverage HBX tools and processes to architect and optimize practical solutions and methodologies that are scalable and can achieve the required CM organizational objectives.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 9 years of prior relevant experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 7 years of prior related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Configuration Management Professional Certification – NDIA CDM, CMPIC, ICM CMII
  • Experience with Oracle Agile PLM application or Siemens Teamcenter PLM application
  • Practical knowledge of one or more of the following CM practices, processes and standards: EIA-649B, EIA-649-1, MIL-HDBK-61A, ANSI Drawing Standards, ISO, CMMI, and ISO 9001 is preferred
  • Well-organized with good communication skills
  • Working or expert knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite tools
  • Able to multitask and interact with customer functions along with attention to detail and working well under pressure
  • Experience with software, electrical, and mechanical engineering documents is desirable.
  • Proven and effective communications skills and professional behavior.
  • Experience with process improvements in a CMMI and ISO9001 work environment.
  • Prior experience using and administrating a PLM tool or CAD tool.

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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