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Lead Systems Engineer

Rochester, New York

Job ID CS20220512-94223
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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
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Systems 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: Lead Systems Engineer

Job Location: USA - Rochester - NY

Job Code: CS20220512-94223

L3Harris’ Communication Systems segment is currently seeking a Lead Systems Engineer to join our Tactical Communications sector team. This position will be based at our Rochester-NY facility.

Position Overview:

The Pursuits and Programs team is in need of a Lead Systems Engineer with Network experience for its DoD Team. This engineer will design system architectures for complete radio system solutions for DoD pursuits and programs to meet customer specific requirement. This Lead Systems Engineer will also develop Network architectures, including IP schemes, subnets and routing as required.

Essential functions:

  • Provide architect design tactical communications systems with L3Harris products in a networked environment directed toward customer requirements and concept of operations (CONOPS).
  • Work with hardware and software designers to maximize system performance, taking into account CONOPS and environmental constraints
  • Work closely with the Networking and engineering teams to apply networking knowledge to incorporate radios into larger enterprise systems (LAN, WAN).
  • Ability to troubleshoot networking issues at all layers, including basic understanding of tools used to analyze network connectivity and traffic flow.
  • Excellent debugging and problem-solving skills with network systems, abilities to work with hardware and software designers to bring up new features, understanding and proven track record of resolving hardware/software integration issues.
  • Preparation of clear test plans and procedures.
  • Direct and supporting pursuit and capture approach, requirements definition, architecture development, system design and integration efforts.
  • Provide tactical communications subject matter expertise to customers, sales, program management, and systems engineering regarding tactical system solution architectures as it applies to customer CONOPS
  • Identify new opportunities for the Tactical Communications business and networked systems solutions product offerings
  • Service as a voice of the customer to provide timely feedback engineering and product line management.
  • Drive customer interest in new products and features through complex system demonstrations.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Network Engineering, Computer Science or related field and minimum 9 years of prior relevant experience or Graduate Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Network Engineering, Computer Science or related field and a minimum of 7 years of prior related experience

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Ability to clearly articulate direction, status, issues, risks, and opportunities, to team, peers, leadership and the program team.
  • Ability to partner with stake holders and team leaders to identify needs and develop marketable Tactical Communication System solutions which provide customer value.
  • Proven and effective communications skills, interpersonal skills and customer focus
  • Travel – up to 25% domestic travel is possible
  • Familiarity with L3Harris tactical radio products
  • IS/IT experience
  • Cisco CCNA or higher certification
  • Experience supporting government proposals and programs
  • Active US DoD Secret Clearance: or, ability to obtain a US DoD 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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