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SATCOM Systems Engineer

Rochester, New York

Job ID 11199
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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.

  • Full Time
  • Level: Experienced
  • Location: On Site
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  • Strategic
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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 50,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

Job Title: SATCOM System Engineer

Job Code: 11199

Job Location: Rochester, NY

Job Schedule: 9/80: Employees work 9 out of every 14 days – totaling 80 hours worked – and have every other Friday off

Job Description:

The SATCOM Systems Engineering Services position reports directly to the Senior Manager of Systems Engineering. It presents an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team of engineering professionals who collaborate closely to develop and solve complex system solutions for our end customers, particularly in support of mission-critical requirements. This position will communicate within and outside the engineering organization and influence changes to best practices, processes, policies, and engineering approaches.

The Engineer will work directly with internal technical peers and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to develop requirements, implementi designs while also working with customers and associated sub-contractors. This role will impact supporting large, intricate project initiatives that hold substantial importance for the organization.

Essential Functions:

  • Support system level bill of material (BOM) development and maintenance of new and existing terminals and
  • Support generation of new drawings and documentation, as well as modify existing drawings and documentation; custom system configuration and overall system integration development per customer and program requirements.
  • design and development of system level interconnect diagrams and cable assemblies.
  • Direct manufacturing support of product line issues and root cause analysis, program and product engineering support.
  • Ability to navigate system level schematics, including board level interfaces.
  • Collaborate within large cross-functional teams (mechanical, software, electrical, test engineering, supply chain, manufacturing etc.) to achieve product line objectives.
  • Prepare and incorporate engineering change orders (ECO) and process engineering change requests (ECR) for SATCOM sustaining product lines.
  • Work with suppliers and supply chain to support part alternatives, obsolesce, and deviation requests.
  • Coordinate and own the technical schedule, cost evaluation/constraints, and program/customer requirements needs from beginning to end, including planning, schedule development, technical documents, verification and validation.
  • Provide input into new product development, processes, and engineering standards that shall impact the success of the SATCOM business.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Computer, Software, or Systems Engineering and minimum 6 years of experience or Graduate degree and 4 years of experience. In lieu of a degree, minimum of 10 years of prior related experience.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • SATCOM product development experience from initial conception through design release and support of manufacturing readiness.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with SATCOM systems, both End-to-End and single terminal side, RF networking and systems, wired networking, MIL-STD data links, and modems.  Common modem types with preferred experience are iDirect, Comtech, Linkabit MPMs, and Viasat.
  • Experience supporting new proposals or IRAD projects.
  • Experience and in-depth knowledge of project management.
  • Experience and familiarity working directly with vendors for design and technical support.
  • Experience in continuous improvement techniques such as Lean Six Sigma or similar.


In compliance with pay transparency requirements, the salary range for this role in Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Washington State and New York State is $89,000 - $165,000. This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location. L3Harris also offers a variety of benefits, including health and disability insurance, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, EAP, education assistance, parental leave, paid time off, and company-paid holidays. The specific programs and options available to an employee may vary depending on date of hire, schedule type, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.

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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