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Sr. Specialist Network Systems Engineer - Hybrid

Rochester, New York

Job ID CS20220512-94279
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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: Hybrid
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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: Sr. Specialist Network Systems Engineer

Job Code: CS20220512-94279

Job Location: Rochester-NY

L3Harris’ Communication Systems segment is currently seeking a Lead, Systems Networking Engineer to join our team. This position will be based at our Rochester-NY facility and offer a hybrid and 9/80 schedule.

Position Overview:

The Lead Networking Engineer will drive technical concept development, architecture and design, providing support of networking systems for Tactical Communication Systems and will interact with both internal and external customers. The candidate will be required to provide key Networking expert technical support to Business Development teams, Product Development teams, and Program Execution teams. The successful candidate will describe complex networking system solutions to audiences of varying technical backgrounds and establish support/enthusiasm for a proposed solution.

The candidate will also work collaboratively across the engineering organization as well as with other Communications Systems sectors to focus on the development of sound Networking System solutions, adhering to all aspects of System Engineering process compliance including, but not limited to, process artifact review and approval and Risk Management/Analysis. The Lead Network Engineer will partner closely with Business Development teams, Engineering Project teams and Engineering Discipline Team leads to ensure consistent strategy, direction, and alignment with the Segment Strategic Plan.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Lead technology initiatives beyond their own core technical specialty (Networking), relying on team members from other specific disciplines as required.
  • Perform networking system design activities for Communication Products and Systems of Products.
  • Serve as the primary technical point-of-contact for networked system solutions, relying on engineers from specific disciplines as required.
  • Prepare and conducting technical briefings.
  • Prepare for and participating in technical baseline reviews.
  • Assess and report technical project status, risks and issues.
  • Provide cross-functional technical and process leadership in the execution of multiple Internal Research and Program funded projects.
  • Support product development technical activities, and system integration activities to assure designs are technically sound and meet system level requirements.
  • Prepare systems requirements, design reviews and documentation per standard development processes.
  • Collaborate with other design teams, test, manufacturing, product service, program and product management, and external customers to execute networking systems and deliver high-quality system solutions.
  • Support front end business development activities including planning, customer visits, technical briefings, and proposal developments.
  • Draw on internal resources to generate accurate estimates for NRE and recurring costs.
  • Provide short-term technical support to internal and external customers when necessary.
  • Engagement in project post-mortem reviews in order to assess future process improvements.
  • Complete assignments on a self-directed basis with only high-level direction provided at the start of tasking.
  • Establish strategic working relationships with engineering project managers as well as functional teams and technical leads.
  • Provide leadership in the development of technical staff through strategic hiring, mentoring, and training.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 6 years of prior relevant experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 4 years of prior related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active US DoD Secret Clearance a plus.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills coupled with the ability work within a large engineering team are required. 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 are a must.
  • Requires comprehensive level knowledge of job area typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience. May have in-depth knowledge of project management.
  • Ability to obtain a US DoD Secret Clearance
  • Experience with LAN routing/switching protocols and standards, with an emphasis on dynamic routing and multicast
  • Experience with one or more common enterprise networking equipment brands, such as Cisco or Juniper
  • Experience with SIP telephony systems, such as CUCME or Asterisk
  • Experience with POTS/circuit-switched telephony systems, and the ability to integrate them with SIP-based systems
  • Experience with WAN protocols, routing, firewalls, and high-security architectures like CSfC
  • Experience deploying secure overlay networks, such as IPSEC, GRE, DMVPN, OVPN, etc.
  • Experience with one or more wireless networking technologies, such as: HCLOS, MANET, mesh WiFi, LTE, SATCOM, etc.
  • Experience with platform integration principles, such as power budgeting & UPS, rack design, environmental controls, and designing for SWAP
  • Experience with the installation and basic administration of Microsoft Windows client and server operating systems
  • Experience with the deployment and basic administration of VMWare ESXi or Microsoft Hyper-V virtual environments
  • Experience with Unix-like operating 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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