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Sr. Specialist Systems Engineer

Rochester, New York

Job ID CS20232301-96026
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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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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: Sr. Specialist Systems Engineer

Job ID: CS20232301-96026

Job Location: USA - Rochester - NY

L3Harris Tactical Communications is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented Systems Engineer. This position will provide independent oversight and direction of qualification testing for system, product, and component level deliverables on the project. The successful candidate must have the technical knowledge capable of providing understanding of verification and validation including fulfilment of project / program requirements, end-user failure modes, and scenario testing to ensure customer satisfaction. This role interfaces directly with internal and external customers to refine operational scenarios used in the qualification process and partners with matrixed staff from the broader community of subject matter experts.

Essential Functions:

  • Lead definition, development, scheduling and execution of verification and validation activities on projects in collaboration with functional test teams to ensure a comprehensive test approach of project / program deliverables.
  • Through evaluation of concepts of operation (CONOPS), use-cases, and end-user assessments, identify potential failure modes for project deliverables and establish validation plans to drive quality.
  • Drive completion of CDRL documentation deliverables such as Requirements Verification Traceability Matricies (RVTM), Test Plans / Procedures, and Results Reports in accordance with government contracts.
  • Collaborate with functional test teams to define requirements allocation, complete requirements-to-test linking, and track test failures throughout the design and development lifecycle.
  • Participate in government test plan development, scheduling and execution.
  • Through partnership with project team members, execute Test Readiness Review (TRR) and System Verification Review (SVR) in alignment with organizational process documentation.
  • Execute monthly development and execution metrics for I&T projects driving organizational visiblilty to project status and risk.


  • Bachelors Degree and minimum 6 years of prior relevant experience or Graduate degree and a minimum of 4 years prior related experience.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Minimum 4 years of experience leading complex test and requirement verification programs.
  • Experience with system level laboratory and/or over-the-air testing of military communications equipment.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Strong experience with test development methodologies and large system integration activities.
  • Computer Proficiency - Excel, Word, Power Point, Visio, JIRA, DOORS and MS Project.
  • Demonstrated Project Management skills.
  • Experience interfacing directly with military customers to understand and refine operational requirements.
  • Experience architecting and deploying networked tactical voice and data communication 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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