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Senior Specialist Software Engineer

Salt Lake City, Utah

Job ID CS20222107-87263
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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 in Software with L3Harris 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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  • Analytical
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I love my job because every day there’s a new problem to tackle, a new skill to learn and an awesome team that has my back.

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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: Senior Specialist Software Engineer( HYBRID)

Job Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Job Code: CS20222107-87263

L3Harris is currently seeking a software engineer with a background and experience in embedded real-time software development. The qualified candidate will have exciting, challenging, and rewarding opportunities to support existing and develop next generation military communications applications. This important work contributes to the safety and effectiveness of US and allied nations’ warfighters. An engineer in this position is responsible for leading projects, developing and managing schedules, generating bids/proposals, and participating in the entire software development lifecycle. The software engineers working in this field often work on a variety of cutting edge projects over their careers, as we design embedded systems for the ground, air, shipboard, and space-based communication systems.

The Senior Specialist Software Engineer is expected to:

• Develop software for embedded devices and systems from requirements to production
• Design, code, test and debug embedded software
• Review design documentation and source code
• Support integration/validation of new product designs
• Provide production support
• Collaborate with a cross-functional engineering team
• Generate software bids/proposals in response to government RFPs


• 8+ years of experience in embedded software engineering
• BS/MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering with embedded software experience, or equivalency

Additional and Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience with hands-on software development and troubleshooting on embedded targets
• Experience in object-oriented software architecture and design
• Experience in embedded systems design, including use of an RTOS
• Working knowledge of signal processing, control systems, networking
• Experience with drivers/hardware interfaces including PCIe, 1553, RS232, SPI, I2C, FPGAs, and other unique hardware
• Knowledge of protocols such as IP, UDP, TCP, EtherCAT, CAN, RTPS/DDS
• Strong depth of knowledge in programming languages, compilers, and application execution
• Understanding of operating systems including Linux, Unix, VxWorks, Windows
• Knowledge modeling software: Matlab, Simulink, MATRIXx, Sci-Lab, Octave
• Additional programming languages a plus
• Scripting languages such as Python, Bash, Perl
• Familiarity with software configuration management tools, defect tracking tools, and peer review techniques
• Experience with Agile development methodology and Atlassian tools
• Knowledge of DevOps technologies such as virtualization, Docker, scripting, git, testing and automation
• An understanding of Common Datalink Waveforms
• Ability to understand schematics

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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