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Specialist, Software Engineering-Software Developer

St. Petersburg, Florida

Job ID 11356
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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: Specialist, Software Engineering-Software Developer

Job Code: 11356

Job Location:St Petersburg, FL

Schedule: 9 / 80 ALT (with every other Friday off)

Job Description:

At L3Harris Flight Data Services, we provide an outsourced Flight Data Monitoring service to aircraft operators worldwide. It is important to deliver insights to customers in a presentable and timely manner, enabling them to take action to reduce costs and improve safety to save lives. 

L3Harris Flight Data Services has the largest flight data monitoring platform in the world; the R&D team supports & develops capabilities and ad-hoc analysis for this platform. We care deeply about aviation safety; our work reflects our passion for this, and we expect the same from you. We work with customers to improve their safety operations with insights and analysis capability.

As a Software Developer, you will undertake software development tasks, prioritise tasks in line with our strategy, and deliver safety solutions on-time to our customers. You will foster innovation while working in a high-performance agile team that delivers value. You will communicate and work closely with team members ensuring code quality, design fidelity and expertise is shared.

Essential Functions:

  • Interface with key clients that have software development requirements.
  • Design, test and develop new features from internal and external customer requests, including acceptance criteria and constraints in accordance to the software development style and quality guidelines.
  • Maintain and improve internal and external software systems and applications.
  • Participate in code review of own and other developer’s code in accordance with code review guidelines.
  • Manage workload of jobs using JIRA task management tools.
  • Apply agile software development and test-driven development methods to software development activities.
  • Provide internal and external training of internally developed software systems.
  • Ensure software releases are to plan, achieve acceptable quality, and follow the release procedures.
  • Maintain quality processes and technical product documentation.
  • Clearly and regularly communicate with management and technical support colleagues.
  • Design and update software databases. This includes, but is not limited to: Software Applications, Web Sites, Data Communication Processes and User Interfaces.
  • Test, maintain and recommend software improvements to ensure strong functionality and optimization.
  • Independently install, customize, and integrate commercial software packages.
  • Facilitate root cause analysis of system issues.
  • Identify ideas to improve system performance and impact availability.
  • Resolve complex technical design issues.
  • Development of technical specifications and plans.
  • Make good technical decisions that provide solutions to business challenges.
  • Provide comprehensive support to internal customers; achieve resolution to outstanding problems or issues.
  • Compile timely, comprehensive, and accurate documentation and or reports as requested.
  • Possess up-to-date knowledge of technological developments in the industry.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally in all forms of communication with internal and external customers.
  • Possess strong problem solving and decision-making skills while using good judgment.
  • Multi-task and change from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.


  • Python programming experience.
  • Expertise in at least one Python framework, such as Django or Flask.
  • Familiarity with front-end technologies such as JavaScript, jQuery, HTML and CSS.
  • An understanding of databases and SQL.
  • Use of Git or similar version control systems.
  • Working within Docker / Kubernetes environments.
  • Use of Python libraries such as NumPy and Pandas.
  • Experience with cloud technologies.
  • BSc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering is preferred
  • Requires proficient knowledge of job area. May have practical knowledge of project management. Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 4 years of prior relevant experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 2 years of prior related experience. In lieu of a degree, minimum of 8 years of prior related experience.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Knowledge of database architectures and modern BI tooling
  • Knowledge of cloud technologies (AWS preferred)
  • Working knowledge of ML models and their applications
  • A mature, proactive, and responsible approach to work, with initiative and problem-solving capability.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.


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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