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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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Success Profile

What makes a successful Systems Engineer at L3Harris?
Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Analytical
  • Collaborative
  • Leader
  • Problem Solver
  • Strategic
  • Technical


Flexible work schedule, paid overtime, cool technology, no micromanagement, nice campus, fun co-workers

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.



Future Opportunities Talent Community

About Joining Our FPGA / HARDWARE ENGINEERING Talent Community

We are always seeking to build our FPGA and Hardware Engineering teams across the country – but we also recognize that timing is everything.

You may not be ready to make a move, but you’re open to exploring your options. We may not have that perfect role for you right now, but we probably will at some point.

We’re planning on growing steadily over the next several years – so whether you’re looking now or later – we’ll have a great career for you to consider.

Joining our Talent Community for FPGA and Hardware Engineering means we’ll stay in touch, keep you informed on what we’re doing, what’s happening in our industry, and connect from time to time with upcoming positions we believe you’ll be interested in hearing about.

If you are interested in exploring FPGA careers at L3Harris, now or as something to consider for the future, join our FPGA Talent Community by simply applying to this post.

Skills We Always Look For

Admittedly, expectations on this team are high – for a reason. FPGA and Hardware design, coding and verification is at the core of how our complex systems operate.

While there are varying degrees of subject matter expertise associated to FPGA architecture and VHDL coding/synthesis and simulation, if you have between 5-10 years of experience in some of the following, we would like to invite you to join our FPGA Design Talent Community for immediate and future opportunities

  • Digital signal processing techniques
  • Mentor Graphics HDL Designer or ModelSim (or Questa),
  • Synopsis Synplicity
  • Xilinx ISE or Vivado design tools
  • Altera Quartus
  • DOORS for requirements traceability
  • Fixed-point digital math functions and implementations
  • Floating point data structures
  • Control Theory (feedback systems and tracking)
  • ModelSim or other simulation tools
  • Matlab for algorithm development

Backgrounds We Always Look For

If you are able to identify the following within your own inventory of skills and experiences, we would be thrilled if you joined others like you in our talent community.

  • An undergraduate degree on either Electrical Engineering or Computer Science
  • Between 5-10 years of relevant and evolving experience in FPGA design
  • Ability to mentor and coach, and learn at the same time
  • Curiosity
  • Experience with complex and/or military/classified systems

What We Can Offer You

It’s fascinating work that is complex and challenging. But you’re rewarded with true work/life balance, multiple opportunities to explore other areas of the company all across the country.

There is a significant amount of dimensionality to our work here - whether it’s design or verification. We think differently, we see things differently but the most significant element of our team is that we offer real depth to the role of an FPGA designer. We all perform verification testing, we all participate in design engineering and we take an active role in new design concepts and new product launches.

We carefully design our applications in such a way as to exploit the absolute most value from our various systems. Our block-level simulations and in-system testing ensure that our Xilinx-based designs, VHDL code works perfectly, and our integration with our subsystems is seamless.

Our Verification teams make sure our designs are not fragile, and that they live up to the reputation that our systems were built on.

We collaborate regularly with our product designers and of course, mentor our junior designers. We track and report design progress (or technical risks) to our leadership team and we play a large role in the project planning / how best to resource the team for upcoming projects.

We’re always seeking to add new team members to manage everything from System Decomposition through to Systems Integration and Test. This may include preliminary designs/architecture, VHDL code generation and simulation, running peer-reviews and managing the detailed design work all the way through to integration and test.

About L3Harris

L3Harris is a technology company on a mission. We deliver unparalleled innovation to fast-forward mission-critical solutions across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains.

Our customers perform on the world’s most challenging front lines, and they trust us to keep them prepared for what’s next.

We combine speed, innovation and flawless execution to give people confidence and security in the world ahead. As we relentlessly pursue new ideas, we know that everything we bring to market must deliver, without fail, every time. The urgency of our quest is matched by our commitment to the people we serve.

In a world of ever-accelerating change, threat environments move fast. We move forward faster.

Step. Forward.

Join our FPGA Talent Community, be the first to hear about new opportunities and stay in touch with us to learn about what an FPGA Engineer Career at L3Harris is like.


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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