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Lead, Software Engineer (Embedded Linux)

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Job ID CS20221705-82479
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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
  • Location: Remote
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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: Lead, Software Engineer (Embedded Linux)
Job Location: Londonderry-NH or Hybrid/Remote US
Job Code: CS20221705-82479

L3Harris’ Communication Systems segment is currently seeking a Lead, Embedded Software Engineer to join our team. This position will be based at our Londonderry-NH facility.

Position Overview:

As a Lead Software Engineer at L3Harris, you will be responsible for leading the software development of complex projects through the complete software development lifecycle. This includes defining the software requirements, creating the software platform architecture, overseeing and contributing to the software development on the program, and ensuring the successful deployment to production.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for leading the design, documentation, development, and testing of software projects through all phases of the software development lifecycle
  • Responsible for managing the development, integration, debug, and test of internal software products
  • Responsible for managing the integration of third party packages into existing software platforms
  • Responsible for understanding customer and system requirements and translating into software requirements
  • Responsible for preparing and presenting software designs to peers, internal stakeholders, and external customers
  • Responsible for tracking software development features, tasks and defects through release
  • Responsible for software project estimation, planning, and execution
  • Responsible for supporting proposals with concepts, designs, and estimates

Required Qualifications:

  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field and minimum 9 years of prior relevant experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 7 years of prior related experience.
  • At least 3 years of experience as a Lead on software applications.
  • 5+ years of experience developing SW and board bring-up for embedded Linux, MPSoC, and/or GPU platforms
  • 5 plus years of experience working with Linux, C/C++, data structures and inter-process communications
  • Expert knowledge of multi-threaded development and interrupt servicing
  • Expert knowledge of communications protocols (e.g. USB, Bluetooth, Ethernet, etc.)
  • Proficient with software configuration management tools. Git preferred.
  • Proficient with feature and defect tracking tools.
  • Experience with architecting complicated software designs for multi-processor systems
  • Experience working in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • At least 4 years of experience with embedded Linux architectures including multiprocessor system on a chip and GPU development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • GPU development experience on NVIDIA type platforms.
  • Experience with Jira preferred.
  • Experience with continuous integration, static analysis, and other DevOps tools
  • Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning algorithm familiarity
  • Comfortable reading electrical schematics and debugging hardware


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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