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Specialist, Software Engineer

Wilmington, Massachusetts; Rochester, New York

Job ID 9361
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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, Embedded Test Software Engineer

Job Code: 9361

Job Location: Rochester, NY or Wilmington, MA

Job Description:

L3Harris Space and Airborne Systems is seeking a Test Software Engineer for our Rochester, NY or Wilmington, MA location.  As part of a small, passionate, and accomplished team of experts, you will develop test software for testing complex space-based imaging payloads.  You will be part of a team responsible for the design, development, and implementation of test software for the algorithms, controls, and subsystems of complex aerospace applications.  This team is responsible for the complete life cycle of the software you create, from development to testing to operation during a mission.  You should be comfortable working in a dynamic team environment, contributing to innovative solutions while demonstrating personal leadership, technical competence, and attention to detail.  Our missions support scientific research, national security, and commercial opportunities.

Essential Functions:

  • Write test software for space-based imaging payloads.
  • Hands-on experience, in integrating and testing embedded flight systems to the software/hardware level.
  • Support development of test plans, test procedures, requirements traceability, test reports, test flow, and test case design and implementation
  • Support the set-up, configuration, and documentation of hardware and software systems under test, including loading software onto multiple devices.
  • Understanding of large and complex areas of test software for multiple software systems, including automated test infrastructure.
  • Experience with Mechanical Ground Support Equipment (MGSE) and/or Electronic Ground Support Equipment)EGSE design for space vehicles
  • Experience with Cosmos, Ruby, InControl or other Satellite/Telemetry Tracking & Control (TT&C) Scripting languages, Neptune, C#
  • Document testing issues and failures and perform analysis of test results.
  • LabVIEW, TestStand working knowledge.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field with 3+ years’ experience or Graduate degree; or equivalent combination.
  • Experience in space-based payload I&T and ground test equipment development.
  • Experience, in integrating and testing embedded processing systems to the software/hardware level.

Preferred Additional Skills:

•   Active Top Secret or TS/SCI clearance or ability to obtain a security clearance.

  • Experience with DevOps tools including Jira, Bitbucket, Jenkins, and Confluence.

•   Knowledge of space domain and applications.

•   Experience with space vehicle level test development and integration.

•   Experience with National Instruments Test Equipment.

In compliance with the Equal Work Act, the salary range for this role is $78,000 - $145,000. This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location. L3Harris also offers a variety of benefits including: health and disability insurance, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, EAP, education assistance, parental leave, paid time off, and company-paid holidays. The specific programs and options available to an employee may vary depending on date of hire, schedule type, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements

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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