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L3Harris Lead, Systems Engineering in Northampton, Massachusetts

Job Title: Lead, Systems Engineer

Job Code: 5148

Job Location: Northampton, MA

Schedule: 9/80 Regular

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.

About L3Harris Technologies:

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 Description:

The purpose of the system engineer position is to synthesize and define complex electro-optical and electro-mechanical systems. Coordinate system level requirements and ensure that technical obligations are fulfilled.

Subject matter expert with comprehensive knowledge of job area and in-depth knowledge of project management and software development. Manages large, complex project initiatives of substantial importance to the organization with minimal oversight or direction. Communicates within and outside of the organization to explain and influence changes to practices, processes and approaches. Makes significant improvements in processes, systems, or products. Provides input into new products/processes and implements operational plans that have measurable impact on business or functional results.

Essential Functions:

  • Systems Lead on a DoD Naval program for up to 15 systems and integration and test engineers

  • Lead and support the test and integration of products/systems

  • Synthesize and define System architecture, requirements, and interfaces for complex electro optical and RF solutions.

  • Coordinate system level requirements internally and among subcontractors and suppliers.

  • Work with Project Engineer, other engineers and other departments to ensure that all technical contractual obligations are fulfilled.

  • Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) development

  • Ensure adherence to Quality Systems Manual and applicable Standard Work Instructions.

  • Adhere to budget and schedule commitments supported Earned Value Management reporting.

  • Support Proposal and Business Development efforts including developing technical architectures, generating basis of estimates, and performing trade studies.

  • Perform engineering design analysis to establish validity of designs.

  • Prepare and review design documentation in accordance with contract requirements and/or internal standards.

  • Draft technical performance specifications and assist Purchasing Department with procurement of items as necessary

  • Leads technical analysis and design with customers and suppliers

  • Design or specify test procedures and test equipment and provide technical assistance to Technical Specialist or test personnel during testing of prototype and production hardware.

  • Support Production Floor for system integration and test

  • Conduct or coordinate system analyses and trade studies and complex design risk trade-off analysis.

  • Coordinate and lead design reviews of new or existing systems, prepare/present complex internal and external design reviews.

  • Capable of providing technical supervision and training/mentoring to lower level engineers.

  • Successful candidates meet eligibility requirements to access US classified information

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Requires comprehensive level knowledge of job area typically obtained through advanced education combined with systems engineering experience.

  • In-depth knowledge of project management.

  • Experience leading a team/project/programs in Systems Engineering as a IPT, or Product Engineering

  • Experience with requirement management

  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 9 years of prior systems engineering experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 7 years of prior systems engineering experience

  • Abilty to obtain and maintain a US DoD Secret Clearance, which requires US Citizenship

    Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Prior DoD experience highly preferred

  • Knowledge of sensors interfaces and processing flow

  • Knowledge of image processing, AI and machine learning

  • Works in a typical office environment with exposure to light manufacturing environment

  • Light domestic and international travel environments – up to 10%

  • Software used: Microsoft Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, Project, Atlassian Tools

  • Technical Software Used: Mathcad, MATLAB, DOORS, Cameo System Modeler, Cameo MagicDraw

  • The use of safety equipment (PPE) is required in designated areas

  • Must be able to sit or stand for up to nine hours

  • Fine motor dexterity

  • Hand-eye coordination

  • Concentrated mental/visual demand

  • Capable of traveling domestically and internationally

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.