Principal Systems Engineer

in Plano, TX

Principal Systems Engineer Job

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    AS&T - Radar & Weapon Systems-21001080

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    Plano, TX, US

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    Day - 1st

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    Yes, 10 % of the Time

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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. We are searching for a Principal Systems Engineer in our Advanced Systems & Technologies (AS&T) division, located in Plano, TX.
Our AS&T division is built on the proposition that a small team of the right people can do what others will not even attempt. We specialize in developing disruptive, next-generation technologies for advanced small Unmanned Air Systems (UAS / UAV), advanced radar systems, next-generation weapon systems, and other RF sensor technologies using small company agility and big company experience. We’ve earned a reputation for providing vital warfighter solutions at a faster pace than traditional DoD contractors, so if you like the idea of hands-on experience designing, building, testing and fielding new technology at a fast pace and supporting the vital missions of our warfighters, then L3Harris AS&T may be the company for you.
As Principal Systems Engineer you are responsible for leading a Systems Engineering team in design, development, implementation, testing and analysis of electronic warfare/radar-based technical products and systems.
You will demonstrate success through:
  • Requirements definition, flow-down and traceability for complex electronic systems
  • Plan cost, schedule and execution plan of complex development and test activities
  • Develop, track and present technical performance metrics
  • Perform risk assessment and develop mitigation strategies for complex projects
  • Lead Systems Engineering Integrated Product Team
  • System design synthesis of complex electronic systems
  • Perform trade studies on a variety of system issues and components
  • Perform design verification testing efforts including lab, chamber, ground and captive flight test
  • Analyze data from design verification test efforts
  • Develop and run simulations and other analysis tools to predict system performance in various environments
  • Present results during internal and external program meetings
  • Participate in proposal activities both cost and technical
  • Other duties as assigned
Our Values are an integral part of who we are. We seek candidates who share our values:
  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Accountability
  • Respect

Job Qualifications

  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must have existing DoD clearance with current 5-year update, and the ability to obtain any additional clearances as required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Science; Master’s degree highly desired
  • 8 - 13 years of experience in a related engineering field with some systems engineering experience
  • Experience with design, development and/or testing of radar and/or other RF systems
  • Experience with radar system components including antenna, receiver, exciter, and processor
  • Previous experience with requirements definition, flow-down, and traceability as well as design to cost
  • Defense industry experience and working knowledge of military standards
  • Familiarity with a variety of radar types and modes and previous experience with guided weapons and/or weapon systems is highly preferred
  • Proficiency with MATLAB, DOORs, EVMS are highly desired
  • Control account manager (CAM) experience is also highly desired
  • Physical requirements include ability to travel up to 10% and the ability to lift up to 20 lbs.
L3 Harris 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.

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 air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $17 billion in annual revenue, 50,000 employees and customers in more than 130 countries.

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