Protected Tactical Software and Networking Engineer

in San Diego, CA

Protected Tactical Software and Networking Engineer Job

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    Sector - CSG Broadband Communications-21000394

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    San Diego, CA, US

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    Day - 1st

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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 customer's 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 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.

Protected Tactical Software and Networking Engineer

L3Harris is a leader in the exciting field of communication systems targeting RF spectral dominance. We are currently seeking Software Engineers with background in Protected Tactical communication systems.

Engineers will participate in collaborative multidiscipline teams to develop the Next Generation Communication Systems. The majority of our platforms are embedded systems with hard-real time operating requirements that operate in congested or contested spectrum. We are looking for creative individuals who can work effectively with people of different skills and backgrounds, identify opportunities to design real solutions for tomorrow’s products.

Active DOD Security Clearance is preferable. 

Particular areas of Interest:

  • Anti-Jam Communication Systems (PTW/PTS/PATS)

  • Dynamic Resource Allocation and Schedulers Algorithms

  • Understanding of Mission Management System (MMS) and/or Key Management System (KMS)

  • Network Architecture and Protocols development (Terminal and Hub w/Network Protocols) 

Strong candidates will have a background in:

  • Application development using different programming languages (with preference for C/C , other programming and scripting languages are a plus)

  • Familiar with various source control repositories (preference for GIT)

  • Excellent presentation and writing skills

  • Familiarity with software configuration management tools, defect tracking tools, and peer review techniques

  • Development and troubleshooting on embedded targets

  • Development environments using Window, Linux and/or Solaris

  • Excellent knowledge of operating systems, VxWorks, Linux, GreenHills Integrity, Unix, Windows

  • Working knowledge of signal processing, control systems, digital video/audio, networking, TCP/IP/UDP, RS-485, RS-232, low-level driver development and/or 1553 protocols, wireless communications and reading hardware schematics.

  • Be familiar with secure coding development practices

An engineer in this position will be need to be flexible and can work as an individual contributor, on a team and/or be willing to take on lead responsibilities.

Job Qualifications

Candidate Required Qualifications:

  • 7 years of experience in embedded software development

  • BS/MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or EE with software experience, or equivalency

  • Solid programming experience in C/C and embedded systems design

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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Who We Are

L3 is proud to employ more than 7,700 veterans of the U.S. military, helping them use their unique training and skills to meet our customers' needs.

Many of L3's top business leaders are former military personnel who provide critical insight and support for using L3's advanced technology and services to protect our country's freedoms.

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