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L3Harris Sr Specialist Systems Engineer in Salt Lake City, Utah

Sr Specialist Systems Engineer

Salt Lake City, Utah

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 with the L3Harris's engineering team, 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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  • Strategic

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  • Flexible Schedule

  • Parental Leave

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Job Description

Job ID CS20210601-54738

Date posted 01/07/2021

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 air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 48,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.


Job Title: Sr Specialist Systems Engineer

Job Location: USA-UT-Salt Lake City

Job Code: CS20210601-54738

L3Harris is seeking a Sr Specialist Systems Engineer, who will be responsible for leading the design and architecture of communications systems from a technical perspective and providing technical leadership for DoD programs. The System Engineer is responsible for the life-cycle support of communications systems from conceptual development through product phase-out, including but not limited to customer briefings, proposal writing, and customer requirements management. This will include technical documentation, project management, design oversight, prototype and production build and test support, system deployment and in-house technical support during the operational life-cycle of the system.


  • Good leadership skills, with the ability to guide the technical direction/vision for a given project. Must also be a strong contributor to integrated product teams internal and external to the company.

  • An understanding of communication theory, with a working knowledge of digital design, RF design, mechanical design, network design, or software design of digital line-of-sight and satellite communication systems

  • Experience in LTE, 4G, and 5G systems is strongly desired

  • Experience in requirements management and documentation is a must. Other key skills are risk management, project planning, and technical project management

  • Strong communication skills (both written and oral) and formal presentation skills are required

  • Candidate should be skilled in the use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project, Visio, DOORs, or similar tools

  • Experience with software programmable architectures is strongly desired. Design experience is preferred, as is experience in one or more of the following areas: high-rate communication systems, satellite communication systems, spread spectrum systems and communication networks.


  • Systems engineering lead that organizes, participates, and manages key project/program engineering tasks

  • Leads requirements analysis, requirements decomposition and assignment of requirements to appropriate functional areas of responsibility, and manages traceability of requirements back to customer specifications and system level derived requirements

  • Leads design synthesis and generation of supporting design documentation which includes technical specifications, interface control documents, test plans and procedures, and test conformance to specifications through verification cross reference matrix (VCRM)

  • Ensures technical performance, quality, and adherence to established policies and processes

  • Develops and presents project/program design reviews for both internal and external customer audiences

  • Leads or assists in project/program schedule and budget planning, subcontract control, risk management

  • Leads or assists in management over systems engineering team and other teams of functional design engineers

  • Participation in customer request for information (RFI), request for proposal (RFP) and new business development pursuits, including on-site and off-site technical capability demonstratio


  • BSEE/BSEET or equivalent related engineering degree from an ABET accredited University program required

  • 7+ years of directly related systems experience is required

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.