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L3Harris Scientist, Systems Engineering in Clifton, New Jersey


Job Title: Scientist, Systems Engineering

Job Code: SAS20201611-53198

Job Location: Clifton NJ

Job Description:

  • Lead large scale, $30M+, Electronic Warfare (EW) system development programs including the following efforts: technical baseline development, requirements management, design, integration and test, of multiple subsystems, and internal/external system interfaces

  • Regularly interface with both internal and external customers as the main L3Harris technical representative and point of contact

  • Manage and/or support technical planning efforts, schedule development and coordination, technical roadmap development, enterprise technology strategy

  • Ensure the logical and systemic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.

  • Perform functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements, and allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.

  • Perform Cost, Risk, and Supportability and Effectiveness analysis for total systems (concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance & disposal)

Essential Functions:

  • EW System development and technical leadership to satisfy program commitments and develop future technologies

  • Mentoring and Knowledge transfer of EW expertise to develop and grow the depth of knowledge of systems engineering staff

  • Technical interface to customer and management

  • Technical management of proposals in support of meet business objectives


  • 12+ years of relevant work experience in airborne electronic warfare domain

  • Active Secret security clearance required

  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering or other related field

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • MS in Electrical Engineering, or other related field

  • Experience with external government test facilities, test planning and execution

  • Expert knowledge of threat environment, both current and future emerging threats

  • Ability to lead a complex effort, collaborate with all functional disciplines involved in the design and development of an EW system

  • Experience with RF Source and measurement instruments (i.e. Spectrum analyzer, Vector Analyzer, Signal Generators, etc.) Probability, statistics, random processes, communications theory, estimation theory, digital signal processing

  • Knowledge of embedded processors and digital hardware

  • Understanding of Software components including firmware, operating systems, drivers, applications and other computing system software

  • Understanding of hardware components including electrical equipment, digital processing hardware (ASIC, CPLD, FPGA), circuit boards, microprocessor systems, computer system architectures and interfaces

  • Working knowledge of Earned Value Management, Risk Management, DFX (Design for Test, Manufacturability, Cost, etc.)

  • Expert communication skills and technical writing ability

  • Expert knowledge of Electronic Warfare principles, including the EW kill chain, RF and Digital signal processing and characterization, EW Mission operational analysis

  • Expert knowledge of technical principles, theories and concepts of RF transmitter, receiver, and antenna design principles

  • Knowledge of airborne platform system interfaces, integration requirements, etc.

  • Knowledge of Electronic Warfare or related concepts, including Signal Acquisition and EA/ECM

  • Understanding of applicable programming and scripting languages for analysis and test (such as MATLAB, Excel/VBA, and programming languages such as C/C++, Perl, Python)

  • Understanding of the Systems Engineering requirements of DoD Directive 5000.01 Defense Acquisition System

  • Working knowledge of SysML and/or Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) principles for System Level design of EW components

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.