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L3Harris Lead Integration & Test Engineer - Antenna Systems in Palm Bay, Florida

Lead Integration & Test Engineer - Antenna Systems

Job ID SAS20200903-42766


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 $17 billion in annual revenue, 50,000 employees and customers in more than 130 countries. at


Job Title: Lead Integration & Test Engineer - Antenna Systems

Job Code: SAS20200903-42766

Job Location: Palm Bay, FL

This position will be responsible for providing End-to-End Antenna Systems Integration & Test Support for Space Antennas to customer-funded programs and internal research efforts within our Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) business unit of L3Harris Technologies.

Our intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) solutions serve a broad array of government, civil and commercial customers by enhancing information superiority, contributing to our national security and providing actionable data for the protection of property and human life. We specialize in high-reliability airborne and space-based remote sensing payloads that offer active and motion imaging and data processing, exploitation and dissemination. We also provide solutions that map and monitor the earth for a variety of commercial and governmental users.

Job Description:

  • System architecture process including requirements generation, system requirements/design reviews, preliminary design, peer reviews, detailed design, test plan generation, and integration and test for Space Antennas and Structures based systems.

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

  • Leading teams of designers to realize architectures in collaboration with other disciplines (RF, Mechanical, I&T, Manufacturing, etc).

  • Perform technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems.

  • Perform detailed trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware specifications.

  • Support customer proposals for complex architectures (Basis of Estimates (BOEs), Cost Volumes, and Technical Volumes).


  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 9 years of prior relevant experience OR Master’s Degree and minimum 7 years of prior relevant experience

  • Clearance – TOP SECRET/SCI

  • Experience with all phases of the system Life-Cycle (design, analysis, manufacturing, test, verification/validation and delivery) for space-borne antenna systems.

  • Experience integrating, testing and verifying small sub-assemblies into large, complex antenna systems and structures, with subsequent integration onto a host spacecraft ultimately composed of many independent payloads and sub-systems.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience working with cross-discipline teams (mechanical, structural, thermal, power, RF, Antenna, electrical, etc.) in the development and execution of detailed test plans and procedures for space-borne antenna systems.

  • Experience executing antenna system hardware verification testing at acceptance, proto-flight and qualification levels for all relevant environments (vibration, thermal, vacuum, acoustics).

  • Experience with interpreting end-user specifications and sub-allocating to lower-level sub-assemblies. Developing comprehensive test and verification plans to demonstrate compliance of antenna systems with requirements through test, analysis or other means.

  • Experience leading multi-discipline technical teams through all phases of program (initial concept, proposals, SRR, PDR/CDR, I&T, final sell-off); meeting technical requirements while performing within cost and schedule budgets

  • Experience interfacing directly with customers (both prime contractors and end customers) on resolving in-depth technical issues during the development and sell-off of space hardware

  • Experience executing government or commercial, firm-fixed price development programs for space

  • Experience in Root Cause Corrective Action process and techniques.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in a technical information environment.

  • Experience with requirements derivation and tracking using DOORs (or equivalent) including requirements verification traceability matrix (RVTM).

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.