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L3Harris Lead Optical Engineer (Clearance Level: TS/SCI) in Palm Bay, Florida


Job Title: Lead Optical Engineer Job Code: SAS20212411-73329 Job Location: Palm Bay, FL Job Description:Due to substantial growth in our business Harris has an immediate need for an Optical Engineer. We are seeking an advanced professional with practical knowledge of the photonics area. This key role will provide technical insight for our existing technologies and develop new technologies to capture and lead new programs with our military, government, and commercial customers.


  • Architect, design, simulate, modify, and test optical communications subsystems.

  • Generate, analyze, evaluate, and flow down optical requirements.

  • Support internal and external design reviews as a subject matter expert (SME) in photonic systems.

  • Lead medium sized Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) with the responsibility of meeting cost and schedule milestones.

  • Architect, design, simulate, modify, and test RF Photonic subsystems.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Optical Engineering, Electrical Engineering with Optics Focus, Physics or related field with a minimum 9 years of experience or a Graduate degree with a minimum of 7 years prior experience.

  • 5 or more years modeling and or designing photonics systems.

  • Experience generating technical data for business proposals.

  • Experience providing technical leadership for subcontracts.

  • 3 or more years experience developing prototype optical systems.

  • 3 years experience leading product development teams

  • TS/SCI Security Clearance

    Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience with Digital Lightwave Communications: Physical layer systems, components (EDFA, Modulators, SFPs, Switches, etc.) and modules for optical communication systems

  • Experience with Coherent RF Photonics: Transport and processing of analog signals (radar, wireless communications, etc.) on optical systems

  • Experience with Photonic Integrated Circuits: Improving Size Weight and Power (SWaP) for photonics systems utilizing photonic integrated circuits

  • Optical multi-input multi-output (MIMO) digital signal processing (DSP):

  • Ability to model photonic systems using one or more of the following software packages: MATLAB, OptSim, BeamProp, Zemax, HFSS

  • Experience with product development for government contracts.

  • TS/SCI Security Clearance with a poly

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.