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L3Harris Microwave & Systems Engineering Manager in Simi Valley, California


Job Title: Microwave & Systems Engineering Manager

Job Code: AS20210202-55989

Job Location:Simi Valley, CA

Job Description:

Provides technical leadership for the Microwave & Systems Engineering departments supporting the fixed site and mobile antenna product lines in development, production, and sustaining efforts for customer programs. Directly involved in the design, integration, and test of all aspects of the microwave & system design of the antenna systems. A high level of technical content and participation in proposals, design, test, and sustainment of the products is anticipated with this position.

Essential Functions:

  • This position reports to the Director, Engineering.

  • Responsible for determining staffing requirements and adjusting staffing levels as necessary to ensure that the department’s workface is appropriately staffed with qualified individuals.

  • Leads the team in defining requirements, planning, and executing project plans, participating in design reviews, and supporting production release of modified or new products as well as addressing obsolescence of currently fielded systems.

  • Assigns, tracks, and controls department activities to ensure that department responsibilities are met and product designs conform to their requirements.

  • Provides direction and training to engineers and ensure compliance with department standards and policies.

  • Performs annual departmental performance appraisal reviews.

  • Prepares or assists in the preparation of the departmental budget as needed.

  • Reviews product specifications and generates system and module-level block diagrams, flow diagrams and design concepts.

  • Designs, tests, and integrates hardware sub-systems and modules.

  • Utilizes simulation tools or design tools to implement designs in antenna products.

  • Demonstrates excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills. Conducts disciplined failure analysis to arrive at root cause for issues and design or recommend effective corrective actions.

  • Interfaces with business development, proposals, other design and test departments, manufacturing, quality, production, and customer service to support all aspects of the antenna product lines.

  • Supports product processes, such as BOM's (Bill of Materials) and ECO's (Engineering Change Order).

  • Supports program and proposal processes, such as BOE’s (Basis of Estimate) and EAC’s (Estimate at Completion), as well as schedule generation and updates.

  • Prepares and presents technical data at customer PDR's and CDR's.

  • Supports marketing activities and proposal preparation.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Electrical Engineering or a related field is required. Masters in Electrical Engineering preferred. Must have at least ten years of related experience.

  • Minimum of one-year experience managing a team of engineers as a section manager or lead.

  • Must possess a working knowledge of antennas, phased arrays, beamformers, transmission line theory, and passive RF circuit design.

  • Experience with one or more design and analysis software tools such as HFSS, STK, CST, Python or MatLab is required.

  • Must have experience with S-parameters, antenna patterns, satellite communications and/or RF systems experience.

  • Experience with Bill of Materials (BOM) management and Engineering Change Control (ECO) processes is required.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Proficient with Office Suite tools, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Knowledge of practical RF system considerations such as path loss calculation, cascade noise figure, and intercept point is desirable.

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.