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Lead, Systems Engineer - RF Space Systems

Company: L3Harris
Location: Palm Bay
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:


Job Title: Lead, Systems Engineer - RF Space Systems

Job Code: SAS20212403-58627

Job Location: Palm Bay, FL

Job Description:

This position will be responsible for providing Systems Engineering support for space vehicles and associated subsystems across multiple responsive space programs in the Space and Airborne Systems Segment of L3Harris Technologies.

Our Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance 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.

Learn more about the small satellite solutions we provide for government and commercial organizations here:

Essential Functions:

The Lead Systems Engineer will provide engineering services as a technical specialist in a broad field of engineering, research, evaluation, and development for highly complex and technical space-based and airborne aerospace products. Solves complex development problems in area of specialization or in implementing special and/or design engineering projects to a wide range of products, projects, or programs. Uses the application of systems engineering standards, principles, theories, concepts and techniques. With minimal direction will be able to specify, architect, analyze, model, establish flow downs and verify designs, test and verify complex engineering tasks in electrical, mechanical, optical, RF, software, systems, and/or hardware components. Presents analysis of designs to Design Review Boards. Participates in and lead proposal teams.

  • Be the voice of the customer and lead technically through the product/program full life cycle including advanced R&D, capture, proposals, design, integration & test, verification, and sustainment
  • Coordinate with System Integration and Test engineer responsible for the assembly, integration, and testing of payload & space vehicle subsystems including power, attitude control, T&C (Telemetry & Command), C&DH (Command & Data Handling), and inter-subsystem interfaces to ensure all requirements are met
  • Perform hardware/software requirements definition, decomposition, allocation, management, verification, and validation
  • Work with SMEs to define and ensure interface requirements are properly flowed down to each subsystem and coordinated between subsystems including key suppliers such as for bus components or subsystems
  • Define and establish spacecraft technical baseline to meet program customer requirements.
  • Work with SMEs to ensure subsystem verification testing and analysis is performed with appropriate modeling of inter-subsystem interfaces
  • Participate and present information for internal and external technical reviews including peer reviews, requirements reviews, design reviews, qualification reviews and customer System Requirements Review (SRR), Preliminary Design reviews (PDR), Critical Design Reviews (CDR) and Technical Interchange Meetings (TIM)
  • Support subsystem and system level testing including data reviews, anomaly investigations and RCCA (Root Cause Corrective Action) closure
  • Support program technical and management leadership, as required
  • Support and lead technical discussions with customers, as required


  • Bachelor's Degree and minimum 9 years of prior relevant experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 7 years of prior related experience
  • Experience in a Systems Engineering role in one or more space vehicle subsystems
  • Experience leading multi-disciplinary engineering team through system requirements, design, analysis, test, hardware build, delivery and launch
  • Active Top Secret security clearance required

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Ability to perform in-depth technical work while being able to communicate effectively with multiple disciplines, program office personnel and customers
  • Organization skills to be able to lead multi-discipline teams and driving to proper technical closure while managing schedule, cost and customer expectations
  • Ability to identify any gaps in technical coverage to appropriate leadership during all phases of program execution; help fill-in any gaps, when possible
  • Experience interfacing directly with customers (both prime contractors and end customers) on resolving in-depth technical issues
  • Experience executing commercial, firm-fixed price development programs for space
  • Experience with requirements derivation and tracking using DOORs (or equivalent) including requirements verification traceability matrix (RVTM).

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