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L3Harris Sr. Systems Engineer in Northampton, Massachusetts

Sr. Systems Engineer

Northampton, Massachusetts

On the L3Harris team, your job is to secure the world. We don’t work here just for the advanced technology and equipment: We work here because we know what – and who – we’re protecting. From families to the intelligence community, and from our climate to our men and women in uniform – we’re making the world a safer place. Working with the L3Harris's engineering team, you'll join our team of qualified, diverse individuals and work in a fast-paced environment with high expectations, global scope, and a collaborative team setting.




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  • Analytical

  • Collaborative

  • Leader

  • Problem Solver

  • Strategic

  • Technical

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  • Career Development

  • Dress for your day

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Flexible Schedule

  • Parental Leave

  • Adoption Cost Benefit

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Job Description

Job ID IMS20200907-47624

Date posted 07/09/2020

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


Sr. Systems Engineer

We are currently seeking a Sr. Systems Engineer for our Northampton, MA location.

Job Description: The purpose of the system engineer position is to synthesize and define complex electro-optical and electro-mechanical systems. Coordinate system level requirements and ensure that technical obligations are fulfilled. Senior professional with strong knowledge of job area and broad knowledge of project management. Manages complex projects or processes with general oversight. Communicates within and outside of own function to gain cooperation on operational processes, practices, and procedures. Makes moderate to substantial improvements to systems and processes. Contributes to achievement of departmental goals and operating plans with direct impact on the departmental results.

Essential Functions:

  • Synthesize and define RF System designs for complex electro optical solutions.

  • Coordinate system level requirements internally and among subcontractors and suppliers.

  • Work with Project Engineer, other engineers and other departments to ensure that all technical contractual obligations are fulfilled.

  • Ensure adherence to Quality Systems Manual and applicable Standard Work Instructions.

  • Adhere to budget and schedule commitments.

  • Design and develop microwave components, circuits and subsystems for multidisciplinary products applications.

  • Perform engineering design analysis to establish validity of designs.

  • Prepare and review design documentation in accordance with contract requirements and/or internal standards.

  • Lead and support the assembly and integration of products/systems containing microwave components or subsystems.

  • Draft technical performance specifications and assist Purchasing Department with procurement of items as necessary

  • Leads technical analysis and design with customers and suppliers

  • Design or specify test procedures and test equipment (including Vector Network Analyzers, Noise Figure Meters, and Spectrum Analyzers) and provide technical assistance to Technical Specialist or test personnel during testing of prototype and production hardware.

  • Support Production Floor for system integration and test

  • Conduct or coordinate system cascade analyses and trade studies and complex design risk trade-off analysis.

  • Coordinate and lead design reviews of new or existing designs prepare/present complex internal and external design reviews.

  • Capable of providing technical supervision and training/mentoring to lower level engineers.

  • Successful candidates meet eligibility requirements to access US classified information

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical, Microwave or Systems Engineering or Physics

  • Education combined with 15+ years of experience

  • Highest capability and efficiency in using computer tools

  • INCOSE Expert System Engineering Professional (ESEP) Preferred

  • INCOSE Certified System Engineering Professional (CSEP) Preferred

  • EVM Professional Certification Preferred

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Light domestic and international travel environments – up to 25%

  • Software used: Microsoft Word, Excel, Visio and PowerPoint, Outlook E-mail

  • Technical Software Used: Mathcad, MATLAB, SysCalc

  • Capable of traveling domestically and internationally

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.