L3 Technologies Senior Mission Assurance Engineer in Wilmington, Massachusetts

Senior Mission Assurance Engineer


Role Summary/Purpose

L3 SSG is seeking an experienced Mission Assurance (MA) Engineer with the energy and drive to lead MA deployment on key SSG programs in order to deliver overall mission success. The MA Engineer will oversee MA efforts on individual programs as well as supporting other activities and programs with applications in space, airborne and ground-based EO systems/payloads.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Drive program MA process implementation to identify and mitigate design, production, test and field support deficiencies and ensure mission success including design assurance, reliability, safety, parts, materials and processes, contamination control, risk and opportunity management, independent reviews and assessments, failure investigations and other critical MA activities.

  • Review customer MA requirements and ensure program mission assurance processes are in place for successful program execution.

  • Prepare MA plans to define MA activities for programs.

  • Provide program support to define, assess and monitor MA requirements and processes; assess program performance and risks; and resolve issues.

  • Support program execution from the proposal phase, program start-up and through to program completion.

  • Ensure that customer requirements, statutory/regulatory requirements and program objectives are satisfied in a timely, cost effective manner by partnering with program teams and functional managers. MA activities must support Program technical, schedule and cost objectives.

  • Drive resolution of issues potentially impacting mission success by working with program teams, customers, and suppliers.

  • Work with key suppliers to ensure MA flow-down requirements are met.

  • Some travel will be required to ensure key subcontractor mission assurance program elements are met.


Qualifications/ Requirements

  • A BS Engineering or the equivalent, advanced degree or MBA is preferred.

  • A minimum of 10 years of hands-on MA experience in the design, development and manufacturing of complex space flight hardware. Experience in the production of sophisticated electro-optical sensors and systems preferred.

  • Strong competency in, and experience with Systems Engineering disciplines.

  • Past experience demonstrating effective change management and continuous improvement is highly desired.

  • Extensive knowledge of mission assurance specifications and standards for aerospace equipment and quality programs is required. Knowledge of AS9100 is a plus.

  • Excellent written and presentation skills with the ability to clearly and competently convey Mission Assurance requirements and execution strategies to the program team, customers, and subcontractors.

  • Acceptable Mission Assurance disciplines include, Reliability Engineering, Parts Materials and Process Engineering, System Engineering, Quality Engineering.

  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills with the ability to work as an individual contributor and as a team leader in a cross-functional, matrix environment.

  • Strong business acumen with the ability to work with customers and suppliers.

  • Existing TS/SCI (SSBI) security clearance or the ability to satisfy requirements for a TS/SCI SSBI security clearance.

L-3 SSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage minorities, women, veterans and disabled individuals to apply. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

U.S. Citizen Status is required.

NOTE: This position can be a Salary Grade T04 or T05 based on the candidate’s qualifications as they relate to the skills, experience and responsibility requirements for the position.

The Company

L3Technologies is a prime contractor in Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C3ISR) systems, aircraft modernization and maintenance, and government services. L3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. Our customers include the U.S. Department of Defense and its prime contractors, U.S. Government intelligence agencies, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Justice, allied foreign governments, domestic and foreign commercial customers and select other U.S. federal, state and local government agencies.


L3 SSG specializes in the development, manufacturing and qualification of remote E-O sensing payloads, instruments and major sub-systems primarily for space as well as unique airborne applications. Space mission areas include major science investigation, situational awareness, launch detection and weather analysis. Primary markets served include NASA, DoD, intelligence communities and commercial space. Primary airborne contributions include hyperspectral payloads for specialized overseas missions and critical line-of-sight control sub-systems for targeting systems.

Job Quality Assurance

Primary Location USA-Massachusetts-Wilmington

US Security Clearance Required: None

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day - 1st

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Organization: Division - SSG-20000054

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Job Posting: Jun 1, 2018, 12:38:32 PM

Req ID: 098972