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L3Harris Lead, EO/IR Systems Engineer in Wilmington, Massachusetts

Job Title: Lead, EO/IR Systems Engineer

Job Code: 8315

Job Location: Wilmington, MA

Job Description:

This role is part of the L3Harris (LHX) Space Systems Sector within the Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) Segment. SAS is the largest and the fastest growing segment within LHX and well postured for continued growth and success in the domain. The products we develop perform a variety of missions for our customers with both space-based and ground-based applications. The Systems Engineers that support these missions lead the technology across the entire system lifecycle. They engage in all the of critical phases and milestone reviews including pursuit, SDR, PDR, CDR, TRR, PSR, and system operation. The Space Systems Sector has growing needs across a variety of programs, and our team may support one or multiple programs at any given time. Our roles will support the larger program team performing critical functions such as requirements management, Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), interface management, system design, risk and opportunity management, verification planning, test planning, and leading multiple event-based activities such as RCCAs, FRBs, MRBs, and addressing any open action items. All Systems Engineers must be able to work and lead in collaborative environments, fostering the success of the overall team. Specific essential skills for this role are listed below:

Essential Functions:

  • Experience with space hardware and testing

  • Experience with EO/IR space payloads and systems

  • Experience leading complex technical teams and programs to deliver hardware

  • Experience with requirements management software such as DOORS

  • Experience with fixed-price programs with government customers

  • Direct experience leading technical teams

  • Applies an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to plan, design, develop and verify a lifecycle balanced system

  • Provides systems engineering expertise and technical leadership in a broad field of engineering, research, design, and development for highly complex systems

  • Applies systems engineering standards, principles, theories, concepts, and techniques

  • Experience developing, managing, and verifying requirements for components or systems

  • Participate in and potentially lead business pursuit efforts

  • Evaluates customer and /operational needs to help define and coordinate system performance requirements, integrate technical parameters and assure compatibility of all physical, functional and program interfaces

  • Leads and coordinates various analyses to optimize space system architecture

  • Execute design trades to support technical decisions


  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 9 years of prior relevant experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 7 years of prior related experience. In lieu of a degree, minimum of 13 years of prior related experience.

  • 10 years systems engineering experience with space-based EO/IR systems with electromechanical pointing and focus control.

    Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Degree in Engineering, Physics, or other related scientific discipline

  • TS/SCI security clearance

  • Optical Telescope Assembly (OTA) design integration and test experience

  • Relevant experience with the design, manufacture, integration, test and sell-off of space-based EO/IR subsystems.

  • Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and its tools such as CAMEO and MagicDraw

  • Experience with space vehicle design, integration, and test

  • Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities.

  • Ability to lead program milestone reviews (SRR, SDR, PDR, CDR, FCA/PCA, PSR).

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.