Chief Technologist - Product Line Engineering

L3 Communications   •  

Salt Lake City, UT

Industry: Aerospace / Defense


8 - 10 years

Posted 393 days ago


  • Become the technical expert within product line engineering

  • Work closely with the Manager – Product Line Engineering in the following tasks:


    • Review bids and proposals in functional reviews

    • Represent product line engineering in various executive reviews

    • Provide insight and feedback on new products and influence technology and product roadmaps


  • Supply engineering support to the end customer and primes to meet product business goals and resolve system issues

  • Coordinate and collaborate with Product Line Engineers and Product Managers to provide internal system engineering support for activities such as Diminishing Manufacturing Sources (DMS) resolution, Design Verification Testing (DVT), software sell- off, bids, and proposals

  • Identify a variety of engineering/operations/process issues, isolate issues, drive issues to root cause and implement short- and long-term corrective actions

  • Produce results in a matrixed team environment

  • Facilitate appropriate change within the organization to resolve current issues and prevent future ones


  • An ABET (EAC/CAC) accredited Bachelor's or Master’s of Science degree in an Engineering discipline is required

  • 7+ years industry experience;   knowledge/experience with CSW design cycles, CCA design, FPGA design, mechanical design, software design, and systems engineering a plus

  • Demonstrated design experience and strong technical knowledge of the principles in at least two of the following areas:   Systems Engineering, Communications theory, Signal Processing, Digital design, Analog and RF design, Software design, Networking design, or Mechanical design

  • Knowledge of a broad range of engineering concepts, practices, and procedures for the solution of technical problems

  • Familiarity with Product Manufacturing (Operations) and Quality Management is desired

  • Excellent   interpersonal communication skills (both oral and written) are required, including the ability to effectively present to large audiences

  • Must work well in a team environment as well as have good team leadership skills

  • Possess effective problem solving skills and the ability to meet critical deadlines

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in the absence of complete information

  • Experience with root cause analysis desired

  • Familiarity with Earned Value Management   principles is desired

  • Working knowledge of CSW tools, including TeamCenter and SAP is desired

  • Ability and willingness to travel when required – estimated at less than 10%

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