Systems Engineer

Harris   •  

Rochester, NY

Industry: Business Services


11 - 15 years

Posted 395 days ago

Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving customers’ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. Harris supports government and commercial customers in more than 100 countries and has approximately $6 billion in annual revenue. The company is organized into three business segments: Communication Systems, Space and Intelligence Systems and Electronic Systems. Learn more at

Job Description: 

Lead Systems Engineering Activities that develop communications solutions around complex tactical radio and networking systems that satisfy specific customer requirements for critical wireless communications. 

  • Manage and lead the design of systems utilizing Harris products with other vendor equipment.  Includes HF, VHF, UHF, microwave, data, IP networks and/or custom design peripheral subsystems in both voice and data applications integrated into a variety of platforms and systems (C4ISR).
  • Provide oversight of the project efforts including: requirements decomposition; designing, documenting and costing of systems, and execution of program deliverables with close coordination with SEIT (Systems Engineering Integration & Test) Lead including integration and test of those systems.
  • Lead a team of engineers to the successful completion of the project activities.  May also involve direct supervision of engineers in a matrix environment.
  • Create and manage Systems Safety Program Plans (SSPP) and all sub activities associated.
  • Develop project activity plans for assigned leadership activities and ensure the plan is successfully executed, achieving the expected quality and performance while completing on time and on budget. 
  • Provide periodic management reports of key metrics including schedule performance, cost to complete, risk mitigation plans, and key performance parameters.
  • Manage the project risks with the SEIT Lead and ensure we are proactively mitigating and reducing risks during the project execution.
  • Support the SEIT Lead in determining the end customer's technical requirement.
  • Responsible for coordination with configuration management of all documents for assigned activities. 
  • Work with Contract Management to provide requirements and guidance to outside vendors.
  • Position requires the demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with internal organizations (Sales, Program Management, Operations, and a globally dispersed engineering team) to complete assigned projects.
  • Successful candidate will possess excellent technical, interpersonal and customer skills, plus demonstrate the capacity to effectively foster team building within and beyond his/her work group.


  • BSEE/BSCE and 10+ years of experience or Master’s Degree with 8+ years of work experience
  • 2+ years of experience of demonstrated in project management of Systems Design and Systems Integration with relevant technology.
  • Approximately 10% short term international travel anticipated

Preferred Additional Skills:

Additional skills preferred in one or more of the following areas:

  • Computer Proficiency – Excel, Word, Power Point, Visio, and MS Project.  Programming skills a plus for workflow automation and complex analysis.  Experience with MSSharePoint is a plus.
  • Expertise in one or more of the following: Military Tactical Radio Applications and Systems Design (HF, VHF, UHF, Satcom), IP Networking, Wireless Voice and Data Systems, Platform and Vehicular Integration, C4ISR systems design
  • Technical proposal experience to include knowledge and expertise in the following areas:  detailed scheduling, work breakdown structure development, basis of estimate (BOE) development and technical writing.  Proficiency at writing clear and concise reports and presentations tailored to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Proficiency at writing clear and concise language tailored to a wide variety of audiences. Successful candidate will possess excellent technical, interpersonal and customer skills, plus demonstrate the capacity to effectively foster team building within and beyond his/her work group.
  • Experience with process improvement in a CMMI and ISO9001 work environment.
  • International travelexperiences, working with international teams and understanding of cultural sensitivity a plus.  Foreign language proficiency is also a plus.
  • PMP Certification a plus