The Technology Transitions Lead supports the L3Harris Communications Systems (CS) Innovations Office and works closely with segment/sector engineering, business development, and executive leadership to align and transition low-to-mid-TRL technologies to address longer term gaps identified within the CS business.
The role will identify, manage, and transition burgeoning technologies derived from CRAD developments, SBIR/STTR efforts, identified small business relationships, and university/seedling projects into the various segment business sectors. The Technology Transition Lead develops the proper business relationships, leverages existing processes, and develops new procedures to maximize on the likelihood of the successful adoption of business relevant nascent technologies.
The Technology Transition Lead is responsible for developing, maintaining, and reporting metrics for each transitioned technology in order to demonstrate value of investment back to business leadership. She or he will be expected to interact with broad levels of leadership, executives, and peers. The successful candidate should have a demonstrated capacity to quickly form relationships both internal and external, be self-motivated, independent, creative, and capable of working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
The Technology Transitions Lead is expected to also manage all aspects of the CS-Segment idea call.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Understand and usher new technology developments through the business to maximize on the likelihood of adoption and transition;
- Identify and help remove roadblocks which inhibit TRL advancement across the business;
- Expose relevant technology transition opportunities (internal and external) to senior leadership;
- Actively participate in the identification, assessment, and transition of various technologies in the innovation pipeline;
- Work closely with the Rapid Prototyping Group (RPG), PLM, and Engineering to bridge the gap of developed prototypes and formal engineering models;
- Manage, summarize, document, and communicate scientific & technical projects from a business-focused perspective;
- Lead segment bi-annual idea call while also monitoring project progress and relationships;
- Transition relevant seedling and university technologies into appropriate areas of the business;
- Have a demonstrated passion for low to mid TRL technologies, research, prototyping, and higher risk development efforts.
- A master’s degree in engineering with 7 years (or a bachelor’s degree with 9+ years);
- 3-5 years of experience with early stage technology commercialization
- 5+ years of DoD technology development and 3+ years of relevant business experience;
- Demonstrated knowledge of intellectual property and technology transfer processes;
- Shown ability to develop and utilize objective measurement techniques to capture technology transition business value and relevance;
- Strong attention to detail and administrative processes;
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple disparate tasks while meeting deadlines;
- Excellent communication and presentation skills (both oral and written)
- Demonstrated ability to work with a multitude of individuals and stakeholders across an organization;
- Must be eligible for DOD security clearance and access.