Harris Corporation

Lead, Systems Engineer (Signals) - Palm Bay, FL

System Engineer in Willing to consider other US cities

Posted 2019-03-02

Lead, Systems Engineer (Signals)
Job ID: SIS20181508-26712
Job Location: Palm Bay, FL

Do you want to make a difference? Join our team! Harris is looking for high performing individuals who will design, develop, deploy, and sustain systems that provide the intelligence community with actionable intelligence to protect our nation. Our team is a collection of highly technical problem solvers, invigorated by creating first-of-a-kind systems. You will help solve the most demanding technical challenges while enjoying the satisfaction of knowing that your efforts are making the nation a safer place.

Job Description:

Signals Systems Engineer experienced in architecting, implementing, testing, and troubleshooting hardware and software for various signal processing applications. The Signals Systems Engineer will assist with design and implementation of signal processing architectures for proposals and/or projects to build or enhance signal processing capabilities. This position assists in resolving complex system problems and interacts with program engineering, management, and customers. The position also requires the ability to lead and mentor team members in the lifecycle support of the signal processing systems and associated gear.

The candidate should be able to perform the following tasks with minimal oversight:

Develop signal processing architecture and designs based on system level requirements.
Interact with senior program managers and customers to define signal processing approaches and strategies.
Lead trade studies to identify the most economical solution to satisfy signal processing requirements.
Develop signal processing system integration and check out plans.
Develop internal requirements, CONOPs and interface control documents from customer / product requirements.
Support full program development lifecycles including concept, design fabrication, production, test, installation, operations, maintenance and disposal.
Provide technical leadership to development teams at internal and external gate reviews such as technical baseline reviews and design reviews.
Perform functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.
Ensure the logical and systemic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions to meet technical, schedule, and cost constraints.

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and a minimum of ten (9+) total years of experience in the architecture/design, development, and implementation of signal processing architectures.
Active TS/SCI or TS/SSBI security clearance required.
Preferred skills:

Familiarity with telecom protocols, standards, and environments.
Familiarity with a variety of Operating Systems – Linux, Windows, UNIX - is desired.
Basic understanding of technical principles, theories and concepts of signal modulation, encoding, and other digital processing schemes.
Basic understanding of Software components including firmware, operating systems, drivers, applications and other computing system software.
Basic understanding of hardware components including electrical equipment, digital processing hardware (ASIC, CPLD, FPGA), circuit boards, microprocessor systems, computer system architectures and interfaces.
Solid technical foundation and proven experience working with development engineering teams as well as direct customer interaction.
Security Clearance:

Please be aware that this position requires an active TS/SCI or TS/SSBI security clearance. Security Clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that Harris Corporation may share your résumé, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

Harris is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local law.

Candidates will support Environment, Health and Safety by fulfilling the Harris EHS Policy, complying with Harris EHS programs and applicable regulations, and striving for continual EHS improvement.

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Company summary

Harris is a leading technology innovator, solving customers’ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions in Communication Systems, Electronic Systems and Space and Intelligence System that connect, inform and protect.


Life insurance; disability; EAP, Adoption Assistance Plan; voluntary benefits (auto/homeowners insurance, pre-paid legal services, vet insurance, and more); tuition reimbursement; spending accounts.

Tech Stack

Python, Linux, Java, PostgreSQL, Apache Camel

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