Harris Corporation

Senior Embedded Software Engineer – Columbia, MD

Hardware Engineer in Willing to consider other US cities

Posted 2019-03-02

Job Title – Senior Software Engineer
Job Location – Columbia, MD
Job Code – CS20182108-26852
Level 4

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 harris.com.

Job Description

Primarily responsible for the design and development of software for Software Defined Radio (SDR) products.
Participates in all phases of the software development life cycle, including requirements analysis, design, implementation, integration, and test of software products.
Applies computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis concepts and principles in the development of software for the target application.
Develops software test procedures, software programs, and related documentation.
Contributes to determining, estimating, and validating the cost and scope of software efforts to ensure software performed meets program cost, schedule, and technical constraints.

BSEE, BSCS, BSCE, BSSE required with a minimum of 4 years industry experience or a graduate degree and 2 years of related experience.
Proficiency in C/C++ and Object-Oriented Design (OOD) required.
Must have an embedded software development background and troubleshooting skills.
Proficiency with multi-threaded design and/or embedded real-time operating systems is required.
Knowledgeable with flash file systems, XML, and networking.
Ability to analyze and modify existing software to add new capabilities.
This position requires the candidate to be able to obtain a Secret security clearance. To obtain a clearance, you need to be a US Citizen and show proof of citizenship.

Preferred Skills:

Knowledge of IP Networking, CORBA, Radio Frequency (RF) technology, and Software Defined Radio (SDR) development desirable.
Familiarity with scripting languages (Bash, Perl, Python, and/or Ruby) and GNU Make build systems preferred.
Familiarity with POSIX-based operating systems, such as BSD, QNX, Linux, etc.
Experience with design and implementation of time-critical software applications.
Experience with wireless communications systems.
Ability to work effectively in a team environment; good interpersonal and communication skills; creativity in problem solving.
Please be aware that many of our positions require a security clearance, or the ability to obtain one. 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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