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L3Harris Scientist, Systems Engineer in Aurora, Colorado

Scientist, Systems Engineer

Aurora, Colorado

On the L3Harris team, your job is to secure the world. We don’t work here just for the advanced technology and equipment: We work here because we know what – and who – we’re protecting. From families to the intelligence community, and from our climate to our men and women in uniform – we’re making the world a safer place. Working with the L3Harris's engineering team, you'll join our team of qualified, diverse individuals and work in a fast-paced environment with high expectations, global scope, and a collaborative team setting.




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  • Analytical

  • Collaborative

  • Leader

  • Problem Solver

  • Strategic

  • Technical

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  • Career Development

  • Dress for your day

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Flexible Schedule

  • Parental Leave

  • Adoption Cost Benefit

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Job Description

Job ID SAS20202109-50828

Date posted 09/25/2020

L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers’ mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 48,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.


Job Title: Scientist, Systems Engineer

Job Code:SAS20202109-50828

Job Location: Aurora, CO

Job Description:

L3Harris' Space and Intelligence Systems has an opening for a Scientist, Systems Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Aurora, Colorado. The individual will be embedded at a customer site and work in a fast-paced environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and a collaborative team setting. Candidate will be part of a team integrating, testing, and deploying the next generation operational control segment intended to command, control and navigate the current and future generation(s) Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite constellation for the United State Air Force.

Essential Functions:

Hands-on software integration - Running critical, Navigation (PNT) Mission functional threads in an Operations-like, integrated environment to facilitate discovery, diagnosis, and resolution of issues and/or defects. Initially, position may involve software defect resolution to gain system familiarity. Successful integrator has a demonstrated ability to:

• Collaborate with both co-located and remote teammates

• Systematically investigate technical problems of varying complexity

• Dive into unfamiliar areas and learn quickly

• Diagnose and fix issues with web services, messaging, database, and web applications

• Take initiative, own tasks and drive them to completion

• Communicate clearly and proactively, both in writing and orally

• Prioritize and make progress on multiple tasks

• Be motivated to achieve challenging goals


  • Bachelor’s Degree and 12+ years of relevant experience as a systems engineer

  • 12+ years of experience with Requirements flow down / allocation/ tracking / analysis / verification

  • Ideal candidate has a strong software background, including Java, C++, python coding or integration experience

  • Active Secret Security Clearance

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience in at least one of the following areas:

  • Satellite payload or ground system design

  • SOA integration, JMS messaging

  • User Interface (UI) testing

  • Oracle Weblogic application server

  • Java, J2EE web, C++ applications

  • Oracle database, JDBC, SQL

  • SOAP Web Services, use of SoapUI

  • IBM ClearCase, JIRA

  • Linux command line, Python

  • Excellent communication and writing skills

  • Ability to work closely with other disciplines

  • Experience in risk management

  • Experience with project management

Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a 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 L3Harris Technologies 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.

L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.