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Harris Corporation Director, Systems Engineering Design Assurance in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Director, Systems Engineering Design Assurance 3/13/19--Systems, EngineeringUSA - CO - Colorado Springs, USA - FL - Melbourne, USA - NY - Rochester, USA - VA - Herndon




Job ID: SIS20191303-30495


Director, Design Assurance Organization

Job Code: SIS20191303-30495

Job Location: Melbourne, FL, Colorado Springs, Rochester NY, Herndon VA

Job Description:

Responsibilities include the oversight and creation of a new Design Assurance Organization within Systems Engineering for the Harris Space and Intelligence Systems (S&IS) business segment. The Director will be responsible for leading an organization of senior System engineers, overseeing Design, Architecture and Test processes for all S&IS ensuring that programs are following best practices and processes required for the successful execution of Space Hardware and Ground Programs. The Director must be able to work closely with the Operations Team to ensure all design procedures and processes are flowed correctly to ensure flawless execution of Space and Ground Hardware.

Other responsibilities of the Director role are as follows:

  • Ownership of the Hardware Qualification Review board and all artifacts associated with ensuring that the qualification process is adhered to

  • Ownership of the Independent Review Team(IRT) Process and setting the expectations of each IRT across SI&S. Director will also be responsible for the follow-up and reporting of IRT findings to the Vice President of Engineering

  • Ownership of the Common Product and Process Change Review Board. This involves the direction, identification and adherence to leveraging core common space products and processes to ensure that all changes to the baseline are adjudicated and approved appropriately

  • Organize and run the Mission Success Review Board for S&IS, which defines the process to manage issues that could potentially have an adverse impact on the missions Harris supports. The MSR process establishes a senior-level review board that will serve as the technical conscience for the S&IS segment, with responsibility for providing an independent “Harris” risk assessment and go/no-go recommendation for the mission. The director will ensure the qualification plans and waivers put within the program plan are aligned appropriately to ensure program success.

  • Analysis of key pursuits to ensure Harris is aligned for Mission Success

  • Document and Oversee the adjudication of Mission Critical issues and provide Risk Assessments against current programs

  • Ensure that a consistent approach and technical position is established for common-product Mission Critical Issues across all S&IS programs


  • Active TS/SCI Clearance

  • Bachelor's degree with 15 years of experience or Master's with 13 years of experience; or equivalent

  • 5-10 years Space Systems Engineering and understanding of hardware development processes related to Space Systems

  • Experience Managing a large (>$100M) Space Qualified Hardware program; or equivalent

  • Experience with leading a functional organization, establishing processes and organizational initiatives that have proven effectiveness in Space programs

  • Experience working and/or reporting directly to the President or Vice President of a large corporation; or equivalent

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Minimum of 20 years’ experience with Space Based Engineering tools and technologies.

  • Minimum of 20 years’ experience in Engineering Leadership to include:

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and proactively implement strategic decisions.

  • Exemplary planning and time management skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrable collaboration.

  • Ability to articulate key message summaries to business executives.

  • Able to self-start and solve problems quickly.

  • Good organizational skills, excellent problem-solving skills, and a willingness to work with teams and individuals.

  • Ability to learn new skills, meet deadlines, embrace new technologies, and follow process.

  • High energy and proactive; ability to manage in a dynamic environment.

  • Excellent communication, written and verbal skills.

  • Ability to provide strategies to technically grow an Optical Engineering Organization to support.

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver and sustain measurable results.

  • Ability to coach, mentor and build relationships with external organizations.

  • Self-starter; problem solver; customer focus.

  • Ability to clearly and succinctly convey information and ideas, including strong executive communication and presentation skills.

  • High expectations for sustained excellence for self and team members.

  • Proactively seek feedback and initiative to continually improve.

This position requires the candidate to hold Top Secret/SCI security clearance.

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 reg ulations, and striving for continual EHS improvement.

Job Profile Matching Criteria:

ExpertiseEngineering, --Systems

LocationUSA - NY - Rochester, USA - FL - Melbourne, USA - VA - Herndon, USA - CO - Colorado Springs