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Principal Electrical Engineer

Job ID 109384 Date posted 07/12/2019
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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 $17 billion in annual revenue, 50,000 employees and customers in more than 130 countries. L3Harris.com

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.

About L3Harris Technologies

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 $17 billion in annual revenue, 50,000 employees and customers in more than 130 countries. L3Harris.com

This is a great opportunity to be part of the L3 Engineering team. The Electrical Engineers at L3Harris do real engineering work for products that make a real difference. Display Systems is one of the few remaining places where engineers are involved in the full lifecycle from product design and qualification to manufacturing and integration. The Electrical Engineering team of approximately 20 people at Military Displays is charged with developing circuit cards and FPGA designs for aircraft electronic systems. The circuit cards and FPGAs are custom designed to meet performance specifications and internal guidelines.

Members of our design staff are technical leaders across multi-disciplined teams, possessing a high level understanding of aerospace electrical engineering technology and electronics architectures for aircraft sub-systems and instruments. 

Duties include:

  • Block diagram development and implementation into electrical designs
  • Circuit card component selection and trade studies
  • Schematic entry of circuit designs
  • Circuit analysis (derating, power, signal integrity, crosstalk, timing)
  • FPGA development & simulation
  • Documentation of design requirements & implementation
  • Conduct and participate in internal design reviews
  • System-level integration of circuit cards with embedded software or firmware
  • Support for qualification testing issues
  • Support for manufacturing issues on legacy and new production systems
  • Other duties related to the product lifecycle may be assigned in addition to the above mentioned.



  • BS or MS in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering from ABET accredited university,
  • 10-15 years relevant work experience
  • Course work/experience with FPGAs, embedded microprocessors, microcontrollers, graphics and video processors( experience with Open GL is a plus)
  • Familiarity of high performance video design techniques including designs with converters, scalers, drivers, high-speed memory (DDR2/DDR3), Ethernet and processor subsystems.
  • Ability to understand and generate schematics with digital and analog electronic circuits
  • Familiarity with analog and digital video standards and protocols
  • Experience in development of high-reliability military products is a plus.
  • Familiarity with industry standard EDA tools including schematic capture (DxDesigner), PCB layout and FPGA development/simulation (Quartus, Vivado, ModelSim)
  • Proven effective communication with Senior Project Management and customer representatives is essential. 


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.






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.

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