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Lead Systems Engineer– Space Antennas and Structures

Job ID SIS20191106-31644 Date posted 06/11/2019

Lead Systems Engineer– Space Antennas and Structures
Job ID: SIS20191106-31644
Job Location: Palm Bay, FL

This position will be responsible for providing End-to-End Space Antennas and Structures Systems Engineering support to customer-funded programs and internal research efforts within our Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) business unit of Harris Corporation.

Our intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) solutions serve a broad array of government, civil and commercial customers by enhancing information superiority, contributing to our national security and providing actionable data for the protection of property and human life. We specialize in high-reliability airborne and space-based remote sensing payloads that offer active and motion imaging and data processing, exploitation and dissemination. We also provide solutions that map and monitor the earth for a variety of commercial and governmental users.

Job Description:

  • System architecture process including requirements generation, system requirements/design reviews, preliminary design, peer reviews, detailed design, test plan generation, and integration and test for Space Antennas and Structures based systems.
  • Ensure the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule and cost constraints.
  • Leading teams of designers to realize architectures in collaboration with other disciplines (RF, Mechanical, I&T, Manufacturing, etc).
  • Perform technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems.
  • Perform detailed trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware specifications.
  • Support customer proposals for complex architectures (Basis of Estimates (BOEs), Cost Volumes, and Technical Volumes).


  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 10 years of prior relevant experience, or equivalent experience.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience in the design, analysis, manufacturing and test of large deployable space structures and/or antennas.
  • Broad background in mechanical engineering and antenna engineering for satellite systems.
  • Experience leading multi-discipline technical teams through all phases of program (initial concept, proposals, SRR, PDR/CDR, I&T, final sell-off); meeting technical requirements while performing within cost and schedule budgets
  • Experience interfacing directly with customers (both prime contractors and end customers) on resolving in-depth technical issues during the development and sell-off of space hardware
  • Experience executing commercial, firm-fixed price development programs for space
  • Experience integrating large complex structures onto spacecraft
  • Experience in Root Cause Corrective Action process and techniques.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in a technical information environment.
  • Experience with requirements derivation and tracking using DOORs (or equivalent) including requirements verification traceability matrix (RVTM).

Security Clearance:

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.