Chief Systems Engineer


Chief Systems Engineer

@ L3Harris

  • Provides technical leadership in concurrent engineering of advanced product design.
  • Leads engineering teams in L3Harris product development process from concept to system integration final acceptance tests.
  • Strong customer service focus and experience working with government customers.
  • In touch with relevant industry trends and new technologies.
  • Deep understanding of the systems engineering development process and experience executing across the product lifecycle.
  • Chair and conduct Design Reviews, Failure Review Board and Root Cause and Corrective Action team on complex systems.
  • Guides and directs system development and design synthesis of complex electronic systems.
  • Guides and directs front-end systems engineering development to include analysis, modeling and. simulation, system level performance prediction including system reliability, maintainability and safety.
  • Leads design activities to include system synthesis and conceptualization in a design-to-cost environment
  • Leads system performance analysis and prediction in various operational environments.
  • Leads system requirements definition, flow down and traceability.
  • Supports business development activities to include proposals, RFI responses, basis of estimates, ROMs, and white papers.
  • Leads implementation and management of business area technical risks.
  • Leads implementation and management of business area and program measures of effectiveness/performance, to include technical performance metrics.
  • Oversight of system test including planning, laboratory and field testing.
  • Oversee development and sets targets to improve the Systems Engineering Design and verification practices, processes, configuration, standards and metrics.


  • Strong leader with customer focus
  • Expert in Proposal execution
  • High degree of familiarity with Open System Architectures
  • People and leadership skills that are beyond reproach, with notable success in leading and collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team environment.
  • An appreciation for Earned Value Management
  • Understanding of Design-to-Cost development
  • A superior work ethic and commitment to organizational success.
  • Well defined communication and effective influencing skills.
  • Generation/presentation of persuasive technical narratives.
  • Program/Project Management expertise.
  • DOORS/Matlab & MBSE Tools
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Existing DoD clearance with current 5 year update
  • Ability to obtain any additional clearances as required
  • Prior, but recent and relevant Naval program experience
  • At least 10-15 years’ relevant experience in both execution of and overall concepts and best practices  pertaining system requirements development, analysis, design, integration, verification and test
  • Experience leading technology development programs
  • Experience in systems architecture development
  • BSEE or equivalent required
  • Master’s degree in disciplines such as Systems Engineering or Electrical Engineering highly desired

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Location: Lafayette, LA
Date Posted: July 06, 2021
Application Deadline: August 06, 2021