Field Engineering Specialist


Field Engineering Specialist

@ L3Harris

  • Responsible for commissioning, testing, operation, and maintenance of marine Autonomous Surface Vehicles (both on and off the water) of the electrical, mechanical, and software systems.
  • Must keep organized and detailed records, logs, issues, and checklists for a variety of operationally essential tasks
  • Must coordinate and communicate effectively with Software and Engineering teams to assist in commissioning and testing of various vehicles produced and any operation of the vehicles in the field/offshore.
  • Supporting the ongoing operation and maintenance of the vehicles when deployed at customer locations including investigation and diagnosis of any technical issues the vehicle and its control system may experience
  • Liaising directly with customers and their representatives when the vehicles are deployed in the field at customer locations
  • Working closely alongside members of the ASV Operations team and the wider ASV team to ensure the continued efficient operation and refinement of our products by working with our clients to capture feedback and change requests etc.
  • Interfacing between the ASV Operations team and Software/Engineering teams to aid in effective communication and provide feedback from Operations team to the latter.
  • This role will require worldwide travel, potentially at short notice.


  • Available for extensive travel and periods working offshore on a vessel or at customer facilities off-site
  • Bachelor's degree in any of the following disciplines or comparable: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering/Design, and Systems Engineering.
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience.
  • This position requires the ability to obtain a US Security Clearance for which the US Government requires US Citizenship.
  • This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Applicants must be a U.S. Person as per 22 CFR 120.15 in order to satisfy export compliance requirements.
  • Extensive software, network and electrical experience preferably backed up with experience of supporting such equipment in the marine environment.
  • To be self-directed, organized, systematic, punctual, and goal oriented.
  • Understand and utilize effective troubleshooting techniques to resolve software, electrical, and/or mechanical system issues
  • Excellent networking knowledge, in particular layer 2 and layer 3 functions, including: understanding of subnets, VLAN configuration, routing functions, DHCP, IPSec, L2TP and the ability to re-configure networks to meet changing demands.
  • CentOS toolchain experience in a headless environment. The ability to install CentOS and deal with unexpected failures such as in the bootloader or partition mounting.
  • Experience in the set up and fault finding of complex marine electrical systems and sensors including experience with NMEA2000 and NMEA0183 protocols.
  • Excellent electrical knowledge including the ability to understand electrical diagrams, understanding of various components such as relays, actuators, and the ability to investigate and trace electrical issues.
  • The ability to quickly locate the cause of a problem from a set of symptoms and the ability to either resolve locally or liaise effectively with shore-based support teams to ensure such problems are dealt with quickly and efficiently.
  • To have strong organizational abilities, oral & written communications, and interpersonal skills.
  • Basic boat handling skills
  • Experience in working with basic mechanical systems such as marine engines, actuators
  • PLC programming knowledge in structured text and use of debugging tools
  • Experience working in the offshore environment
  • Experience with, and interest in, the marine environment (either through business or leisure activities)
  • Current Basic Offshore Safety Induction & Emergency Training (BOSIET) would also be an advantage but such training will be provided if necessary

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Location: Lafayette, LA
Date Posted: January 28, 2021
Application Deadline: February 28, 2021