Lead Software Engineering


Lead Software Engineering

@ L3 Harris

The L3Harris ASV business site is a leading supplier of Unmanned and Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASVs). At our site in Broussard, Louisiana, employees own every stage of the technology development and delivery process. Autonomous vessels are designed, fitted, tested and deployed from Louisiana to sites all over the country.

We are seeking a talented Lead Software Engineer to help us improve our world class autonomy platform. We are a fast-paced team specializing in building next generation autonomy for surface vessels employing state of the art technology from a variety of fields – operator interfaces, sensing, planning, and hardware control. Our product allows naval vessels to operate fully autonomously while safely reacting to the world around them. With over 100 vessels in operation and 2,000 days logged at sea our product is one of the best solutions in the world and we are leading the effort toward naval autonomy in commercial and defense spaces.

Our software developers are a team of highly talented individuals. We take pride in the quality of our product, and we encourage all our developers to take ownership and personal responsibility. We have a strong culture of review and mentoring as part of our collaborative commitment to excellence. Our goal is to provide an extremely accessible work environment that empowers developers to tackle hard problems.

Our success is due to the people we employ – if you’re smart, adaptable, highly productive, a team player, and relish the challenge that comes with solving difficult problems, join us.

Essential Functions:

  • Lead development processes including requirements analysis, specifications, design, and implementation
  • Identify and establish efficient processes and standards to enhance team productivity and performance
  • Collaborate with other managers to ensure effective development by optimizing engineering assignments
  • Conduct performance evaluations of engineers
  • Manage the recruitment interview and hiring process for additional software engineers
  • Manage matrix organization manpower allocation
  • Provide mentorship, coaching and guidance to team members with respect to career development
  • Participate in Engineering Proposal cost estimation and Basis of Estimate efforts
  • Contribute to development on projects as required


  • Must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain a US DoD Secret clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering or related field
  • At least nine years of professional software development experience OR
  • Graduate degree with a minimum of seven years of prior related experience
  • Experience with recruiting and hiring technical talent
  • Experience with Engineering Proposal and Basis of Estimate generation
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong working knowledge of computer science theory and practice
  • Strong working knowledge of software development using modern C++ and STL
  • Strong working knowledge of collaborative software development in a Linux environment
  • Strong working knowledge of design patterns
  • Ability to travel 10% of time

How to Apply:

Please apply online at: https://careers.l3harris.com/search-jobs

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Location: Lafayette, LA
Date Posted: August 25, 2021
Application Deadline: September 27, 2021