Principal Mission Solution Architect


Principal Mission Solution Architect

@ L3Harris

  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with cross-functional staff within L3Harris Maritime Sector and in other L3Harris segments as appropriate to leverage technology and product investments.
  • Collaborate with L3Harris colleagues to conceptualize system architectures, define key capabilities, performance requirements, system implementation approaches and operational concepts.
  • Maintain and continually update awareness and knowledge of the industry to best advise the L3Harris Maritime sector on current and future market trends and developments.
  • Identify potential strategic technology partners, alliances and relationships to enhance/expand core product lines and/or to create new product lines.
  • Identify, prioritize, and pursue R&D funds to meet strategic technical objectives and revenue targets.
  • Support or lead proposal efforts, from strategy development through final review.
  • Contribute to strategic planning, including definition of technology and product roadmaps; also includes identification of new business acquisition and capital expenditures needed to achieve strategic goals/objectives.
  • Oversee/guide the development of advanced sensor systems to ensure that technical, programmatic, and cost objectives are met, thereby meeting or exceeding customer and L3Harris Distributed Maritime Operations objectives.
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of technology and capability gaps, for conventional and non-conventional customers, where L3Harris has or can obtain a competitive advantage. This requires establishing and maintaining excellent relationships with customers and prospective customers. 
  • Designing, developing and overseeing the system architecture.
  • Providing architectural leadership in response to ECP’s and budgetary estimate requests.
  • Ensuring conversion of mission requirements into total systems solutions that account for design and technology maturity constraints of the system.
  • Translating functional needs of customers to requirements and allocating those requirements to Hardware, Software, and COTS system components.
  • Developing system element architecture, design, and interface definition. Supporting internal and external design reviews.
  • Developing and maintaining models and architectural guidelines for current and future system development (5-year program architectural roadmap).
  • Maintaining knowledge of current and developing technologies and design and analysis, methodologies, and ensure program roadmap is utilizing new technologies as appropriate.
  • Maintaining knowledge of customer capabilities and future goals and ensuring the program architectural roadmap is consistent with the customer vision.
  • Working knowledge and experience using at least one industry standard system architecture tool suite (MagicDraw/Cameo, Enterprise Architect, STK, System, Architect, or equivalent)
  • Unmanned surface and undersea systems, network and assured communications, sonar systems (active and passive) maritime power and controls, integrated platform management and battle damage system.    
  • Weapons development with emphasis on seekers and terminal guidance        
  • Multi-mode threat detection sensors (including buried/concealed/subsonic/surface threats)
  • Platform integration and test 
  • Hardware/software development experience from requirements through customer testing 
  • Working knowledge of modern simulation-based methods as a key part of the product development process
  • Analytical and technical expertise is desired in one or more of the following: sensor performance, image and signal processing, autonomy and machine learning, guidance and control or target phenomenology exploitation, surface navy combat systems, high performance computing/parallel processing
  • Generation/presentation of persuasive technical narratives
  • Program/project management
  • Proposal identification, prioritization, pursuit and generation            


Minimum of 15 years’ experience in the development of advanced sensors and/or systems for military applications, preferably maritime/naval domains

Minimum of 10 years’ experience in an engineering role on advanced sensor / combat systems / integrated systems development programs, with progressive advancement in responsibilities leading to program management and/or technical leadership roles

Minimum of 10 years’ experience supporting/leading business development pursuits with a successful track record in capturing funds and meeting targets

Bachelor’s degree in engineering (Master’s degree desired in engineering, technology management or business management)

Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams in advanced technology development and business development pursuits

Demonstrated ability to create innovative solutions with clear competitive advantages to complex problems

Excellent written and oral communication/presentation skills; able to present complex technology concepts in a clear and effective manner

Must possess the following additional skills: organization and planning, problem analysis and problem-solving, team-leadership, formal presentation, persuasiveness, adaptability, innovation, judgment, decision-making, stress tolerance, collaboration, self-motivation

Possession of, or the ability to obtain and maintain, a secret security clearance

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Location: Lafayette, LA
Date Posted: May 25, 2021
Application Deadline: June 25, 2021