Sr Specialist, Test & Activation Field Engineer


Sr Specialist, Test & Activation Field Engineer

@ L3Harris

As L3Harris continues to further its foothold in the rapidly growing market for Autonomous Surface Vessels, we are seeking a Test & Activation Field Engineer based out of San Diego, California. This position will provide direct support to U. S. Government programs involving the operation, test, and evaluation of autonomous vessels in San Diego and the surrounding area.  As an L3Harris Test & Activation Field Engineer you will interface directly with the Government customer and other stakeholders and subject matter experts (SMEs) to coordinate the integration and testing of government furnished equipment (GFE) as well as autonomy, hull, mechanical, and electrical (HM&E) enhancements made aboard unmanned surface vehicles (USVs)

  • Participating in the installation/activation phases (e. g. , startup and checkout of GFE and autonomy systems and equipment, and related HM&E support equipment)Assisting in the testing and support of areas under the purview of the L3Harris Program Manager and the customer including manned and unmanned vignette testing evolutions
  • Coordinating activities with and acting as the on-site liaison for L3Harris ASV with civilian, government, and military program personnel working aboard USVs; potentially required to act in accordance with program management and engineering leads as the sole on-site representative
  • Working with on-site and remote Engineering leadership and SMEs to identify, analyze and prioritize activation, test, and integration issues, and then work with relevant teams to ensure timely development, test, and implementation of solutions
  • Providing underway system support for at sea events
  • Troubleshooting and diagnosis of issues, both in person and via phone or email, for vessel systems, using methodical processes of elimination, isolation, and fault-finding. Analyzing equipment failures to determine cause and corrective action based on your analysis
  • Reaching back to vendors, engineering, and fleet operators for support and solutions
  • Documenting issues and changes for reliability and maintainability
  • Recording test observations and objectives and lessons learned and providing SITREPs to program management.
  • Participating in the development and presentation of periodic reports and status briefings
  • Providing system life cycle support installing hardware and software equipment upgrades to ensure the vessel system configurations are current and support test requirements
  • Assessing installation requirements (e. g. , provides power, cooling, space, weight, allocations for hardware installations) as needed
  • Working with on-site and remote engineers to design interfaces for new equipment to existing systems or for reconfiguring systems to provide greater flexibility and capacity
  • Working with software system design agents in the activation of current and future baselines

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Location: Lafayette, LA
Date Posted: September 22, 2020
Application Deadline: March 31, 2022