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Senior Manager, Systems Engineering

Company: L3Harris Technologies
Location: Cincinnati
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:


Job Title: Senior Manager, Systems Engineering

Job Code: IMS20221605-82403

Job Location: Mason, Ohio

About Space & Sensors:

L3Harris Space & Sensors Division, headquartered in Mason, Ohio, designs, develops, and manufactures complex systems (electronic, avionics, transceivers, transmitters, electro-optical, and electro-mechanical) for the defense, aerospace, and commercial markets. L3Harris is a recognized leader in Electro-Optical technologies that enable systems to support surveillance, reconnaissance, threat detection, and self-protection missions. Our world-class Space Avionics systems include equipment for Mars Rover / Landers / Orbiters, Launch Vehicles, and Imaging Satellite Communications. Space & Sensors team members bring their passion for innovation and engineering, their desire to push the envelope to adapt, communicate, and deliver on highly-reliable mission-critical systems. We offer competitive benefits, an alternative 9/80 work schedule, and the opportunity to work with a talented and diverse group of professionals.

Job Description:

We are seeking a dynamic Senior Manager to join our L3Harris team in Mason, Ohio, and lead our Systems Engineering Department. As the Senior Manager in Systems Engineering, you will have the unique opportunity to work on leading edge products across the Space & Sensors Division, including infrared sensors, and space avionics and communication. This position reports directly to the Chief Engineer for the Space & Sensors Division, and is focused on leading an experienced team of 75+ Systems Engineers in support of new business pursuits, special projects, process improvements, internal research & development (IR&D), and development and production programs.

The successful candidate will be able to effectively switch between tactical and strategic planning, be able to translate strategy or business goals into actionable steps, and drive the team towards the flawless execution of our programs. You will be responsible for building our systems engineering discipline into a world-class team that can deliver scalable, repeatable, and quality results on multiple simultaneous programs. This person will provide coaching and leadership development for the direct reporting group managers and senior engineering staff. You will be responsible for creating and maintaining an environment of highly collaborative cross-functional teams, and will own the talent acquisition, resource management, risk management, proposal development, and development of training programs.


The following reflects management's definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

  • Administration and management of the Systems Engineering Department. Meet functional requirements of staffing, training, talent development, engagement, and retention.
  • Systems Engineering resource management and planning. Provide staff for programs, pursuits, and internal efforts (IR&D, Special Projects, etc.). Support pursuits and proposals, including review/approval of technical proposals and Basis of Estimates (BOEs).
  • Engineering management and planning in support of the Space & Sensors Division. Provide strategic guidance across the Division; including rigorous application of Systems Engineering policies and procedures, and year-over-year improvement of the discipline's productivity and quality goals.
  • Systems Engineering-specific People, Process, and Tool Development. Advance the Space & Sensors engineering technologies and processes to ensure tools, processes, and staff are competitive and applicable to meet business needs.
  • Career development of managers and employees.
  • Business, Programmatic, and Technical Leadership.
  • Special projects as assigned by the Division Chief Engineer.

    Basic Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or a related field.
    • Minimum of 12 years of applicable engineering experience.
    • 3+ years of experience in a prior leadership capacity (i.e., Supervisor/Manager, Engineering Manager, Program Manager, Director).
    • Minimum 5 years of program experience working in a Systems Engineering role.
    • Demonstrated 'One Team' collaboration and team building mindset, with internal subsystem team and multiple external suppliers, teammates, platform providers, and DoD organizations across all product lifecycle phases.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work well within and outside of the organization including customers, vendors, and company or program leadership without oversight.
      • Willing to travel as required.

        Preferred Skills:
        • DoD and/or Space program experience.
        • Able to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) Secret clearance; Active Secret is preferred.
        • Advanced degree in Math, Science, Engineering or related STEM discipline.

Keywords: L3Harris Technologies, Cincinnati , Senior Manager, Systems Engineering, Executive , Cincinnati, Ohio

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