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Lead, Systems Engineering - Avionics RF Circuit Design 1 OH

Company: L3Harris Technologies
Location: Mason
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Job Title: Avionics RF Architect

Job Code: 782

Job Location: Mason, OH

Schedule: 9/80 Schedule



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 an alternative 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off, and the opportunity to work with a talented and diverse group of professionals. Focused on fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where employees can grow and develop professionally, employees can get engaged with several Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), participate in monthly activities hosted by our Employee Engagement Committee, or get involved with volunteer opportunities through our L3Harris Investing for Tomorrow community program.



Mason, OH is located in Warren County, "Ohio's Largest Playground." Major attractions are right around the corner, including Great Wolf Lodge and Kings Island Amusement Park. Our site is 20 minutes from downtown Cincinnati, where there are multiple attractions including The Newport Aquarium and The Cincinnati Zoo. Cincinnati is also the home AFC Champions the Cincinnati Bengals, the Cincinnati Reds, the Cincinnati Cyclones and FC Cincinnati of Major League Soccer.



Job Description:

We are currently seeking a Lead in RF System Engineering with experience in RF electrical design, requirement development, RF modeling, material measurement, and RF testing and integration to join our Systems Engineering Group. You will have the opportunity to work various programs solving our customer's most difficult technical challenges on cutting edge and world-class Space Avionics systems. Sample products include Mars Rover/Landers/Orbiters, Space Launch System vehicles, Moon Missions, and Imaging Satellite Communications equipment.



As an RF Systems Lead, you will be the technical lead of the program team, perform technical planning, system integration, validation and verification, cost and risk and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total RF communication systems. Analyses are performed at all levels to include concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal. Ensure the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total RF systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule and cost constraints. Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications. Recent experience with modulators, amplifiers, oscillators, filters, high frequency packaging and RF test equipment is required.



Essential Functions:

Be a Subject Matter Expert in RF Communications for Space Communication programs.
Lead RF design team at the circuit level to ensure compliance to unit and system level requirements.
Lead technical planning, system integration, validation, and verification activities in support of programs and development efforts for the Space RF portfolio.
Complex Problem Solving - Identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Judgment and Decision Making - Consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate solution.
Systems Analysis - Determine how an RF system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes particularly in terms of spectral performance and data error rate performance.
Systems Evaluation - Identify measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance relative to the goals of the system.
Customer Interaction - Technical Point of Contact to our customers and our suppliers.



Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Electronics, Computer, Physics, or related Engineering discipline with a minimum of 9 years of experience as a Systems Engineer or Graduate/Master's Degree with a minimum of 7 years prior related experience. In lieu of a degree, minimum of 13 years of prior related experience.
Minimum of 5 years of demonstrated experience designing, developing, testing, and delivering RF circuits and electronic units and have a comprehensive understanding of electronic components, methodology and circuits.



Preferred Additional Skills:

If needed in the future, must be willing and able to obtain a US government issued security clearance for which one of the basic requirements is US citizenship.
Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work well within and outside of the organization including customers, vendors, and leadership with minimal oversight
Prior systems engineering experience on at least five programs, with at least one program being a medium scale complex system or subsystem
Demonstrated experience in the architecture, specification, implementation, simulation, test, verification, validation, and debugging of digital based units, systems, avionics systems, and/or control systems.
Demonstrated experience with microwave circuit designs for high-bandwidth upconverters, mixers, drivers, and power amplifiers at UHF, S-, X-, and/or Ku-band ranges.
Demonstrated experience with modulators, amplifiers, oscillators, filters, high frequency packaging and RF test equipment
Demonstrated complex problem solving and decision making - Able to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions; able to consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate solution
System test and evaluation requirements development experience is a requirement.
Knowledge of military and/or NASA component specifications, design processes, and hardware test/verification procedures.

Keywords: L3Harris Technologies, Middletown , Lead, Systems Engineering - Avionics RF Circuit Design 1 OH, Other , Mason, Ohio

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