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L3Harris Specialist, Electrical Engineering in Herndon, Virginia


Job Title: Specialist, Electrical Engineering Job ID: IMS20220208-87920 Job Location: Herndon, VA Job Schedule: 9/80 work schedule

Job Description:

The Specialist, Electrical Engineering will be responsible for the development of shipboard electrical and computer based Naval communications and machinery control systems. Under the direction of a Senior Member of the Engineering Staff, responsibilities include hardware design (electrical, electro-mechanical), packaging, wiring schematics, cable development, prototyping, system integration and test, design and test documentation, and support to manufacturing and the customer.

This is a key, high impact role in the organization to ensure robust quality and delivery of communication products for National Security applications.

“L3Harris in Herndon, Virgina offers a flexible work environment to help balance your lifestyle. Join us and enjoy every other Friday off work with our 9/80 work program”

Essential Functions:

Typical duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Implement electrical and electro-mechanical designs from technical specifications

  • Conduct research into the feasibility, operation, and performance of electrical systems

  • Provide technical writing documentation for electrical systems

  • Responsible for generating detailed 2D drawings and schematics

  • Secure design packaging to meet qualification in marine MIL-STD vibration, shock, and EMI environments

  • Develop technical performance specifications for supplier equipment

  • Source, assemble, and test protypes and new designs

  • Document Electrical system setup and configuration

  • Troubleshoot systems for root cause analysis

  • Participate in factory and customer acceptance trials (factory and on-ship)

  • Work closely with both mechanical and software development teams

  • Provide engineering support to electrical and mechanical production staff


  • U.S. Citizenship required. Candidates must possess or be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance.

  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 4 years of prior relevant experience or 2 years post-Secondary/ Associates Degree and a minimum of 8 years of prior related experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 2 years of prior related experience

  • 2+ years of experience developing, implementing, prototyping and testing electro-mechanical assemblies

  • Practical experience with both electrical and mechanical integration is required

  • Proficient in electrical and mechanical drafting using AutoCAD Electrical, AutoCAD or equivalent

  • Demonstrated competency using electronic test equipment

  • Ability to fault find, test, and resolve electrical system issues

  • High attention to detail and quality

  • Must be able to manage own time and deliver to tight deadlines, following strict project plans

  • Good communication skills:

  • Ability to constructively express opinion and clearly interchange ideas and solutions with colleagues

  • Clear and concise writing

  • Able to work flexible hours and to travel when required (up to 5-10% travel to vessels at port, customer, and/or shipyards may be required)

    Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Marine experience in vessel systems design and/or operations

  • Working knowledge of marine electrical standards

  • Familiarity with standards such Coast Guard, Navy, MIL spec, and other marine standards

  • Knowledge of EMI/EMC management best-practices

  • Experience with Ethernet networking, serial and CAN bus networks

  • Proficiency in PLC programming (i.e. Allen-Bradley)

  • Proficiency in Lab View and high-level programming languages: C/C++, Python, Linux, MATLAB

  • Proficiency with microcontroller development and IDEs

  • PCB schematic/layout design with Altium, OrCAD/PADS and other electrical design tools preferred

  • Development Lab management experience

  • Project management/technical lead experience

  • Mechanical aptitude

  • Willingness to work across functions including wiring control panels and boxes, outfitting boats, pulling and terminating cable, and mechanical assembly

L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.