Chief Systems Engineer

Harris Corporation Melbourne , FL 32901

Posted 3 months ago

Job Title: Chief Systems Engineer

Location: Melbourne, FL

Req ID: ES20192805-31446

Company Description:

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 100 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $6 billion of annual revenue and about 17,000 employees including 7,700 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at

Job Description:

The Chief Systems Engineer will be responsible for providing comprehensive technical leadership in the development and integration of network communications systems. This includes serving as the lead authority supporting program execution, strategy development, product development and business development.

Additionally, this employee will be expected to communicate with the government customer on a regular basis, ensuring customer satisfaction is maximized. Not only are these communications vital to the job at hand, but the candidate will be expected to support the development of future technological growth with the customer and identify opportunities to better support the customer.


  • Leads the engineering team as the ultimate technical authority.

  • Works closely with the Program Manger and Project Engineer to ensure Program success.

  • Ensures all projects and undertakings stay on budget and within the projected time schedule.

  • Develops, presents, and delivers comprehensive design material presentations to the project team, executive management, and customer personnel in a clear and concise manner.

  • Coordinates the engineering team, assigning short and long-term goals for successful completion of the project's plans.

  • Oversees Qualification and Delivery of products and services offered to the customer.

  • Recommends cost-effective solutions to maintain infrastructure and related system.

  • Conducts objective trade studies, balances technical and programmatic budget constraints in Network Capacity Planning and Architecture Management.

  • Major contributor to the achievement of business objectives.

  • Works on unusually complex problems and provides creative and innovative solutions.

  • Lead a team of professionals to keep everyone on task and making progress.

  • collaborate and bridge the communications gap between the engineering team, business managers, and clients, interfacing with each.


  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Science or Engineering

  • 9 years of relevant experience with Bachelor's Degree or 7 years of relevant experience with a Master's Degree.

  • Experience leading the development and implementation of large-scale systems consisting of telecommunications infrastructure and/or data distribution capabilities.

  • Experience developing architectures for wide-area telecommunications networks

Preferred Additional Skills

  • Experience working as the engineering lead for a large Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) contract ($50M+)

  • Working knowledge of air traffic control systems and their operation.

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications, MS Project, Visio, and requirements management tools.

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