Sr Mgr, Systems Engineering

L3harris Goleta , CA 93117

Posted 2 months ago


L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers' mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.

About L3Harris Technologies

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers' mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $17 billion in annual revenue, 50,000 employees and customers in more than 130 countries.

We are searching for a Senior Manager, Systems Engineering to join the MariPro engineering team in Goleta, CA.

Job Description:

  • The Senior Manager, Systems Engineer will be involved with interdepartmental engineering projects, involving cabled ocean acoustic data acquisition systems, while working closely with the engineering design group, this position provides the top level technical support for projects from forward-looking planning, through proposal preparation, customer interactions, and project technical direction.

  • The candidate will lead a team of 10 systems engineers, scientists, and fellows; drives SE best practices such as robust architecture reviews, understanding mission needs & influencing customer requirements, early specification development, performance analysis & allocation to subsystems, coaching hardware and sub-systems engineers.

  • This position provides leadership across multiple prime USG contracts; driving integration of work across sites and divisions; chairing engineering technical reviews; risk management; ensuring successful supplier management thru effective SOWs and Specifications; training & development of a future systems workforce.

  • Perform operational analysis and develop concept of operations, design and implementation plans

  • Analyze systems requirements from end systems and users

  • Supports development and evaluation of complex system designs and architectures

  • Support the design, development, test, and integration of complex, specialized hardware/software systems installed on airborne and ground-based ISR platforms

  • Provide technical oversight and review support to development groups during product design and development.

  • Work with management to develop and adhere to schedules and budgets required to accomplish assigned work

  • Develop and deliver presentations to communicate design activity plans and status to internal and external customers

  • The Senior Manager Systems Engineer will report to the Director of Engineering, based out of Goleta, CA.


  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline (e.g. Electrical, Computer, Software, or Mechanical), and a minimum of twelve (12) years of prior related experience or at a Master's degree and ten (10) years of prior related experience.


  • Experience with system engineering standards such as EIA 632 or ISO/IEC 15288 or equivalent

  • Experience with high-level technical project cost estimation in support of ongoing and emergent programs

  • Experience with analysis tools (MATLAB, Autodesk, ANSYS).

  • Experience leading large and diverse teams of highly skilled individual contributors

  • Preferred experience with defense programs, government contracting, technical development & management in classified environments, and earned value management.

Certificates and Licenses:

  • Valid state driver's license.

  • Active Security Clearance preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Requires technical knowledge in design of real time electro-mechanical-optical data acquisition systems

  • Ability to allocate customer requirements to hardware and software components.

  • Contribute to the architecture and design of embedded software systems

  • Strong analytic and communication skills.

  • Requires the ability to interpret and communicate engineering plans and specifications. Sound knowledge of engineering theory and design criteria.

  • Excellent computer skills; ability to comprehend new hardware / software applications.

  • Ability to write a concise report of findings.

  • Effective human relation skills are essential.

  • Ability to speak read and write the English language.

Physical Demands:

  • Exerts up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally, or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently, or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

  • Employee regularly sits while using upper body movements including arms, hands and fingers operating computer equipment and other office equipment.

  • Employee occasionally stands and/or walks to go into meetings or for discussions with other administrative / office personnel.

  • Employee occasionally reaches with hands and arms in moving tools, equipment and/or products as needed.

Other Work Conditions and Requirements:
  • Employee works in a quiet to moderately noisy environment.

  • 10% travel may be required for several days, occasionally on short notice via auto/air/rail.

  • Support for at-sea testing aboard ship may be required from time to time, including overnight

Network Analysis:

  • Commonly interacts with the engineering department, program management, business development, and other administrative staff.
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