Technical Director

L3harris Orlando , FL 32801

Posted 2 months ago


Technical Director, responsible for outlining the technological vision, implementing technology strategies, and representing the Laser technology business area to both external and internal customers. SME for Laser technology in Airborne and Ground markets supporting the Laser Systems business in Orlando FL and Hilton Head SC. The Tech Director serves as our primary interface with technical customers, supports strategic pursuits, and has primary responsibility for our internal research and development programs. The Tech Director is a member of the Laser System Leadership Team (LT) and as such plays a key role in helping to develop Strategic direction and Business Goals for the Laser System business. Works effectively with other leaders in Business Development, Programs, and Executive leadership, supporting near-term business goals while maintaining a long-term strategic focus. This position has no direct reports, instead leveraging engineering talent from across the organization to achieve our technical objectives.

Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities

  • Develops technical strategy and technology roadmaps for the division

  • Leads the creation of system architectures, product configurations, and technical solutions that capture current business opportunities and generate future growth

  • Meets with technical customers, makes technical presentations, and collaborates on technical solutions that address customer needs

  • Engages in new business pursuits, identifying technical discriminators and driving the strategy of the technical solution

  • Leads the pursuit of externally funded research and development programs

  • Ensures the development of accurate and complete technical proposals

  • Manages the division's internal research and development program

  • Manage CRADA's with DoD organizations

  • Participates as an active member of the Division Leadership staff and Sector Engineering staff

  • Bid and Proposal support, collaborate with customers to refine requirements, Provide technical definition and framework for new proposals and support proposal volume development as required

  • Collaborate with Engineering to develop Rapid Prototyping model and support NRE program reviews, tiger teams


  • M.S. Degree or higher in Engineering, Physics, or similar field

  • 15 or more years of Engineering experience in the DoD industry

  • Substantive technical expertise in the areas of Laser systems and technologies, requirements and applications

  • Knowledge of US government intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems, applications and capabilities

  • Experience with front-end engineering, including proposals, technology development, and product development

  • Working knowledge of system engineering practices

  • Working knowledge of competitive technology and products

  • Proven experience managing large engineering teams

  • Experience presenting technical topics to small groups and large audiences

  • Ability to communicate both with highly technical engineers and non-technical business leaders

  • Strong business acumen

  • Ability to obtain U.S. Secret Clearance within 6 months required. Active U.S. Secret Clearance or higher desired.

  • Ability to travel up to 25% - domestic and international.

  • Pre-employment federal level drug screening and background checks are standard.

  • L3Harris is an e-Verify Employer.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Project management skills

  • New product introduction experience

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Project

ADA Requirements:

  • Able to sit at and work on a computer for extended periods.

  • May be required to lift up to 10 pounds and reach/bend to retrieve documents in cabinets and on shelves with assistance.

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