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L3Harris Spec, Software Engrg in Columbia, Maryland


Job Title: Specialist, Software Engineering - Hybrid

Job Code: CS20232401-96074

Job Location: Columbia, MD

L3Harris’ Communication Systems segment is currently seeking a Sr. Specialist, Software Engineer to join our team. This position will be based at our Columbia, MD facility and offers a Hybrid and 9/80 work schedule.

Job Description:

The L3Harris Communication Systems (CS) segment Tactical Communications sector (TCOM) is seeking a highly motivated, team oriented embedded software design engineer who will be a member of a cross functional team with hands on responsibility for all phases of the software development process from requirements definition through integration and testing of completed product. Emphasis will be on cryptographic subsystem (CSS) software development. Other responsiblities will include system/software analysis, architecture definition, high-level design, detailed design, implementation, testing, documentation, and government certification of embedded software for radio or other communications products. Requires the application of the principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis. Experience with embedded C++/C, Agile Scrum, and DevOps-based software development is expected. Experience working in collaborative software design/development/test teams ranging in size from 3 to 30 engineers is desired. Experience in engineering requirements analysis, development, and testing is desired. Experience with government certification of engineering designs is also desired.

This position offer a Hybrid Work Schedule

Essential Functions:

The responsibilities and duties of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Research, design, develop, modify and evaluate embedded computer software for electronic equipment or other communications systems in conjunction with hardware product development.

  • Execute assigned portion of the entire product development cycle in an Agile Scrum environment including system/software requirements analysis, high level and detailed design, implementation, testing, integration, documentation, and government certification of embedded software designs.

  • Determine design approaches and parameters. Analyze software requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints. Analyze equipment to establish operating data, conduct experimental tests and evaluate results.

  • Perform detailed analysis including: requirements analysis, use case scenarios, conceptual design, trade studies, test, operation, maintenance, and reliability analysis of radio communications products, internal subsystems, and external systems.

  • Perform the functional analysis, requirements allocation and technical interface definition to translate customer requirements into software development specifications for the radio and associated subsystems.

  • Develop block diagrams and interface design specifications.

  • Work with product design, test, manufacturing, logistics engineering teams, product and program management and other groups, and external customers as needed to define and execute radio product development projects and deliver high-quality radio products.

  • Prepare design and implementation reviews and oversee the configuration management and control of requirements and design documentation, and development software. Present technical briefings and status reviews.

  • Ensure the conversion of customer requirements, including informal requirements, into total systems solutions that balance the technical, schedule and cost constraints of the program.

  • Consult with electrical engineers and other engineering staff to evaluate interface between hardware and software and operational performance requirements of the overall system.

  • Develop software system testing procedures and design documentation.

  • Effective interpersonal skills, ability to convey technical matters in a clear and logical manner.

    Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 4 years of prior relevant experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 2 years of prior related experience

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience developing software on an embedded microprocessor using an RTOS in C or C++.

  • Experience designing and developing device drivers.

  • Experience contributing to the development of software architecture.

  • Experience with UML and OOA/OOD software development methodology.

  • Experience with TCP/IP network protocols, routing, and writing network communications software in C or C++.

  • Experience with all phases of the software project development life cycle, including software analysis, design, development, testing (including software unit testing), and automation tools.

  • Experience in Agile software development methodologies using an iterative, time-boxed development process (SCRUM).

  • Highly motivated, a self starter, and able to operate with little supervision in diverse environments.

  • A successful track record in planning, executing, and tracking personal task assignments.

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and debug software and related hardware issues.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Cryptographic experience.

  • Radio communications or networking experience.


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.