Harris Corporation Lead Electrical Engineer in Clifton, New Jersey

Lead Electrical Engineer 8/1/18--ElectricalUSA - NJ - Clifton




Job ID: ES20181607-25937


Title: Lead Electrical Engineer

Job ID: ES20181607-25937

Responsible for architecting, designing, developing, modifying, evaluating and integrating electronic equipment, electronic parts, components, or integrated circuitry for complex, high performance hardware systems. Determines design approaches and parameters. Analyzes electrical requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints. May use high level programming language to configure programmable logic devices. Analyzes equipment to establish operating data, conducts experimental tests and evaluates results. Selects components and equipment based on analysis of specifications and reliability. Able to identify component operational characteristics that may impact system performance and or sustainability. May also review vendor capability to support development. Includes the application of specialized skill sets including digital, FPGA, DSP, CCA, power, antenna, RF and control systems knowledge as required.

Job Description:

Lead an engineering team to successfully execute low rate initial production of a complex RF/microwave system containing circuit cards and microelectronics assemblies for use in electronic warfare applications.

  • Train, mentor, and organize the efforts of a team of approximately 10 engineers and technicians to fulfill production in accordance with schedule and budget.

  • Supervise testing and troubleshooting of approximately 200 RF/microwave subassemblies of four different varieties (frequency converters, high power amplifiers, RF front ends, RF distribution modules)

  • Communicate status to Project Engineering, Engineering Management and Program Management on a frequent and recurring basis.

  • Provide on-demand engineering updates to designs in support of production

  • Oversee the production hand-off from engineering to operations after initial builds are complete


  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering or related field and 9 years of related experience OR M.S. in Electrical Engineering or related field and 7 years of related experience

  • Thorough understanding of key RF parameters (bandwidth, gain compression, intermodulation distortion, noise figure, spurious emissions)

  • Solid fundamentals in electrical engineering (ability to troubleshoot assemblies down to the component level)

  • Ability to lead and inspire a team in a fast-paced volume production environment.

  • Experience authoring manufacturing test procedures and guiding test automation activities

  • Ability to obtain a US DOD SECRET security clearance


  • MS in Electrical Engineering, or other related field

  • Active US DOD TOP SECRET security clearance

  • Exposure to both PCB and chip/wire circuit construction

  • Experience with GaN SSPAs

  • Familiarity with LabVIEW software environment

  • Experience leading complex root cause/corrective action analyses

This position requires the candidate to be able to obtain a SECRET security clearance in order to obtain a clearance you need to be a US Citizen and show proof of citizenship.

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Harris is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local law.

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LocationUSA - NJ - Clifton