Harris Corporation Principal Systems Engineer - Radar in Herndon, Virginia

Principal Systems Engineer - Radar 5/24/18--SystemsUSA - VA - Herndon




Job ID: ES20180604-24205


Job Title: Principal Systems Engineer - Radar

Job ID: ES20180604-24205

Job Location: Herndon, VA

Position Description:

Harris is seeking a principal system engineer with radar experience to support the pursuit and execution of air traffic surveillance programs.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for supporting systems engineering activities and technical leadership in radar-related technologies and business pursuits

  • Leading pursuits to respond to market surveys and create proposals for delivery to customers.

  • Work with potential customers to determine needs and develop customer CONOPS and requirements.

  • Lead internal development activities as required

  • Responsible for leading systems development efforts and providing technical and project leadership to diverse technical teams. This includesProvide technical leadership and oversight of teammates and subcontractors, including creation of radar specifications, cooperative design optimization, design reviews, and monitoring of manufacturing, testing and certification.

  • Logical and systematic conversion of customer requirements into system solutions that address technical, schedule, and cost constraints.

  • Top level system design and architectural development, including system analysis and trade studies for air traffic surveillance systems.

  • Requirements decomposition into hardware and software specifications.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, or Physics with ten (10) or more years’ experience in systems engineering activities. Master’s degree preferred.

  • Experience in all aspects of radar theory.

  • Eight (8) or more years’ hands-on experience with one or more of the following sensor systems:Experience with FAA, NOAA, and DoD radar systems.

  • Primary surveillance systems

  • Secondary surveillance systems

  • Weather radar systems

  • Surface movement or perimeter security radar systems.

  • Experience presenting information to team members, management and customers.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications, MS Project, Visio, and requirements management tools.

  • Radar & systems modeling and simulation experience.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Direct experience with FAA and DoD surveillance systems.

  • Experience with air traffic control systems and their operation.

  • Four (4) or more years’ experience working with and leading external teammates or subcontractors.

  • Programming or scripting experience with one or more of the following: C/C++, Python, Perl, or MATLAB.

Please be aware that many of our positions require a security clearance, or the ability to obtain one. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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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 - VA - Herndon