Harris Corporation Access Lead: Next Generation Network (Systems Engineer) in Melbourne, Florida

Access Lead: Next Generation Network (Systems Engineer) 3/28/18--SystemsUSA - FL - Melbourne




Job ID: ES20182803-24053


Job Title: Access Lead: Next Generation Network (Systems Engineer)

Job Location: Melbourne, FL

Job Code: ES20182803-24053

Harris Corporation is an industry innovator providing advanced communications and information systems to both government and commercial markets. Whether providing wideband-networking tactical radio systems for defense and security forces or deploying and operating a secure telecommunications network for air traffic control, customers trust Harris to deliver mission-critical situational awareness. The company has approximately $6 billion in annual revenue and about 17,000 employees — including 7,700 engineers and scientists — supporting customers in more than 100 countries.

The Mission Networks organization delivers advanced, technology-based solutions that solve government and commercial customers’ mission-critical challenges. The organization supports the global aviation community with advanced systems and services that significantly increase the safety, security and capacity of global air traffic management systems to meet the growing demand of air transportation operations. Harris is committed to modernizing global air traffic management to meet the aviation challenges of today and tomorrow.

Harris is seeking talented Chief Systems Engineers to join its Mission Networks team, to help build a next generation network supporting the FAA. We are looking for individuals with an interest in architecting solutions for providing last mile access to FAA facilities, including migration strategies from legacy Analog/TDM access to Ethernet (or other future access technology). The technical lead will drive and champion systems engineering processes and best practices for the full life cycle of the program.

Job Description:

  • Develop comprehensive solutions for providing last mile access to FAA facilities, including migration strategies from legacy Analog/TDM access to Ethernet or other future access technology

  • Evaluate compatibility of legacy FAA applications with future access technologies

  • Develop strategies for continued access carrier relationships, including cost reductions (Telco Expense Management) as well as integration of non-traditional carrier options (Cable providers, OneWeb)

  • Develop position on Diversity and Avoidance posture for Layer 2+ networks

  • Serve as a technical interface between Harris and the customers’ engineering staffs.

  • Engage with customer engineering, operations, and management personnel to define and document the customer’s CONOPS and requirements.

  • Decompose requirements and allocating them to different subsystems or cross-functional domains (i.e., SW).

  • Conduct trade studies as required for designing solutions for customer needs.

  • Serve as the technical lead for proposal efforts, including creation of a technical baseline, cost determination, ROM creation, and technical writing for the proposal volume.

  • Lead design review efforts and hold design reviews with internal and/or external stakeholders, and ensure design reviews are planned, executed, and action items closed..

  • Responsible for providing technical oversight in the FAA NextGen Programs domain

  • Assess and manage technical risk on the program.

  • Communicate clearly with peers and stakeholders about ideas, designs, and implementation details


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (preferably in Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Network Engineering or a related field), and a minimum of 10 years of applicable experience.

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in systems engineering and/or technical leadership.

  • Experience in the Systems Engineering Lifecycle.

  • Previous systems engineering leadership experience.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent (MSEE, MSCE, MSSE, MCS [computer science] or a related field)

  • Certifications: CCNA, CCNP preferred but not required

  • Experience with SD-WAN, Network Function Virtualization, SDN Software Defined Networking

  • Experience with WAN Optimization and Virtualization products from any of these: Cisco/Viptela, Talari, Riverbed, Silver Peak, Aryaki, Citrix Virtualization

  • Deep understanding of TCP/IP & Routing protocols (OSPF, BGP)

  • Self-starter, with high initiative and drive.

  • Team-player, able to work in a large program environment and have good communications skills.

  • Familiarity with FAA programs

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.

By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that Harris Corporation may share your résumé, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

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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LocationUSA - FL - Melbourne