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Chief Systems Engineer - Early Warning Radar

Harris Corporation. - Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado Springs, CO 80840


Job Title:

Chief Systems Engineer – Early Warning Radar

Job Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Job ID: SIS20173011-22224

Job Description:

Harris is seeking a Chief Systems Engineer to provide technical leadership of the Early Warning Radar Weapon System. This individual will provide technical guidance and oversite to all projects in the Early Warning Radar Weapon System. This individual will be a key participant in customer working groups to communicate system operation and capability, explain analysis of real world events and perform radar system trade studies. The ideal candidate should have in depth experience with analysis of phased array radar system performance, radar system architectures, and radar system modeling, development, and design. The senior radar system engineer will lead the system design activities for radar system performance enhancements, perform in depth analysis of radar system performance, and mentor software and hardware development activities. Knowledge of phased array radar system architectures and the Air Force Space Surveillance, Missile Warning, or Missile Defense mission areas a must.

Responsibilities include:

Provide in-depth analysis of BMEWS/ PAVE PAWS – UEWR phased array radar system performance in a variety of system scenarios.

Develop Radar System models to evaluate performance tradeoffs.

Develop Radar System architectures and perform requirements analysis and development.

Provide technical leadership to hardware and software radar system development teams.

Perform trade studies and analysis on system architectures and operational concepts in the SSA and MW/MD domains.

Develop system level performance test and evaluation concept and support data analysis.

Author technical white papers and studies for future concepts and investment areas.

Work without appreciable direction, exercising considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment.

Reverse engineer legacy system algorithms and architectures.

Participate in proposal Gate and Engineering Review Board reviews during execution of select portfolio projects.

Experience in the preparation of technical papers, systems engineering processes throughout all phases of the development lifecycle and proposal lifecycle development

Accomplished presentation skills and the ability to present technical concepts well in front of customer

Strong leadership and communication skill

Prepare and brief technical presentations at informal and formal meetings

Assess project execution risks and recommend mitigation plans and actions

Support the review of new missions and requirements as required to support staff and project deliveries

Provide technical peer review of key deliverables and milestones

Write technical white papers, memorandums and reports

Interact with engineering teams and customer to identify problems, perform failure analysis to root cause, and develop solutions to correct deficiencies

Support critical operations during standard and non-standard working hours

Other duties as assigned.

Travel will be required to worldwide sites.


15 years relevant experience with BS/BA (Bachelors) or equivalent

Preferred Additional Skills:

10 years of modeling, simulation, and software development experience related to radar sensor systems including one or more of the following areas: continuous or discrete event simulation, signal processing, data processing, mission planning, orbital mechanics, data fusion, detection processing, track algorithm design/analysis, optimization, discrimination and/or target recognition, battle management, command and control, decision support.

10 years of Systems Engineering experience and knowledge of Systems Engineering processes

10 years of DoD Life-Cycle engineering delivery experience

10 years of Engineering Leadership experience

Working knowledge of Matlab and Simulink.

Ability to work in team environment

Familiarity/experience with DoD system development and delivery life-cycle.

Model Based Systems Engineering and familiarity with DOORS and SysML

Security Clearance:

This position requires an active Top Secret Security Clearance. 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.

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.

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.

7 days 23 hours ago

Harris Corporation.


Chief Systems Engineer - Early Warning Radar Harris Corporation. - Colorado Springs, CO, United States


Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Company Profile:
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 125 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and about 14,000 employees — including 6,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured.The Government Communications Systems segment develops, produces, integrates, and supports advanced communications and information systems that solve the mission-critical challenges of civilian, intelligence, and defense government customers. The company is headquartered in Melbourne, Florida.