Sr. Systems Engineer

Plano, TX, United States Senior, Lead

L3 Technologies is a leading provider of a broad range of communication, electronic and sensor systems used on military, homeland security and commercial platforms. L3 is also a prime contractor in aerospace systems, security and detection systems, and pilot training.

Electronic Systems (ES), headquartered in Arlington, Texas, is one of four L3 business segments, and provides a broad range of components, products, subsystems, systems and related services for military and commercial customers. We are searching for a Sr. Systems Engineer in our Advanced Systems & Technologies (AS&T) located in Plano, TX.

L3 AS&T is built on the proposition that a small team of the right people can do what others will not even attempt. Our mission is simple — provide customers with products and services that are industry-leading, innovative and affordable. L3 AS&T specializes in developing disruptive, next-generation technologies for advanced small UASs, affordable radar systems, weapon systems and RF sensor technologies. With small company agility and big company experience, L3 AS&T has earned a reputation for providing disruptive technologies at a faster pace than traditional DoD contractors. If you like the idea of hands-on experience designing, building, testing and fielding new technology at a fast pace and supporting the vital missions of our warfighters, then L3 AS&T may be the company for you.

Job Summary:

Responsible for design, development, implementation, testing and analysis of technical products and systems.

Major Responsibilities/Activities Statements:

  • Requirements definition, flowdown and traceability for complex electronic systems
  • System design synthesis of electronic systems
  • Perform trade studies on a variety of system issues and components
  • Perform design verification testing efforts including lab, chamber, ground and captive flight test
  • Analyze data from design verification test efforts
  • Develop and run simulations and other analysis tools to predict system performance in various environments
  • Present results during internal and external program meetings
  • Use judgment to plan cost and schedule of development and test activities
  • Develop, track and present technical metrics
  • Support risk assessment and development of mitigation strategies
  • May lead small engineering team
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

Required Experience:

  • A minimum of 7-10 years experience in a related engineering field
  • Design, development and/or testing of radar and/or other RF system
  • Familiarity with radar system components including antenna, receiver, exciter, and processor

Required Skills:

  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Proficient with Matlab
  • Excellent people skills to include collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team environment
  • Outstanding work ethic and commitment to organizational success
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, & presentation)

Other Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Existing DoD clearance with current 5 year update
  • Ability to obtain any additional clearances as required


  • C Programming
  • DOORs experience
  • Cost account manager experience
  • Design to Cost experience
  • Working knowledge of military standards

Educational Requirements: Physical Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Science (Master’s degree highly desired)

(i.e. % of travel, lifting up to 20lbs., field testing)

  • Ability to lift up to 20 lbs.
  • Ability to travel up to 10%

The successful candidate will be based in the Electronic Systems business unit, in the Plano, TX area. A competitive market-based compensation package, including relocation, commensurate with the responsibilities and experience requirements will be provided.


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