L3 Technologies Sr. Systems Engineer in Dallas, Texas

Sr. Systems Engineer Position Overview: We are looking for a dynamic technical engineer who can develop and drive EO/IR solutions. They will have Systems Engineering responsibilities consisting of the synthesis, definition, analysis, development, integration & test of electro-optic systems for airborne, ground, and maritime surveillance systems. This exciting position will work directly with customers to formulate and shape advanced mission-optimized solutions.*

Performance Objectives: The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned.
· Design/develop system architectures, define key capabilities and performance requirements
· Define total systems design and technology that meet mission requirements
· Define system implementation approach and operational concepts
· Develop models and architectural guidelines for future technologies
· Ensure requirements are met and evaluate performance measures
· Perform system and subsystem integration, technical risk assessment, technical planning, verification and validation, and supportability analyses · Understand and implement systems engineering processes on programs and projects. · Create and update essential engineering documents including specifications, reports, plans, technical memos, and presentations · Coordinate with other functional engineers to develop and test products, resolve compatibility and interface problems with other subsystems · Provide timely production support and problem resolution

Competencies: Technical Acumen – demonstrated through successful product and systems development experiences involving complex EO/IR systems such as optics, visible/infrared detector arrays, detector cryogenic cooling, digital/analog video, signal processing electronics, solid-state lasers, pointing and stabilization instruments, control algorithms, search/track algorithms and image reconstruction/exploitation algorithms

Requirements Development – demonstrated ability to enter the customer’s environment, discover how the customer will use the system, translate the voice of customer into requirements and trade-offs that can be evaluated via alternative designs; additional skill in successfully influencing system requirements at the end customer desired

Creative Solutions – direct contribution to technical solutions that integrate multiple disciplines or technologies into non-obvious system architectures that provide meaningfully unique and differentiated capability; requires understanding of current and proposed competitive solutions, key performance indicators, and end-user mission objectives as well as understanding of interplay between technologies and engineering design

System Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis – a track record of developing models for operational environments, performing trade studies and sensitivity analyses, comparing alternative architectures with system performance estimates, pragmatic estimation of unknown parameters; the skill to use analytic tools such as MathCAD, Matlab, Mathematica, LabVIEW, Excel, etc.

Test & Verification – can articulate what and how key system performance parameters should be tested early, can outline and write verification test plans for subsystem and system elements, can perform the testing and analyze the results.

Basic Qualifications & Education: · Education – B.S. Degree in engineering or physical science, M.S. Degree preferred · Experience – 14 years of related experience · High level of expertise in at least 3 of the following areas and basic capability in the other areas: o Requirements management, allocation and flow down o Front-end concept development for new products o System-level performance analysis (e.g., image analysis, thermal analysis, structural analysis, end-to-end performance, reliability analysis) o Image and signal processing, target phenomenology exploitation
o Stabilization, guidance and control o Hardware integration and troubleshooting o System-level requirements verification including analysis, testing, & demonstration o Complex prototype product support (installation, trouble-shooting, customer interface) · Strong mechanical and geo-spatial comprehension skills · Understanding of defense products for the environments and platforms L-3 supports · Strong interpersonal and facilitation skills · Excellent organization and multi-tasking abilities with the ability to resolve conflicting priorities · Must be able to communicate clearly (written and verbal) to technical and non-technical personnel · Ability to effectively plan and organize projects and manage priorities · Acute attention to detail and deadlines · Must be able to obtain and maintain US Government Security Clearance · Pre-employment drug screening and background checks are standard · L-3 is an EVerify employer.

ADA Requirements:__ · Some repetitive motion activities · Visual acuity to operate equipment, read technical information · Able to use a computer/keyboard for extended periods of time · May be required to lift up to 20 lbs, with assistance · Able to use office & test equipment and computers/peripherals in a standard office & computer lab environment · Fast paced, schedule-driven environment; Some stress related to making decisions with ambiguous information · Willing and able to work extended hours when necessary –Domestic travel up to 40% required

/Bringing the future into focus…/ Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) is the 7th largest Defense Contractor, employs over 45,000 people worldwide, and is a prime contractor in aircraft modernization and maintenance, Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C3ISR) systems and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of high technology products, subsystems and systems. The company reported 2014 sales of $12.1 billion.

/To be considered you must apply online:/ Visithttp://www.l-3com.com/careers/us-job-search.html

Job: *Engineering-Systems

Organization: *Division - EO/IR, Inc.-20000046

Title: Sr. Systems Engineer

Location: Texas-Dallas

Requisition ID: 091100

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