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Manager, Systems Engineering

Posted on Jun 14, 2019 by Harris Corporation

Clifton, NJ 07015
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Job Title: Manager, Systems Engineering - Clifton, NJ

Job Code: ES-31438

Job Description:

Responsibilities include providing leadership and guidance to a group of up to 12 Engineers and Technicians, in support of Harris's business objectives.

Key Accountabilities:

A Systems Engineering Manager is required to perform the following department leadership tasks and activities:

  • Manpower planning and forecasting
  • Job and task assignments
  • Establishing group and individual objectives, and providing regular, constructive feedback
  • Employee Engagement
  • Staff development, training, and mentoring
  • Recruiting, developing, and retaining a high performing diverse workforce
  • Expense and capital budgeting / management
  • Safety and workplace environment management

The Systems Engineering Manager will complete performance reviews of staff engineers and will be responsible for determining and justifying merit increases, grade level advancements, rewards, and for implementing individual improvement plans as required. An effective Systems Engineering Manager will ensure regular communication with group members and management, resulting in an environment that fosters open dialog and high employee engagement.

In addition to the above responsibilities, the Systems Engineering Manager will be required to participate in tasks related to systems engineering including some, or all of the following:

  • Perform requirements generation, technical planning, system integration, system testing - verification and validation of system performance
  • Ensure the logical and systemic development of legacy and future customer requirements into a total systems solution that acknowledges technical, schedule, and cost constraints
  • Perform functional analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer subsystem requirements into hardware and software specifications
  • Provide guidance to other team members to ensure a FFFI (Form Fit Function and Interface) design that meets systems requirements
  • Cost and Risk and Supportability and Effectiveness analyses for total systems (concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance & disposal)
  • Work in a highly dynamic hardware, software and firmware development and integration lab
  • Work closely with external customers to create a legacy compliant solution while providing growth paths for future enhancements


  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering or other related field and 9+ years of prior systems engineering experience; OR Graduate Degree and 7+ years of prior systems engineering experience.
  • 5+ years leading teams of 5+ engineers, managing their efforts including budget and scheduling of activities
  • 5+ years experience with RF test and measurement equipment (i.e. Spectrum analyzer, Network Analyzer, Signal Generators, Oscilloscope, Logic Analyzer, etc.)
  • 5+ years experience with technical principles, theories and concepts of complex RF receivers, signal generators and antenna interface and operational principles

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Advanced degree is a plus
  • Basic understanding of Software components including firmware, operating systems, drivers, applications and other computing system software
  • Basic understanding of hardware components including electrical equipment, digital processing hardware (ASIC, CPLD, FPGA), circuit boards, microprocessor systems, computer system architectures and interfaces
  • Ability to coach, mentor and build relationships
  • Self-starter; problem solver; customer focus
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and Project
  • Knowledge of embedded processors and digital hardware is desired
  • Understanding of the Systems Engineering requirements of DoD Directive 5000.01 Defense Acquisition System is desired
  • Understanding of DoD Military Standards and Processes (i.e. MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-461, etc.)
  • 7+ years of relevant work experience in airborne electronic warfare domain is desired
  • High expectations for sustained excellence for self and team members
  • IPT Leadership
  • CAM experience
  • Active Secret Clearance strongly preferred

Security Clearance:

Please be aware that many of our positions require a security clearance, including this one, 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.

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.

Candidates will support Environment, Health and Safety by fulfilling the Harris EHS Policy, complying with Harris EHS programs and applicable regulations, and striving for continual EHS improvement.

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.

Reference: 720881376