Harris Corporation Systems Solutions Architect in Palm Bay, Florida

Systems Solutions Architect 7/11/18--SystemsUSA - FL - Palm Bay




Job ID: ES20181107-25842


Job Title: Systems Solutions Architect

Job Location: Palm Bay, FL

Job Code: ES20181107-25842

Job Description

The Systems Solutions Architect (SSA) delivers full life-cycle systems integration and engineering services to meet the missions of its customers. Responsible for the architectural design, development oversight, and deployment of the enterprise's overall systems. Responsible for definition of system solutions based on customer current and future needs. Ability to develop system architectures across multiple platforms, engineering domains and applications. Accountable for end-to-end systems engineering and integration, engineering documentation, customer engagement, and enterprise coordination. Requires maintaining currency with industry trends and new technologies applicable to Harris products and mission solutions. Works on advanced, complex technical projects or business issues requiring state of the art technical or industry knowledge. Provides technical direction for the development, engineering, interfacing, integration, and testing of all components of complex hardware/software systems to include requirements elicitation, analysis and functional allocation, conducting systems requirements reviews, developing concepts of operation and interface standards, developing system architectures, and performing technical/non-technical assessment and management as well as end-to-end flow analysis

Job Responsibilities

  • Applies an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to plan, design, develop and verify a lifecycle balanced system of systems and system solutions

  • Evaluates customer and /operational needs to help define and coordinate system performance requirements, integrate technical parameters and assure compatibility of all physical, functional and program interfaces

  • Drives Harris Enterprise Solution Offering(s) to customers and Future Technology Relevance

  • Leads and coordinates various analyses to optimize total system of systems and/or system architecture

  • Resolves cross-functional technical issues

  • Ability to assess and provide direction for make/buy decisions and selection of strategic suppliers

  • Determines whether requirements can be met with existing capabilities/designs or if new design requirements must be developed

  • Provides technical coordination between external customer’s engineers, industry engineers and internal engineering groups to articulate technical issues

  • Prepares and presents technical information that addresses specific subjects of interest

  • Leads a multi-disciplined engineering group to ensure customer contractual requirements are met

  • Advocates the customer’s critical needs to internal stakeholders

  • Analyzes and develops recommendations to resolve contractual technical issues at product delivery

  • Establishes, implements, and documents the technology integration or migration strategies

  • Ability to work across a variety of programs

  • Ensure sufficient product definition and coordinate closely with execution teams to ensure proper implementation and adherence to functional and performance specifications

  • Provide technical direction for the development, integration, and testing of complex hardware/software systems

  • Lead and perform trade studies required to make both tactical and strategic technical decisions for programs

  • Lead or participate in technical interchange meetings (TIMs) to manage project execution and resolve enterprise issues

  • Provide mentoring, guidance and leadership to novice engineers


  • Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited university in engineering, computer science, mathematics, or physics.

  • 10 + years of relevant experience creating and implementing system architectures and complex mission solutions

  • Experience analyzing, developing, and integrating electronic systems in areas such as RF/wireless systems, mission computing, communications, networking, robotics, and electronic warfare

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to partner with stake holders and team leaders to identify needs and develop marketable Tactical Communication System solutions which provide customer value. Proven and effective communications skills, interpersonal skills and customer focus are a must.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience with functional and physical architecture development

  • Experience collaborating in a team environment

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.

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.

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LocationUSA - FL - Palm Bay