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Manager, Electrical Engineering

Company: L3Harris Technologies
Location: Alto
Posted on: March 21, 2023

Job Description:

Description: Job Title: Manager, Electrical Engineering Management Job ID: IMS3 Job Location: Phoenix, AZ or Grand Rapids, MI or St. Petersburg, FL Job Description: L3Harris is seeking Electrical Engineering Manager to join our Engineering team in Phoenix, AZ or Grand Rapids, MI or St. Petersburg, FL. Reporting to Director of Hardware Engineering, Electrical Engineering Manager provides oversight and supervision of a designated functional grouping within the Commercial Avionics hardware department. The position will lead program teams to drive design excellence across a product life cycle. The manager will direct digital, analog, power, RF hardware engineers, and FPGA firmware engineers. The position supports Commercial Avionics products, including surveillance, transponder, recorder, display, sensors. Program involvement includes guiding teams in planning, technical solutions and risk mitigation. The manager promotes and strives for continual improvement of developmental processes and practices to increase rigor and efficiency while containing cost. Strong people skills are required to interact successfully with direct reports, program teams and engineering functional leadership. The successful candidate will plan, develop, and coordinate employee training and professional development requirements. This role will perform management activities for employees in the group, including performance reviews, career development, resource allocation, and recognition. This position will help develop and improve engineering processes applicable to the department. Essential Functions:

  • Advocate, promote and reinforce electrical engineering process, methodology, and best practices across the electrical engineering organization with special emphasis on the responsible functional group.
  • Manages a team with focus on policy and strategy implementation.
  • Mentor and motivate to develop functional group potential resulting in the build of a high performing team with defined professional growth through training and career planning.
  • Ability to work in a teaming environment across multiple sites, while possessing good interpersonal and communications skills
  • Self-motivated to identify performance issues and provide potential solutions through strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Coach, counsel, monitor, and appraise staff performance, addressing performance issues in a timely manner, and also advocate for increased responsibility and growth for high performing engineers.
  • Direct an integrated product team or sub-contractor into exploration of new problem solution areas with novel concepts and approaches, guiding scope definition and prioritizing problems for investigation while ensuring adherence to program goals of technical performance, cost and schedule.
  • Primary point-of-contact with various technical customer suppliers and sub-contractors, with expectation of acting independently on technical matters.
  • Technical responsibility for interpreting, organizing, executing, and coordinating program assignments.
  • Perform project planning, scheduling, and monitoring activities for cost and schedule.
  • Communicate needs/requirements/status to management and other engineering disciplines.
  • Coordinate, lead and manage peer reviews, both internal and external PDRs and CDRs, along with any other required design reviews.
  • Manage functional group by recruiting, selecting, orienting, planning, and training employees.
  • Write and deliver performance reviews to staff
  • Respond to business environment requirements through resource planning, including load management of effected resources, skill set competencies and long-term capacity planning for responsible functional group
  • Assist in the identification and introduction of appropriate tool sets to support successful program execution
  • Participate in proposals and review cost estimates/proposal packages
  • Willing to be Hands-on when needed
  • Other duties as assigned Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Science with minimum 9 years of prior related experience. Graduate Degree with a minimum of 7 years of prior related experience.
    • Prior experience working in leadership roles.
    • Prior experience working with continuous improvement.
    • Understanding of the full product development process. Preferred Additional Skills:
      • Master's degree in Engineering or Science highly desired.
      • Excellent problem-solving skills (root cause analysis experience).
      • Robust understanding of all aspects of the electrical engineering discipline.
      • Familiarity with electrical engineering hardware development
      • Familiarity with FPGA firmware development
      • Outstanding communication skills (written, verbal, & presentation)
      • Excellent people skills, with experience leading and collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team environment.
      • Outstanding work ethic and commitment to organizational success
      • Experience with schematic capture and PCB layout tools - Mentor Graphics Expedition or similar
      • Experience with FPGA firmware development tools - Xilinx Vivado, Aldec or similar
      • Ability to support geographically dispersed teams, including through travel
      • Experience with RTCA DO-254 design assurance guidance for airborne electronic hardware
      • Knowledge of engineering design standards for commercial aviation industry
      • Experience in proposal development and preparing defendable Basis of Estimates.
      • Experience leading Root Cause Failure Investigations
      • Experience working in a Continuous Improvement Culture
      • Experience designing or troubleshooting high reliability electronics

Keywords: L3Harris Technologies, Grand Rapids , Manager, Electrical Engineering, Engineering , Alto, Michigan

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