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L3Harris Senior Associate, Software Engineer in Santa Rosa, California


Job Title: Senior Associate Software Engineer

Job ID: SAS20232601-96280

Job Location: Santa Rosa, CA

About L3Harris Technologies Sonoma EO

Software Engineer:

We are looking for a dynamic software engineer to specialize in a broad range of development activities from embedded software to application level software for our sensor systems.

Performance Objectives:

Experienced professional with proficient knowledge of software development and practical knowledge of project management. May lead projects with general supervision.

Work consists of making moderate enhancements or improvements to systems and processes to solve problems or improve effectiveness of job area. Opportunities for problem solving and innovation are general, and may require understanding of broader set of issues but typically are not complex. Problems are typically solved by drawing from prior experiences, with analysis of the issues.

Communicates with contacts within and outside of own department and may occasionally have responsibility for communicating with parties external to the organization (e.g., customers, vendors, etc.). Explains and interprets processes and procedures to others within and outside the job area. May work to justify and gain cooperation regarding processes, practices and procedures

Specific performance examples of these core behaviors are:

  • Perform debugging and unit testing of software products

  • Analyze, develop and recommend design approaches to meet requirements of complex systems

  • Conduct independent technical investigations of considerable complexity to improve system performance or solve difficult system requirements issues

  • Coordinate with other functional engineers to develop and test products and resolve compatibility and interface problems with other subsystems

  • Interface with other departments to participate in specification, design, code, and test reviews

  • Follows and contributes to improvement of the software development process

  • Provide timely production support and problem resolution

  • Produce timely status reports and projections

  • Prioritize and manages multiple projects within design specifications and budget restrictions

  • Review literature and current practices relevant to the solution of assigned projects

  • Evaluate vendor capabilities to provide required products or services

Basic Qualifications & Education:

  • Requires knowledge of software development typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience. Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 4 years of prior relevant experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 2 years of prior related experience

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a US Government Security Clearance

  • Pre-employment drug screening and background checks are standard


  • Experience with IDE’s (MS Visual Studio, VS Code, Eclipse, etc.)

  • Experience or awareness of Open Standards (MISB, OMS, XML Schema, etc.)

  • Software development in various OS environments (Windows, Linux, QNX, etc.)

  • Strong interpersonal and facilitation skills

  • Creative, open-minded, a good communicator, and a good listener

  • Ability to communicate clearly (written and verbal) to technical and non-technical personnel.

  • Ability to logically address, analyze, and resolve problems.

  • Attention to detail and deadlines

  • Understanding of defense based product environments and platforms

  • Excellent organization and multi-tasking abilities with the ability to resolve conflicting priorities

In compliance with pay transparency requirements, the salary range for this role is $81,000-$150,000. This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location. L3Harris also offers a variety of benefits, including health and disability insurance, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, EAP, education assistance, parental leave, paid time off, and company-paid holidays. The specific programs and options available to an employee may vary depending on date of hire, schedule type, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.

L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.