Sr. Scientist, Display Optics Engineer

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Engineering

Job Description:

L3 Harris, Military Displays, Systems engineering group located in Alpharetta, GA is looking for a Senior Scientist, Systems Engineering with experience in Displays Optics Design and Manufacturing. The selected candidate will work under the supervision of a Systems Engineering manager within the L3Harris Engineering Function. The candidate should have extensive experience in developing and architecting new Airborne Displays products, and defining product enhancement roadmap plans for Displays products. The candidate should have knowledge and familiarity with developing advanced solutions from conception to products to fulfill customer needs by utilizing tools to model unique information collection. This position will entail collaboration and coordination with other departments to help manage the process from RFI/RFP phase to final customer acceptance and transition to production. Position may involve 20% - 30% travel to customers and suppliers.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Systems Engineering or Electrical Engineering with a minimum of 15 years of prior related experience. Graduate Degree with a minimum of 13 years of prior related experience, or equivalent.
  • Must possess experience developing Display Products including in-depth understanding of Video Protocols, and Design for Display Optics.
  • Background/Experience in Radiometry and Photometry with display technologies, including AMLCDs, OLEDs, LEDs.
  • Experience using photometric equipment: photometers, colorimeters, spectroradiometers.
  • Experienced in creating Interface Definition Documents (IDD’s) and Interface Control Drawings (ICD’s).
  • Experienced in generating Requirements Traceability Verification Matrix (RTVM) and Design Verification Testing (DVT) reports.
  • Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Understanding of color science.
  • Ability to use engineering tools for requirements capture (DOORS, JAMA etc.).
  • Familiar with high-level objectives of DO-254, DO-178B/C and DO-160 development processes.
  • Working knowledge of the commercial and military communications protocols (RS-232, ARINC 429, MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 664 (AFDX) and ARINC 818 (Fiber).
  • Ability to represent system engineering at internal and external customer meetings and audits.
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project and Access).
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven experience and understanding of requirements capture, design, and decomposition methods.
  • In depth working knowledge of system validation, verification and integration processes for highly complex product developments.
  • Ability to work well in an Integrated Product Team (IPT) environment.
  • Ability to handle multiple task concurrently and with competing deadlines.
  • Ability to work with little supervision.
  • Experienced in behavioral modeling/simulation (e.g. UML modeling with use-cases and sequence diagrams), peer reviews, configuration and change management.
  • In depth understanding of Optical Characteristics of flight displays with the knowledge of functions of Glass Manufacturer OEM’s.
  • Understanding of ARP-4754A and ARP-4761 system and safety development process.
  • Proven ability to successfully plan Systems Engineering tasks for a project and meet schedule, cost, and performance goals during execution phase.
  • Comfortable in effectively interacting and communicating with Senior Engineering Management, Program Management, Business Development, and Finance.
  • In depth familiarity with the FAA and MIL certification processes, associated supplemental type design, and Technical Standard Order (TSO) requirements.
  • Demonstrated successful program pursuit and capture ability (concept development, writing and costing)
  • Understanding of manufacturing build, test, quality and customer acceptance review processes.

  • Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance. 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 L3Harris Technologies 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.

    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.

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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