Deputy Chief Engineer – L3Harris Technologies

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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Job Experience : 5-10 years

Job Description


Job Title: Deputy Chief Engineer

Job Code: CS20221111-93375

Job Location: USA – Rochester – NY

Job Description:

The Deputy Chief Engineer/Engineering Project Owner is a vitally important role, working alongside the Chief Engineer, sharing accountability for managing radio products to deliver solutions aligned with business goals and customers’ critical missions.

The Deputy Chief Engineer/Engineering Project Owner will share responsibilities with the Chief Engineer for technical and managerial leadership over the product via successful execution of assigned projects assuring product deliverables in accordance with established capability, budget, schedule, and quality commitments from product conception to end of life.

The role of a Deputy Chief Engineer is to gain experience across the following Essential Functions, growing into a role of a Chief Engineer taking on overall responsibilities of a product/system.

Chief Engineer / Deputy Chief Engineer Essential Functions:
• Driving strategic direction of products and services, including defining product roadmaps and capability sets in collaboration with Product Line Management and Program Management
• Partnering with Program Management to ensure the technical, schedule and cost targets of assigned programs are properly defined and met
• Overseeing product development for IRAD/EAID projects and Government programs by developing Integrated Project Plans (IPP) with the Integrated Project Team from creation through approval. The IPP documents the scope, budget and baselined schedule, defines team and project roles/responsibilities, and identifies issues and risks. Following the IPP approval, monitoring progress, guiding the team through the execution of all required tasking, including technical content, cost, schedule, and deliverables of assigned projects and programs
• Engaging and working closely with Engineering functional leads (Hardware/ Software/ Systems/ Integration & Test) to ensure accountability in meeting established commitments and deadlines
• Enabling value engineering, product commonality, reuse, cross-product alignment, and scalability via effective collaboration with various product leadership teams
• Driving engineering productivity performance improvements by providing inputs into project management processes, tools, and metric collection methodologies
• Assuming ownership of product quality, costs, yield improvements, and work in progress (WIP)
• Delivering solutions to product obsolescence and critical part shortages
• Capturing of new business opportunities by supporting customer interchanges, product briefings / demonstrations, pursuits and proposals, identifying Engineering scope, partnering with functional teams on Basis of Estimates, and reviewing the bid with the Engineering leadership team
• Assisting Portfolio Chief Engineer with planning for IRAD technology development, implementing product sustainment initiatives, introducing new products/systems to the factory, and preparing for status briefings in support of organizational objectives and commitments.

• Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 9 years of prior relevant experience or Graduate Degree and a minimum of 7 years of prior related experience.

Preferred Additional Skills:
• Self starter, ability to work independently, show strong judgment, be decisive, and work with others to drive towards a common solution
• Leadership capability to guide multi-functional engineering teams without formal supervisory role
• Demonstrated experience managing products through design, development, integration and test phases
• Project Management experience (Technical, Cost, Schedule)
• Exemplary planning and management skills
• Excellent communication, written and verbal skills
• Domain knowledge and experience with tactical radio products
• Ability to articulate key message summaries to business executives
• Ability to learn new skills, meet deadlines, embrace new technologies, and follow process
• Experience with Earned Value Management System
• Experience working in DevOps or Agile environments, be familiar with continuous integration concepts, and establish quality assurance benchmarks
• Proactively seek feedback and initiative to continually improve

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