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L3Harris Software Engineering Manager- Applications in Plano, Texas


Job Title: Software Engineering Manager- Applications

Job Code: AS20212411-73328

Job Location: Plano,TX

L3Harris Advanced Systems & Technologies (AS&T) division specializes in developing disruptive, next-generation technologies for advanced Unmanned Air Systems (UAS / UAV), advanced radar systems, next-generation weapon systems, and other RF sensor technologies using small company agility and big company experience.

A Software Engineering Manager- Applications provides direction and leadership to software engineers to build a best in class and innovative software engineering team. The manager must continually improve developmental processes and practices to increase rigor while evaluating alternative methods that allow for the proper program pace while containing cost. Involvement and review of program planning, technical solutions and risk mitigation is also expected. Strong people skills are required as interaction with Engineering Directors,Program Management, Business Area Managers and company leadership is expected.

Major Job Activities:

  • Overall quality of the team’s program planning, execution and success

  • Provide technical guidance

  • Provide a team culture of innovation and inclusion

  • Performs as an individual contributor on programs

  • Adherence to processes and policies

  • Matrix manager for team members

  • Clear and frequent communication with company and program leadership

  • Working towards the functional organization’s vision

  • Manage the Application Software Engineering staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, planning and training employees.

  • Coach, counseling, monitor, and appraise staff performance.

  • Achieves financial objectives by preparing and managing the Application Software Engineering overhead spending budgets and capital equipment expenses; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions. Maintains stated weekly and yearly direct labor utilization targets for staff.

  • Supports the Senior Manager of Software Engineering in continuous improvement of development processes; overall program execution performance; proposal review and concurrence and provisioning of necessary resources (equipment, tools, facilities, etc.).

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Must be a U.S Citizen with ability to obtain and maintain DoD secret clearance . Must be able to obtain and maintain additional clearances.

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering or Computer Science or related field. Master's degree highly preferred.

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in complex Software Engineering developmental projects that span from requirements through product delivery

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience leading a technical team (minimum of 10 people)

  • Experience in the development of complex systems, preferably in modern C++ but also in Python or Java.

  • Must possess a history of strong leadership and initiative

  • Strong understanding of all aspects of the software engineering discipline

  • Excellent people skills, with experience leading and collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team environment

  • Proven track record of continuous improvement

  • Experience with and understanding of CMMI, ISO9001/AS9100 or similar

  • Experience developing products using MIL standards

  • Experience developing complex software applications

  • Experience developing Graphical User Interfaces

  • Understanding of Agile or Evolutionary development methodologies (or similar)

  • Program execution experience using a crawl, walk run paradigm

  • Proven track record of on-time deliveries, project management and customer satisfaction

  • Excellent problem solving skills (root cause analysis experience)

  • Outstanding work ethic and commitment to organizational success

  • Proposal experience up to and including book-boss

  • Demonstrated ability to develop, nurture and grow strong customer relationships

  • Significant experience with risk and opportunity management tools

  • Earned Value Management experience controlling program engineering execution

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products

  • Outstanding communication skills (written, verbal, & presentation)


  • Familiarity with software engineering development methodologies

  • Experience with Java, Python, Kubernetes, Docker

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.