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L3Harris Flight Test Engineer Lead 5 in Waco, Texas


Job Title: Aeronautical Flight Test Engineer Lead 5

Job Code: ANP5

Location: Waco, TX

L3Harris is actively seeking for an Airworthiness Flight Test Engineer Lead 5 experienced in the planning, coordination, oversight, conduct, and reporting of aircraft structural, performance, HQ and systems ground and flight tests for civil and try airworthiness certification. This position is located in Waco, TX that comes with competitive benefits and a generous relocation package for those who qualify.

Job Description:

As a Flight Test Engineer, you will plan, execute and reporting for all Division test events including coordination with customer and range assets. This position supports the Advanced Systems & Technologies (AS&T) division, which 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.

Essential Functions:

  • Define test requirements, develop test procedures and test plans, execute and manage ground and flight test events, range and airspace management, data collection and analysis, instrumentation of test assets and documentation/ presentation of test results.

  • This includes the development of operationally representative mission scenarios to assist customers in requirements definition and verification parameters.

  • Support numerous test events, technology demonstrations and user training events to include flight test, environmental qualification and stress screening, and software-in-the-loop testing.

  • Interact with other systems engineers, and collaborate with our mechanical, electrical and aeronautical engineers in planning, design and manufacture of systems to ensure successful software and hardware performance.

  • Together with the rest of the design team, develop interface definitions and enforce interface controls to meet system performance requirements.

  • Coordinate directly with customer, subcontractor and vendor personnel through written and oral communication.

  • Support users in the field during all phases of operation.

  • Tasks will typically include providing subject matter expertise, updating software and hardware configurations, troubleshooting, diagnose errors or technical problems and determine proper solutions, and minor repairs.

  • Manage on-site installation, repair, maintenance and test tasks

  • Document processes, producing timely and detailed service reports, and following all company’s filed procedures and protocols

  • Assist in the development of academics and training to users on all aspects of the fielded systems including system operation, mission planning and execution, and operating simulators.

  • Create, develop, and update technical manuals.

  • Manage Division Flight Safety and personnel proficiency requirements.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • U.S. citizen; existing DoD clearance with a current 5-year update; must be able to obtain additional clearances as required.

  • Candidates for consideration must have a BS degree and a minimum of 6 years’ experience in flight operations including test management and execution.

  • The candidate must have demonstrated expertise in airspace/range management, FAA certification requirements and systems engineering disciplines associated with a flight test/demonstration program to include requirements definition, design reviews and documentation, and systems integration.

  • Familiar with analysis and testing for air vehicle performance, handling qualities and structural loads.

  • Knowledge/experience with FAA Part 23, 25, 27, 29 and 91 regulations.

  • Knowledge/experience with MIL-HDBK-516 and JSSG series.

  • Experience in operational unmanned systems and aviation safety is a significant plus.

  • The candidate must have experience in managing ground and flight test teams in various range locations.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products

  • Must be able to travel 30% to support field testing

    Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Test Pilot School Graduate

  • Government Developmental or Operational Test Experience

  • 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

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

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.