Systems Engineering @ L3HARRIS
WESCAM Division Burlington, ON
About L3HARRIS WESCAM
We develop the most advanced optical systems for global defense and military markets, Homeland Security, Search and Rescue and Airborne law enforcement agencies worldwide. These systems provide stabilized, high-magnification Electro-optic and Infrared (EO/IR) laser, surveillance and targeting systems for airborne, marine and ground based platforms.
To see our systems capability in action, click HERE
Systems Engineering at a Glance
Systems Engineering is one of the most important functions at L3HARRIS WESCAM. They’re at each intersection of the process for every new system that leaves our facility.
Our Systems Requirements engineering team works closely with global military, law enforcement and other government agency customers and operators to understand what they need our product to accomplish for them – high-resolution electro-optical capability or laser targeting and image tracking.
Our Systems Design engineering team works across the organization with experts in each area to design and fabricate each component that goes into a fully operational system to exacting standards, extraordinary tolerances and capabilities beyond what most people get to see.
Our Systems Test and Integration engineering team is the ultimate testing team – working closely with our customers (sometimes in fascinating parts of the world rarely seen by civilians) to ensure that upon delivery – our optical systems do precisely what our customers need it do to.
About Joining Our Talent Community
We're always looking for great talent to join our team – but we also understand that timing is everything.
You may not be ready to make a move, but you’re open to exploring your options. We may not have a position immediately available – but we know we will in the near future.
Our forecasted growth makes that a certainty.
Join our talent community for Systems Engineering and we’ll make sure to stay in touch, keep you informed on what we’re doing, what’s happening in our industry, and connect from time to time with some positions we think you’ll be interested in hearing about.
Subject Matter Expertise We Look For
We look for a variety of expertise for our team – from understanding naval drone systems integration to designing a payload that will withstand temperature variance ranges of 100 C, to just simply being able to figure out how to make something work that is theoretically impossible. Your expertise may also come in the form of testing the airworthiness or seaworthiness of a system on a specific platform, or the ability to apply commercial and military standards in airborne platforms.
Some of this subject matter expertise may have been cultivated from previous work for another military contractor, robotics or sensors-based organizations. You may have had a highly demanding customer-facing roles that required a lot of decorum and tact. Your area of expertise may include something we need immediately, or later on down the road – but at some point in time, we’d like a chance to get to know you a little better.
Skills, Experience and Competencies We Look For
While this list is in no particular order - you should be able to identify most of the following as it relates to your own background.
Degree in Engineering from an accredited university
Professional Engineering designation would be considered a significant asset
You possess, or have the ability to obtain NATO-Secret or Top-Secret security clearance
Recent, relevant and progressive technical project experience over the past 8 years
An appreciation for a broad range of global customs, people, business environments
Familiarity with either the design, development, test or integration/installation of a complex systems in any land, naval/maritime or airborne environment
A “higher-than-most-people’s” understanding of the operating environments within either the land / naval-maritime or airborne environments – particularly within that of a military agency
A leadership-type of ability which would enable you to coordinate multiple people and disciplines (in our case - like Software, Electro-Optical Engineering, Manufacturing and Program Management) together to work on a high-priority/high-visibility projects
An understanding of most commonly used military standards that are applied to design and program protocols.
Life at L3HARRIS WESCAM
This is the most important part. Many companies say that their work is ‘exciting’ or ‘challenging’, or that they work in a fast-paced environment. Perhaps our definition of those terms is slightly different – because we are one of the only companies in the world that produce what we do, have customers like we do, allow our employees to work on the kinds of things we do, and say with certainty that what we do every day directly contributes to protecting lives around the world.
What else can you expect as an L3HARRIS WESCAM employee?
Every other Friday off
Free on-site gym
Subsidized gourmet cafeterias
Free fruit and bagels
Beach Volleyball courts
26 acres of forested land with hiking and biking trails in the heart of Burlington
Free wellness programs
Work/Life balance that is taken seriously
Real opportunities for growth, development and career progression
Everyone’s role at L3HARRIS WESCAM contributes to protecting people’s lives
Diversity & Inclusion
We believe that diversity among our employees makes us a stronger organization.
We are committed to diversity and inclusion within our L3HARRIS WESCAM family, and our community by welcoming and encouraging applications from anyone interested without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, Aboriginal status or any other legally-protected groups. For people with disabilities, we work with you throughout the recruitment process to ensure you have what you need in order to be at your best. If you require any accommodation for any part of the recruitment/interview process, or as you begin your career with us just let us know and we will take care of you.
About L3Harris Technologies
L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $17 billion in annual revenue, 50,000 employees and customers in more than 130 countries. L3Harris.com
Organized into 4 segments – Integrated Mission Systems, Communications Systems, Space & Airborne Systems and Aviation Systems – L3Harris Technologies employs over 50,000 people worldwide in over 50 countries.
L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customer's mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.
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By residing in our Systems Engineering Talent Community, we’ll keep you up to date on what L3HARRIS WESCAM is working on, new developments in business, and more information about the team and what it means to work here.
You’ll also be the first to hear about new positions coming up that we hope you might be interested in.
**As L3HARRIS-WESCAM is a supplier to several national military and defense agencies, we are bound by the Canadian Controlled Goods Program. Every L3HARRIS employee must be CGP-Certified, of which certification requires extensive background screening that L3HARRIS Wescam will manage on your behalf.