C Mission Systems Manager
L3 Communications
Burlington, Ontario, CA
8d ago

At L3 WESCAM, we develop the most advanced and complex optical and sensor systems for global defense and military sectors, Homeland Security, Search and Rescue and Airborne law enforcement.

From long-range covert surveillance missions to search and rescue operations, our MX-series systems, and the mission systems solutions they are a part of, produce stabilized high-

magnification electro-optical and infrared images from airborne, marine and ground based platforms, enabling our customers to see farther and react quicker.

L3 WESCAM offers a culture of true innovation and collaboration, and above all - work that you can be proud to be a part of.

What we do protects and saves lives around the world. To experience more, go to http : / / www.WESCAM.com

Confer with management, production, business development and bids & proposal staff to discuss project specifications and procedures.

Coordinate and direct Mission System projects, making detailed plans to accomplish goals and directing the integration of technical activities.

Analyze technology, resource needs, and market demand, to plan and assess the feasibility of Mission System projects.

Plan and direct the installation, testing, operation, maintenance, and repair of facilities and equipment.

Direct, review, and approve Mission Systems product design and changes.

Recruit employees; assign, direct, and evaluate their work; and oversee the development and maintenance of staff competence.

Prepare budgets, bids, and contracts, and direct the negotiation of research contracts.

Develop and implement Mission System policies, standards and procedures for the engineering and technical work performed in the department, service, laboratory or firm.

Perform administrative functions such as reviewing and writing reports, approving expenditures, enforcing rules, and making decisions about the purchase of materials or services.

Review and recommend or approve contracts and cost estimates.

Present and explain proposals, reports, and findings to clients.

Consult or negotiate with clients to prepare Mission System project specifications.

Set scientific and technical goals within broad outlines provided by top management.

Plan, direct, and coordinate engineering activities, certifying work, and presenting to management teams.

Performance assessments of personnel to be considered in yearly reviews.

Schedule and actively participate in technical design reviews to ensure design integrity is achieved.

Participate in developing and maintaining the related engineering design practices, processes and standards.

Provide the required metrics, reports and performance measures to the Director.

Provide technical support to other areas of the organization including Operations, Manufacturing Engineering, Customer Service, Bids and Proposals, and Marketing.

Develop a strong presence across engineering and other areas of the business to maximize collaboration and synergy in an effort to meet project goals.

Watch for new technologies and leadership trends that may impact present and future product development.

Assist Mission Systems Management Team in authoring and implementing ISO 15288 compliant systems and sub-processes as assigned, including systems engineering documents such as CONOPS, Specifications, systems engineering management plans, and integrated master schedules.

Complete other tasks and projects as assigned by the Director.


10 or more years of demonstrated experience in systems engineering on a complex network platform

2+ years in managing complex engineering teams

Ability to collaborate broadly with peers and stakeholders, internally within L3 Wescam, as well as government partners and customers

Excellent oral and written communication skills including a demonstrated ability to work autonomously and as a member of a highly performing technical team

Highly motivated and proven ability to adapt quickly in a dynamic environment

Ability to travel (25%) to customer sites

Track record of being a strong technical contributor across a wide range of technical problems and across multiple developments.

Have shown the ability to build and maintain professional relationships within and outside of engineering.

Understanding of Systems Engineering principals

Strong Project and technical management skills

Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills

Understanding of airworthiness, seaworthiness or landworthiness process and approval

Knowledge of various military and industry standards related to airborne, marine and ground systems.

Bachelor of Engineering Degree or equivalent on the job experience

Preferred that the manager has an Architecture Framework certification. (DODAF, DNDAF, TOGAF or an overall AF certificate)

PEng or pursuit of PEng.

Minimum of 10 years of experience in Mission Systems Engineering with progressive experience.

Experience in Airworthiness / Seaworthiness / Landworthiness desirable

Experience in Product Lifecycle Management and Configuration Management.

Meets the requirements of the Controlled Goods Registration Program and is eligible for a Canadian

government security clearance

Our work environment is both challenging and dynamic our physical environment is state of the art. Here’s what you can expect as an L3 WESCAM employee

Every other Friday off (paid with our rare 9 / 80 work schedule)

Beach Volleyball courts

26 acres of forested land with hiking and biking trails in the heart of Burlington

Work / Life balance that is supported

Real opportunities for growth and development

Everyone’s role at L3 WESCAM contributes to saving people’s lives

L3 Technologies is a prime contractor in Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C3ISR) systems market and a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on both military and commercial platforms.

Our customers include the U.S. Department of Defense and its prime contractors, U.S. Government intelligence agencies, the U.

S. Department of Homeland Security, allied foreign governments, domestic and foreign commercial customers and select other U.

S. federal, state and local government agencies.

Organized into 3 segments Electronic Systems, Communications Systems and Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems L3 Technologies employs over 31,000 people worldwide with reported 2017 sales of $9.6 billion.

L3 is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage minorities, women, protected veterans and disabled individuals to apply.

This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with this job.

Management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary.

Please note : L3 WESCAM has an accommodation process in place and provides accommodations for employees with disabilities, both during the selection process as well as during employment.

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