Systems Engineering Technical Leader (Applied Systems)
L3 Communications
Burlington, Ontario, CA
32d ago


L3 WESCAM is an exciting company providing systems that capture stabilized, high-magnification images from fixed-wing, rotary-

wing, UAV, aerostat and ground based platforms. From low-altitude tactical missions to long-range covert surveillance missions, images are transmitted in real-

time to fixed and mobile receive locations for immediate interpretation. WESCAM's MX-Series of Electro-optic and Infrared (EO / IR), laser, surveillance and targeting systems provide unparalleled image stability and long-

range detection capability to Defense / Military, Homeland Security, Search and Rescue and Airborne law enforcement agencies worldwide.

Our dominance of the airborne platform space has positioned us for explosive and game changing growth into ground-based markets.

WESCAM offers a challenging and dynamic work environment. Work with leading-edge technology and tools, alongside some of the best thought leaders in our industry, in an environment that values work / life balance.

Benefits include every second Friday off with pay (9 / 80 work schedule) in addition to regular vacation and public holidays, free on-

site gym, free fruit, free bagels on the last day of the week, a strong focus on continuing education and much more. Most of all, WESCAM is working towards a noble cause.

Our work has a direct link to saving people's lives and safeguarding freedom around the world. We truly do make a difference in our work and in the world!

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Task Responsibilities

  • Responsibility for development of assigned projects as a team leader and as a technical contributor. This position bridges leadership and technical responsibilities.
  • Determine, assign and manage project tasks with team members allocated to the specific project. Work with the Manager to choose the proper skillset for the project.
  • Formulate specific design and project tasks based on overall project goals defined by the manager.
  • Fulfill the role of Applied Systems Project Engineer, or assign Applied Systems Project Engineers, for any projects assigned to Applied Systems section.
  • Support the Manager in the performance assessment of personnel to be considered in yearly reviews. This position does not have direct reports.
  • 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 Manager.
  • 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 Systems Engineering Management Team in authoring and implementing ISO 15288 compliant systems engineering sub-processes as assigned
  • Complete other tasks and projects as assigned by the Manager.
  • Skills Required

  • Track record of being a strong technical contributor across a wide range of technical problems and across multiple developments.
  • Have shown leadership potential on assigned projects.
  • Have shown the ability to build and maintain professional relationships within and outside of engineering.
  • Design, integration, installation, validation and verification of complex mechanical, electrical and electro-optic integrated systems and subsystems
  • Understanding of Systems Engineering principals
  • Strong Project and technical management skills
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of airworthiness, seaworthiness process and approval
  • Knowledge of various military and industry standards related to airborne, marine and ground systems.
  • Experience & Education Requirements

  • Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Systems Engineering or equivalent on the job experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Systems Engineering with progressive experience.
  • 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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