Associate Manager, Software Engineering

$100,000 - $150,000 yearly
  • L3Harris Technologies, Division ForceX
  • Nashville, TN, USA
  • Mar 16, 2020
Full time Information Technology

Job Description

Job ID IMS20201003-42854Apply

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 customers’ 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.

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, ForceX division is an industry leader specializing in Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) software development and geospatial application technology programs. Our tightly integrated hardware and software solutions enables front-line special operations aviators to save lives by allowing aircrew members to operate efficiently when protecting friendly ground forces. We are the Trusted Choice of End-Users in the Special Operations Aviation Community. Working at L3Harris ForceX puts you at the forefront of ongoing advancements in an exciting industry and makes you a valued contributor toward changing the way people interact with technology. We believe success comes from teamwork, enthusiasm and striving for excellence. Located in the vibrant West End area of Nashville, Tennessee near the University of Vanderbilt campus and Centennial Park, L3Harris ForceX is more than just a place to work. We are excited to offer an exceptional, comprehensive medical, dental, vision benefits package which includes company paid life insurance, unlimited paid time off, 11 paid holidays, flexible work hours (6:30 am to 7 pm) and a 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off. In addition, we also enjoy free lunch on-site three days a week, access to our company suite at Bridgestone arena for concerts and sporting events, access to on-site gym, popping some popcorn for an afternoon snack, playing a friendly game of ping-pong, or perhaps designing something fun on the company 3-D printer, just to name a few. As you can see, we enjoy a culture of dedication, innovation and creativity where we approach work with a positive outlook every day, while at the same time, integrating and engineering software that interfaces with some of the newest and coolest hardware on the planet.

Associate Manager, Software Engineering

Job Summary

Guide software development efforts for a software engineering team during all aspects of the software development life cycle. Oversee team performance on working with program management from defining scope through software design and implementation to ensuring successful delivery. Provide technical leadership, accountability for work product deliveries, and overall management and professional growth of the software engineering team. May manage and lead multiple complex software engineering efforts simultaneously.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Interact directly with program management staff to communicate and ensure appropriate process milestones and deliverables are established     
  • Assist software engineering teams in translating broad requirement initiatives into actionable operational designs
  • Provide instruction and validation to software engineers on how to incorporate new features or functions into existing software, how to customize software, or in the design of new products
  • Combine knowledge of how our products are currently used, customer technology trends and technical capabilities to provide best in breed solutions while avoiding foreseeable pitfalls
  • Provide leadership and oversight in project planning, technical design, estimating and developing schedules, assigning work to technical staff members and coordinating work assignments in accordance with corporate processes and standards
  • Monitor and analyze software engineering team progress and results and adjust assigned resources as necessary to maintain software engineering goals and milestones
  • Report status, deadlines, issues and achievements to management
  • Provide input to management on future team staffing needs
  • Prepare and deliver performance coaching, counseling, and reviews
  • Makes disciplinary recommendations and execute administration of policies as appropriate
  • Perform or assist with administrative functions including timecard and time off approvals
  • Assist in departmental recruiting, interviewing and onboarding of new employees
  • Identify and acquire understanding of new skills, development methodologies and approaches, and technologies and help to integrate them into software engineering efforts
  • Facilitate communication of innovations and lessons learned among software engineering teams to maximize quality and productivity
  • Required to perform other appropriate duties as requested, directed, or assigned
  • Perform all job functions with a positive, professional attitude

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Leads, directs, coaches and reviews Software Engineering teams of Software Engineers and Simulation and Test Engineers
  • Plans and establishes goals and objectives for the Software engineering team

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proficient knowledge of relevant technologies, software development methodologies, and programming languages
  • Proficient knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of object-oriented design/development
  • Proficient knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of software unit, component, and integration testing
  • Proficient knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of source code management and defect tracking
  • Expert ability to effectively utilize both written and verbal communication skills
  • Expert ability to identify complex problems and provide multiple solutions
  • Expert ability to understand, create, and communicate complex design specifications
  • Expert ability to quickly and effectively breakdown assignments into work tasks and provide effort and schedule estimates and successfully achieve them
  • Expert ability to write complex computer software components and applications
  • Expert ability to identify and solve complex problems
  • Expert ability to use judgment and logic in decision-making considering relative to costs and benefits of potential actions
  • Demonstrated ability to promote a corporate ethic exhibit a spirit of teamwork and cooperation within the organization
  • Ability to obtain a Secret security clearance required

Required Skills, Experience and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or Computer Science with 6 years of progressively responsible software development experience or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience

Preferred Skills, Experience and Education:

  • Ability to understand and utilize UML (Unified Modeling Language)
  • 2 years of prior leadership or managerial experience

Physical Demands:

  • Required to sit for long periods of time
  • Infrequent light physical effort required 
  • Written and verbal communication
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and mouse
  • May require the ability to travel via automobile or airplane

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • As required by program needs

Work Environment:

  • Work performed in an office environment with people close to each other
  • Working with computers, and other computer components
  • Duties may require being on call periodically and working outside of normal working hours (evenings and weekends)

Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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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.