L3 Technologies Technical Lead, C4 Missions Systems in Burlington, Ontario

Technical Lead, C4 Missions Systems



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

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  • 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 Mission Systems Project Engineer, or assign Mission Systems Project Engineers, for any projects assigned to Platform Mission Systems section.

  • Support the Manager in the performance assessment 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 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 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 Manager.



Desired Skills

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

  • Hands-on technical experience developing and executing test plans and procedures

  • Network component design, implementation and administration knowledge

  • In depth working knowledge of Linux and Windows OS

  • 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 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 or landworthiness process and approval

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

Desired Experience and Education

  • Bachelor of Engineering Degree or equivalent on the job experience

  • Architecture Framework certification. (DODAF, DNDAF, TOGAF or an overall AF certificate)

  • PEng or pursuit of PEng.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in 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 Canadiangovernment security clearance

Life at L3 WESCAM

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)

  • Free on-site gym

  • Free wellness programs

  • Free fruit and bagels

  • Subsidized cafeterias

  • 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

About L3 Technologies

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.


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  • 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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Primary Location CA-Ontario-Burlington

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day - 1st

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Organization: Division L-3 Wescam

Req ID: 103351