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Electronic Engineer

Brighton, Sussex
Job Type
1 Sep 2022

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 space, air, land, sea and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 47,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

Your next role

You will work closely with the Production and Design teams to generate conceptual solutions and designs, to produce detailed CAD design layouts and manufacturing drawings in an electro/mechanical design environment.

At L3Harris in Brighton we are part of Release Systems and the Mission Avionics sector operating in the Aerospace domain. We specialise in high performance electro-mechanical systems and pneumatic technology for airborne weapon carriage release.

What the role will involve

The responsibilities of your role will include the following:

  • Develop electronic concepts based on abstract schemes and/or customer specifications whilst considering the interaction with system and other design requirements.
  • Analyse electrical requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints
  • Develop block diagrams and interface control documentation.
  • Conduct experimental tests & evaluate results.
  • Select suitable components & equipment based on analysis of specifications & reliability requirements.
  • Participate in and conduct design reviews on behalf of the company and present technical briefings as required.
  • Ability to assess vendor capability to support development.
  • Liaise with manufacturers and production engineering department.

What you ll bring

The role of Electronics Engineer requires the following experience and skills:

  • Electronic design experience with a relevant degree qualification
    • Ability to generate schematics to meet design requirements from first principles
    • Experience in all aspects of PCB design/layout
    • Proven knowledge of electro-mechanical systems
      • Understanding of implementation of motors, solenoids and their control systems
      • Understanding and appreciation of both digital and analogue electronic disciplines
      • Understanding of material properties and selection criteria for application
      • Manufacturing methods suitable for the design intent


  • Experience of using Altium (for schematic capture and PCB layout) and experience in 4+ layer flex-rigid PCB design
  • Firmware design knowledge
    • VHDL / Verilog
    • Understanding design and implementation of CPLD / EPLD within designs
    • Hands on mechanical experience, i.e. using machine tools and general assembly an advantage
    • EMC/EMI
      • Understand customer specifications to ensure the design meets all EMC/EMI requirements
      • Write test procedures to support test activities to prove compliance

Additional benefits

At L3Harris, we value and appreciate everything our people do for us, and offer an attractive package. A few of our benefits are:

  • Flexible working hours and hybrid working where possible
  • 12pm finish on a Friday
  • Pension scheme of up to 7% employer contribution
  • 25 days holiday per year, increasing with long service and with the opportunity to buy/sell
  • Private medical insurance
  • Flexible opt-in extras such as a health care cash plan, dental insurance, gym membership, critical illness cover and cycle to work scheme
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Mental health and wellbeing schemes

Important to know

Many of our roles require the ability to obtain a security clearance relevant to the country of the position. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information and may be subject to government security checks.

L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination and offers equal opportunities for all. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, and marriage and civil partnerships.

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  • Job Reference: 699496167-2
  • Date Posted: 1 September 2022
  • Recruiter: L3Harris - TRL Technology
    L3Harris - TRL Technology
  • Location: Brighton, Sussex
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent