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L3Harris Program Manager Lead in Clifton, New Jersey

Program Manager Lead

Job ID SAS20192110-34187


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.com at https://l3harris.mergerannouncement.com/

Lead, Program Management

Job Code: SAS20192110-34187

Job Location: Clifton, NJ

Job Description:

L3Harris is seeking a highly motivated, innovative Program Manager Lead with strong team leadership and program management skills. PM will be responsible for managing the development, integration and deployment of complex electronic warfare systems and for managing segments of major programs which require the formulation and implementation of coherent program plans, leadership of large teams, and coordination with Sr. Management, functional departments and customers.

  • Responsible for the cost, schedule and technical performance of company programs or subsystems of major programs.

  • Participates in the negotiation of the contract and contract changes.

  • Coordinates the preparation of proposals, business plans, performance Statement of Work (SOW) and specifications, operating budgets and financial terms/conditions of contracts.

  • Acts as primary customer contact for program activities, leading program review sessions with customers to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance.

  • Establishes design concepts, criteria and engineering efforts for product research, development, integration and test.

  • Develops new business or expands the product line with the customer.

  • Monitors all program activities to ensure compliance with product specifications, performance requirements, schedules and cost commitments.

  • Manages programs through the integration of Earned Value Management System (EVMS) processes and procedures.

  • Identifies existing or potential program risks and obtains solutions, such as allocation of resources or changing contractual specifications.

  • Directs the work of employees assigned to the program from technical, manufacturing and administrative areas.

  • Responsible for managing cost, schedule, performance and stakeholders of large program segments.

  • Ensures that all required resources such as engineering, human resources, production, computer resources and licenses, facilities are available for the program.

  • Plans, directs and monitors program budget and serves as primary customer contact for program information.

  • Oversees the generation, quality and timeliness of all written customer deliverables and reports.

  • May be responsible for business development within current customer base and/or for new customers.

  • Travel including International travel - 25%


  • Bachelor's degree with 9 years of experience or Master's with 6 years of experience.

  • 6-9 years of Development Project or Program Management experience with demonstrated ability to lead teams and work with other teams, business units, and customers.

  • 2+ years Earned Value Management System (EVMS) experience.

  • Active Secret level clearance or above.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience in Systems Engineering or Engineering Design.

  • Experience managing government contracts.

  • Degree in Electrical or Computer Software.

  • Strong organizational and inter-personal skills.

  • Excellent customer and stakeholder communication and negotiation skills.

  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills.

  • PMP.

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.

By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that L3Harris Technologies may share your résumé, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

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.