Head of Design Verification


Job summary

L3Harris Technologies
Contract Type:
Full Time
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About the job

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.

About the role:

L3Harris in Brighton are part of our Mission Avionics sector operating in the Aerospace domain specialising in airborne weapons carriage release and electro-mechanical systems.

We are seeking a Head of Design Verification to join our Engineering Team and be responsible for product test and integration of electro-mechanical sub-systems from the prototype design through development, test, and certification of the completed system.

As a member of the engineering leadership team reporting to the Head of Engineering, the expectation of this role will be to guide, mentor and lead engineers to achieve successful completion of tasks and on time delivery.

With a passion for Engineering and Technology the candidate should be a credible team leader, committed to the development of their team and departmental performance to meet the needs of the business. They should be comfortable working in a matrix type organisation and be a team player as part of a wider leadership team with the Engineering organisation

Management of Integration responsibilities will include design, develop, and implement integration plans for procedures for hardware, software, and facilities. Ensure work is scheduled and resourced through internal and external test facilities and personnel to meet the competing priorities of concurrent programmes.

Testing responsibilities may include analyses requirements for testability issues. Develops and implements both hardware and software system level test programs, plans, specifications, procedures, and customer acceptance. Plan and lead test working groups, test readiness reviews. Conducts testability and producibility analyses and reviews.

Develop; Test Facilities, Test Methods, data capture and analysis, relationships with external test houses, and Test and Integration Staff to meet current and future Test and Integration needs.

Responsibilities of the role:

  • Provide functional excellence in Design Verification (People, Tools and Processes)
  • Departmental management of personnel and facilities
  • Design Review Assessment
  • Analysis of requirements for integration and/or testability.
  • Enhancing and developing test facilities and capabilities.
  • Safety of people in the test facilities environment
  • On time delivery of test programmes, test reports etc.
  • Efficient utilisation of test resources and personnel
  • Financial reporting against test and facilities budgets (including CAPEX)
  • Forecasting of requirements against programmes
  • Development and documentation of Departmental processes and procedures

Experience & Skills:


  • Substantial experience in a Product Design and Test environment within the Aerospace industry.
  • Leading and developing a professional team of Engineers and Technicians
  • Test system design and implementation (including test fixture design and electro-mechanical test)
  • Subject Matter Expert in Environmental Testing
  • Management of internal and external test facilities
  • Test system design and implementation
  • Test fixture design
  • Electro-mechanical test
  • Diagnosis of faults/issues


  • Automated test cell design/creation
  • High pressure pneumatics (400 bar) derived from bottled inert gas, compressors, and boost pumps
  • Pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical actuators
  • Vibration Rigs
  • Diadem - data analysis
  • High speed cameras
  • LabVIEW software and data acquisition (DAQ) equipment

More Information

Please be aware many of our positions 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 may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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, colour, 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.

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