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L3Harris Algorithm Designer in Hamilton, Ontario

Designer, Embedded Software


Hamilton, Ontario


As a subsidiary of L3Harris Technologies and within the Integrated Mission Systems Segment, the WESCAM division develops the most advanced optical sensor and targeting systems for global defense and military sectors, National Security, Search & Rescue and Airborne law enforcement agencies. 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 electro1-optical and infrared images from airborne, marine and ground based platforms, enabling our customers to see first and act first.

About the Role

Our software teams work directly with our optics and hardware teams – developing code that manages all of our systems controllers and actuators, telephoto lenses or targeting & tracking systems - and in particular, code that allows those captured images to be defined and managed. We develop advanced real time software for various applications and processors, including new payloads like complex imagers, laser illuminators & targeting designators, range finders and trackers. We develop the embedded controls and user interfaces for complex electro-mechanical systems including remote I/O subsystems, custom lens controllers, and advanced video processing features.

Primary Responsibilities

Algorithm design, prototyping and implementation:

  • Work with Senior Engineers to research solutions to difficult Engineering problems.

  • Model, simulate and evaluate potential algorithms using Matlab, Python and C/C+

    • Work with department stakeholders to create algorithms that meet architectural and implementation constraints
  • Assess algorithms for real-world, embedded performance

  • Produce requirements and design documentation as required

  • Develop models for algorithms in accordance with Departmental Practices

  • Assist in the development of test and verification plans as required

  • Support implementation of current generation and next generation algorithms in target hardware

  • Work with design Engineering to integrate and debug algorithms as required

  • Follow trends in both industry and academia (GPU’s, FPGA’s, computer vision, machine learning etc)

  • Provide input to and attend design reviews for projects associated with algorithm development

  • Participate in NPI meetings as required

    Required Capabilities

  • Reading and understanding IEEE style research papers

  • Modelling and simulation of complex algorithms

  • Design and implementation of complex algorithms

  • Matlab/Python for algorithm development

  • Digital signal and image processing techniques

  • Computer vision

  • C/C++ coding

  • Familiarity with Machine learning and pattern analysis

  • Familiarity with neural networks

  • Familiarity with digital hardware design and VHDL an asset

  • Familiarity with target tracking systems an asset

  • Meets the requirements of the Controlled Goods Registration Program and is eligible for a Canadian government security clearance

    Desired Education and Experiences

  • Bachelor of Electrical or Computer Engineering or equivalent science discipline. Relevant Masters or postgraduate degree is an asset

  • Minimum 2 years of algorithm design and implementation experience

    About L3Harris Technologies

    In July 2019 – L3 Technologies and Harris Corp merged to become L3Harris Technologies, becoming 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.

    Our customers perform on the world’s most challenging front lines. They trust us to keep them prepared for what’s next. We combine speed, innovation and flawless execution to give people confidence and security in the world ahead.

    As we relentlessly pursue new ideas, we know that everything we bring to market must deliver, without fail, every time. The urgency of our quest is matched by our commitment to the people we serve. In a world of ever accelerating change, threat environments move fast. We move forward faster, delivering industry-leading value.

    Organized into four segments – Integrated Mission Systems, Communications Systems, Space & Airborne Systems and Aviation Systems – L3Harris Technologies employs over 50,000 people worldwide in over 130 countries with annual revenues approximately $17 billion.

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    Our work environment is both challenging and dynamic – our physical environment is state of the art. Here’s what you can expect as an L3Harris WESCAM employee

  • Brand new, custom-built 330,000 sq ft Engineering and Production facility atop the Waterdown escarpment in Hamilton

  • Close to hiking paths along the Bruce trail

  • Every other Friday off (paid – with our rare 9/80 work schedule)

  • 18000 sq ft subsidized Café including 12 mini- Café areas throughout the complex

  • Free 10,000 sq ft on-site gym

  • Free wellness programs

  • Free fruit, bagels and coffee

  • Remote/hybrid work options, hoteling stations providing flexibility and multiple work options

  • Wellness rooms – first aid, prayer, mother’s room and quiet zones

  • Work/Life balance

  • Real opportunities for growth and development

  • A diverse and inclusive working culture

  • Everyone’s role at L3HARRIS WESCAM contributes to protecting people’s lives

    Diversity & Inclusion

    We believe that diversity among our employees makes us a stronger organization.

    We are committed to diversity and inclusion within our L3Harris WESCAM family, and our community by welcoming and encouraging applications from anyone interested without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, Aboriginal status or any other legally-protected groups. For people with disabilities, we work with you throughout the recruitment process to ensure you have what you need in order to be at your best. If you require any accommodation for any part of the recruitment/interview process, or as you begin your career with us just let us know and we will take care of you.

    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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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.