MELBOURNE, Fla. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — February 29, 2016 — Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) will host a career fair March 11 as part of its effort to hire 300 new technical and other open positions at its Brevard County Florida operations.
The company will hold the Harris Brevard County Career Fair at its Harris Technology Center in Palm Bay from noon to 6 p.m. on March 11. Candidates will be able to engage with Harris representatives who will discuss the breadth of available positions and career opportunities and will conduct on-site interviews. Pre-registration is highly recommended at http://harris.com/careerfair/.
Harris is seeking to fill the 300 new engineering, finance and supply chain positions to support its Electronic Systems, Critical Networks, and Space and Intelligence Systems segments. The technical openings are for experienced software, mechanical and electrical engineers who will work on a variety of important programs that the company supports in air traffic management, weather, space, cyber and electronic warfare. The finance and supply chain openings will support many of these same programs.
Many of the open positions will be based within the company’s ultra-modern 464,000-square-foot Harris Technology Center (HTC), which serves as the innovation hub for Harris’ more than $1 billion advanced research and development efforts.
“Harris’ culture favors an entrepreneurial mindset, and our environment encourages engineers and scientists who are passionate about building mission critical technologies that solve the toughest challenges,” said Robert Duffy, senior vice president, Human Resources and Administration. “That spirit of innovation has fueled Harris for the last 120 years and earned us leading positions in our core franchises of tactical communications, geospatial, weather, avionics, space and air traffic management. There has never been a more exciting time to be at Harris.”
About Harris Innovation
Founded in 1895 based on an innovative printing press design, Harris has transformed into a top-10 defense contractor and an industry leader in technologies for defense, space, weather, air traffic management and electronic warfare. Throughout its history, the company has introduced a long list of notable technology innovations, including the world's first automatic and four-color printing presses, the Washington-Moscow hotline, GPS navigation space antennas, multi-band military radios, and advanced air traffic management and weather forecasting solutions. ( Harris video) Today, 40 percent of its employees are scientists or engineers and the company invests an industry-leading percent of revenues in R&D to develop advanced, mission-critical solutions for its customers. Harris also is a strong supporter of STEM initiatives that encourage future innovators.
About Harris Corporation
Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving our customers’ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. Harris supports customers in more than 125 countries, has approximately $8 billion in annual revenue and 22,000 employees worldwide. The company is organized into four business segments: Communication Systems, Space and Intelligence Systems, Electronic Systems, and Critical Networks. Learn more at harris.com.
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