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L3Harris Principal, Trade Compliance in Arlington, Virginia

Principal, Trade Compliance

Job ID CHQ20202205-45843


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. at

Description: Job Title: Licensing Manager Job ID: CHQ20202205-45843 Job Location: Arlington, VA

Job Description:

  • Provide support to designated L3Harris companies regarding Trade Compliance requirements in accordance with the U.S. Department of State International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the U.S. Department of Commerce Export Administration Regulations (EAR), Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) regulations and the Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) regulations

  • Work with internal stakeholders and other trade compliance professionals to develop strategic licensing strategies

  • Assist with developing and implementing guidance, procedures, processes and templates to facilitate international license requirements

  • Review international license applications to ensure that they meet U.S. Government requirements and are processed in a timely manner

  • This role is highly visible and will work across the matrix with Marketing, Engineering, Finance, Legal, and other teams to ensure compliance

  • Develop and deliver training on Trade-focused material

  • Work in a highly collaborative team to cross-train others as well as contribute to the continued growth and development of a Global Compliance department

  • Remain current with USG regulations, policies, procedures and processes

  • Understand business requirements and how to determine what international licenses are required in accordance with the ITAR, EAR, ATF and OFAC

  • Serve as primary point of contact with the U.S. Government in order to submit, manage and resolve any issues related to international trade license applications

  • Interface with the U.S. Department of Defense and other USG stakeholders to develop policy guidance to support L3 international marketing and sales

  • Develop written procedures, templates, samples and other materials

  • Actively participate in conferences and training events

  • Other activities as may be requested to facilitate L3 international business requirements and ensure compliance with USG international trade regulations

  • Ability to travel up to 10%


  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 12 years of prior relevant experience OR Graduate Degree and a minimum of 10 years of prior related experience

  • Must meet requirements to act as an Empowered Official in accordance with the ITAR

  • Must have or be able to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance of SECRET or higher.

Preferred Skills:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Experienced and confident trainer/public speaker

  • Strong analytical skills with ability to research information, perform assignments and respond in a fast-pace environment

  • Ability to work at all levels in an organization

  • Self-starter with proven ability to analyze and resolve complex issues

  • Knowledge of export / import regulatory requirements

  • Detail oriented

  • Proficient computer skills and in-depth understanding of Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel

  • Preferred candidates will have in-depth knowledge of OCR EASE, Tableau, SUMO and/or Power BI

  • Strong background in EAR licensing, de Minimis and encryptions regulations

  • Strong background in Export Control Reform licensing

  • Strong background in writing, reviewing and managing DOS Agreements

  • Experience working through a DOS Consent Agreement

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.