In this episode of Fairygodboss Radio, Jennifer Lewis shares her best career advice: build your brand and advocate for yourself. 

(Recorded on May 3, 2021)

Jennifer Lewis is vice president & general manager of the F-35 Avionics division. In this role, Lewis is responsible for business strategy, financial performance, successful execution and growth for the F-35 Mission Avionics division, which covers legacy production as well as Tech Refresh 3 (TR3) development and transition to production. The TR3 family of subsystems include the Aircraft Memory System, Panoramic Cockpit Display and the Integrated Core Processor - providing critical infrastructure to enable future warfighter capability.

Prior to her current assignment, Lewis served as vice president of engineering for the $5.4B Integrated Mission Systems segment of L3Harris Technologies. Integrated Mission Systems provides an extensive portfolio of solutions for C5, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Targeting across all domains. In this role, she was responsible for the segment’s engineering function of ~5,700 engineers. She partnered with business leaders and operations to drive technology innovation and execution excellence across the portfolio.

Lewis joined Harris Corporation in 2018 as the vice president of engineering for the Electronic Systems segment. Prior to joining Harris, Lewis served as senior director of systems engineering at Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business, where she was responsible for developing mission solutions for air and missile defense, C4I and undersea systems, and delivering execution excellence for a growing organization with over 1200 systems engineers across a dozen U.S. locations.

She has over 15 years of engineering leadership experience in both functional and program execution roles and has led many national and international teams.

Lewis has a bachelor’s degree in math and computer science as well as a master’s degree in computer science, from Boston University.

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 and 50,000 employees, with customers in 130 countries. L3Harris.com.