• Chris Bursk, PMP

    Project Engineer - Harris Robotics

  • I am passionate about people and technology. Over the years I have gravitated from an individual contributor to leadership roles. I enjoy roles that enable me to mentor, train, and grow my team member’s skills and careers. I am a visually based person and greatly interested in user interface design and human-machine interactions. I am involved in designing web based user interfaces that leverage the amazing JavaScript libraries available today – such as jQuery, AngularJS, and Node. My teams make use of Amazon’s Web Services and Docker containers to deploy software solutions. In past assignments I led user interface design and implementation on Android devices, Java, C#, and Visual C++ for Windows platforms.

  • It's all about the team. Work hard, be positive, and support each other. Together we can do great things.


    Project Engineer, Harris Robotics

    March 2017 to Present

    * Project engineering leadership for engineering activities across Program ($45M), IRAD ($3M), and Capital development ($2M), and Operations Sustainment activities
    * Manage budget and schedule of all engineering activities
    * Respond to prioritization of Enterprise leadership to drive engineering performance on highest priority activities

    Principal Investigator, Chief Software Engineer - Global Aviation Solutions

    January 2016 to March 2017

    • Group's focus is on developing strategic solutions for the global aviation information market.
    • I execute internally and externally funded research (~$5M) and development projects for aviation information capabilities needed in the next for 1-3 years. While the majority of work is commercially focused research and development, but I also support research efforts for the FAA, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and NASA.
    • To support our business I also pursue new programs and perform light product development.
    • I support multiple projects using a globally diverse team and manage the teams using Agile methodologies.
    • My projects are heavily integrated with Amazon Cloud Services, leveraging those capabilities to
    greatly reduce capital costs for our company.

    Senior Engineering Manager

    May 2013 to January 2016

    Provide functional and technical management of the Software Engineering department

    • As a functional leader, the Engineering Manager is responsible for leading a software engineering organization of 150+ employees. (~$12M in salary)
    • Includes supervision and leading engineers, designers, and other support personnel in planning, development, and successful execution of engineering projects and business programs. (~$100M in programs)

    • Key Responsibilities:

    • Meet Functional organization AOP budgets
    • Meet Business Unit & Segment AOP for revenue, operating income, and cash flow
    •  Meet functional leadership requirements of staffing, training, talent development and management
    • Support Engineering Director on all pursuits and proposals in the business area, including review/approval of technical proposals and Basis of Estimates (BOEs)
    • Provide staffing for programs within the business unit and Segment
    • Perform risk assessments on programs within the business area and throughout the corporation as needed
    • Work with Program and Business leadership to ensure the workforce meets customer needs and business demands


    Melbourne, Florida Area