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Lead, Cyber Intelligence

Ashburn, Virginia

Job ID IMS20222109-90844
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On the L3Harris team, your job is to secure the world. We don’t work here just for the advanced technology and equipment: We work here because we know what – and who – we’re protecting. From families to the intelligence community, and from our climate to our men and women in uniform – we’re making the world a safer place. Working with the L3Harris's engineering team, you'll join our team of qualified, diverse individuals and work in a fast-paced environment with high expectations, global scope, and a collaborative team setting.

  • Full Time
  • Level: Experienced
  • Location: On Site
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Systems Engineer

L3Harris Work Perks

  • Health

    • Medical with a High Deductible and traditional PPO plan options, as well as, vision and a full array of supplemental health benefits
    • A doctors' service to help with referrals and second opinions for you, your family, and parents

  • Family

    • 4 weeks of paid parental leave for moms and dads
    • Fertility treatment
    • Subsidized backup childcare and eldercare
    • Adoption assistance - $5,000 per adoption/$15,000 per employee
    • Pet insurance

  • Well-Being

    • No cap to your PTO time (for exempt employees)
    • Dress for your day - wear what works for you at work
    • Legal plan for you, your family, and parents
    • Discount platform
    • 9/80 work schedule available for most U.S. employees, effective October 24, 2022.

Job Description

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 space, air, land, sea and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 47,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.


Job Title: Lead, Cyber Intelligence
Job Code: IMS20222109-90844
Job Location: Ashburn, VA

Job Description:

The Lead, Cyber Intelligence (ISSE) will be the Subject Matter Expert (SME) with comprehensive knowledge of network engineering design, deployment, and management in support of on-premises/wide-area-networks (WAN) connected computing networks between multiple platforms and protocols. This position will design and manage large, complex project initiatives of substantial importance to the organization with minimal oversight or direction. Evaluates vendor products and recommend purchases consistent with the organization's short and long-term objectives. Develops and implements network policies and procedures and ensures adherence to security procedures. Communicate within and outside the organization to explain and influence changes to practices, processes, and approaches. Makes significant improvements in processes, systems, or products. Provides input into new products/processes and implements operational plans that impact business or functional results.

Essential Functions:

  • Lead Networking Engineer providing management of complex projects or processes with general oversight and providing mentorship and training to team members
  • Design multi-site systems to meet IT network, user, security, and regulatory requirements (JSIG, NIST 800 series, DOD Manuals volume 1-4, etc.
  • Develop, track and present technical performance metrics for IT network systems
  • Prepare, develop, and implement automation of system activities wherever feasible.
  • Design and analyze appropriate system loading based on requirements.
  • Perform cost analysis of required equipment
  • Create system backup management of system configurations, network resiliency, and infrastructure resiliency plans
  • Define the system upgrade plans and make them ready for future addition with minimal disturbance.
  • Perform root cause analysis of system failures
  • Interface with development teams to determine future growth needs
  • Support the maintenance of the IT systems as needed.
  • Present design reviews to relevant stakeholders
  • Participate in proposal activities, both cost and technical
  • Ability to obtain and maintain any additional clearances as required
  • Ability to lift up to 10 pounds
  • Up to 10% travel may be required
  • Other duties as assigned


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Active DoD Secret clearance with a current 6-year update
  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 9 years of prior relevant experience in the Network Engineering field, or equivalent.
  • Experience creating and implementing IT networks that meet JSIG standards
  • Defense industry experience
  • Working knowledge of Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Cisco Call Manager & VTC deployment/management experience
  • CompTIA Security+ or CISSP certification
  • Experience with encryption communication devices
  • Experience with Cisco product devices
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience with industry frameworks and methodologies: ITIL/Agile/Scrum/DevOps/SRE
  • Experience designing and implementing cloud computing infrastructure (GOVCLOUD)
  • Experience with Palo Alto Firewall devices
  • Excellent problem-solving skill
  • Excellent people skills, with experience leading and collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team environment
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, & presentation)

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.

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