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Specialist, Software Engineering Database Administrator (DBA) - Clearance Level: Top Secret

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Job ID SAS20222806-85354
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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 in Software with L3Harris 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.

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    • Medical with a High Deductible and traditional PPO plan options, as well as, vision and a full array of supplemental health benefits
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  • Family

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    • 9/80 work schedule available for most U.S. employees, effective October 24, 2022.

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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.


Specialist Software Engineer / Database Administrator (DBA)
Job Code: SAS20222806-85354
Job Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Job Description:

As the premier provider of Space Domain Awareness (SDA) mission solutions for the United States Space Force, L3Harris is seeking a Database Administrator to support the Wideband SATCOM Operations Technical Support II (WSOTS 2) program. L3Harris is seeking professionals to work in a dynamic environment to solve challenging technical problems. Individuals will perform database administration, design, implementation, and maintenance. The ideal candidate should have experience with various database systems, database administration, and system administration. This position is located in Colorado Springs, CO, requires a Top Secret Security Clearance with SCI and Security+ certification.

Essential Functions:

  • Serves as a Database Administrator (DBA), providing 24x7x365 shift database support to WSOMS sites, consolidated watch officer, and ARSTRAT SATCOM Engineering and Management.
  • Verifies the contents of various databases for each mission system are consistent among the different systems.
  • Provides expert knowledge to ensure database integrity, data flow, and replications. Leads database troubleshooting.
  • Coordinates contractor troubleshooting efforts across sites with WSOTS II Field Engineers.
  • Supports ARSTRAT management with database planning and administration.
  • Identifies, evaluates, and recommends improvements to relevant COTS database management and monitoring tools.
  • Responsible for performance monitoring, database tuning, identification and correction of performance bottlenecks.
  • Collaborates with software engineers, security administration, computer operations, network management, and system administrators to ensure quality and integrity of databases, application software, and data.
  • Develops and implements procedures for identification and resolution of complex database-related anomalies.
  • Uses demonstrated experience in disaster recovery planning, database replication, backup/recovery, relational database configuration, database security/access control, use of query tools, database script tools, and change management.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 4 years of prior relevant experience or 2 years post-Secondary/ Associates Degree and a minimum of 8 years of prior related experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 2 years of prior related experience
  • Active TOP SECRET security clearance with SCI eligible
  • Security+ certification
  • Experience in database administration with server configuration, performance tuning, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
  • One or more database certifications required (e.g. Oracle, Postgres, and/or SQL Server).
  • Experience with hypervisors
  • Experience with DISA STIG (Department of Information Security Administration Security Technical Implementation Guide)
  • Experience with the following operating systems: Microsoft Windows Server, Microsoft Windows, RedHat Linux or similar environment
  • Experience with the following tools: Active Directory, VMWare ESXi, and PowerShell

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Knowledge of SATCOM systems is desired.

In compliance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the salary range for this role in Colorado is $73,500 - $135,500. This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location. L3Harris also offers a variety of benefits including: health and disability insurance, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, EAP, education assistance, parental leave, paid time off, and company-paid holidays. The specific programs and options available to an employee may vary depending on date of hire, schedule type, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.

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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