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Dulles, Virginia

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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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I love my job because every day there’s a new problem to tackle, a new skill to learn and an awesome team that has my back.

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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 air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 48,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

Job Title: Specialist, Cyber Intelligence (ISSO)

Job Code: SAS20211503-58072

Job Location: Dulles, VA

Job Description: Performs ISSO duties under the guidance of the Information System Security Manager (ISSM) and senior Information System Security Officers on assigned government-authorized systems.  Knowledgeable in information technology and security.  Responsibilities include: authoring and maintaining documentation supporting the Assessment & Authorization (A&A) of assigned systems in accordance with the Risk Management Framework (RMF) under the ICD503, JSIG and NISPOM; performing security control assessments as part of the systems’ Continuous Monitoring Plan; overseeing configuration management of assigned systems; works with IT organization to develop device and system hardening guides following DISA and NIST guidelines; auditing systems to ensure security posture integrity; conducting periodic hardware/software inventory assessments; identifying system security controls shortcomings and developing POA&Ms; remediate control deficiencies; conducts, documents and reports annual self-assessments; maintaining operational information security posture for a system, program, or enclave; investigating security incidents such as data spills, data integrity, and malicious events; authoring and delivering security education training to range of audience levels.

Essential Functions:

  • Author and maintain Assessment & Authorization (A&A) documentation of Assigned systems
  • Perform security control assessments and Continuous Monitoring Plans
  • Work with IT and system administration organizations to develop device and system hardening guides following DISA and NIST guidelines
  • Responsible for customer interface in the tracking and resolution of POA&Ms
  • Ensures all systems are rigorously monitored for anomalous activity
  • Manage the spillage response process for their program areas of responsibility


  • Active Top Secret/SCI security clearance required 
  • Bachelor's degree (Bachelor's or Graduate degree in Cybersecurity or a related discipline from an accredited college is preferred)
  • DoDI 8570.01 IAT II certification and or Security +
  • Minimum 4 years of prior relevant experience to include:
  • 2+ years’ experience with networking equipment; 2+ years’ experience interpreting vulnerability scan results; 2+ years’ experience reviewing workstation, server, firewall, & IPS logs; 2+ years’ experience with SIEM or UBA tools
  • Experience as an ISSO managing cybersecurity on classified systems under multiple agencies’ JSIG, DAAPM, NISPOM Ch8, ICD 503, and/or NIST 800-53 implementations

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Flexibility to adjust to changing requirements, schedules, and priorities
  • Able to socialize ideas, make recommendations, and gain team consensus
  • Excellent time management and task prioritization skills.
  • High level of personal motivation and initiative to learn and acquire new skills

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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