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Senior Specialist, Information Security System Engineering

Lafayette, Louisiana

Job ID IMS20222007-87143
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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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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

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    • 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
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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.


Job Title: Senior Specialist, Information Security System Engineering
Job ID: IMS20222007- 87143
Job Location: Broussard, LA

About the Job:

L3Harris is seeking to fill a Sr. Assoc., Information Security Systems Engineer (ISSE), as it continues to develop and establish a foothold in the rapidly growing market space for Autonomous Surface Vessels (ASV). The role will be based out of L3Harris location in Broussard, Louisiana.

The ISSM is primarily responsible for maintaining the overall security posture of the systems within their organization and is accountable for the implementation of the RMF. The ISSM serves as the principal advisor on all matters, technical and otherwise, involving the security of systems under their purview.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manages overall development, implementation, and sustainment of the Information Systems Security program for the L3Harris ASV closed area.
  • Manages overall development, implementation, and sustainment of the Information Systems Security program for the L3Harris ASV closed area.
  • Perform duties as subject matter expert to address requirements listed in the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), Intelligence and DSS NISP Authorization Office DSS Assessment and Authorization Process Manual (DAAPM).
  • Develop and review System Security Plans (SSP), all required supporting documentation (POA&M, NSP, etc.), and local policies in accordance with the NISPOM and DAAPM.
  • Operate, maintain, and dispose of systems in accordance with security policies and procedures.
  • Develop and conduct test procedures for verification of Risk Management Framework (RMF) controls to meet customer requirements.
  • Perform periodic self-inspections, tests and reviews of the Information Security program to ensure that systems are operating as authorized/accredited and implement corrective actions for any identified findings and vulnerabilities.
  • Ensure development and implementation of an information security education, training, and awareness program, to include attending, monitoring, and presenting local IS security training.
  • Ensures security logs and audit trails are reviewed in accordance with established schedules.
  • Ensure proper protection or corrective measures have been taken when an incident or vulnerability has been discovered within a system.
  • Ensuring compliance with current cyber security policies, concepts, and measures when designing, procuring, adopting, and developing a new system.
  • Developing, documenting, and monitoring compliance with and reporting of the cleared contractor facility’s system security program in accordance with the Cognizant Security Activity (CSA) guidelines for management, operational, and technical controls.
  • Performing risk assessments and documenting results in a Risk Analysis & Review (RAR) and keeping the risk assessment throughout the acquisition/development of the system life cycle.
  • *Obtaining and maintaining NSIP Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS) access in order to effectively manage all security authorizations for systems under their purview.
  • Coordinating with the cleared contractor’s Facility Security Officer (FSO) and the cleared contractor’s Insider Threat Program Senior Official (ITPSO) to ensure insider threat awareness is addressed within the cleared contractor’s system security programs.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Software, or Mathematics related field
  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 6 years of prior relevant experience or Graduate Degree and a minimum of 4 years of prior related experience
  • U.S. Citizen holding DoD Secret Security Clearance at time of hire
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license
  • Travel required up to 25%
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience as ISSM / ISSO or IT Admin in a classified environment
  • Possess a working knowledge of applicable Information Assurance-related NIST 800-53, DAAPM, NISPOM, RMF, and other related documents.
  • Experience with auditing/assessing the security aspects of various OSs (Linux and Windows).
  • Background in implementing DISA STIG requirements for various flavors of Linux and Windows.
  • Experience in Linux / Windows administration and configuration.
  • Strong organizational skills / ability to work with limited supervision.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills / ability to speak to customer(s).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Background in generating System Security Plans, layout diagrams (rack, network, floor), Plan of Actions & Milestones (POA&M) and any other required documentation to maintain an Authorization to Operate (ATO).
  • Proficient in Security Compliance tools (SCAP, oscap, scc, ACAS, etc.)
  • Proficient in network hardening (Firewall rules, network switch configuration, etc.)
  • Familiarity with log management software such as Syslog / Syslog-NG, audited, Windows Event Viewer.
  • Experience with network switch/router configuration including implementation of subnets.
  • Experience in implementing Windows Active Directory Services, Group Policy, or Linux LDAP Services.

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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