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Specialist, Information Security System Engineer

Lafayette, Louisiana

Job ID IMS20212009-69645
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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.

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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 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, Information Security Systems Engineer (ISSE)

Job Code: SIP3

Job Location: Broussard, LA

About the Job:

L3Harris is seeking to fill a Specialist, 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 ISSE position is responsible for designing, deploying, documenting, and managing information systems and networks. This position requires experience in Information Technology and Network Security with a proven track record of success. The ISSE position may be required to work offshore in the maritime environment as necessary.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Analyzing and/or administering security controls for project information systems
  • Safeguarding networks against unauthorized infiltration, modification, destruction, or disclosure
  • Researching, evaluating, testing, recommending, communicating, and implementing new security software applications, hardware, and telecommunications.
  • Configuring and managing firewalls and intrusion detection systems
  • Assisting current IT staff professionals with extraneous tasks as needed
  • Assisting the Field Engineering team with extraneous tasks as needed
  • Keeping track of all procurements and costs associated with various security projects and tasks


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Software, or Mathematics related field
  • Minimum of 5+ years of relevant experience or similar role
  • U.S. Citizen holding or capable of attaining DoD Secret Security Clearance
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license
  • Travel required up to 25%
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Experience preparing reports that demonstrate technical knowledge
  • Very strong organizational abilities, oral and written communication skills
  • Self-directed, organized, systematic, punctual, and goal-oriented
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Familiarization with RHEL/CentOS/Fedora
  • Familiarization with SQL
  • Familiarization with DISA Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs)
  • Familiarization with NIST Risk Management Framework
  • Strong understanding of switches, routers, and VLANs
  • Willingness to work offshore in the maritime environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional or Associate (CCNP or CCNA)
  • Microsoft Certified System Administrator or Expert (MCSA or MCSE)
  • VMware Certified Professional or Associate (VCP or VCA)
  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator, Engineer, or Architect (RHCSA, RHCE, or RHCA)

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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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

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