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Cyber Software Engineer Industrial Placement Student

London, England Job ID SAS20211511-72693
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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 – Cyber Software Engineer Industrial Placement Student

12 months fixed term, Sept 2022 - Sept 2023 (approx.)

Job Location – Piccadilly Circus, London, UK

Job ID – SAS20211511-72693

Your next role

Are you looking for an opportunity to grow and enhance your skills as a Cyber Security Software Engineer in a dynamic industry that is constantly developing and delivering innovative, next-generation capabilities? At L3Harris, you can make a difference by joining our Cyber Security team and introducing next generation technologies and skills, applying these to solving problems.

There are two 12 month Software Industrial Placement roles available to provide input to the design, implementation and testing of Cyber Security software projects as part of a high performing research and development team. Each of these roles provides fantastic opportunities to develop skills in technical and professional areas, gain an understanding of working environments and valuable experience whilst making a difference to our customers.
At L3Harris, in our Intelligence & Cyber International (ICI) division, we work closely with UK Government and Security Agencies to shape and build cutting-edge solutions that combat the ever-evolving threats faced by the public and private sectors on a daily basis.

What the role will involve

If you’re invited to join our team of dedicated experts, the responsibilities of your role will include the following:

  • Design, development and implementation of production software and supporting tooling, primarily in C++ but also other languages such as C, C# and Python for ubiquitous platforms such as Windows, Linux, iOS and Android.
  • Participate in vulnerability research activities for the latest operating systems and applications.
  • Develop proof of concept solutions to support our programme of constant innovation.
  • Working as part of a team (including Software Engineers and Vulnerability Researchers) to discuss system designs, interfaces and protocols to identify and implement solutions.

What you’ll bring

The role of Software Industrial Placement requires the following experience and skills:

  • A minimum of 3 A-Levels (or equivalent qualification) with grades of A, B, C or above (including Maths)
  • Pursuing a degree in either Computer Science, Maths or Engineering with a predicted final grade of 2:1 or 1st
  • A passion for cyber security and software development and evidence of additional cyber related achievements or participations showing a desire for a rewarding career in the technology industry

Additional benefits

At L3Harris, we value and appreciate everything our people do for us, and offer a really attractive package. A few of our benefits are:

  • Flexible working hours
  • 25 days holiday per year, increasing with long service
  • Competitive pension
  • Private medical insurance and a health care cash plan
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Mental health and wellbeing schemes
  • Full reimbursement of professional membership cost

Important to know

Many of our roles require the ability to obtain a security clearance relevant to the country of the position. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information and may be subject to government security checks.

L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination and offers equal opportunities for all. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, and marriage and civil partnerships.

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