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Scientist, Software Engineer - Software Cloud Architect

Melbourne, Florida

Job ID 9021
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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 50,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

Job Title:  Scientist, Software Engineering – Cloud Architect 
Job Code:  9021
Job Location: Melbourne, FL

Job Description:

L3Harris has an immediate opening for an experienced Cloud Software Architect to join the Mission Networks team that provides modern, secure, reliable and resilient telecommunications networks and information management systems. The team develops critical communication capabilities for air traffic control, air-to-ground data communication, secure access to situational awareness data and secure information sharing to state agencies.

The Mission Networks Cloud team leverages Cloud Service Providers (AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud) in delivering modern solutions to support customer operations and information management services. We value a strong knowledge of software development best practices and experience delivering & deploying Cloud ready applications and services.

The Cloud Software Architect will work with internal and external customers to design, develop, and field Cloud architectures that meet the systems requirements and be involved through the systems development lifecycle, including pursuit, developing a technical baseline, developing requirements, system level software design, integration support, and system level testing and selloff. Provide hands-on assistance to implementation and R&D teams to execute the development of awarded programs. Serve as technical expert in latest industry trends, tools and methodologies to continuously improve the delivery of our solutions.

At L3Harris Technologies we understand the benefits of a flexible work environment. Employees may be able to work a hybrid schedule with the understanding that the employee may be required to attend team meetings and key events in person when deemed appropriate by the business.

Essential Functions:

  • Support Business Development team by writing white papers, performing trade studies, participating in fast prototyping and writing technical responses for proposals & new program pursuits
  • Interface with customers to understand use cases and define requirements, design Cloud capable solutions, support system level testing, and field the solution in customer environments to support the mission
  • Leverage existing domain experience hosting solutions in Cloud environments
  • Design large-scale distributed systems using microservices and containers
  • Create and maintain virtualized, containerized and/or Cloud ready environments used by the software teams. This includes periodic updates to components and tools to stay current with latest revisions and security updates
  • Work with security teams to help define and implement security controls
  • Serve as a Subject Matter Expert on Cloud, Microservices, IaC, and DevSecOps topics to lead teams in supporting enterprise solutions


  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 12 years of prior relevant experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 10 years of prior related experience.  In Lieu of degree, minimum 16 years of experience.
  • 5+ years leading software teams to deliver enterprise solutions that implement RESTful Web Services, Microservices and/or Cloud components (AWS preferred).
  • 3+ years of experience in leveraging CSPs to host Cloud based solutions involving Cloud computing, Containers, VPC, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), and Security Groups
  • 3+ years designing a scalable infrastructure and automated deployment in Cloud environments leveraging tools to support pipelines and containers such as Jenkins, Docker, Kubernetes.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Ability to obtain and maintain an FAA public trust or Top Secret clearance
  • AWS Solutions Architect and AWS Sys Ops certification(s)
  • Kubernetes Administrator certification(s)
  • Experience using scripting languages such as Python, Bash or other shell scripting
  • Experience developing applications that leverage relational and noSQL databases (Cassandra, MariaDB, InfluxDB, EnterpriseDB)
  • Experience with IaC tools like CloudFormation, Terraform, Puppet or Ansible
  • Experience with iterative software development processes (Agile, SCRUM, Kanban)

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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