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Lead, Systems Engineer - Cyber Effects (Active TS/SCI Clearance Required)

Palm Bay, Florida; Columbia, Maryland; Herndon, Virginia

Job ID 9226
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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: Lead, Systems Engineer – Cyber Effects (Active TS/SCI Clearance Required)

Job Code: 9226

Job Location: Palm Bay, FL or Columbia, MD or Herndon, VA

Job Description:

As aLead, Systems Engineer – Cyber Effects you will lead and contribute to architecting, implementing, testing, and troubleshooting cyber applications. Evaluate development and COTS products and services to identify security vulnerabilities, weaknesses, and improvement using tools, techniques, and processes that emulate those used by sophisticated and motivated adversaries. Knowledge and expertise of computer architecture protocols, stacks, major COTS components and associated hardware architectures.  As you develop operational CONOPS, you will work with creative, innovative, and collaborative team of hardware and software engineers to analyze and develop offensive and defensive cyber capabilities. You will interface with program customers to develop key strategies and capabilities to meet stakeholder needs.   

Essential Functions:

The candidate should be able to perform the following tasks with minimal oversight:

  • Direct DoD & IC offensive cyber experience in both full lifecycle program development efforts and operational environments as well as establishing new relationships within both customer bases
  • In-depth experience in both DoD & IC offensive cyber missions and operations and how the different customer sets operate in their respective mission spaces
  • Build strong relationships with offensive cyber organizations, businesses, and people
  • Technical execution lead for offensive cyber developments leading multidisciplinary teams, developing external & internal requirements, CONOPs, ICDs, etc.; including integrating capabilities with other contractors and directly with Customers
  • Senior Program Management experience in all program aspects for offensive cyber programs managing customer relationships, managing and controlling requirements, schedule, cost, and managing operational evaluation events
  • Cyber Area Lead responsible for establishing offensive cyber development standards and best practices, recruiting, talent growth and supporting Business Development activities
  • Interact with senior program managers and customers to define embedded security approaches and strategies
  • Lead trade studies to identify the most economical solution to satisfy requirements
  • Develop internal requirements, CONOPs and interface control documents from customer / product requirements
  • Support full program development lifecycles including concept, design fabrication, production, test, installation, operations, maintenance and disposal
  • Provide technical leadership to development teams at internal and external gate reviews such as technical baseline reviews and design reviews


  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 9 years of prior relevant experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 7 years of prior related experience. In lieu of a degree, minimum of 13 years of prior related experience.
  • Current TS/SCI SAP Security Clearance required

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Solid technical foundation and proven experience working with development engineering teams as well as direct customer interaction.
  • Demonstrated subcontract technical management
  • Security of virtualization platforms and techniques

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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