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Lead, Cyber Intelligence

Plano, Texas

Job ID IMS20221611-93617
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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.

  • Full Time
  • Level: Experienced
  • Location: On Site
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  • Analytical
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  • Leader
  • Problem Solver
  • Strategic
  • Technical


Flexible work schedule, paid overtime, cool technology, no micromanagement, nice campus, fun co-workers

Systems Engineer

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
    • 9/80 work schedule available for most U.S. employees, effective October 24, 2022.

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 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: Lead, Cyber Intelligence (Cyber IT Systems Engineer)

Job ID: IMS20221611-93617

Job Location: Plano, TX

Job Description:

As a Cyber IT Systems Engineer, you will perform and manage complex technical work in support of Windows/RHEL/VMware computing environments. In this role, you will be the resident RHEL subject matter expert (SME) for the design/development, testing and validation process through production. Cyber IT Systems Engineer will leverage industry standard automation tools with the vision of engineering & deploying a cloud solution in support of program objectives in the future.

The Advanced Systems & Technologies (AS&T) division is a part of L3Harris’ Agile Development Group and specializes in developing disruptive, next-generation technologies for advanced Unmanned Air Systems (UAS / UAV), advanced radar systems, next-generation weapon systems, and other RF sensor technologies using small company agility and big company experience.

Essential Functions:

  • RHEL Engineer manages complex projects or processes with general oversight.
  • Evaluates vendor products and recommends purchases consistent with the organization's short and long-term objectives.
  • Develops and implements infrastructure policies and ensures adherence to security procedures.
  • Create system backup management of system configurations, network resiliency, and infrastructure resiliency plans.
  • Define the system upgrade plans and make ready for future additions with minimal disturbance.
  • Perform root cause analysis of system failures.
  • Engineering lead, providing mentorship\training of new technologies to system administrators.
  • Proactively look to improve areas of deficiency and provide improvements to current systems and processes.
  • Perform work in accordance with established IT System Administration/Engineering, user, security, and regulatory requirements (JSIG, NIST 800 series, and DOD Manuals volume 1-4, etc.
  • Plan and execute automation of system activities.
  • Develop, track and present technical performance metrics for IT systems.
  • Design and analyze appropriate system loading based on requirements.
  • Perform cost analysis of required equipment.
  • Interface with development teams to determine future growth needs.
  • Support the maintenance of IT systems as needed.
  • Present design reviews to relevant stakeholders.
  • Participate in cost and technical proposal activities.
  • Execute the automation strategy and deliver products that represent workflows.
  • Work with team members to identify and mitigate risks to successful product integration.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain any additional clearances or program accesses as required.
  • Ability to lift up to 20 lbs.
  • Up to 5% travel may be required.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • U.S. citizenship
  • Existing DoD clearance with current 6 year update
  • Minimum 9 years of experience in a related IT system administration & networking field
  • Minimum 7 years of experience creating and implementing IT systems that meet JSIG standards
  • Bachelors in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related degree and/or equivalent experience required.
  • Must possess experience diagramming solutions and documenting processes and standards.
  • Must possess experience with Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Must possess experience in IT systems engineering and architecture
  • Must possess experience with scripting and/or automation (i.e. PowerShell, Bash, Python, Terraform, Ansible, Puppet, Chef, etc.)
  • Must possess experience with networking concepts (i.e. subnetting, protocols, WAN connectivity, virtual networks)
  • Must possess experience with Linux in an enterprise setting (i.e. RHEL, CentOS, Fedora)
  • DoD 8570 Compliant (Minimum certified in CompTIA Security+)
  • Experience using Microsoft Office products

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Masters in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related degree and/or equivalent experience desired.
  • Experience with industry frameworks and methodologies: ITIL/Agile/Scrum/DevOps/SRE
  • Experience with application containerization (Docker / Kubernetes)
  • Experience with Configuration management tools, such as Ansible, Puppet, or Chef
  • Experience designing and implementing cloud computing infrastructure
  • Experience with cloud security & governance (i.e. ACLs / Firewalls / Policy)
  • Experience using source code repositories like GitHub
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, & presentation)
  • Excellent people skills, with experience leading and collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team environment
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Outstanding work ethic and commitment to organizational success

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.

L3Harris Technologies is an E-Verify Employer. Please click here for the E-Verify Poster in English or Spanish. For information regarding your Right To Work, please click here for English or Spanish.

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