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Sr Specialist, Cyber IT Systems Engineer

Plano, Texas

Job ID IMS20221905-82639
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Our Business and Operations team has an unwavering focus on our commitment to excellence in everything we do. They’re the backbone of our ability to deliver mission solutions with speed, innovation and flawless execution.

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    • Medical with a High Deductible and traditional PPO plan options, as well as, vision and a full array of supplemental health benefits
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    • Adoption assistance - $5,000 per adoption/$15,000 per employee
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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 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.


Cyber IT Systems Engineer
Req #: IMS20221905-82639
Location: Plano, TX

Job Description:

The Sr. Specialist, Cyber IT Systems Engineer will have a strong knowledge in performing and managing complex technical work in support of Windows/RHEL/VMware computing environments. This candidate must be a self-starter and will be the focal-point for the design/development, testing and validation process through production, leveraging industry standard automation tools with the vision of engineering & deploying a cloud solution in support of program objectives in the future.

Job Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Provide Engineering knowledge and management of all operating systems general oversight
  • Engineering lead, providing mentorship\training of new technologies to system administrators
  • Execute duties with general oversight; proactively looking to improve areas of deficiency
  • 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.
  • Engineer improvements to current systems and processes; 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 the IT systems as needed
  • Present design reviews to relevant stakeholders
  • Participate in proposal activities both cost and technical
  • Execute on the automation strategy; deliver products that represent workflows
  • Works with team members to identify and mitigate risks to successful product integration
  • Perform additional duties as required

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Minimum 6 years of experience in a related IT system administration & networking field
  • Minimum 4 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.
  • Experience diagramming solutions and documenting processes and standards
  • Working knowledge of Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Experience in IT systems engineering and architecture
  • Experience with scripting and/or automation (i.e. PowerShell, Bash, Python, Terraform, Ansible, etc.)
  • Experience with networking concepts (i.e. subnetting, protocols, WAN connectivity, virtual networks)
  • Experience with Linux in an enterprise setting (i.e. RHEL, CentOS, Fedora)

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • Masters in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related degree and/or equivalent experience desired.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products
  • Experience with industry frameworks and methodologies: ITIL/Agile/Scrum/DevOps/SRE
  • Experience with application containerization (Docker / Kubernetes)
  • 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
  • Outstanding work ethic and commitment to organizational success

Special Requirements:

  • An active DoD security clearance is required. Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet and maintain eligibility requirements for access to DoD classified information. US Citizenship required.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain any additional clearances as required
  • DoD 8570 Compliant (At least certified in CompTIA Security+)

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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