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Senior Specialist, Software Engineer

Santa Rosa, California

Job ID IMS20221406-84076
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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 in Software with L3Harris 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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What makes a successful Engineer at L3Harris?
Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Innovative
  • Technical
  • Influential
  • Critical Thinker
  • Analytical
  • Detail Oriented


I love my job because every day there’s a new problem to tackle, a new skill to learn and an awesome team that has my back.

Heather S., 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: DevSecOps Software Engineer

Job Code: IMS20221406-84076

Job Location: Santa Rosa, CA

About L3Harris Technologies Sonoma EO

Senior Software Engineer:

We are looking for a Software Engineer with a DevSecOps focus to join our L3Harris Integrated Mission Systems team in Santa Rosa, CA. The software engineers work across multiple programs setting up consistent CI/CD pipelines ensuring we are delivering to our customer quickly and with high quality. We are mission focused, agile, and take innovation seriously. This is an opportunity to join a great team of talented professionals with world-class technical expertise who take a collaborative approach to software engineering and enjoy working together. We are a company on the move, growing in advanced technology areas while continuing the long history of exceptional performance that has earned our place as a trusted provider to our customers.

About L3Harris Technologies Sonoma EO

L3Harris Sonoma EO, located in Santa Rosa, CA is an established pioneer in military/defense infrared technology. A leader in high technology and engineering services, L3Harris Sonoma EO is world renowned for its expertise in the areas of Electro Optical / Infrared (EO/IR) stabilized imaging systems. As a first-rank engineering and production company, L3Harris Sonoma EO is engaged in the design, development, and manufacture of highly-sophisticated electronics equipment that is used in a variety of product areas for government, civil and commercial applications. We offer competitive benefits, an alternative 9/80 work schedule, and the opportunity to work with a talented and diverse group of professionals.

Essential Functions

  • Analyzing, designing, developing release automation for operations and applications
  • Define best practices, guidelines and standards that balance short and long-term objectives in a practical manner – (Continuously improve our engineering Continuous Integration (CI) system and infrastructure, working with Corporate DevSecOps and Corporate IT as well as our engineering development teams.)
  • Manage and maintain CI/CD tools within a team – (Configure, automate, and maintain productivity tools using databases or scripting languages to improve software build and test environments)
  • Deploy updates and fixes; providing technical support and direction to other software engineers – (Provide training to the Development team members responsible for the ownership of team pipelines to maintain and improve team CI/CD capability)
  • Work within Linux and Windows environments
  • Create and monitor health checks for the services on our programs Investigate and resolve technical issues
  • Build tools to improve automation, reduce occurrences of errors, and continuously improve our pipeline
  • Promote DevSecOps as a culture
  • Provide interface and coordination as needed between the Development teams and Corporate IT to maintain and improve infrastructure and tools
  • Works under moderate supervision to set objectives for own job area. Works independently on larger, moderately complex projects or assignments. Sets objectives for own job area to meet the goals of projects and assignments.
  • Communicates with contacts inside and outside own team to explain and interpret operational processes, practices, and procedures. Explains and interprets operational processes, practices and procedures of the job area to others within the organization. Promotes and trains development teams to own project CI/CD pipeline scripts.
  • Utilize a variety of software languages (e.g., Java, Python, AngularJS and C++) on Windows, Linux, mobile platforms, and embedded real time operating systems


  • Bachelor’s degree in a Software discipline (e.g., Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or a related field)
  • 1 or more years of experience developing software with an object-oriented programming language. (e.g., Java, C++ and C#)
  • Prior or current experience with continuous integration / continuous deployment strategies
  • Prior or current experience troubleshooting incidents in production systems
  • Prior or current experience with Kubernetes
  • Prior or current experience with Docker and Docker Compose
  • Prior or current experience managing CI/CD servers and agents in GitLab, Bamboo, or similar application
  • Prior or current experience with Artifactory, Nexus, or similar application
  • Experience with DevSecOps tooling such as Maven, Artifactory and GitLab
  • Experience with container orchestration (e.g., Kubernetes/Docker/OpenShift)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Active US Government Security Clearance preferred. Able to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) SECRET clearance.
  • Pre-employment drug screening and background checks are standard
  • L3Harris is an e-Verify Employer

Preferred Additional Skills

  • Developing CI/CD configuration as code such as Jenkins files or bamboo specs.
  • Familiarity with managing Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, Bamboo, etc.
  • SECRET clearance is a plus
  • Experience with configuration and administration of Atlassian tool suite: Bitbucket, Jira, Crucible, and Fisheye
  • Software development experience with an object-oriented programming language, Java or C++ a plus
  • Experience with static code analysis, code coverage tools, and automated test frameworks
  • Linux experience (advanced level preferred)
  • VMWare and vSphere experience
  • Web UI development experience (e.g., AngularJS, React or similar)
  • Experience with installing and configuring PKI and X.509 Certificates
  • Knowledge of API Gateways (e.g., Kong, 3Scale or similar)
  • Platform design experience in private and/or public cloud
  • Experience configuring and administering RedHat OpenShift
  • IAM background (e.g., OpenAM, KeyCloak, JWT, JWS)
  • Familiarity with messaging, data and event streaming services such as Kafka
  • Network/infrastructure automation
  • Test automation

ADA Requirements:

  • Some repetitive motion activities
  • Visual acuity to operate equipment, read technical information
  • Able to use a computer/keyboard for extended periods of time
  • May be required to lift up to 20 lbs, with assistance
  • Able to use office & test equipment and computers/peripherals in a standard office & computer lab environment
  • Fast paced, schedule-driven environment; Some stress related to making decisions with ambiguous information
  • Willing and able to work extended hours when necessary –Domestic travel up to 20% possible

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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