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Lead, Software Engineering /Cloud Architect (TS-SCI)

Springfield, Virginia

Job ID 9003
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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.

Lead, Software Engineer (TS/SCI) Cloud Architect

Job Code: 9003

Job Location: Springfield, VA on-site with Customer

Job Description:

This position will be responsible for the availability, performance, monitoring, and incident response of our SaaS offerings within L3Harris’s Autonomous Intelligence Solutions (AIS) group. The role scope includes implementing operational improvements in availability, latency, performance, efficiency, change management, monitoring, incident response, patch management and capacity. This position is hands-on, requiring the ability to provide first level system and network support and problem resolution identification. A combination of technical skills, problem-solving abilities, and a proactive mindset are crucial for success in this role. 

  • Participate in a development team that uses agile methodologies combined with mature software practices and a technology-supported development infrastructure
  • AWS administration & configuration proficiency; CLI/SDK familiarity
  • Support activities involving networking, firewalls, and security groups
  • Leverage cloud architecture and apply site reliability principles to support SaaS systems
  • Drive security and compliance aspects for services in accordance with government customer compliance requirements (i.e. NIST RMF)
  • Full-stack troubleshooting skills across network, application, security, Identity, OS, Containers, on-prem, and distributed services layers 


  • Top Secret or TS/SCI and willing to do CI Poly clearance.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, information technologies with 9 years of experience; or 7+ years relevant experience with a Graduate Degree.   In lieu of a degree, minimum of 13 years of prior related experience in a STEM function.
  • Linux power user (NFS, autofs, systemd, VNC)
  • Experience with development environment support:
    • VS Code and extensions
    • Git
    • File/Package repository familiarity (e.g. Artifactory)
    • Support both low and high-side development

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience with Code and plugins
  • Experience with Postgres databases
  • Experience with sshd /  OpenSSH server process
  • Working knowledge of PKI and ability to debug cert issues
  • Ansible and bash scripting experience
  • Proficient with developing in Amazon Web Services (AWS) (over 1 year developing in AWS)
  • Experience with containers and container management (Docker, Kubernetes, etc.)
  • Experience with Atlassian Tools
  • Good organizational skills, excellent problem-solving skills, excellent communication skills, and a willingness to work with a large development team 

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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