Information Security Systems Engineer, Senior Specialist

$85,000 - $95,000 yearly
  • L3Harris Technologies, Division ForceX
  • Nashville, TN, USA
  • Mar 16, 2020
Full time Information Technology

Job Description

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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 air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $17 billion in annual revenue, 50,000 employees and customers in more than 130 countries.


L3Harris, ForceX division is an industry leader specializing in Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) software development and geospatial application technology programs. Our tightly integrated hardware and software solutions enables front-line special operations aviators to save lives by allowing aircrew members to operate efficiently when protecting friendly ground forces. We are the Trusted Choice of End-Users in the Special Operations Aviation Community. Working at L3Harris ForceX puts you at the forefront of ongoing advancements in an exciting industry and makes you a valued contributor toward changing the way people interact with technology. We believe success comes from teamwork, enthusiasm and striving for excellence. Located in the vibrant West End area of Nashville, Tennessee near the University of Vanderbilt campus and Centennial Park, L3Harris ForceX is more than just a place to work. We are excited to offer an exceptional, comprehensive medical, dental, vision benefits package which includes company paid life insurance, unlimited paid time off, 11 paid holidays, flexible work hours (6:30 am to 7 pm) and a 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off. In addition, we also enjoy free lunch on-site three days a week, access to our company suite at Bridgestone arena for concerts and sporting events, access to on-site gym, popping some popcorn for an afternoon snack, playing a friendly game of ping-pong, or perhaps designing something fun on the company 3-D printer, just to name a few. As you can see, we enjoy a culture of dedication, innovation and creativity where we approach work with a positive outlook every day, while at the same time, integrating and engineering software that interfaces with some of the newest and coolest hardware on the planet.

Information Security Systems Engineer, Senior Specialist

Job Summary:

L3 Harris Division ForceX is seeking an Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE) in support of Department of Defense and National Security programs.  The ISSE will be responsible for working in conjunction with the Information Systems Security Manager at the customer location.  The selected candidate will work with the program team and government customers to determine and develop an approach to information system security solutions to meet contractual security requirements. The position requires strong critical thinking, analytical skills, attention to detail, creativity, and a sustained commitment to excellence and quality.  The Information Systems Security Engineer, Senior Specialist Level is a senior professional with strong job area knowledge and broad knowledge of project management, managing complex projects and processes with general oversight to achieve operational targets and goals with direct impact on departmental results.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • The ISSE will be responsible to create and provide the government ISSM with the program System Security Plan (SSP), Continuous monitoring plan, Security Assessment Report, Privileged User's Guide, Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) and other Risk Management Framework (RMF) security documentation
  • The ISSE will be responsible for notifying the project team of appropriate security measures, identifying potential security weaknesses, recommending improvements to address vulnerabilities, and monitoring system security. 

Required Skills, Experience and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Cyber Security, Information Assurance, or related technical field with 6 years minimum prior related work experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Prior experience developing and updating Certification and Accreditation documentation and system authorization artifacts under the Risk Management Framework (CNSSI 1253/NIST 800-53, etc.) or previous C&A frameworks such as DIACAP/NIACAP/DSS ISFO and NISPOM Chapter 8
  • Experience with DoD STIG’s, CIS Benchmarks, NESSUS, SCAP, ACAS, or other related hardening and compliance assessment tools to oversee the implementation and enforcement of security policies
  • Experience with Windows and Linux client/server security administration and the underlying technologies such as TCP/IP, DNS, LDAP, and the security subsystem (IA&A)
  • Experience in evaluating hardware security such as Trusted Platform features, EEFI/BIOS security, and sanitization measures

Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

*Candidate must possess a Top Secret Security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.

  • Strong knowledge of security measures, potential security weaknesses and vulnerabilities, documentation and system security recommendations
  • Excellent observational, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent listening and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to bring creative solutions to the customer (instead of problems)
  • Ability to stay disciplined and focused on high-priority tasks
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to be productive and effective working independently or as part of a team
  • Excellent customer service orientation
  • Desire to work with a can-do attitude necessary to maintain the company’s awesome culture
  • Ability to maintain a positive, professional attitude

Preferred Skills, Experience and Education:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in information assurance or security for DoD
  • Minimum 3 year of experience with RMF/DIACAP/NISPOM
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

Physical Demands:

  • Required to sit or stand for long periods of time
  • Written and verbal communication
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and mouse
  • May be required to lift/move up to 25 lbs., with assistance
  • May require the ability to travel via automobile or airplane

Work Environment:

  • Work performed in an office environment
  • Working with computers and other computer and hardware components 
  • Duties may require being on call periodically and working outside of normal working hours (evenings, weekends and holidays)
  • Possible travel and work OCONUS program specific)

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.