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L3Harris Lead, Information Security Systems Engineer-TS.SCI in Herndon, Virginia


Job Title: Lead,Information Security Systems Engineer - TS.SCI

Job Code: SAS20211401-55054

Job Location:Herndon, VA

Essential Functions:

  • Provide leadership and technical execution support of information security activities associated with the authorization and accreditation (A&A) of information systems and data using NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) (and derivative) processes, to include those processes used for SAP accreditations.

  • Support security engineering activities, including basis of estimate development, requirements development, design, test, configuration management and maintenance of information systems and data.

  • Assist program security in the development of, policies and procedures for, emerging security technologies and proposals.

  • Support security certification and vulnerability assessment activities as required.

  • Support the evaluation, qualification, testing and delivery of security architecture improvement, obsolescence replacement and vulnerability response projects.

  • Support information assurance data collection and continuous monitoring activities for assigned information systems.

  • Experience in writing and managing RMF body of evidence documents (e.g., System Security Plan (SSP), Security Compliance Traceability Matrix (SCTM), Risk Assessment Report (RAR), Continuous Monitoring (ConMon) Plan, and Security Assessment Plans and Procedures (SAPP)).

  • Experience in securing operating systems (Windows, Linux, Cisco IOS, etc.), applications (REST API, GMSEC, etc), and databases (MySQL, Mongo, etc).

  • Experience with application of Secure Template Implementation Guides (STIGs).

  • Experience in configuration and use of cyber defense and vulnerability assessment tools such as ACAS and SCC

  • Familiarity with Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD), agile system development, and DevSecOps tools and processes.

  • Experience in accrediting cross-domain systems.

  • Experience in Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)

  • Self-motivation, able to work well independently and within inter-disciplinary engineering teams.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Principles of data flows (e.g., TCP/IP, OSI model).

  • Travel up to 20%

  • Work will be performed onsite.


  • Education:Top Secret//SCI Security Clearance required.

  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or minimum 9 years of prior relevant experience, or

  • Graduate Degree and/or a minimum of 7 years of prior related experience.

  • DOD 8570.01M IAT 3 Certification

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience in the content development and administration of SEIM/audit reduction tools (e.g., Splunk).

  • Top Secret//SCI w/CI Poly is desirable.

  • DOD 8570.01M IASAE 3 certification is desired.

  • Strong understanding of engineering processes, concepts and information security systems engineering principles (NIST SP 800-160 Vol1).

  • System test and evaluation methods and RMF assessment methodology & process.

  • Experience in Cyber Defense technologies.

  • Experience with CI/CD, agile system development, and DevSecOps tools and processes.

  • Understanding of system vulnerabilities and exploitation.

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.