Information Security Systems Engineer

  • Harris Corporation
  • Melbourne, FL, USA
  • Nov 28, 2018
Full-time Computer Science Data Engineering Information Security Information Systems (IS) LAN Security Clearance

Job Description

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 100 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $6 billion of annual revenue and about 17,000 employees — including 7,700 engineers and scientists.  Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at

Information Security Systems Engineer, responsible for architecture development, design, implementation and operational processes for an enterprise serving Government and commercial telecommunications WAN domains. Formulates and implements strategies that drive information security system designs for mission critical systems. Specific duties will include: 

  • Develop strategic evolutions of security capabilities and architectures, including IDS, Web App, SIEM, Firewall configuration, deployment, and maintenance.
  • Provide architectural support in a team environment for Software Defined Networks and Network Virtualization. Concepts must be forward thinking while significantly reducing hardware and operational costs.
  • Provide strategies and establish processes to assist programs in establishing certification and accreditation necessary to operate network systems.
  • Develop, cultivate and maintain strategic relationships with key existing and prospective customers and suppliers to strengthen competitive positions and strategies for security capabilities.
  • Interact externally as a consultant to customers.
  • Deployment, implementation and strategy of tools and related Network Security Management Systems.
  • Provide regular status reporting of security strategic projects to senior management and customers.
  • Responsible for process definition and assurance for network security functions, ensuring configuration documents for deployed security solutions remain current and complete.
  • Responsible for senior level incident investigation and remediation to address customer and executive level actions.
  • Provide security architecture strategies and approaches to business area capture and pursuit teams seeking to broaden market opportunities and share within the network enterprise.


  • BS/BA (or equivalent) in Information Security, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related field, and minimum 6 total years related experience, with specific experience in the following targeted areas:
    • 4+ years of experience executing configuration control processes within a security engineering discipline;
    • 4+ years of experience managing a complex security architecture consisting of multiple trust levels;
    • 4+ years of experience provisioning and operation of Security networking equipment, including IDS, Antivirus, AAA, Firewall, Security Gateway, VPN appliances, and SIEM architectures; and
    • 4+ years of Project engineering experience or recent experience in a lead security engineer capacity for network design projects.
  • Current with federal government security standards including NIST SP800-53, NIST SP800-160, FISMA, FIPS Pub 140-2, and others.
  • Experience with networks using concepts/protocols such as BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, IS-IS, MPLS VPNs and emerging concepts such as Software Defined Networking (SDN).
  • Experience with LAN and datacenter technologies such as Ethernet, Spanning Tree Protocol, and Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) concepts.
  • Ability to obtain a DoD Security Clearance.


  • CISSP certification is strongly desired.
  • Must have exceptional verbal, written, interpersonal, and presentation skills as well as strong ability to lead and mentor teammates.
  • Strong team and career leadership abilities desired.
  • Experience in leading network security projects in the Government sector is strongly desired.
  • Ability to make decisions quickly as well as demonstrating sound judgment in balancing risk with business needs to offer customers and management optimal security solutions.
  • Published articles or experience presenting topics in the field of information security.
  • Self-driven and resourceful to achieve goals independently as well as work well in groups.
  • Flexibility to adjust to changing requirements, schedules and priorities.
  • The ability to socialize ideas, make recommendations and gather team consensus to move forward.
  • Familiarity with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Airspace System (NAS) and Air Traffic Control (ATC) and Air Traffic Management (ATM).

Candidates will support Environment, Health and Safety by fulfilling the Harris EHS Policy, complying with Harris EHS programs and applicable regulations, and striving for continual EHS improvement.

Please be aware that many of our positions require a security clearance, or the ability to obtain one.  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 Harris Corporation 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.

Harris is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local law.

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