Systems Administrator / Field Service Representative

  • Harris Corporation
  • Suffolk, VA, USA, Langley AFB
  • Dec 04, 2018
Full-time Linux Networking PERL Python Security Clearance SQL SysAdmin Training

Job Description

From ocean to orbit and everywhere in between, we provide mission-critical solutions to connect, inform and protect the world.  During its 120-year history, Harris has transformed communications and information technology. Harris is a proven leader in tactical communications, geospatial systems and services, air traffic management, environment solutions, avionics and electronic warfare, and space and intelligence. 

On the Harris 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!

Harris Corporation’s Space and Intelligence Systems division has an opening for a Systems Administrator to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.  The position will be located in Suffolk, VA and Langley AFB.  The individual will work in a fast-paced environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and a collaborative team setting.


  • Conduct systems engineering activities in support of “deployed” systems. Duties include hardware/software installation, verification/testing and documentation of patch updates to be deployed out to customer sites.
  • Advocate for imagery and video processing systems at customer sites working with the base personnel and end users.
  • Provide field investigation of technical problems with systems and report updates to leadership.  
  • Conducts training to end users and system administrators following installation activities.
  • Monitor system performance and communicate field issues to engineering team.
  • Implement software and hardware upgrades as required.
  • Prepare and provide technical data to other engineering sections for contractors and vendors for utilization in support activities.
  • Identify, investigate and report on other areas in the customer space where we can grow the Harris footprint with software licenses or services.


  • Bachelor’s Degree with 6+ years of related experience, or equivalent
  • Active Top Secret or TS/SCI Clearance Required

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Ability to travel overseas
  • Valid US Passport
  • CompTIA Security+ Certification
  • Linux System administration and troubleshooting experience
  • Server hardware & software troubleshooting
  • Networking experience configuring and troubleshooting switches, firewalls and routers
  • 5+ years of experience performing field hardware and software support
  • Understanding/experience with imagery data processing and exploitation
  • Experience with curl, SQL, etc.
  • Familiarity with Apache web server and Apache Tomcat application server
  • Certification in one of more of the following: A+, Network+, SSCP, GSEC, SCNP, CISA, GSE, SCNA or CISSP
  • Experience with Shell scripting (e.g. Bash, Perl or Python)
  • General understanding of basic business competencies and customer support best practices
  • Broad general knowledge of technical competencies of engineering standards, principles and theories to complete engineering tasks assigned
  • Ability to train end users (such as geospatial analysts/imagery analysts)
  • Strong communication skills (speaking, writing, documenting)
  • Previous deployment experience preferred

Security Clearance:

Please be aware this position requires an active Top Secret or TS/SCI 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 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.

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.

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