Sr. Systems Engineer

  • Harris Corporation
  • Dahlgren, VA, USA
  • Dec 04, 2018
Full-time Cybersecurity Data Reporting Information Systems (IS) Information Technology (IT) Linux Networking Project Management Security Clearance SysAdmin Systems Engineering

Job Description

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, environmental solutions, avionics and electronic warfare, and space and intelligence. From ocean to orbit and everywhere in between, we provide mission-critical solutions to connect, inform and protect the world.

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 Space and Intelligence Systems has an opening for a Sr. Systems Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Dahlgren, Virginia. The individual will work in a fast-paced environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and a collaborative team setting

Essential Functions:

  • Knowledgeable in Information and Computer Systems, working knowledge of converged infrastructure and related technologies such as VMware, Networking, and Storage solutions.
  • Working knowledge of RMF and cybersecurity requirements.
  • Proven ability to lead efforts to field changes to production systems to a schedule.
  • Address and detect issues that impact projects and implement/develop courses of action (COAs) to mitigate or alleviate the impact to projects
  • Prepare and brief technical presentations at informal and formal meetings
  • Write technical white papers, memorandums and reports
  • Contribute to the development of new principles and concepts to enhance mission operations
  • Perform DoD compatible system engineering lifecycle processes
  • Support critical operations during standard and non-standard working hours
  • Support the project management team by performing technical planning, including cost, risk and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems following a defined system design lifecycle process (concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal)
  • Develop and execute risk mitigation plans and management of risks on projects
  • Act as a liaison to internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to travel up to 25%

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics discipline from an accredited university and 6+ year of systems engineering experience OR
  • Master’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics discipline and 4+ years of systems engineering experience OR
  • 14+ years of systems engineering experience in lieu of a degree
  • An active DoD Top Secret security clearance Required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with requirements analysis and systems design within projects
  • Experience with Red Hat Linux and Windows system administration
  • Experience writing specifications, design, ConOps, and Interface Control Documents
  • Experience with C2 weapon systems and operations
  • The applicant should also have strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Communication and excellent presentation skills 
  • Previous experience supporting DoD/government customers
  • Ability to write subsystem specification and requirements
  • Hardware/software requirement verification/system validation experience
  • Leadership experience with medium and small project implementations
  • Experience working directly with customers onsite at their facility
  • Leadership experience with medium and small project implementations
  • Flexibility to travel for customer purposes
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced, team oriented environment
  • Demonstrated self-starter - efficient in achieving goals and proactive in pursuing subsequent tasks
  • Proven team leadership skills, providing the technical voice for a project, program, or pursuit
  • 5+ years experience in the SSA or Space C2 community
  • The ability to obtain and maintain program access
  • Excellent 2-way communication skills (upward and downward)

This position requires the candidate to already possess an active DoD Top Secret security clearance and to maintain the clearance.

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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