Harris Corporation Systems Admin in Melbourne, Florida

Systems Admin 9/20/17--Systems AdministrationUSA - FL - Melbourne




Job ID: ES20172009-20891


JOB TITLE: Information Security Systems Engineer

LOCATION: Melbourne/Palm Bay, FL

Job Code: ES20172009-20891


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 harris.com.


System Administrator role managing Linux, virtualization systems, and enterprise storage systems with an aptitude for project management. This position is on a team responsible for installing, configuring and maintaining servers and infrastructure in accordance with established standards, policies, procedures and configuration guidelines.

  • Deep experience in maintaining and troubleshooting Linux operating systems. Familiarity with developing and executing procedures for the following tasks: root cause analysis, rapid OS provisioning, patching, hardening, and local storage management (using ZFS and LVM).

  • Project management experience for small to mid-sized initiatives. Experience defining the drivers, stakeholders, risk, opportunity, and schedule for technical projects. Experience breaking large projects into small, achievable tasks delegated to a small team. Ability to define task priority for more-junior team members, weighing the differing goals of operations support, development environment support, and achieving long-term team visions.

  • Sound understanding of designing enterprise, shared storage solutions using EMC and NetApp storage technology. Familiarity with isolating storage performance issues and migrating mission-critical storage volumes with minimal downtime.

  • Good understanding of platform virtualization technology (VMware and KVM). Experience managing and troubleshooting storage, networking, and compute tiers of virtualization at a mid-size enterprise scale.

  • Administrator-level experience managing Splunk. Familiarity deploying and managing Splunk in a clustered indexer and clustered search head configuration. Familiarity developing applications for custom Splunk inputs from Windows, Unix, and appliance input sources.

  • Administrator-level experience with NetBackup or a similar backup solution. Familiarity architecting disaster recovery strategies for baremetal, virtual, and database workloads.

  • Administrator-level experience with Zabbix or a similar monitor and alerting tool. Familiarity designing custom health check solutions through scripting. Ability to investigate post-mortem system data, identify the events leading up to the event, and develop an automated monitoring solution to prevent the situation from occurring again.

  • Administrator-level experience with Red Hat Satellite or Spacewalk. Familiarity designing package channels, configuration channels, and activation keys for large enterprise environments.


  • BS/BA (or equivalent) in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology or related field, and minimum 6 years related experience.

  • Ability to obtain a Security Clearance.

  • Experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (systemd, journald, firewalld)

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with CentOS/RHEL

  • Ability to design and defend complex infrastructure solutions (cluster, DB, large networks) is a plus.


  • Knowledge of scripting for automation of tools is preferred (BASH/Python/Perl/PowerShell)

  • Red Hat certifications (RHCSA, RHCE)

  • Knowledge of datacenter infrastructure design: power requirements, rack build-out, cooling, and how to secure a lab

  • Experience supporting any of the following applications or technology:

  • Shared storage for targets and initiators (NFS, iSCSI, FC)

  • Platform-level Clustering (Conga, Pacemaker, Corosync, Veritas HA)


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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Expertise--Systems Administration

LocationUSA - FL - Melbourne