Harris Corporation Info Security Systems Engineer in Lynchburg, Virginia

Info Security Systems Engineer 4/4/18EngineeringUSA - VA - Lynchburg




Job ID: CS20182303-23989


Job Title – Info Security Systems Engineer

Job Location – Lynchburg, VA

Job Code – CS20182303-23989

Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving customers’ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. Harris supports government and commercial customers in more than 100 countries and has approximately $6 billion in annual revenue. The company is organized into three business segments: Communication Systems, Space and Intelligence Systems and Electronic Systems. Learn more at Harris.com at https://www.harris.com/ .

Job Description:

The candidate will be a member of the team responsible for the on-going development and testing of the patch management solution used within the Harris VIDA system. The team member will also be responsible for auditing the security posture using manual checklists and vulnerability assessment software (i.e. Nessus) and responding to security related issues within the Harris VIDA system. When issues are found with Harris internal hardware and software, the candidate will work with other product engineering groups to help them understand, assess, and address the vulnerabilities.

The team is responsible for developing and testing a solution for automated deployment and installation of patches for the Harris VIDA system which is used for updating customer systems on a regular basis while ensuring backwards compatibility of all currently deployed customer configurations. The candidate will be expected to participate in continuous improvement projects in which processes, procedures, and solutions are improved.

The candidate will be responsible for periodically providing tier 3 assistance for other team members on issues related to information security and patch management. The candidate will interact with system engineers, program managers, and field engineers regarding those issues. The candidate will also be responsible for escalating and interfacing with vendor technical assistance centers to resolve vendor software issues.


  • 6+ years of experience in systems administration and/or experience designing or administering patch management solutions with BS/BA (Bachelors) degree in computer science, engineering or related field required

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Knowledge of Information Systems Security and Information Assurance (eg. DISA STIGs, IAVAs, CVE, Nessus)

  • Knowledge in systems administration and software tools

  • Understanding of troubleshooting methodologies and procedures

  • Knowledge of IBM BigFix

  • Professional certifications (e.g. Security+, SANS GIAC) are a plus

  • Knowledge of programming and scripting technologies, including REST, SOAP, Batch, and PowerShell

  • In depth knowledge of Windows operating systems and administration

  • In depth knowledge of the Solaris/UNIX operating systems and administration

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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LocationUSA - VA - Lynchburg