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Harris Corporation.

Principal Systems Engineer

Harris Corporation. - Herndon, VA

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Principal Systems Engineer

Job ID: SIS20182506-25570

Job Location: Herndon, VA

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 Principal Systems Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. The position will be located in Herndon, VA. The individual will work in a fast-paced environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and a collaborative team setting.

Essential Functions:

The Systems Engineer will configure, update, monitor, secure, deploy and integrate a large, complex enterprise search system on Red Hat Linux and AWS. In this position the individual will need to be a self-starter and with the ability to solve complex problems under minimal supervision.


Bachelor's Degree with 12 years of experience or equivalent

Active Top Secret or Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance

Preferred Additional Skills:

12 years of experience as a system administrator/integration and test engineer

12 years of experience with basic Unix/Linux operation system administration and shell scripting (CentOS/RHEL preferred)

Experience writing and scripting Linux installation, update, maintenance, and other associated procedures

NGA, IC or DoD IT experience strongly preferred

Experience with Agile/Scrum lifecycle management/development

Familiar with DevOps tools such as Redmine, Jenkins, JIRA, Confluence

Experience with cloud based technology, AWS preferred

Experience working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

Experience leading an engineering team

Current experience with Java, C/C , Perl, JavaScript, XML, HTML

Ability to deliver high quality work on tight schedules in a dynamic, agile product environment

Ability to understand and explain complex information simply and accurately

Strong written and oral communication skills with experience delivering/presenting to customer

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 resume for this position, you understand and agree that Harris Corporation may share your resume, 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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USA - VA - Herndon

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Location: Herndon, VA

Company Profile:
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 125 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and about 14,000 employees — including 6,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured.The Government Communications Systems segment develops, produces, integrates, and supports advanced communications and information systems that solve the mission-critical challenges of civilian, intelligence, and defense government customers. The company is headquartered in Melbourne, Florida.