Senior Specialist, Network Planning Engineering

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Engineering

L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers’ mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $17 billion in annual revenue, 50,000 employees and customers in more than 130 countries.


Job Code: SAS20201405-45568

Essential Functions:

  • Candidate will work independently to provide architecture-level oversight for multiple projects; work with project lead engineers to ensure engineering designs are sound and fit overall architectural concepts. Also provide full implementation follow-through and documentation requirements.
  • Contribute to System architecture/definition, Use Cases, Network Performance analysis.
  • Plan, design, and engineer scalable, redundant IP multi-protocol solutions required to support project requirements.
  • Implement/maintain strong network architectures to include physical and virtual environments.
  • Work with project lead engineers to ensure project schedules are being met and identify any constraints/concerns.
  • Ensure technical documents are developed and adhere to strict output specifications, meet project requirements, and written at a high-quality engineering level.
  • Responsible for interfacing with the network engineering team and the (internal/GOV) IA teams - Cybersecurity. Support consists of (but not limited to) providing input to Basis of Estimates (BOE), proposals, and responses to customer technical requests.
  • Perform hardware scans, analysis, and documenting findings.
  • Support/facilitate customer meetings and ensure compliance with project requirements and overall architectural design.
  • Provide SME-level Network Engineering knowledge and support to customer; includes briefings, vendor support, and system evaluations.
  • Provide training/guidance for junior engineers.
  • Support Network Engineering activities pertaining to day-to-day operations and management, requirements analysis, management & compliance, design milestones and test/verification activities.
  • Provide technology refresh, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk supportability, and effectiveness analyses for the network architecture.
  • Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 6 years of prior relevant experience; Graduate Degree and a minimum of 4 years of prior related experience.
  • DoD 8570.01-M IAT Level 2 certification (e.g. CCNA-Security, CySA+, GISCP, GSEC, Security + CE, or SSCP).
  • Preferred Additional Skills:

  • TS/SCI with active Poly is highly desired.
  • DoD 8570.01-M IAT Level 3 certification (e.g. CASP+ CE, CCNP Security, CISA, CISSP (or Associate), GCED, or GCIH).
  • SME-level, hands-on knowledge of firewalls; including Cisco, Palo Alto, and VMware.
  • SME-level, hands-on knowledge routing, switching, access-lists, and IP subnetting.
  • Strong technical skills in areas of network and firewall architecture.
  • VMware experience with design, installation, support and optimization; includes VMware vSphere 5.x (6 preferred) vSAN deployments and maintenance/upkeep and VMware vSphere 6 HA/DRS deployments.
  • RedHat IPA, Puppet, and Splunk configuration and customization background.
  • Storage technologies (SAN, fibre channel, iSCSI, FCoE, etc.), preferred experience designing and implementing storage solutions.
  • Strong fault isolation/identification skills; analytical skills and experience with forward/reverse chaining troubleshooting techniques.
  • Knowledge of DISA STIG process/requirements.
  • Vendor certifications (i.e. Cisco, Juniper, etc.) in routing and switching, firewall, and/or other network disciplines.
  • Experience with customer and subcontractor technical interfacing.
  • Experience with Space operations is highly desirable.
  • Domain knowledge of Network Management Systems & NetOps (NetBoss, Tivoli or equivalent).
  • Domain knowledge of Cisco Firepower Management System and Firesight IPS on Cisco ASA.
  • Domain knowledge of Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) basic AAA policy, custom command sets, command shells using RADIUS and TACACS+.
  • Network scripting experience using BASH, Python, and Powershell for daily tasks.
  • Domain knowledge of Cisco IOS PKI CA server or integration of Cisco devices into an existing PKI infrastructure.
  • Network Security Technology to include encryption (HAIPE, IPSec, IKEv2, PKI).
  • Previous experience supporting DoD/government customers.
  • Project leadership/project experience working individually or team oriented.

  • Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security 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 L3Harris Technologies 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.

    L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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