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L3Harris Cyber Security Systems Engineer in Santa Rosa, California


Job Title: Cyber Security Systems Engineer

Job Code: IMS20213008-68464

Job Location: Santa Rosa, CA

Cyber Security Systems Engineer Position Overview:

We are looking for a dynamic technical individual who can develop and drive Cyber Security, Information Assurance, & Anti-Tamper solution for airborne electro-optic systems.

About L3Harris Technologies-Sonoma EO

L3Harris Sonoma EO, located in Santa Rosa, CA is an established pioneer in military/defense infrared technology. A leader in high technology and engineering services, L3Harris Sonoma EO is world renowned for its expertise in the areas of Electro Optical / Infrared (EO/IR) stabilized imaging systems. As a first-rank engineering and production company, L3Harris Sonoma EO is engaged in the design, development, and manufacture of highly-sophisticated electronics equipment that is used in a variety of product areas for government, civil and commercial applications. We offer competitive benefits, an alternative 9/80 work schedule, and the opportunity to work with a talented and diverse group of professionals.

Performance Objectives:

The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job:

  • Analyze product security posture to create current state assessment, gap analysis, and strategic implementation roadmaps adhering to customer and regulatory requirements

  • Perform requirements analysis and develop strategies and solutions for Cyber Security, Information Assurance, Anti-Tamper, & Risk Mitigation,

  • Performing risk remediation cost-benefit-analysis for a variety of solutions

  • Developing and integrating cybersecurity reporting for program security, risk, compliance against regulatory standards (e.g. DOD, CMMC, IA, AT etc.)

  • Design/develop Cyber Security architectures, define key capabilities and performance requirements

  • Define Cyber Security, IA & AT approach and operational concepts

  • Develop models and architectural guidelines for future technologies

  • Perform system and subsystem integration, technical risk assessment, technical planning, verification and validation, and supportability analyses

  • Understand and implement systems engineering processes on programs and projects.

  • Create and update essential engineering documents including specifications, reports, plans, technical memos, and presentations

  • Coordinate with other functional engineers to develop and test products, resolve compatibility and interface problems with other subsystems


  • Technical Acumen – demonstrated through successful product and systems development experiences involving Cyber Security, Information Assurance, and Anti-Tamper techniques.

  • Requirements Development – demonstrated ability to enter the customer’s environment, discover how the customer will use the system, translate the voice of customer into models & requirements; additional skill in successfully influencing system at the end customer desired

  • Creative Solutions – direct contribution to solutions that integrate multiple disciplines and technologies into system architectures; requires understanding of end-user mission objectives as well as interplay between technologies and engineering design

  • System Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis – a track record of developing solutions for operational environments, performing trade studies, comparing alternative architectures, pragmatic estimation of unknown parameters

    Basic Qualifications & Education:

  • Education – B.S. Degree in engineering, physical science or mathamatics, M.S. Degree preferred

  • Experience – 10+ years of related experience

  • Understanding of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)

  • Experience with Information Assurance (IA) implementation

  • Experience with Anti-Tamper (AT) implementation

  • Front-end concept development for new products

  • System-level requirements verification including analysis, testing, & demonstration

  • Project Engineering/Program Management of aerospace products

  • Understanding of defense products for the environments and platforms L3Harris supports

  • Strong interpersonal and facilitation skills

  • Excellent organization and multi-tasking abilities with the ability to resolve conflicting priorities

  • Must be able to communicate clearly (written and verbal) to technical and non-technical personnel

  • Ability to effectively plan and organize projects and manage priorities

  • Acute attention to detail and deadlines

  • Must be a US Citizen

  • Active US Government Security Clearance preferred. Able to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) SECRET clearance.

  • Pre-employment drug screening and background checks are standard

  • L3Harris is an e-Verify Employer

    ADA Requirements:

  • Some repetitive motion activities

  • Visual acuity to operate equipment, read technical information

  • Able to use a computer/keyboard for extended periods of time

  • May be required to lift up to 20 lbs, with assistance

  • Able to use office & test equipment and computers/peripherals in a standard office & computer lab environment

  • Fast paced, schedule-driven environment; Some stress related to making decisions with ambiguous information

  • Willing and able to work extended hours when necessary –Domestic travel up to 20% possible

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.