Systems Administrator

  • Harris Corporation
  • Herndon, VA, USA
  • Jan 07, 2019
Full-time Agile AWS DevOps Java Javascript Linux Scrum Security Clearance SysAdmin Unix

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 Systems Administrator 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:

Systems Administrator will configure, update, monitor, secure, deploy and integrate a large, complex enterprise search system on Red Hat Linux and Amazon Web Services (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 4+ years of experience or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Active Top Secret or TS/SCI Security Clearance Required

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • 3+ years of experience as a system administrator/integration and test engineer
  • 3+ 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 leading an engineering team
  • Current experience with Java, C/C++, Perl, JavaScript, XML, HTML

Security Clearance:

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 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.

Candidates will support Environment, Health and Safety by fulfilling the Harris EHS Policy, complying with Harris EHS programs and applicable regulations, and striving for continual EHS improvement.

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