Harris Corporation

Sr. Systems Architect - Herndon, VA

System Engineer in Willing to consider other US cities

Posted 2019-03-02

Sr. Systems Architect
Job ID: SIS20181810-28140
Job Location: Herndon, VA

Job Description:

The Sr. Systems Architect (SA) is responsible for leading all work related to architecture and design for the search and retrieval capabilities including technical specifications, configuration, customized development of add-ons to the off-the-shelf search product, integration, testing, deployment, infrastructure requirements, as well as oversight of ongoing operational maintenance and upgrades associated with the application. The SA will interpret product and project requirements and translate these into implemented solutions. Consults with lead engineers and other engineering staff to evaluate interface between hardware and software, and operational performance requirements of the overall system. The SA ensures that products delivered are supportable and cost effective. The SA will provide technical consultancy, expertise and advice to management on all matters related to technical architecture, infrastructure and software development operations, maintenance and modernization, to include feasibility for all these factors.


BS Degree with 6+ years of experience in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or Systems Engineering.
Active Top Secret or TS/SCI Clearance Required
Preferred Additional Skills:

B.S. degree, preferably in Engineering or in a technical area of science and research OR equivalent job experience
Experience as a Systems Architect for development/integration programs
Knowledge of ICD 503 requirements and their application to secure information systems
Experience designing service based enterprise systems
Knowledge of various search engine platforms and underlying technologies
Experience with systems that employ multiple search engine platforms such as Voyager GIS, HP IDOL, SOLR Lucene, etc.
Knowledge of semantic web, search, and tagging technologies and strategies
Experience in redesigning legacy systems into end state optimized architectures
Experience supporting US Government strongly desired
Experience with well-defined Systems Engineering processes a plus
Excellent verbal and written communications skills with experience in delivering/presenting to customer
Domain knowledge to address challenges specific to NGA as they relate to discovering content Understanding/experience with imagery data processing and exploitation

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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Company summary

Harris is a leading technology innovator, solving customers’ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions in Communication Systems, Electronic Systems and Space and Intelligence System that connect, inform and protect.


Life insurance; disability; EAP, Adoption Assistance Plan; voluntary benefits (auto/homeowners insurance, pre-paid legal services, vet insurance, and more); tuition reimbursement; spending accounts.

Tech Stack

Python, Linux, Java, PostgreSQL, Apache Camel

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