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L3Harris Information System Security Officer (ISSO) in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Information System Security Officer (ISSO)

Job ID SAS20201011-52939


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 $18 billion in annual revenue and 48,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.


Job Title: Information System Security Officer (ISSO)

Job Code: SAS20201011-52939

Job Location: Fort Wayne, IN

Job Description:

ISSO provides protection and safeguarding of information systems under the guidance of the Information System Security Manager (ISSM) and work closely with the Information System Owner on assigned government-authorized systems. Additionally, the ISSO have the detailed knowledge and expertise required to manage the security aspects of an information system and is assigned responsibility for the day-to-day security operations of a system. Candidate is knowledgeable in information technology and information system security best practices.

Essential Functions:

  • Authoring and maintaining Body of Evidence (BOE) artifacts in support of Assessment & Authorization (A&A) of assigned systems in accordance with Risk Management Framework (RMF).

  • Performing security control assessments.

  • Overseeing configuration management of assigned systems.

  • Working with IT organization to develop device and system hardening guides following DISA and NIST guidelines.

  • Auditing systems to ensure security posture integrity.

  • Conducting periodic hardware/software inventory assessments.

  • Conducting continuous monitoring activities on assigned information systems.

  • Remediating control deficiencies.

  • Investigating security incidents such as data spills and malicious events compromising information.

  • Assisting the ISSM in meeting their duties and responsibilities. The ISSO shall assume ISSM responsibilities in the absence of the ISSM.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in a related discipline

  • Active Top Secret security clearance with the ability to obtain SCI

  • Minimum DoD 8570 Baseline Certification IAT II i.e. Security+ CE

  • 3+ years’ experience as an ISSO supporting or managing cybersecurity on classified systems under JSIG, ICD 503, and/or NIST 800-53

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • ISSO experience under the JSIG or ICD 503

  • ISSO experience in R&D lab environment

  • Active Top-Secret clearance with the ability to obtain SCI

  • Experience with audit reduction tools like Splunk

  • Experience with Linux or Unix operating systems

  • Experience with Data Loss Prevention/Device Control Module (DLP/DCM) tool

  • IAT or IAM Level III certification i.e. CISSP, CISM, CASP

  • Experience with eMASS

  • Experience with Xacta

  • Flexibility to adjust to changing requirements, schedules, and priorities

  • Experience working in a military environment

  • Able to socialize ideas, make recommendations, and gain team consensusExperience developing, managing, providing evidence to close POA&Ms associated with the A&A and project management processes

  • Able to work well as part of a team

  • Solid time management skills

  • Experience with Microsoft operating systems

  • Experience reviewing logs on workstation, server, firewall, & IPS

  • Experience with DISA STIGs and SCAP Compliance Checker

  • Experience interpreting vulnerability scanning results (Nessus, ACAS, Retina)

  • Exceptional verbal, written, interpersonal and presentation skills, customer relationship building skills, analytical skills and ability to lead/mentor teammates

  • High level of personal motivation and initiative to learn and acquire new skills

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.