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Parsons Corporation Resourceful DCO Research & Developer in Adelphi, Maryland

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:


Job Description:

If you're hungry to leverage your defensive cyber operations (DCO) research & development (R&D) skills to help protect our nation's computers and network while you continue to sharpen your skills and collaborate with our existing DCO and R&D subject matter experts, we have the perfect position for you to start your new career path at Parsons!

We are looking for a DCO R&D specialist to sign up for our team on an upcoming bid, joining the new program once we win the effort in January 2021. One the work starts, you'll get to use your research & developments skills to investigate predictive malware detection capabilities and help vastly improve our customer's intrusion and detection capabilities. This includes researching and implementing new behavioral-based approaches to malware detection as well as leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning (ML) methods for malicious traffic detection You'll be supporting a pivotal research and development mission to help innovate and deliver future technologies to ensure a bright future for our armed forces.

Before the work starts, we'll enroll you in our Career Acceleration Preparation (CAP) program, where we will help:

  • Prepare you for the future opportunity by sharing technology tips and information, knowledge about the work environment and ways you can best come in and hit the ground running, and information to continue to hone your existing skills and even gain new ones to ensure you're ready for this challenge.

  • Engage you regularly, keeping you abreast of all the great things you'll get once you start at Parsons, inviting you to special events just for folks in our CAP program, and giving you a chance to experience our amazing culture and engage with our subject matter experts, managers, and other CAP program members. Yes, we've even found great ways to engage you safely during the current pandemic!

  • Train you for your future. You'll get invited to our bi-monthly Cyber Capture The Flag events (that we've been running for over 4 years now), CAP Program-only tech talks and interactive training events, Parsons-generated offline training classes / videos, and access to our Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) acceleration program to help accelerate your DCO skills to the next level!

Required Qualifications:

  • A BS, MS, or PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, or an equivalent engineering-type degree

  • 6+ years of experience with research and development, software engineering and/or defensive cyber operations (or 4+ years of experience with a MS, or 1+ year of experience with a PhD)

  • Enough experience with at least one programming language to be dangerous

  • Research and development experience

  • Active Secret Clearance

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience supporting research labs or other R&D missions / teams

  • Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) knowledge and/or expertise

  • Intrusion Detection expertise / experience

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Machine Learning (ML) experience

  • IAT II Certification

  • CDSP (or similar) certification

Must be able to obtain, maintain and/or currently possess a security clearance.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by all applicable laws.