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Parsons Corporation DevOps Engineer (Hybrid) in Alexandria, Virginia

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Job Description:

Make a difference in the United States space domain by joining the team at the Naval Research Lab, providing secure software and IT services and enabling the next generation of innovation in space. Join a small, motivated team and gain a breadth of experience in US National Security Space programs.

Space/Ground Systems Solutions, a subsidiary of Parsons serving the NRL, provides software development, integration, and ops support to the US defense space sector. Our team specializes in mission planning, command and control, and ground-to-space network and communications management. We are looking for new talent who is enthused about work in the space domain, passionate about the US national security mission, and exceptional commitment to delivering high-quality services in a complex organizational context.

What's in it for you . . . one of the most comprehensive benefit packages in the industry. All benefits are fully funded - no employee premium/contribution required.

SGSS seeks a full-time development operations engineer to work with our customers, sponsors, and partners supporting DevSecOps requirements in US Gov't Commercial Cloud environments, enabling space/ground software development and deployment, embedding security throughout their development lifecycles, and orchestrating cloud-native and hybrid-cloud space ground station development and operations. You will execute on DevSecOps security engagements during different phases of the lifecycle – assessment, design, implementation, and post-implementation reviews as follows:

  • Develop and configuration manage development and test automation in Jenkins for Gov't Off-the-Shelf software.

  • Serve as a subject matter resource in automation of cloud cyber risk mitigation in (AWS, AWS GovCloud, and classified offerings)

  • Verify of security systems by developing and implementing test scripts.

Additional Job Responsibilities

  • This position will iteratively design, deliver, and operate a cross-domain DevSecOps software transfer capability.

  • Design, implement, manage, and automate Application and Infrastructure security tools (containerized Scanning and VM tools) along with integrations to CI/CD pipelines, automated workflows, script-based integrations, etc.

  • Specify and configure physical and virtual machines with RHEL or Windows OS.

  • Perform current state analysis of an organization's system security controls and measures against industry leading security standards, and provide recommendations for enhancement.

  • Implement configuration management automation (e.g., Ansible) to maintain configuration.

  • Develop workflow in Python or similar scripting languages.

  • Develop and maintain Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) with security embedded using such technologies as Terraform and CloudFormation.

  • Document, train, and operate a software assurance capability at multiple security levels.

  • Assist in the selection and tailoring of approaches, methods, and tools to support Secure by Design service offerings and client engagements.

  • Verify of security systems by developing and implementing test scripts.

Required Qualifications

  • Must be US citizen

  • Must have or be able to obtain a DoD Secret security clearance

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field (Computer Science, Software Engineer, Information Technology, etc) and no less than one year of related professional experience; will also consider four (4) years of related work experience in lieu of Bachelor's degree

  • Basic system administration of RHEL and/or Windows experience

  • Familiarity with at least one industry standard programming language (C++, JAVA, Python)

  • Knowledge of a commercial cloud provider (AWS, Azure)

  • Familiar with a CI/CD pipeline (Jenkins, GitLab)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated history of teamwork and service skills

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, verbally and in writing, to supported staff, management, and government customers

  • Experience serving in security management in a classified IT development program

  • Active DoD TS/SCI

  • Familiar with infrastructure-as-code tools (Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Terraform, CloudFormation)

SGSS offers competitive salary, company paid medical/dental benefits, a 20% annual employer contribution to your 401K (no employee contribution required), life insurance as well as short and long-term disability, and plenty of time off to create the work/life balance we believe in.

Apply now to work for a company that truly believes YOU are the key to OUR success . . . Come BE the difference


If this position requires a government clearance, the applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for accessing classified information.

SGSS/Parsons is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All divisions are committed to making employment decisions based on valid requirements, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other status protected by state, local or federal law. For more information, please visit

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by federal, state, provincial or local mandates or customer requirements.

About Us

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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