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Parsons Corporation Software Engineer, Cloud Platform (2656) in Alexandria, Virginia

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Location : US - VA, Alexandria

Category : Information Technology

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Are you an experienced software engineer who is interested in advancing your career while working for a firm that is a technology leader in its industry? If so, Parsons has an opportunity for you!

Space Ground System Solutions, a BSTG division of Parsons company, has an immediate full-time opening for a Cloud Software Engineer on its Platform Engineering Team. In this role, you will help continue expansion of satellite ground system software to cloud infrastructure and application deployments. You will help architect and build systems containing government-off-the-shelf, commercial, and open-source software. Your ability to distill existing software dependencies, map them into modern architectures, and explain that mapping to engineers outside the platform team will be critical.

Job Responsibilities - Essential Functions:

  • Automate configuration and monitoring of labs and production systems in physical, virtual, and cloud environments.

  • Integrate commercial or open-source tools that improve the operability of satellite ground software and SGSS infrastructure.

  • Develop tooling that streamlines development and QA experiences.

  • Assist in day-to-day system administration tasks to keep infrastructure running smoothly.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of five (5) years of software engineering, systems administration, or site reliability engineering.

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science/Engineering or other relevant Engineering field from an accredited university or equivalent combination of formal education and experience.

  • Must be a US Citizen with an existing DoD clearance or meet eligibility requirements associated with obtaining a DoD Secret clearance.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Expertise administering and troubleshooting Linux hosts and networks (load, LVM, RPMs, scripting, DNS, routing, firewalls)Red Hat experience preferred.

  • Expertise automating configurations with Ansible, Salt, Puppet, AWX/Tower, or similar.

  • Expertise with virtualization and cloud platforms such as OpenStack, AWS, VMware, Docker, or Kubernetes.

  • Proficient with distributed SCM systems (e.g., git).

Preferred Experience with:

  • Developing software using a modern programming language (Python, Java, C++, C#, etc.)

  • Monitoring systems and aggregating logs: Elasticsearch, Logstash, Beats, Sensu, LibreNMS.

  • Automating cloud topology deployment, configuration, and operation using Terraform, Ansible, Docker, Bash, PowerShell, etc.

  • Building CI/CD pipelines in GitLab, Jenkins, etc.

  • SQL and NoSQL databases and key-value stores such as Redis.

  • modern application design (statelessness, separation of responsibilities, message queues, REST, RPC) LDAP, especially within FreeIPA/Red Hat IDM.

  • PKI concepts and implementation.

Parsons' extensive experience in the cleared space, combined with your technical knowledge, will propel your career forward with opportunity for advancement with top performance. Training, development and opportunities to switch teams and projects as you and our fastpaced business grow and evolve. We need our Software Engineers to be versatile, display leadership qualities and be enthusiastic to tackle new challenges across the full stack as we continue to push security forward. Parsons Software Engineers analyze, design, and develop computer software required to support hardware or technical service products. The successful candidate will review system architecture, and select and implement appropriate development and support tools to ensure product performance, as well as test and debug related software. We are focused on providing our customers expertise to leverage their existing software and create new capabilities. Parsons provides a unique opportunity to be involved in quick reaction development with opportunities for customer interaction on a team that is focused on developing superior products and encouraging the career growth of its members.

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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.