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Parsons Corporation Systems Engineer Senior in Alexandria, Virginia

Ready for a challenge that will keep you on the cutting edge of US National space systems? Parsons works on high-priority National space systems and is hiring experienced Systems Engineers with a focus on project management advisory roles in systems engineering, test, and engineering management to development mission capabilities for new space systems.

Parsons’ extensive experience in the national defense space systems, combined with your advanced 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 fast paced business grow and evolve. We need our 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. In this role you will analyze existing systems and define, design, develop, and implement moderately complex technical products and systems. You will be a member of a team comprised of system engineers and application and hardware engineers/developers for the design of unique subsystems that will be ultimately integrated into the overall operating system.


  • Participates as a member of a government program management team comprised of space system architects/engineers and engineers/developers to define, evaluate and manage delivery of critical national mission capabilities.

  • May serve as team facilitator in providing technical guidance to technical support personnel, technical writers, and others as required.

  • Assesses architecture and current system limitations of complex and difficult systems.

  • Gathers business and product functional and performance requirements.

  • Defines and designs complex and difficult system specifications, input/output processes, and working parameters for hardware/software compatibility.

  • Reviews literature, patents, and current practices relevant to the solution of assigned projects.

  • May provide technical direction and oversee the creation and improvement of products by coordinating the efforts of other system engineers and engineers/developers.

  • Reviews the completion and implementation of program knowledge points, and makes recommendations to Program and Project Managers for implementing process improvement techniques.

  • Authors technical whitepapers on approaches to the client's operational needs, and as a basis for future development and proof of concept.

  • Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.


  • 8+ years of related experience

  • Requires TS/SCI Clearance

  • Degree in Engineering/Physics/Computer Science from an accredited institution preferred

  • Experience in large acquisition program offices desired

  • Experience with national space systems desired

  • Experience with scheduled and ad hoc product delivery​

Must be eligible to obtain and maintain, or currently possess Top Secret SCI clearance.

Ready for action? We’re looking for the kind of people who see this opportunity and don’t hesitate to act. Parsons is a leader in the world of Technical Services and Engineering. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who have proven experience tackling some of the greatest challenges. Take your next step and apply today.

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/LGBT.

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