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Parsons Corporation Platform Integration Solutions Architect in Centreville, Virginia

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Job Description:

Parsons is looking for a sharp Platform Integration Solutions Architect to join our Defense & Space Engineering Solutions (DSES) Technology Office!

In this role you will lead solutioning efforts across all phases of business development, from identifying new opportunities to delivering compelling proposals that differentiate us in the market. With a focus on Platform Integration, you will play a key role in shaping our organization’s success and driving sustained growth.

Join us if you are a dynamic, empathetic, and customer-centric Solution Architect who thrives on continuous improvement and is prepared to lead the charge. This is your opportunity to make a lasting impact in the realm of Platform Integration and shape the future for both Parsons Corporation and the clients we serve. Are you up for the challenge? Your presence, operational experience, and strong communication skills will be instrumental in driving our mission forward.

What You'll Be Doing :

  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to gather goals and objectives, identify gaps, and develop differentiated solutions that solve mission needs.

  • Support enterprise-wide growth strategies and initiatives aimed at differentiation of services and delivery, increased competitiveness, and industry thought leadership.

  • Research and understand technology trends in the areas of ground, maritime, and airborne platform system architectures along with EO/IR Systems Integration and Directed Energy weapon integration, systems engineering, digital engineering, cloud technologies, cybersecurity, and other specialized engineering domains to design, develop, and support integrated solutions for DoD clients.

  • Work with SMEs and Architects in these areas to determine the optimum approach, methodology, tools, and architectures to develop an innovative, integrated, and comprehensive technical and non-technical solution.

  • Develop technical content for proposals, white papers, and related materials in support of government solicitations and conferences.

  • Perform product and capability demonstrations for customers and industry partners as needed.

  • Provide technical inputs and mission perspective to inform sector and corporate strategy and investments.

  • Conceptualize, develop, communicate, and propose solutions that will drive our growth and lead directly to top and bottom-line results.

  • In partnership with other SMEs and architects, you will define total systems design and technology maturity constraints in accordance with mission requirements, develop system element architecture and design and interface definitions, define system implementation approaches and operational concepts

What Required Skills You'll Bring:

  • Active Secret Security clearance , with the ability and willingness to obtain a Top Secret security clearance

  • Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related technical discipline with a minimum of 8+ years of relevant technical experience;

  • Proven experience developing system architectures and designs for integration of advanced technologies into ground, maritime, and/or airborne platforms

  • Ability to clearly and concisely communicate system performance and capabilities within integrated platforms in technical proposals

  • Understanding of military vehicle open systems architectures (e.g. MOSA / SOSA, VICORY, etc.) and ability to develop system architectures in compliance with open systems architectures

  • Proven experience in System-Level Requirements analysis, derivation, flowdown and traceability along with system design and development to meet requirements

  • Experience conducting trade studies to optimize solutions for performance within platform constraints (SWAP-C, RAM-C, etc.)

  • Demonstrated experience developing and solutioning for winning proposals for new and re-compete pursuits, capture activities, and proposal efforts with a minimum of 5-years of experience.

  • Must have participated in and authored as a Solution Architect, portions of the technical and/or Management Volumes of large proposals for the Federal Government

  • Demonstrated experience solutioning end-to-end acquisition lifecycle for different acquisition types to include (but not limited to) FSA FEDSIM, IAC-MAC, GSA OASIS, and other DoD acquisition vehicles

  • Must have experience working front-end solutioning with clients to include assessing needs from requirements (SOW, SOO, PWS, and other material), exceptional communication and relationship skills, determining hot buttons and key client needs, etc.

  • Ability to grasp the technical details from a SME and integrate the relevant aspects into a comprehensive solution. Ability to identify strengths, weaknesses, and gaps when the technical solutions are discussed/presented by different SMEs/vendors.

  • Awareness, some knowledge, or expertise in any or some of the technologies and frameworks to include (but not limited to) systems engineering & integration, agile development, DevSecOps, software architecture, cloud computing, data analytics, AI/ML, and cybersecurity

  • Leadership skills to operate, manage, guide, and influence cross-functional teams and P&L teams on proposing and implementing innovative solutions

  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills, including excellent presentation skills with experience interacting/presenting to executive and senior management

What Desired Skills You'll Bring :

  • Masters degree preferred

  • Active Top Secret security clearance

  • Proven ability to envision and establish a compelling vision, create frameworks, and build teams for successful project delivery

  • Extensive track record of engaging clients and driving effective solutions

  • Ability to inspire and motivate teams to deliver results

  • Experience leading teams across different organizations & teams with varying disciplines and skillsets

  • Adept at driving transformative initiatives encompassing people, technology, and processes

  • Highly effective communicator, comfortable engaging senior leaders, Government Senior Executive Service Members, Flag Officer/General Officer interactions and members of the US Government agency technical staff

  • Skilled in representing client needs to the team and vice versa, adept at handling informed debate and constructive conflict

  • Self-starter with a proven ability to excel in high-pressure situations under tight deadlines

  • Agile thinker who can pivot quickly and devise creative solutions to complex problems

  • Thrives in ambiguous situations and embraces calculated risk-taking

  • Energetic and enthusiastic, bringing a high level of energy and dedication to the role

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:


This position is part of our Federal Solutions team.

Our Federal Solutions segment delivers resources to our US government customers that ensure the success of missions around the globe. Our diverse, intelligent employees drive the state of the art as they provide services and solutions in the areas of defense, security, intelligence, infrastructure, and environmental. We promote a culture of excellence and close-knit teams that take pride in delivering, protecting, and sustaining our nation's most critical assets, from Earth to cyberspace. Throughout the company, our people are anticipating what’s next to deliver the solutions our customers need now.

Salary Range:

$165,000.00 - $310,000.00

We value our employees and want our employees to take care of their overall wellbeing, which is why we offer best-in-class benefits such as medical, dental, vision, paid time off, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), 401(k), life insurance, flexible work schedules, and holidays to fit your busy lifestyle!

This position will be posted for a minimum of 3 days and will continue to be posted for an average of 30 days until a qualified applicant is selected or the position has been cancelled.

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.

We truly invest and care about our employee’s wellbeing and provide endless growth opportunities as the sky is the limit, so aim for the stars! Imagine next and join the Parsons quest—APPLY TODAY!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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