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Parsons Corporation Senior Systems Engineer in Centreville, Virginia

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

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Job Description:

Ready for a challenge that will keep you on the cutting edge of cybersecurity? Parsons works on top level cybersecurity for national defense programs and is hiring experienced Systems Engineers with a focus on research, innovation and solving mission critical challenges.

Parsons' extensive experience in the cleared space, 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 developers for the design of unique systems that will be ultimately integrated into the overall operating system.


  • Participates as a member of a team comprised of system engineers and application engineers/developers for the design of unique subsystems that will be ultimately integrated into the overall operating system.

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

  • Assesses architecture and current 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 application engineers/developers.

  • Reviews the completion and implementation of system additions and/or enhancements, 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

  • Degree in Computer Science and/or Electrical/Communications Engineering from an accredited institution

  • Familiarity with VM, Linux or Windows environments

  • Strong experience wtih NGA and other Intel Community customers

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.