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Parsons Corporation Software Engineer (C++) in Centreville, Virginia

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Top Secret SCI

Job Description:

Are you a software engineer looking to improve and enhance mission-critical software applications? Do you want to design and develop customer software that will be deployed in systems helping make the country a safer place?

Parsons' Cyber and Intelligence Market is looking for a self-starter who will be able to derive software requirements from customer interaction, take the lead in proposing new software capabilities, and identify improvements to existing software systems.

Additionally, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop, accomplish, and excel in each of the following functions:

  • Lead a software development effort, and create a roadmap for capability development

  • Conduct rapid software prototyping to demonstrate and evaluate technologies

  • Conduct applied research in the areas of current and emerging computer technology and make recommendations based on research and analysis

  • Investigate commercial and custom SDKs and APIs to identify additional integration capabilities

  • Develop and maintain software development architecture, and make recommendations for improvement

  • Conduct hands-on programming using C++, Python, Java

  • Leverage modern C++, and libraries such as Boost, Intel TBB, and FFmpeg

  • Desire to write highly efficient multithreaded code

  • Develop, compile, debug, test, deploy, document, and implement programs for new and existing systems (COTS / GOTS / Proprietary)

  • Interface and communicate with other development teams for collaboration and integration efforts


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, or another related field. (Four years of additional work experience can be substituted in lieu of a degree.)

  • 5+ years of software development experience

  • 5+ years of professional experience developing in C++ 3+ years of experience working with Linux systems

  • 2+ years of experience working with networking protocols, and tools such as Wireshark

  • TS/SCI clearance required


  • Familiarity with network routing and segmenting concepts (VPNs, MPLS, VLANs)

  • Familiarity implementing and maintaining configuration management (Git), continuous integration (Jenkins), and automated test frameworks

  • Ability to work in an operationally-driven environment with fluid requirements depending on operational need

  • Familiarity with JIRA and Confluence

  • Familiarity with virtualized environments including KVM, VMWare

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.