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Parsons Corporation Systems Engineer (Research Savvy, Linux ) in Centreville, Virginia

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Top Secret SCI

Job Description:

Are you looking to use and grow your Linux system engineering skills to help solve the hardest cyber problems? Are you interested in cyber research, helping to create flexible and scalable cyber test platforms? Parsons is looking for system engineers with solid Linux skills to help us support a cutting-edge cyber research project, utilizing and expanding our network-based platform to help engineer, test, and validate next-generation cyber systems. Join us and help determine the future paths to help protect our systems!


  • Engineer/build new Linux-based systems for testing and validation of next-generation cyber systems

  • Improve upon our automated build process to configure and deploy systems quickly and securely

  • Use creative new methods for testing, validating, and hardening cyber systems

  • Use and improve your networking knowledge to enhance the fidelity of test environments

  • Work in an experimental environment demonstrating a strong need for self-directed work as requirements change


  • TS/SCI security clearance

  • BS degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, related discipline

  • Minimum 8 years related experience

  • Understanding of Linux, network configuration, and virtual machines

  • Experience with internetworking (BGP routing and MPLS, experience at a commercial ISP is a huge plus)

  • Some coding experience


  • Experience with open source automation tools such as Ansible, Jenkins, Chef, and Puppet

  • Knowledge of network routing protocols such as BGP and OSPF

  • Strong communication skills - help the team use your product!

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.