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Parsons Corporation Systems Engineer (Tech Researcher, Linux Deploy & Admin, Network Savvy) in Centreville, Virginia

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

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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? We're looking for system engineers with solid Linux skills to help us support a cutting-edge information security test and experimentation project - you will use a cutting-edge network security testing platform and support the design of experiments using current and experimental network protocols and security operations tools. This project is research, and the ideal candidate must be comfortable working in an experimental environment - willing to own projects, implement software from research papers, and be comfortable adapting to rapidly changing client demands.


  • Develop Linux-based systems for testing and validation of next generation computer security tools and protocols

  • Improve process automation for software builds and experimental workflow

  • Develop new techniques for evaluating security software; the ideal candidate will be able to identify and recommend new protocols and software the team should consider based

  • Improve the quality of test simulations; the team regularly builds simulations of recently released software

Qualifications :

  • Bachelors in computer science, computer engineering, information security or related discipline. Experience in computational or experimental science is a plus.

  • 8+ years of experience related to the above responsibilities

  • Experience with virtual machines; the test environment runs hundreds of virtual machines on a regular basis. Experience with provisioning and configuration are a plus.

  • Programming experience: Python required, Golang preferred

  • Active TS Clearance

Desired Skills :

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

  • Experience with security operations

  • 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.