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Parsons Corporation Junior Systems Engineer in Chantilly, Virginia

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Top Secret

Job Description:


Ready for a challenge that will keep you on the cutting edge of systems engineering and integration? Parsons Space & Geospatial Solutions works on top level national defense programs and is hiring Junior Systems Engineers with a focus on space systems integration, innovation, and solving mission critical challenges.

Parsons' extensive experience in the cleared space, combined with your 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 fastpaced business grow and evolve. We need our System Engineers to be versatile, display leadership qualities and be enthusiastic to tackle new challenges across the fullstack 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 application and hardware engineers/developers for the design of unique subsystems that will be ultimately integrated into the overall operating system.


  • Bachelor's degree (STEM) in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.

  • Must have an Active Top Secret Security Clearance with SCI eligibility.

  • Must work onsite in Chantilly, VA/ National Capital Area.

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.

  • Basic understanding of VM, Linux and Windows environments.

Job Description:

  • Using a holistic approach, designs, develops, evaluates and modifies end-to-end systems and systems-oriented products through their entire life cycle.

  • Generates quantifiable requirements based on customer description, system planning and design, and acquisition logistics.

  • Ensures requirements comply with client requirements and government standards through formal verification methods.

  • Translates high level product development strategies into system requirement specifications and works with other engineering disciplines to develop lower level detailed implementation requirements.

  • Establishes and coordinates development of standards, practices, and procedures as related to the overall product development.

  • Designs interfaces and brings system elements together so they work as a whole.

  • Assesses performance using evaluation criteria and technical performance measures.

  • Customer liaison and support for business development activities and to understand and shape requirements.

  • Participates in system conceptual design and documentation of the design concepts.

  • Translates high level product development strategies into system requirement specifications and works with multi-discipline engineering teams to develop lower level detailed requirements.

  • Participates in design reviews of components (hardware and software) to ensure applicability to the current system and traceability of requirements through compliance verification and validation.

  • Generates system level requirements verification procedures and customer acceptance test procedures.

  • Reviews test plans/procedures and ensures they meet the objectives of the contractual requirements and participates in the testing process to validate requirements.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge or interest in space born assets and payload development.

  • Knowledge or interest in DoD space mission integration processes (space vehicle to ground control system, space vehicle to launch vehicle systems, space vehicle to range systems) and experience with risk identification and risk management.

  • Ability to effectively engage industry stakeholders, government staff, and technical panels to perform monitoring and assessment responsibilities in support of mission critical preflight risk assessments.

  • Ability to engage on multiple concurrent efforts that will each be a different stage of the assessment and evaluation cycle.

  • Ability to participate in cross functional planning, coordination, and task execution situations involving the full spectrum of system engineering and integration activities.


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.