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Parsons Corporation Senior Vice President, Business Development - Space & Geospatial Solutions in Chantilly, Virginia

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Top Secret SCI

Job Description:


Competition makes you stronger

You love a challenge. You thrive on seeing possibilities and opportunities that others miss and coming up with productive, creative solutions. Your competitive spirit gets you over and around obstacles and your drive is motivational to others. That's what makes you the kind of senior executive we want and need. We value the way that healthy competition advances our business and all the people in it, and your talent at challenging people to be their best will be appreciated and rewarded. If your energy needs an outlet (and a lot of recognition), we've got a challenge for you to enter... and win.

Why Parsons?

For 30 years, Parsons has tracked, analyzed, and dissected the evolving space environment from low to high Earth orbit. Through our artificial intelligence and machine learning technology, we've aggregated and collected geospatial intelligence, made it actionable and put it into the hands of the operations/analysts so they can make timely decisions. Our advanced IST hardware solutions include the PeARL™ family of sensors, combining industry-leading camera and optic lens technologies with PeARL™ Flash software solutions, yielding precise, very high resolution 2D and 3D aerial imagery.

Parsons is leading the architecture protection for the development arm of the U.S. Space Force. Our expertise with network security, architecture resiliency and continuous Authority to Operate practices are key to the success of SMCs network infrastructure protection strategies. Parsons has been driving a combined 70 years of experience across our staff with cloud engineering, cloud architecture, and refactoring legacy systems to operate efficiently in the cloud.

Our recent acquisitions of Braxton Technologies and Echo Ridge have added to our capability to grow in this market.

Here, big ideas are created by bright minds working together

We stay ahead of the curve, thanks in great part, to our stimulating practice of sharing ideas. If you're comfortable leading people to contribute, question, accept, and refine ideas, you'll do well here in your role as senior executive. We foster an environment where all members of our diverse staff are appreciated for their unique contributions, and where advancement is waiting for all. Come stimulate your mind - and your professional growth.


This position provides business development leadership and direction for the United States Space and Geospatial market sector for Parsons Federal Solutions. The job requires technical, policy and programmatic understanding of the newly formed Space Force and its implications to the United States' space mission as well as other supporting agencies. The successful candidate will be competent in business development best practices and demonstrate the ability to create and execute strategies that position the company for growth.

You will be responsible for leading the definition of technical solutions and high value disruptive offerings in responses to customer solicitations for new business. You will hire, mentor, and develop leadership within the operational business area, as well as within the existing business development team. Travel is required when necessary to meet with and cultivate new customers and to collaborate with operational staff at relevant locations including Wash DC, Denver, Colorado Springs, Huntsville, and Los Angles.

Typical responsibilities include managing major client accounts, establishing, and leading capture teams, submitting winning proposals and managing related budget expenditures. This position requires regularly interfaces with upper-level management and client personnel.

The ideal location for this this job is in our Chantilly, VA or Colorado Springs, CO offices but for the right candidate a remote option is possible.


  • Keeps abreast of overall business trends, particularly the current business climate to include changes in customer policies and priorities.

  • Define and execute market development campaign(s) to better position the company in the Space Force, GEOINT and related markets. Leverage expertise in the Department of Defense, Intelligence, space and cyber policies and doctrine development to identify future business opportunities. Define and Develop investment strategies to advance company technology and capabilities to better position the company to win and perform this work.

  • Manage and lead a focused account executive team and interface with shared resources in proposal operations, marketing, engineering, and functional teams.

  • Manage various related overhead budgets to include marketing, bid and proposal and R&D accounts.

  • Support on-going tactical efforts to pursue related space force, GEOINT and cyber offerings, as these existing efforts will become adjacent capabilities to this new space force development.

  • Comply with special security handling requirements for these types of programs and ensure company market development strategies accommodate and enhance our security posture.

  • Work collaboratively across the federal division to identify existing capabilities that can support new market development efforts. Develop professional relationships with members of legacy activities and help the staff transition existing capabilities to new capabilities.

  • Identifies potential clients within area of specialty and develops sales strategy. Understands and responds to potential clients' needs and objectives.

  • Provides leadership and guidance to proposal teams from inception to completion. Oversees the development of the pricing structure, as well as other contract terms and conditions.

  • Negotiates contracts, including non-disclosure, teaming and technology sharing agreements with clients and partners.


  • 4-year degree in Engineering, Science or Business (or equivalent) and least 15+ years of diversified experience, primarily within the business development realm of a large, multinational company, is required.

  • Requires technical competencies with space systems, remote sensing, data analytics, joint battle management and command and control, complex network, and data processing, cyber, and EW development and operations.

  • Proven track record of selling and delivering technical services to the USAF, US Space Force, and US Cyber Command.

  • Must be eligible to obtain and maintain or currently possess a Top-Secret SCI Poly clearance.


A thorough understanding of proposal pricing, contract terminology, negotiations with potential clients, and the Company's policies ad business objectives, is required. , Understand the DoD and appropriate authorities, policies, and doctrine implementation. The candidate must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, including excellent presentation skills. In addition, an exceptional ability to represent the Company favorably, to develop new clients, and to negotiate with key members of other firms, is also required.

Innovation grows when it is cultivated and nurtured

Our inclusive organization believes in letting people fly and be free to come up with whatever they can dream up. If you are an executive who encourages diverse people with limitless imagination, this is where you should be. We invite creativity, love ingenuity, and crave new insights. If you are of this same mindset, you are the leader we are looking for.

Parsons (NYSE: PSN) is a leading technology firm driving the future of defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure. By combining unique technologies with deep domain expertise across cybersecurity, missile defense, space, connected infrastructure, and smart cities, we're providing tomorrow's solutions today.

With a history of disruption beginning in 1944, we apply our distinct perspective to help our customers confront the issues of tomorrow in every domain-land, sea, air, space, and cyber. Our range of capabilities and our global network of resources lets us layer and integrate solutions to respond to any challenge with unmatched agility. In a time of rapid change, we see infinite sources of inspiration to fuel our creativity and enable the innovation necessary to accomplish our quest of delivering a better world. For more about Parsons, visit us at and follow our quest on Facebook ( , Instagram ( , Twitter ( , and LinkedIn ( .

Must be able to obtain, maintain and/or currently possess a security clearance.

The position requires a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief.

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.