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Parsons Corporation Space Cryptography Engineer in Chantilly, Virginia

This valuable member of our Space Cryptographic Engineering team will provide technical advice, and oversee and perform engineering services that may include: studies and analyses; technology planning; systems architecture development; requirements development; concept development; systems design; system development and integration; test and evaluation; systems operation; control of systems and components; integrated logistics support; modeling and simulation; configuration management; and systems acquisition and life-cycle management.


  • Provide cryptographic engineering and design guidance to SmallSat development contractors by developing and maintaining functional system and/or product specifications, reviewing technical CDRLs, participating in technical exchanges and design reviews, and by assessing developers' technical trade recommendations and engineering change proposals.

  • Work with government program offices, Customer certification managers and others to process and track development activities and contract data requirements and to respond to related issues, queries and schedules related to Customer Small Satellite (SmallSat) programs.

  • Provide assistance to evaluate and certify the implementation, integration and/or embedment of cryptography and cryptographic-related IA or IA-enabled IT products (i.e., hardware, software, and firmware) and advocate on behalf of the Customer's programs to resolve programmatic and technical cryptographic equipment issues. Will assist the Government to coordinate with external offices on High Assurance cryptographic development activities, cryptographic certification and related documentation.

Required Qualifications:

  • Clearance Requirement: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph

  • A minimum of five (5) years relevant IA Engineering experience

  • Experience with Aerospace Vehicle Equipment (AVE) or Ground Operating Equipment (GOE)

  • Experience with cryptographic space algorithms, cryptographic embedment, and space systems key management plans

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

Ready for action? We’re looking for the kind of people who see this opportunity and don’t hesitate to act. Parsons is a leader in the world of Technical Services and Engineering. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who have proven experience tackling some of the greatest challenges. Take your next step and apply today.

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT.

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