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Parsons Corporation Senior Systems Engineer in Charlottesville, Virginia

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Job Description:

Parsons is looking for an amazingly talented Senior Systems Engineer to join our team!

We are seeking an experienced Senior Systems Engineer specializing in cloud computing and architecture, with a unique focus on enabling tenants to build applications in low-security environments (Impact Level 2-4) and deploy them seamlessly into high-security environments (Impact Level 5-6). This role is crucial for developing secure, innovative solutions that bridge the gap between varying levels of classified networks, ensuring compliance and security at every stage. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of implementing cross-domain solutions that facilitate the smooth transition of applications across impact levels.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Design and implement cloud-based architectures that support the development of applications in lower security domains with seamless deployment into higher security domains.

  • Utilize expert knowledge of cloud-native tools and isolated CSP regions to facilitate the development of applications and their development on low and deployment to high-security environments.

  • Lead projects focused on the innovation of cross-domain solutions, ensuring they meet stringent compliance standards while enabling operational flexibility across impact levels.

  • Act as a subject matter expert in secure cloud architecture, advising on best practices for building within strict regulatory frameworks.

  • Guide strategic planning efforts to align technological solutions with organizational needs for secure application development and deployment across varying levels of sensitivity.

Key Relationships:

  • Internal Contacts: Collaborates with internal teams to integrate security measures into the application lifecycle effectively.

  • External Contacts: Liaises with external stakeholders including CSPs offering isolated regions capable of supporting cross-domain operations.

What Required Skills You'll Bring:

  • Active Top Secret Clearance with SCI eligibility

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or an equivalent technical/scientific discipline related specifically to computer architecture. An advanced degree is preferred at this level.

  • A minimum of 10 years related professional experience focusing significantly on designing and implementing solutions that enable building in lower security domains and deploying into higher ones.

  • Relevant certifications focused on Cloud Security (e.g., AWS Certified Security - Specialty, Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate), AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional, Azure Solutions Architect Expert are highly desirable.

  • Exceptional communication skills, capable of explaining complex cross-domain concepts clearly to both technical teams and decision-makers.

  • Deep understanding of deploying scalable solutions using cloud-native tools within isolated CSP regions designed for multi-level security operations.

  • Proficiency in system engineering tools relevant to secure environments; familiarity with configuration management tools (e.g., Terraform, AWS CDK, CloudFormation) advantageous for automating secure deployments across domains.

  • Strong analytical skills combined with the ability to manage complex challenges; adept at prioritizing tasks effectively under tight deadlines within highly regulated contexts.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Top Secret

This position is part of our Federal Solutions team.

Our Federal Solutions segment delivers resources to our US government customers that ensure the success of missions around the globe. Our diverse, intelligent employees drive the state of the art as they provide services and solutions in the areas of defense, security, intelligence, infrastructure, and environmental. We promote a culture of excellence and close-knit teams that take pride in delivering, protecting, and sustaining our nation's most critical assets, from Earth to cyberspace. Throughout the company, our people are anticipating what’s next to deliver the solutions our customers need now.

We value our employees and want our employees to take care of their overall wellbeing, which is why we offer best-in-class benefits such as medical, dental, vision, paid time off, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), 401(k), life insurance, flexible work schedules, and holidays to fit your busy lifestyle!

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.

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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/LGBTQ+.

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