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Parsons Corporation Chief Software Engineer in Columbia, Maryland

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Job Description:

Are you excited by the idea of building foundational cyber solutions empowering our customer’s development of powerful operational capabilities? Are you motivated by the challenges presented by engineering, designing, developing, documenting, and implementing foundational tools and libraries integral to mission success against sophisticated cyber adversaries? In an increasingly contested cyberspace, a well-stocked cyber armory of foundational tools and libraries is vital to rapid development of mission capabilities. As the Chief Software Engineer, you will collaborate directly with our customer and lead our software engineering team ensuring the foundational solutions are designed, built, and delivered with a high-level of craftmanship, interface simplicity for basic developers, and configurability for intricate use by master developers.

We have an opportunity for you to use your leadership, development experience, analytical skills, and cyber operator training to improve Parsons’ delivery to our clients. You’ll lead geographically distributed team. You will ensure project completion and provide guidance and direction to the various product teams and project management. You’ll provide expertise in the engineering design, development, direction, and implementation of foundational tools and libraries. You will apply familiarity with the utilization, configuration, and implementation of cyber offensive and defense capabilities, including network protocols, tunnels, cryptography, exploitation, security capabilities, security practices, cyber tradecraft, and infrastructure. Join our team, as we build the foundational tools and libraries enabling our customer to execute critical missions around the world.

Parsons is looking for an amazingly talented Chief Software Engineer to join our team! In this role you'll be challenged in a way that will keep you on the cutting edge of cyber development. Parsons works on top level cyber development projects for national defense programs - imagine the possibilities to make an impact. We have opportunities in Centreville, VA; Herndon, VA; Columbia, MD; Augusta, GA; with hybrid options available.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Lead a remote distributed team in support of US Government CNO missions

  • Capture and refine requirements from user groups

  • Decompose requirements and writing user stories with acceptance criteria

  • Develop product roadmaps and managing product backlogs

  • Schedule releases and scoping product MVPs

  • Generate accurate documentation for developed software

  • Review system architecture, and select and implement appropriate development and support tools to ensure product performance, as well as test and debug related software

  • Provide our customers expertise to leverage their existing software and create new capabilities

  • Be involved in quick reaction development with opportunities for customer interaction

  • Collaborate with a team that is focused on developing superior products and encouraging the career growth of its members

  • Be a customer focused self-starter, eager to learn as well as mentor and excel at collaborating in Agile teams

What Required Skills You'll Bring:

  • Minimum 10 years Software Engineering experience

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Computer Science with experience in Malware development

  • TS/SCI security clearance; willingness to take a polygraph exam

  • C/C++ proficiency

  • Strong Linux / Windows foundation/knowledge

  • Familiarity with Git

  • Ability to travel; anticipated travel level: once a quarter

What Desired Skills You'll Bring:

  • USCC Cyber Operations experience

  • Commuting distance (within 50 miles) to a Parsons office in Centreville, VA; Herndon, VA; Columbia, MD; or Augusta, GA

  • Python proficiency

  • Assembly programming and analysis (of any major architecture)

  • Experience working with debuggers and disassemblers

  • Strong understanding of low-level operating system internals and drivers

  • Experience with both kernel and userland debugging

  • Experience with Windows and/or Linux APIs (POSIX, win32, Windows Native)

  • Experience with networking protocol analysis and socket programming (Windows and/or Linux)

  • Familiarity with modern development environments and practices including CI/CD

  • Experience with privileged and elevated access to cybersecurity tools

  • Experience with DoD Risk Management Framework

  • Possession of excellent verbal and written communication skills, including using presentation expertise to convey complex ideas to client and internal staff

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Top Secret/SCI

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Top Secret SCI

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.

Salary Range:

$136,200.00 - $245,200.00

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, 401(k), life insurance, flexible work schedules, and holidays to fit your busy lifestyle!

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by customer requirements and some cases federal, state, provincial or local mandates.

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+.

We truly invest and care about our employee’s wellbeing and provide endless growth opportunities as the sky is the limit, so aim for the stars! Imagine next and join the Parsons quest—APPLY TODAY!About Us

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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