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Parsons Corporation DevOps Engineer in Columbia, Maryland

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Job Description:

Are you ready to be part of a cutting edge cybersecurity project that will make a huge impact on the security of DOD/Intel community? If you're interested in leveraging your intelligence / system engineering skills to gather, distill, and provide critical insights into cybersecurity vulnerability assessments of mission-critical government systems, then we have the ideal role for you to start your new career path at Parsons! Parsons' diversely skilled teams architect, develop and provide deployment support for on-premise and cloud-based Network Security Monitoring (NSM) solutions. Those products require team members contributing multi-disciplinary strengths to the solutions.


  • Build, configure and maintain Linux servers in a production environment.

  • Linux provisioning and configuration management

  • Configure and support Linux CentOS systems to include passive and active sensors.

  • Utilize Bash and/or Python scripting to automate system processes.

  • Utilize configuration management tools such as Puppet, Ansible, Chef, etc.

  • Install, troubleshoot, and manage a variety of analyst applications that may include Bro/Zeek, Snort, Netsniff-ng, Splunk and NiFi.

  • Install and configure infrastructure applications and support integration within a critical application environment.

  • Analyze system logs and identify potential issues.

  • Develop, maintain, and contribute to a knowledge repository.

  • Answer technical queries and assist developers and end users.

  • Interact with customer on a daily basis to provide updates on current and upcoming tasking.

  • Deliver reports to the customer as required by the contract.


  • HS Diploma and ten (10) years of general experience in network administration OR a bachelor's degree (in computer science, engineering, mathematics, or related discipline) and seven (7) years of experience

  • Experience building, configuring and maintaining Linux servers

  • Experience scripting in Bash and/or Python

  • Experience working with configuration management tools such as Puppet, Ansible, Chef, etc.

  • Clearable up to the TS/SCI w/ Poly level


  • RedHat Certified Systems Administrator.

  • Linux virtualization, containers, and Software Defined Networking (SDN)

  • IAT Level II Baseline Certification (Sec+, GSEC, CCNA Security, etc.)

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.