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Parsons Corporation Senior Network Engineer in Columbia, Maryland

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Top Secret SCI w/Polygraph

Job Description:

Are you looking to use (and grow) your network engineering skills to support and drive forward mission-critical customer networks and systems - to truly see the impact of your work in improving the security of our nation each and every day? We're looking for a Network Engineer to support, maintain, and improve networks and networking infrastructure supporting mission-critical defensive cyber missions.

In this role you'll perform a wide variety of evaluation, maintenance, engineering, installation, and training tasks to ensure the computer network performance meets and exceeds our customer's expectations! You'll also get to regularly engage with vendors, helping learn from the experts, and share your knowledge to improve the quality and mental computing power of our entire team! You'll also get to prove technical direction and expertise in numerous additional opportunities with our customers and missions to help drive our networking architecture and design into the future!


  • Leveraging (and growing) your expertise in networking and routing protocols to administer switches and firewalls including next-gen Application level firewalls and maintaining IT security systems.

  • Building and testing simulations to identify and validate solutions to issues within the network infrastructure.

  • Designing, planning, and implementing both new and legacy network technology that directly supports the goals of the mission.

  • Proactively revamping, restructuring, and implementing evolutionary system standards to improve the performance of the networks and systems, in addition to upholding and maintaining the network to its highest level of performance

  • Designing, configuring, establishing, and maintaining complex switching environments to meet customer requirements or enhance network performance.

  • Supports, designs and implements network solutions and manages network upgrades including, but not limited to, LAN, WAN and Firewall.

Qualifications :

  • A Master's degree plus 10 years of experience OR A Bachelor's degree plus 12 years of experience OR 15 years of total relevant experience

  • Security+ certified

  • Cisco Certified

  • Active TS/SCI with poly clearance

  • Knowledge of designing, analyzing, configuring, implementing, or troubleshooting complex network architecture

  • Knowledge of routing protocols, including one of the following network technologies

  • Knowledge of leveraging tools to analyze network traffic and troubleshoot network-related performance issues


  • DoD 8570 IAT III compliant preferred

  • CISSP preferred

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.