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Parsons Corporation AEGIS Senior BMD Systems Engineer in Dahlgren, Virginia

AEGIS Senior BMD Systems Engineer


Dahlgren, Virginia, United States

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AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense Weapons System Engineer

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When you know that your suggestions are important to us, you sense that you have a real stake in our organization’s success. It now feels more like your company, where your group, your department and your management count on people who bring a unique perspective and insight like your own to their work. We believe in inclusion and empowerment that encourages each employee at every level to think of the process as a whole while you’re performing your particular function on the team. If that’s the kind of organization you’re looking for, you’ll find it with us.

Are you a strategic systems engineer or analyst looking for your next challenge? Are you an expert at ballistic missile defense? We are supporting system engineering activities for current and future instantiations of theAegis Ballistic Missile Defense (ABMD)System.The selected individual will provide advisory and assistance services on ourAEGIS contract.You will be engaged in system engineering activities associated with the development of the next generation sea-based ballistic missile defense system.

  • Responsible for supporting the Aegis BMD SM-3 Block IA/IB/IIA missile software development effort, providing technical assessment of software issues and reporting impacts on current planning efforts.

  • Provide expertise in areas such as software design and verification, as well as systems engineering, modeling and simulation, requirements, verification and validation, and test and integration.

  • Review documentation such as SDP, SRS, IRS, SOWs, CIDs, PIDs, and other software and systems documents.

  • Provide assessment of risks to the program office, along with analysis of any proposed mitigation steps.

  • Review staffing plans, IMP/IMS, and other program documentation to determine if contractor is on path to successful program execution.

  • Attend program reviews such as SRR, PDR, CDR, IPR, and other reviews, usually at the contractor (or sub-contractor) site.

  • Provide feedback to customer on effectiveness of contractor’s efforts and designs.

  • Provide assessment of project tailoring for meeting required CMMI maturity levels.

  • Review software documentation for technical accuracy and traceability.

  • Work with the SM-3 software community, including members from various Government andContractor organizations, to resolve issues.

  • Review contractor-provided software metrics in order to measure progress and performance.

  • Support the engineering safety processes, specifically the Weapons System Evaluation Safety

  • Review Board (WSESRB) and provide input to the Software System Safety Technical Review Panel (SSSTRP) and related activities

  • Review prime contractor and government integration plans and schedules. Identify potential conflicts, alternatives, and impacts to cost, technical, and schedule performance.Support the verification and validation of embedded missile software by reviewing test plans and test procedures.

  • Participate in test readiness reviews (TRR) and test data reviews (TDR).

  • Review program and component documentation related to software (change proposals, trouble reports, software change requests (SCR), deviations, and waivers) and attend Software Configuration Control Boards (SCCB)


  • 8-10 years related system engineering or analysis with the DOD and missile ballistic defense, preferably withAegis.

  • Expertise with working systems engineering related test activities

  • Mastery of technical knowledge required to effectively resolve difficult and complex software problems for devising unique solutions to meet client requirements.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to serve in a leadership role

  • BS degree in an engineering discipline from an accredited institution and 8+ years of related work experience with at least 5 years' experience as a system engineer.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate (both verbally and in writing) with team members, managers, and clients on difficult and complex software issues pertaining to assigned tasks.

  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required due to government of federal requirement.

  • Applicants selected for employment may be subject to a federal background investigation and may need to meet additional eligibility requirements for access to classified information or materials.

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We are a culture of improvers. We are always looking for better ways to do things— big things, little things, anything, and everything. We always ask the question, “How can we improve this?” and we are always looking for like-minded people to join our team. We are sort of explorers, seeking what’s more effective, new and interesting. Status Quo and good enough are words that we don’t use. We push each other, guide each other and help each other to make everything we do better.

Parsons has been a leader, innovator, and change agent for 75 years. Over this period, our industry has undergone continual change and we have been, and continue to be, proactive in taking advantage of the opportunities presented by change. The pace of adaptation of transformational technologies such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing, robotics, and big data analytics in our markets offers Parsons exciting opportunities to solve complex challenges for our customers in new and different ways.

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.

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

Parsons is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards 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 applicable laws.