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Parsons Corporation Principal System Engineer (DevSecOps) in Dahlgren, Virginia

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Job Description:

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Are you a problem solver with Systems? Do you like being part of a critical mission? Parsons is focused on providing our customers with unique capabilities and expertise that other company's lack. We operate as a high-performance team focused on maintaining the top technical talent to perform the customer mission. The success of the customer's mission is our number one priority. We are currently seeking a Principal Systems Engineer (DevSecOps).

Parsons is seeking an experienced engineer to assist in the design, development, integration, and test of a virtualized, cloud-based software development environment. This system will support development and test of multiple software products with re-configurable interfaces across multiple operating systems. Applications of the system to be developed include rapid build-test-certification and future expansion to support software factory production lines.

  • Produce formal system requirements, document system design, and participate in the development, integration, and test of the cloud compute environment hosting numerous virtual machines

  • Design and implement a production-ready Private Cloud Compute Environment with:

  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) Capabilities

  • Fully Automated Infrastructure Build Environment Supporting Highly Complex Virtualized Architectures for Rapid Provisioning and Configuration

  • Scalable Data Center with Automated Backup and Recovery

  • Mature DevSecOps Pipeline for Rapid Development, Integration and Deployment of Mission Applications

Parsons Systems Engineers perform a variety of engineering tasks related to the development, operation, and maintenance of cloud computing systems. The Systems Engineer analyzes integration of system processes and methodologies to ensure effectiveness of total system performance. The ideal candidate will support key system level activities in the deployment of state of the art systems by serving as a professional staff member onsite on the Governments team. Must be organized and effective in communicating plans, requirements, results and information to customers at a variety of management levels and technical backgrounds. If you're enamored by technology and eager to sink your teeth into something new, this position, and Parsons, is for you.


  • Bachelor's degree in Systems Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Science from an accredited institution (a combination of years of experience, education, training and certifications will be considered in lieu of a degree)

  • 10+ years related professional experience

  • DevSecOps experience

  • A proven self starter able to work individually with limited supervision, and capable of working in small to large focus groups assigned to complex tasks.

  • Software development experience

  • Networking protocol experience

  • Must possess an active Secret clearance

Preferred Skills:

  • 6+ years Red Hat Enterprise Linux

  • Working knowledge in virtualization and containerization tools:

  • Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

  • Red Hat OpenStack

  • OpenShift/Kubernetes

  • Docker

  • Knowledge of Red Hat infrastructure tools:

  • Satellite

  • IdM suite

  • CEPH

Desired Skills

  • Experience with the following scripting and programming languages:

  • Python

  • Bash

  • C++ Java

  • DevOps Tool Experience - Jenkins, Ansible, GIT, Terraform, Prometheus

  • Demonstrated knowledge of physical and virtual network design and implementation

  • Insight on CI/CD architecture and pipelines

  • Military experience or former DoD experience

  • DevSecOps certification

Must be able to obtain, maintain and/or currently possess a security clearance.

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.