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Parsons Corporation Cyber Security Technologist / Engineer (Program Protection) in El Segundo, California

Cyber Security Technologist/Engineer (Program Protection)

Are you ready to put your Cyber Security expertise to work on complex projects in support of an exciting space-focused mission? Are you great with people and have a track record of delivering secure systems to satisfy the customer's mission?

Parsons is now hiring an experienced Cyber Security Technologist/Engineer with the desire to work on creating innovative, practical solutions to support Program Protection efforts for space projects. You will be responsible for the security and protection of key government systems.

Parsons extensive experience in this field, combined with your experience analyzing and securing systems will propel your career and leadership opportunities forward. We need our Cyber Security Technologist/Engineer to exhibit exceptional communication, analytical and organizational skills while being versatile and enthusiastic when working in a highly flexible team-oriented environment.


The responsibilities of the Cyber Security Technologist/Engineer position include the following:

  • Develops leading edge Cyber Security technology roadmap necessary to ensure system resiliency for customer mission systems.

  • Identifies Critical Program Information (CPI) and Critical Components (CC) while developing a Program Protection Plan (PPP) to ensure secure, and reliable operation of government systems.

  • Ensures Systems Security requirements are identified and included in program documents.

  • Conducts and leads program protection analyses for program information, system information, trusted systems and networks.

  • Works with the Program Manager of cyber security project to manage and maintain the project's Cyber Security responsibilities including contributing to efficient resource planning, improving department standards and processes, and researching Cyber Security solutions to support program objectives.

  • Interfaces with customers, managers, and other leads to gather requirements, recommend solutions, provide status, and manage issues/requests.

  • Implements Risk Management Framework (RMF) process on government systems.

  • Consults on the design, development, integration, and analysis of classified and CUI computing systems.

  • Identifies security vulnerabilities and needed security protection measures.

  • Ensures Systems Security Engineering Requirements that satisfy protection needs are implemented through the systems engineering process and tested through formal test events.

  • Assesses emerging threats and incorporates security review/response in requirements/design.

Required Qualifications:

  • Active top-secret clearance with SCI eligibility.

  • Bachelor Degree in computer science or related discipline required

  • 8+ years of experience as a technical lead in DoD security engineering programs

  • 10+ years of experiences in leading technical teams

  • 15+ years of total related experience

  • Experience with DoD Risk Management Framework (RMF) methods

  • Experience developing and executing Program Protection Plans

  • Experience identifying and securing Critical Program Information and Critical Components of weapon, maintenance, and training systems

  • Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) or equivalent IAM Level 3 certification (CISM, GSLC, CCISO)

  • up to 25% CONUS travel

  • Experience performing the job responsibilities above

Desired Qualifications:

  • 12+ years of experience in requirements development, requirements analysis, and requirements testing.

  • 5+ years of experience in systems architecture

  • Master's degree in computer science or related discipline

  • Experience with DoD System Security and Anti-Tamper (AT) engineering

  • Previous experience with SMC

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

Ready for action? We're looking for the kind of people who see this opportunity and don't hesitate to act. Parsons is a leader in the world of Technical Services and Engineering. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who have proven experience tackling some of the greatest challenges. Take your next step and apply today.

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