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Parsons Corporation Mid Cybersecurity Engineer in El Segundo, California

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Top Secret SCI

Job Description:

As an engineer on our team, you’ll work with Parsons colleagues and the U.S. Space Force to develop and rapidly deploy the next generation of resilient Missile Warning (MW), Tactical Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (TISR), and Environmental Monitoring (EM) capabilities to deter attacks and provide critical information to our warfighters to defeat our enemies in battle. Your customer will trust you to not only test, analyze, evaluate, validate, and verify these systems, but also identify areas requiring urgent mitigation up front and early to develop this system with advanced technology solutions. Grow your skills by merging innovative engineering methodologies and cross-disciplinary coordination to create tomorrow’s solutions. Join our team and create the future of Remote Sensing in the Air Force. Due to the nature of work performed within this facility, U.S. citizenship is required.

You Have:

  • 3+ years of experience developing resilient cybersecurity solutions and researching innovative cyber resilience strategies

  • Experience with engineering, implementing, and maintaining a cybersecurity program in accordance with DoDI 8510.01 and the DoD Cybersecurity Test and Evaluation Guidebook on a space-related (space, ground, software, hardware system) Major Defense Acquisition Programs

  • Experience with evaluating security vulnerabilities, developing mitigation strategies, or implementing remediation activities

  • Experience with the system engineering life cycle, including requirements, design, development, integration, testing, and deployment

  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word

  • Knowledge of systems engineering standards, including IEEE 15288.1 and IEEE 15288.2

  • Ability to communicate and establish collaborative relationships with government clients, Federally Funded Research and Developmental Centers (FFRDC), and associate contractor teammates to achieve program goals

  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills

  • TS/SCI clearance

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering, mathematics, physics, or equivalent technical discipline

Nice If You Have:

  • Experience performing Cybersecurity engineering on space-based remote sensing systems

  • Experience with security tools and devices, including network firewalls, web proxy, intrusion prevention systems, vulnerability scanners, or penetration tools, or object-oriented programming languages, including Java or Python

  • Experience with zero trust best practices and methodologies

  • Knowledge of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Committee on National Security Systems Instruction, including NIST SP 800-60, NIST SP 800-53, and CNSSI 1253

  • Knowledge of DoD 5000.01/02

  • Knowledge of Agile Methodologies

  • Master’s degree in an engineering, mathematics, physics, or equivalent technical discipline

  • IAT Level III Network Certification, including CCNP-Security, or CCNP-CyberOps

  • IAT Level III Security Certification, including CISSP, or CISM


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and will need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by federal, state, provincial or local mandates or customer requirements.

About Us

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.

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

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