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Parsons Corporation Systems Security Engineer (Cyber Security) in El Segundo, California

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Top Secret SCI

Job Description:

Are you ready to put your Systems Security Engineering and 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 a customer's mission?

Parsons is now hiring an experienced Systems Security Engineer with the desire to work on creating innovative, practical solutions to support cyber security and 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 securing government systems will propel your career and leadership opportunities forward. We need our Systems Security 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 Systems Security Engineer position include the following:

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

  • Implements Systems Engineering best practices while balancing cost, schedule, performance and risk to ensure the development and delivery of secure and resilient capabilities.

  • 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.

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

  • Designs, develops, and implements leading-edge analytical and technical methodologies, tools, and policies/standards to ensure a cyber-secure environment for customer organizations.

  • Implements security measures including intrusion detection and prevention, software and system security protection through application of secure design protocols and reverse engineering, and data assurance.

  • Performs network modeling, analysis, planning and may be responsible for researching and recommending network and data communications technologies.

Required Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret (TS) clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) eligibility

  • Bachelor's degree in Software, Computer, Systems, Electrical, Information Technology Engineering or related technical

  • 10+ years of related experience in cyber, military, computer system, intelligence, and/or space systems is required.

  • Must have experience leading the security direction for complex government projects.

  • Knowledge of systems analysis, strategic planning methodologies.

  • Experience performing the responsibilities of the position listed above.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Cybersecurity certifications: CISSP, OSCP, CISM, CEH, GSEC.

  • Extensive experience supporting the space, cyber, and intelligence communities.

  • Experience directly supporting Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC).

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

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.