Parsons Corporation Senior System Engineer in Fairfax, Virginia

Senior System Engineer


Fairfax, Virginia, United States

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Are you an experienced software professional looking for your next challenge ? Parsons is now hiring aSenior Software Engineerwith expertise in all aspects of software engineering.

Our extensive experience in the cleared space, combined with your advanced technical knowledge, will propel your career forward with opportunity for advancement with top performance. We need our SoftwareEngineersto be versatile, display leadership qualities and be enthusiastic to tackle new challenges.In this role you will providecoordination, surveillance, and oversight of contractor activities for software design, production, testing, fielding, operational performance.


The scope of the project is to assist government customers to meet the mandates of Identity, Credential and Access Management (ICAM) and Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12), Federal Information Processing Standard 201 (FIPS-201), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publications, and applicable customer regulations. Parsons provides systems engineering services to design, develop, test, implement and maintain a mission essential ICAM/HSPD-12 solution that facilitates the collection and provisioning of biographic, biometric, credential, public key infrastructure (PKI) and authorization information to multiple Software House CCure 9000 and AMAG Symmetry™ systems. The solution also serves as the authoritative identity source for other critical applications.


This mid-level engineer shall be responsible for the following:

  • Provide system development, engineeringand integration support services to include requirements and concept ofoperation development, system design and development, configuration and test,production deployment and maintenance support.

  • Develop and manage detailed projectschedule using MS Project

  • Perform system test, evaluation,configuration management and quality assurance.

  • Develop and maintain technical systemdocumentations.

  • Develop scopes of work, cost andschedule estimates.

  • Develop training materials and deliver trainingon newly deployed systems and/or features.

  • Identify and report dependencies,progress and risks associated with assigned tasks.

  • Collaborate with network architects, InformationAssurance (IA) and Cyber security entities to ensure system compliance.


The Senior Engineer shall have, at a minimum, 15 years of direct systems engineering and technical services experience. The Senior Engineer shall possess in-depth knowledge of HSPD-12, FIPS 201, FICAM, physical access control systems, identity management, biometrics, systems integration, and other Electronic Security Systems (ESS). In-depth knowledge will be verified by demonstrated working knowledge and respective minimum five years field experience.

One or more of the following certifications is preferred:

  • ASISInternational Physical Security Professional (PSP) highly preferred

  • SmartCard Alliance Certified Smart Card Industry Professional / Government (CSCIP/G)

  • SmartCard Alliance Certified System Engineer ICAM PACS (CSEIP)

  • CertifiedInformation Systems Security Professional (CISSP)


  • Minimum 4-year Engineering degree or equivalent and 15years’ relevant work experience


  • Ability to resolve highly-complexand difficult engineering problems and devising unique solutions to meet clientrequirements.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills anddemonstrated ability to serve in a leadership role.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectivelycommunicate (both verbally and in writing) with team members, managers, andclients on highly-complex and difficult engineering issues pertaining toassigned tasks.

  • Applicants selected for employment will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet additional eligibility requirements for access to classified information or materials.

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. 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.

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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/LGBT.

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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.