Parsons Corporation Missile Defense Engineer in Fort Belvoir, Virginia

Missile Defense Engineer


Fort Belvoir, Virginia, United States

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You see things that others don't!

You notice small but very important things that others don't even notice; you never overlook the "small stuff" because, as you know, it all adds up to the best finished product. You "own" every project you work on because you bring your insights, precision, observations and unending quest for "the best"...and you don't rest until you get it. You make sure every "I" is dotted and every "T"s crossed. It's all about accuracy with your work. Employees like you make our organization special and successful. If these words resonate with you, we would like to speak with you.

MDA DE Quick Response Team (QRT) Engineer applies engineering knowledge and processes to understand the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) and interpret missile defense engineering modeling results in terms of documented BMDS effectiveness metrics. Should have working knowledge of the missile defense engineering process and possess the ability to work in a deadline driven environment. Uses Microsoft Office skills (specifically PowerPoint, Excel, and Word), and is willing to learn other programs as needed. Should have a basic understanding of Department of Defense (DoD) classification guidelines. The QRT Engineer is capable of working independently or supporting teams to solve missile defense related problems, and capable of receiving daily supervision and direction, as dictated by the tasking / situation, in a dynamicenvironment.


  • Developing an understanding of both high and medium fidelity missile defense engineering models to be able to provide analysis guidance to contractor-site engineers/analysts, and interpret modeling outputs using established BMDS effectiveness metrics.

  • Implementing the MDA Engineering format for all briefings and papers in order to provide a continuous structured process for staffing, coordination, review, and approval of DE QRT briefings and related products.

  • Providing research for writing, editing, and proofreading of technical data for MDA Engineering managers/contractors in order to improve technical documents and briefings using both Microsoft PowerPoint and Word.

  • Applying Missile Defense Engineering knowledge and processes to analyze Ballistic Missile Defense System problems.


  • 5 + years of related experience.

  • Degree in Computer Science and/or Electrical/Communications Engineering from an accredited institution.

  • Experience with productivity applications including Power Point, Excel, Word, Outlook.

  • Strong oral and written skills.

  • Ability to perform in a high intensity, quick reaction environmentProof of U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required due to government of federal requirement.

  • Applicants selected for employmentwill be subject to a federal background investigation and may need to meet additional eligibility requirements for access to classified information or materials.

When it comes to collaboration, “we invite participation from our employees”

We are a collaborative organization that functions very much like a brain, with multiple connections taking place simultaneously to produce good ideas. In our organization multiple minds stimulate one another, with ideas firing off constantly at an incredible rate. Not a single mind or idea is unimportant because the truth is…we cannot do without a single one of them and we don’t know where our best ideas will come from. And we want yours, for “the more, the merrier.” So, if you would like to feel at home as part of an organization that will welcome your valuable contribution, and value you for keeping us the great organization we take pride in being, let us know.

Parsons has been a leader, innovator, and change agent for 75 years. Over this period, our industry has undergone continual change and we have been, and continue to be, proactive in taking advantage of the opportunities presented by change. The pace of adaptation of transformational technologies such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing, robotics, and big data analytics in our markets offers Parsons exciting opportunities to solve complex challenges for our customers in new and different ways.

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.