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Parsons Corporation Linux Systems Engineer in Fort George G Meade, Maryland

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Top Secret SCI w/Polygraph

Job Description:

Are you ready to be part of a cutting edge cybersecurity project that will make a huge impact on the security of DOD/Intel community? If you’re interested in leveraging your intelligence / system engineering skills to gather, distill, and provide critical insights into cybersecurity vulnerability assessments of mission-critical government systems, then we have the ideal role for you to start your new career path at Parsons!


  • Direct the daily operations of the employees with a focus on productivity & efficiency.

  • Interact with customer on a daily basis to provide updates on current and upcoming tasking.

  • Build, configure and maintain Linux servers in a production environment.

  • Configure and support Linux CentOS systems to include passive and active sensors.

  • Install, troubleshoot, and manage a variety of analyst applications that may include Bro/Zeek, Snort, Afpacket, Splunk and NiFi.

  • Utilize configuration management tools such as puppet, ansible, chef, etc.

  • Analyze system logs and identify potential issues.

  • Develop, maintain, and contribute to a knowledge repository.

  • Develop, maintain, and contribute to a knowledge repository.

  • Answer technical queries and assist developers and end users.

  • Install and configure infrastructure applications and support integration within a critical application environment.

  • Deliver reports to the customer as required by the contract.

  • Support deployment of new system installations to include optional CONUS and OCONUS travel.


  • HS Diploma and (2) years of general experience in network administration OR a bachelor’s degree (in computer science, engineering, mathematics, or related discipline).

  • Active clearance: TS/SCI w/ Polygraph

Preferred / Desired Qualifications:

  • IAT Level II Baseline Certification (Sec+, GSEC, CCNA Security, etc.)

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) OR Palo Alton Networks (PAN-OS) experience is a plus

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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