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Parsons Corporation Weapon Systems Engineer in Fredericksburg, Virginia

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Job Description:

Parsons is seeking a Weapon Systems Engineer.

Work as part of a team in a research, design, and development environment to produce a wide variety of products, ranging from ground vehicle-based, to UAS-based, to handhelds, and others. Formulate innovative solutions to problems-- then design, build, and integrate them. Eager to work in a fast-paced and rapidly changing work environment. Work alongside mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, software developers, and others in support of R&D, rapid prototyping, and design efforts.

Work together with and coordinate 3rd party vendors and stakeholders as the lead integrator for prototype and Program of Record military systems, including sensor systems, fire control systems, and weapons systems.

Required Skills:

  • BS degree and typically 5+ years of related professional experience.

  • Familiarity with fire control systems and techniques

  • Experience and familiarity with small arms, dismounted weapons, and related military equipment, including: the use of this equipment, testing and certification requirements, and/or system design

  • Experience with designing and documenting complex hardware and software systems based on customer-specified requirements

  • Experience working with and analyzing various types of production documents such as Bills of Material, Technical Drawing Packages, and other system design documents

  • Good communications skills to discuss project status with customers

  • Excellent component level troubleshooting skills

  • Ability to obtain a Secret Clearance

Desired Skills:

  • Familiarity with the current state of the art in various fields, including fire control, imaging sensors, thermal sensors, biometrics, surveillance, embedded systems, and more

  • Experience identifying and evaluating COTS parts and components for use in systems; able to formulate alternative solutions when COTS parts are not available, including custom-designed parts, modifying system designs to bridge capability gaps, etc.

  • Experience with SolidWorks for component design, including enclosures, brackets, etc.

  • Experience with power systems for dismounted applications, including battery technologies, etc.

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.

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