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Parsons Corporation Cyber Systems Engineer in Huntsville, Alabama

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:


Job Description:

We're seeking a solution-seeker

If you're looking for challenges that are as wide and deep as your skills and interests, you've found your opportunity. Come expand and explore in the directions your talents lead you. We couldn't be the thriving organization we are without resourceful problem-solvers like you.

Parsons is seeking a Cyber Systems Engineer.


  • Interface directly with Missile Defense Agency (MDA) customers to identify customer needs and develop required products ranging from programmatic cost and schedules to the technical definition of cybersecurity test objectives and development of test objective memoranda

  • Assess the cybersecurity posture of various MDA Systems to identify risk and provide risk reduction guidance

  • Support the planning, coordination, and facilitation of multi-day DoD Cyber Tabletops Exercise (CTTX) events leveraging MDA Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and Analysis teams to identify cybersecurity areas of concern

  • Support system-level CTTX's of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). This includes supporting the development of attack vectors and support facilitated discussions designed to identify the mission consequence of each vector

  • Guide Cyber Test Objective Memos through the MDA systems engineering process to support planned Developmental and Operational Testing (DT/OT) identified in the Integrated Master Test Plan (IMTP).

  • Conduct analysis of the MDA cyber test and assessment plans to identify gaps or inefficiencies. This includes realigning test efforts and defining new test objectives to add engineering rigor and disciple to enhance test event results and support senior leadership decisions


  • 7+ years of professional experience

  • Bachelor's degree (STEM)

  • Active Secret Clearance (TS/SCI eligibility)

  • Must have DoD 8570 certification

  • MDA experience with knowledge of MDA assets, their configurations, operations, and connectivity

  • Logistics, planning and coordination experience

  • Experience directly supporting the WarFighter

Desired Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI Clearance

  • Cyber Table Top Exercise (CTTX) Experience

  • Cyberspace Attack and Cyberspace Defense Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures

  • Eye for detail and ability to perform documentation reviews and Quality Assurance

  • Cyberspace Scenario development and Execution

  • Hands-on war gaming experience

  • Ability to lead a team, manage schedules, and meet milestones

  • Ability to decompose generic cyber-test requirements into cyber-test objectives and take in assessment requirements to generate test objectives that meet defined assessment data needs

Must be able to obtain, maintain and/or currently possess a security clearance.

The position requires a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief.

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.