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Parsons Corporation MDS Architecture Engineer in Huntsville, Alabama

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:


Job Description:

Seeking an intermediate to advanced architecture design engineer to assist in developing missile defense architecture vision and strategies, roadmaps, designs, resulting in top level requirements for decomposition by engineering and realization by DoD programs for future deployment to defend the US, deployed forces, allies, and friends from cruise, hypersonic, and ballistic missile attack.

Parsons' extensive experience in the cleared space, combined with your advanced technical knowledge, will propel your career forward with opportunity for advancement with top performance. Training, development and opportunities to switch teams and projects as you and our fast paced business grow and evolve. We need our Engineers to be versatile, display leadership qualities and be enthusiastic to tackle new challenges across the full stack as we continue to push security forward. In this role you will analyze existing systems and define, design, develop, and implement moderately complex technical products and systems. You will be a member of a team comprised of system engineers and application and hardware engineers/developers for the design of unique subsystems that will be ultimately integrated into the overall operating system.


  • Assist architecture design team to develop ideas and concepts for the Missile Defense System out to 2045.

  • Gather, evaluate, and implement the ideas from the top experts in missile defense, best innovators, best technologists, best strategic thinkers, and best business case thinkers from across the nation from government, industry, entrepreneurial startups, and academia.

  • Provide architecture design solutions that are visionary and pragmatic.

  • Assist in gaining the support for cooperation and integration of capabilities for missile defense with Military services, DOD, other agencies, international partners, and within MDA.

Required Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of relevant experience

  • Bachelor's Degree (STEM)

  • Active Secret Clearance

  • Demonstrated understanding of system of system architecture design, system architecture, systems engineering, computer engineering, hardware/software integration, or data engineering disciplines

  • Ability to think critically (i.e., research, understand, analyze, synthesize, and critique), creating solutions to new and one-of-a-kind program challenges and issues as they arise

  • Ability to propose and execute technical project solutions which align with customer strategic goals, proposing courses of action based on overarching leadership goals and objectives

  • An understanding of the Systems Engineering 'vee' is needed as well as an understanding of the communications and data flow through out the system of systems

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience writing and coordinating engineering and technology integration and migration strategies

  • Experience successfully participating on matrixed, geographically diverse technical product and engineering project teams

  • Ability to negotiate best technical and program solutions within environmental and leadership constraints

  • Ability to create a positive, collaborative working relationship with representatives and stakeholders from external organizations

  • Ability to clearly communicate complex ideas and produce and present clear, concise, well-organized, and audience-relevant presentations and documents

  • Ability to apply creative thinking, problem solving, analytical thinking, and strategic thinking

  • Shape System view with understanding of element functions that make up system capability

  • Experience with DoD systems and system-of-systems

  • Experience working in the Missile Defense Agency or the Missile Defense mission domain

  • TS/SCI Clearance

  • An understanding of the Systems Engineering 'vee' is needed as well as an understanding of the communications and data flow through out the system of systems

  • MBSE experience

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.

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.