Parsons Corporation Jobs

Mobile Parsons Logo

Job Information

Parsons Corporation Senior Systems Engineer in Huntsville, Alabama

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:


Job Description:

Be part of a team of forward-thinkers

If you'd like to be recognized and rewarded for innovative thinking, welcome. We encourage imagination and exploration that keeps us competitive. Our diverse, inclusive workplace makes idea-generating that much more dynamic, with people from different backgrounds contributing fresh perspectives. Join us.

Parsons is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer to support Missile Defense Agency Ground Based Midcourse Defense Program efforts and provide Ground Systems engineering support directly related to the Launch Support Systems. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in aerospace, physics, and/or math; experience in the MDA domain and the Missile Defense System (MDS). The candidate will collaborate with other subject matter experts (SMEs) on support missile and ground systems development and delivery activities in accordance with the standard Systems Engineering Lifecycle of a program.


  • Execute product-engineering functions with a focus on the ground system suite and including support equipment, facilities, and interfaces to other system- evaluating designs, requirements, survivability, and failure-review process.

  • Support Systems Engineering Milestone Reviews, boards and working level meetings by assisting in developing agendas and content, comprehending action items, and assisting in resolving issues as required, tracking actions to completion, providing meeting summaries, capturing lessons learned and any other duties as needed by the Government Customer.

  • Review and provide comments on assigned Prime Contractor/Government Objective Evidence (OE) for major reviews, Comprehend current and future architecture and understand system requirements and interfaces

  • Apply critical thinking analytical/engineering skills and problem-solving methodology to assigned tasks, to identify the problem, determine courses of action, develop paths ahead for task completion, and formulate recommendations to the Customer, status, and follow-up on task completion

  • Assist in the development of Executive level briefings, papers, and other correspondence,

  • Support the Government Integrated Product Team by representing the interests of the Customer in working group forums, Technical Interchange Meetings (TIMs), and any other forums required by the customer,

  • Identify, define and characterize development-related programmatic and technical risks, provide the evidence-based rationale for this and recommend mitigation for informed management decisions.

  • Perform component Integration and system timing analysis; Support Warfighter coordination and integration; Work with component developers to review and assess verification plans for Ground System components including support equipment, facilities, and interfaces to other system elements; Work with component and product developers to review and assess plans and processes for conducting design/critical Component/Product issue resolution.

Experience Requirements:

  • 10+ years of related engineering experience preferably with GMD or MDA engineering programs from a Prime development level or service support level effort

  • BS Degree required (MS Degree preferred) in Engineering or related technical field

  • Familiarity and experience with missile component development, test, production, and integration.

  • Proficiency in written and verbal skills as well as MS Office

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver products on schedule

  • Capability to develop and present program briefings to senior management-level personnel

  • Candidate must have an Active Secret Clearance, prefer TS

  • Familiarity and experience with GMD Ground System component development, test, and integration.

  • Experience in Systems Engineering lifecycle processes (complex systems planning and enterprise implementation; CONOP development; strategy, mission, and capability characterization; AoA, readiness, transition, operations and sustainment).

  • Capable of performing as a member of a team and assisting with solving complex problems

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Self-starter with enthusiasm and capacity to learn in a fast-paced environment

  • Travel as required to support oversight, meetings, reviews, etc.


  • Familiarity with electronics design for survivability along with survivability testing

  • Experience conducting Analysis of Alternatives (AoAs), Course of Actions (CoAs), Trade Studies, and Engineering Assessments


  • Honesty, superior ethics

  • Interpersonal savvy, excellent communication skills

  • Ability to be a team player

  • Initiative

  • Positive attitude

  • Professionalism

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

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.