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Parsons Corporation Senior Technical Scientist in Huntsville, Alabama

Position Overview:

Provide senior level systems engineering support to the Ground-Based Interceptor (GBI) Project Office Systems Engineering. Develop briefings for technical and programmatic leadership on systems Engineer challenges/issues and provide well thought out recommended solutions. Develop, coordinate, document, and implement systems engineering technical processes for the GBI Project Office. Become very familiar with Ground Based Midcourse systems engineering processes and procedures and gain a thorough understanding of the Systems Engineering Plans (SEP), Data Management Plans (DMP), Risk Management Plans (RMP), Verification Plans (VP), etc. Coordinate systems engineering with other GMD organizations to ensure alignment and consistency with the GMD Program office in support of All Up Round Lead Systems Engineer.


  • Lead the formulation and evaluation of GBI operations concepts and architectures, including GBI functionality, behaviors, and internal and external interactions.

  • Provide feedback and guidance to the Industry team responsible for executing and documenting the architecture

  • Propose, evaluate, document, monitor, brief risks, watch items, and issues relating to the systems engineering processes, and operations concepts for the GBI Project Office.

  • Create and update risk quad charts and coordinate content with the GBI team members.

  • Brief GBI Project Office technical and programmatic leadership on systems engineering technical challenges, risks, and issues.

  • Support the planning and execution of milestone technical review (e.g., SRR, PDR, CDR) for the GMD Program and GBI Project Offices relating to the GBI operations, concept, architecture, and requirements and interfaces. Review and provide feedback to tailoring of technical review entrance and exit criteria, technical review plan, presentation material, and objective evidence

  • Provide Risk Analysis support

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


The ideal candidate will have experience with Ground Based midcourse Defense (GMD) Systems Engineering and Integration and should have the following experience/skill set:

  • Solid understanding and practical experience formulating technical processes (systems engineering, configuration management, data management, and risk management) for large, complex programs

  • Practical experience planning and implementing milestone technical review for large, complex programs

  • Familiarity and understanding of Industry and DOD systems engineering standards such as DOD 5000.02, IE 15288, MIL-STD-961, and MIL-HDBK-61

  • Knowledge of SysML standard for documenting system architectures

  • Solid technical writing and presentation development capability

  • Experience with Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook)

Must be eligible to obtain and maintain, or currently possess Secret clearance.

Ready for action? We’re looking for the kind of people who see this opportunity and don’t hesitate to act. Parsons is a leader in the world of Technical Services and Engineering. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who have proven experience tackling some of the greatest challenges. Take your next step and apply today.

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/LGBT.

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