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Parsons Corporation THAAD Principal Systems Engineer in Huntsville, Alabama

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:


Job Description:

Are you a problem solver with Systems? Do you like being part of a critical mission? Parsons is focused on providing our customers with unique capabilities and expertise that other company's lack. We operate as a high performance team focused on maintaining the top technical talent to perform the customer mission. The success of the customer's mission is our number one priority. We are currently seeking a Principal Systems Engineer to support The Missile Defense Agency's Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Weapons System Project Office.

Parsons Systems Engineers perform a variety of engineering tasks related to the development, operation, and maintenance of complex technology systems. The Systems Engineer analyzes integration of system processes and methodologies to ensure effectiveness of total system performance. The ideal candidate will support key system level activities in the deployment of state of the art systems by serving as a professional staff member onsite on the Governments team. You must be organized and effective in communicating plans, requirements, results and information to customers at a variety of management levels and technical backgrounds. If you are enamored by technology and eager to sink your teeth into something new, this position, and Parsons, is for you.

Duties include:

  • Inclusion of Warfighter inputs in THAAD system development

  • Analysis of new missile defense threats

  • Preparation and presentation of briefings and technical reviews to program & MDA leadership

  • Leading and supporting system technical reviews

  • Updating Technology upgrades and implementations

  • Tracking Missile Defense System Phased Implementation Plan to ensure THAAD compliance

  • Determining Cyber, Hardware and Software obsolescence mitigations for both US and FMS systems

  • Integration of new Hardware & Software into the THAAD weapons system and emerging/legacy missile defense systems


  • BS degree and typically 8+ years of related professional experience.

  • Active Secret Clearance (or ability to restore immediately) required

  • Hardware/Software integration experience required

  • Missile defense system threat modelling/analysis experience required

  • A proven self starter able to work individually with limited supervision, and capable of working in small to large focus groups assigned to complex tasks.

Desired Skills

  • THAAD weapon system experience highly desired

  • Digital and/or Model Based Systems Engineering Experience desired

  • Master's Degree in technical field desired

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.