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Parsons Corporation Threat Systems Engineer in Huntsville, Alabama

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Job Description:

Parsons is looking for an amazingly talented Threat Systems Engineer to join our team! In this role you will get to perform analysis of complex threat systems to support Missile Defense System capability development and assessment .

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Analyze intelligence-based threat system performance to translate threat capabilities to into written requirements for target vehicles.

  • Work within the Target Requirements Team and stakeholders to develop clear, concise, and unambiguous target requirements.

  • Prepare technical presentations of analysis performed and results obtained for the Engineering team and the DEI-E Director.

  • Lead and support technical meetings (e.g., provide input and meeting synopsis).

  • Analyze referent data to aid in requirements definition and compliance assessment.

  • Develop tools to aid in data analysis and presentation.

  • Develop briefings suitable for explaining requirements derivation decisions and calculations to external teams and internal leadership.

  • Brief internal leadership on requirements development, mission and trajectory analysis, and RCS and IR signatures.

  • Develop and maintain software to perform duties.

What Required Skills You'll Bring:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM field

  • 7+ years’ experience in for missile defense engineering or similar related programs.

  • Active Secret Clearance

  • Technical analysis of complex system performance.

  • Strong communications skills.

  • Experience in RF or IR signature analysis and assessment.

  • RF signature generation and assessment to include processing XPATCH output files.

  • IR signature generation and assessment to include executing and processing Optical Signatures Code (OSC).

  • Experience in trajectory analysis to include working in different coordinate frames, endo- and exo-atmospheric behavior, and identifying key trajectory parameters.

What Desired Skills You'll Bring:

  • Degree in physics or similar core engineering field

  • Familiarity with the Missile Defense Agency and the Missile Defense System

  • Understanding of the MDA Engineering practices and processes

  • Familiarity with Missile Defense System system-level documentation, such as the System Description Document and System Specification

  • Experience using MATLAB to develop analysis and plotting tools (other scripting languages such as Python are also desirable).

  • Ability to generate and deliver briefings to external teams and management effectively.

  • Ability to work within a collaborative environment composed of government, prime/sub-contractor and supporting contractor personnel.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:


This position is part of our Federal Solutions team.

Our Federal Solutions segment delivers resources to our US government customers that ensure the success of missions around the globe. Our diverse, intelligent employees drive the state of the art as they provide services and solutions in the areas of defense, security, intelligence, infrastructure, and environmental. We promote a culture of excellence and close-knit teams that take pride in delivering, protecting, and sustaining our nation's most critical assets, from Earth to cyberspace. Throughout the company, our people are anticipating what’s next to deliver the solutions our customers need now.

Salary Range:

$81,500.00 - $161,400.00

We value our employees and want our employees to take care of their overall wellbeing, which is why we offer best-in-class benefits such as medical, dental, vision, paid time off, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), 401(k), life insurance, flexible work schedules, and holidays to fit your busy lifestyle!

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by customer requirements and some cases federal, state, provincial or local mandates.

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.

We truly invest and care about our employee’s wellbeing and provide endless growth opportunities as the sky is the limit, so aim for the stars! Imagine next and join the Parsons quest—APPLY TODAY!About Us

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/LGBTQ+.

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