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Parsons Corporation Software Engineer in Picatinny, New Jersey

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Job Description:

Are you a Software Engineer looking for a hybrid remote position helping the Department of Defense keep our Country safe? Come and talk to us! Cool tech, cool people, and a mission!

Polaris Alpha® Advanced Systems, a Parsons Company, is hiring experienced Software Developers/Engineers whose role will be essential to the design, implementation, and delivery of high performance, secure, mission critical solutions. We seek engineers that are versatile, display leadership qualities, and are enthusiastic to tackle new challenges as we continue to provide the military with cutting edge tools. For this position, the Software Engineer will analyze, design, and implement advanced capabilities for armament systems at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ. The role includes design and implementation of software modules for new tactical fire control systems based on established requirements, with strong consideration for interoperability and software architecture openness.


  • Design and development of software modules for U.S. Army tactical fire control systems in an Agile development environment

  • Requirements analysis and traceability

  • Authoring design, interface, and user documentation

  • Software configuration management using Git or similar tools

  • Support periodic design reviews

  • Support Agile sprint planning activities


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related technical field

  • 3+ years of experience in software engineering

  • Experience developing in one or more of :

  • C++ Java

  • Algorithms

  • Microservices (Kubernetes, Docker, containerization)

  • Networking at the transport layer

  • Databases

  • Graphical User Interfaces

  • Experience with Development, Build and Configuration tools for example the Atlassian toolset (e.g., Jira, Bitbucket, Jenkins, Confluence)

  • Excellent organizational, communications, problem-solving and people skills, be a self-starter, and enjoy being part of and contributing to a hard-working team.

  • Must have the ability to quickly learn and creatively leverage new technologies.

  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and hold or be able to obtain a Secret security clearance. While a security clearance is not required, it may be in the future so candidates should have or have held a clearance or be clearable

  • Must be able to travel. Anticipated travel level 5%-10%.

Desired Capabilities:

  • Software development lifecycle experience (SDLC), especially within the DoD

  • Experience developing in and deploying to a Linux environment

  • Experience with Government standards and procedures.

  • Understanding of, and experience working within, the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)​

  • Experience with or knowledge of U.S. Army tactical fire control systems

  • Experience migrating legacy applications to modern frameworks

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.

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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