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Parsons Corporation Senior Systems Engineer in Schriever AFB, Colorado

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Job Description:

Parsons was recently awarded a $2.2bil, 7 year contract with the Missile Defense Agency! This position is on that contract, come and join the team!

This position provides systems engineering expertise and support to enhance the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Modeling and Simulation (M&S) enterprise.

Job Description:

  • The Senior Systems Engineer provides technical assistance to the Director of M&S Enterprise Engineering (M&S EE)

  • Responsible for chairing design reviews, establishing architecture and design standards, managing Enterprise Integrated Product Teams (IPTs)

  • Synchronizing M&S and digital engineering transformation across the Missile Defense Agency

  • Perform engineering duties to elicit stakeholder requirements and mission needs

  • Define functional requirements

  • Draft and review technical documents

  • Serve as executive agent for technical reviews

  • Facilitate M&S and digital engineering transformation initiatives

  • Represent M&S EE in agency tiger teams and working groups

Required Skills:

  • Master of Science in STEM field and 12+ years of relevant experience

  • Active Secret Clearance

  • Demonstrated understanding of systems engineering, software engineering, hardware/software integration, and data engineering disciplines across the system lifecycle (i.e. requirements, design, development, test, and deployment)

  • Demonstrated understanding of project management disciplines (i.e. scheduling, requirements management, risk management, budgeting, execution, monitoring, and reporting)

  • Understanding of DoD acquisition and budgeting processes and procedures

  • Ability to think critically (i.e. research, understand, analyze, synthesize, and critique), creating solutions to new and one-of-a-kind program challenges and issues as they arise

  • Ability to propose, negotiate, and execute technical project plans and solutions which align with customer strategic goals--proposing courses of action based on overarching leadership goals and objectives

  • Experience writing, presenting, and coordinating product and engineering plans, policies, and procedures

  • Experience successfully leading matrixed, geographically diverse technical product and engineering project teams with differing perspectives and roles and responsibilities

  • Ability to clearly communicate complex ideas and produce and present clear, concise, well-organized, and audience-relevant presentations and documents

  • Ability to create a positive, collaborative working relationship with representatives and stakeholders from external organizations

  • Skilled in using Microsoft Office products to communicate technical and programmatic information

  • Clearly communicates complex ideas; produces and presents clear, well-organized presentations, in relevant terms for audiences at all levels

Desired Skills:

  • Experience managing software intensive systems and system-of-systems

  • Experience with Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) processes and tools, such as IBM Harmony and IBM Rhapsody

  • Doctorate Degree a plus

  • Experience with DoDAF and modeling languages, tools, and products, especially with application to M&S

  • Demonstrated experience with data technologies such as data pipelines, data services, operational data stores, data warehouses, and data marts

  • Experience designing and implementing cloud-based, enterprise-wide architecture and data solutions

  • Knowledge of statistical and predictive modeling, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and other algorithms

  • Understanding of digital engineering and the DoD and MDA initiatives to transform from traditional to digital systems engineering

  • Ability to create and maintain data governance processes in collaboration with data users

  • Exposure to analysis, test, and systems engineering of M&S for one or more elements of the BMDS (i.e. Patriot, THAAD, GMD, Sensors, or C2)

  • Experience performing requirements analysis, trade studies, technology refresh and insertion planning and maturity assessments

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:

$110,600.00 - $219,400.00

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 federal, state, provincial or local mandates or customer requirements.

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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