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Parsons Corporation Senior Analytic Tech & Trade Support Systems Engineer in Springfield, Virginia

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Top Secret SCI

Job Description:

Parsons is looking for a sharp Systems Engineer to join our exciting Space and Geospatial Solutions team. This Senior-level Systems Engineer will be supporting the Analysis Technology and Tradecraft Office for strategic information. They will support engineering and integration efforts with key mission partners delivering significant modernization capabilities with the goal of leveraging these partnerships to identify opportunities for mission partners to assist our DoD Customer to align current and future technology transformation efforts with current and future architecture planning, development, and implementation, while organically advancing our DoD Customer's modernization efforts. You will assist understanding interdependencies with our Customer and with mission partners, communicate resource tradeoffs that need to be made, and help develop short-term and long-term strategic approaches that support mission transformation. In this role, it's also expected you will review and draft documentation to include management briefs and user outreach on project activities. This role will report primarily to the AT Deputy Director for Strategic Transformation and support cross-project strategic integration issues.

Duties may include:

  • Assist the DD/AT to address architecture dependencies and ensure all AT strategic efforts are as aligned as possible.

  • Draft documentation as needed to explain both the as-is and to-be state for the project, and capture lessons learned.

  • Engage with mission customers and users to shape and define future capabilities.

  • Participate in customer and program strategic and tactical planning activities.

  • Participate in the development of system architectures to evolve mission services.

  • Strategically assess new technologies for fit-for-use by mission services, employing quantifiable and traceable criteria to enable future decision making.

  • Conduct AoAs and provide data-driven recommendations.

  • Identify key decision points and provide recommendations to support strategic objectives.

  • Conduct user outreach to communicate planned architecture changes, operational concepts, and project status, and accept user inputs for optimization of delivery plans.

  • When needed, produce weekly activity reports for use by government customers.

  • Develop and present effective technical presentations to senior management and to technical/non-technical audiences; must possess strong written and verbal communications skills.

  • Explain technical issues clearly/accurately to technical/non-technical audiences; and conduct issue coordination within and across agencies.

  • Work with customers to resolve technical and programmatic issues.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science / Mathematics / Physical Sciences/ Engineering or related technical experience.

  • Active TS/SCI Security Clearance

  • 12+ years of systems engineering, systems integration, or systems development experience.

  • Experience in government or industry in relevant work areas including: DoD/IC Acquisition Process, SAFe Agile acquisition product ownership, merging disparate architectures, CONOPS development, defining a vision for future work based on incomplete requirements, conducting imagery and/or geospatial analysis.


  • Master's degree in Computer Science / Mathematics / Physical Sciences/ Engineering or related technical experience.

  • 2+ years of experience in one or more disciplines of GEOINT analytic tradecraft and analysis production system development

  • 2+ years of experience in government acquisition processes.

  • 1+ years of experience in agile Systems development.

  • Prior experience in Analysis or similar analysis organization.

Clearance requirement: TS/SCI #CJ

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.