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Parsons Corporation Software Developer (2756) in Welcome, Maryland

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Job Description:

Space Ground System Solutions (SGSS), an operating unit of Parsons supporting the NRL, is passionate about making our nation the undisputed leader in Space because we understand that ensuring our security for future generations depends on it. We have emerged as a leader in the development of cutting-edge solutions for the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community. Our success can be attributed to our people and our priorities. If you are a motivated individual who wants a chance to assist in solving major national security challenges - who seeks to work on a team where creative solutions are encouraged, and technical challenges are the norm - then we need your help.

What's in it for you?

. . . one of the most comprehensive benefit packages in the industry . . . See for yourself:

  • All benefits are fully funded for your entire family

  • Medical/Dental/Vision (full health care) for employee and dependents - no employee premiums

  • HSA provided with maximum employer funding

  • Retirement Savings Plan (RSP/401k) with a 20% (yep – that’s 20%!) annual company contribution - no employee contribution required

  • Company paid life insurance as well as short/long-term disability

And that’s the short list of ways SGSS takes care of its people!

SGSS has an immediate full-time opening for a software engineer based preferably in Welcome, MD, at Blossom Point; but will also consider Alexandria, VA, and Melbourne, FL, as base locations. The position will be responsible for development of mission-unique ground software for satellite command, control, and telemetry monitoring.


  • Design and implement software for a large-scale command and control system

  • Develop software using C/C++ in a RHEL Linux environment

  • Create and execute system tests and document test procedures

  • Perform System and Software level Integration and Test for an operational environment

  • Troubleshoot software system issues

  • Knowledge of industry practices, techniques, and standards

  • Work as an effective team member across multiple disciplines (systems, networking, configuration management, & test engineering)

  • Work in a dynamic, fast paced, & sometimes pressured environment


  • Must be a US citizen

  • Must have the ability to obtain a DoD Secret and/or Top Secret

  • Bachelor's Degree and no less than two (2) years of related professional experience

  • Software engineering/development experience

  • Proficiency developing and testing software in a Linux environment


  • Experience in Object Oriented Programming

  • C/C++ or JAVA in a Linux environment

  • Use of software configuration management tools (examples: GIT, ClearCase, Mercurial, etc.)

  • Documenting test results for corrective actions

  • Interacting with databases (examples: Oracle, Sybase, MySQL, etc.)

  • Writing scripts (examples: shell scripting, python, PERL, etc.)

  • Excellent troubleshooting skills

  • Solid understanding of networking technology, TCP/IP and common internet application protocols

  • Experience with Satellite Ground Systems, Ground System Operations, or Satellite Operations

SGSS offers competitive salary, company paid medical/dental benefits, a 20% annual employer contribution to your 401K (no employee contribution required), life insurance as well as short and long-term disability, and plenty of time off to create the work/life balance we believe in.

Apply now to work for a company that truly believes YOU are the key to OUR success. Come see the difference . . .

Must be able to obtain, maintain and/or currently possess a security clearance.

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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