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Parsons Corporation Software Developer (AS2756) in Welcome, Maryland

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:


Job Description:

Space Ground System Solutions (SGSS), a Parsons company, has an immediate full-time opening for a software engineer. 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 an active DoD Secret or Top Secret clearance OR be able to obtain a DoD Secret or Top Secret clearance

  • BS in Computer Science or Engineering OR equivalent combination of formal education and related professional experience

  • Not less than two (2) years of software engineering/development experience using C/C++ in a Linux environment

  • Proficiency developing and testing software in a Linux environment

  • Experience in Object Oriented Programming and JAVA desirable

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


  • Excellent troubleshooting skills

  • 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.)

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

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.

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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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