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Parsons Corporation Network Admin/Cyber Systems Engineer (2735) in West Melbourne, Florida

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Job Description:

Space Ground System Solutions (SGSS), an operating unit of Parsons Corporation, has an immediate full-time opening for a Network Administrator, cyber systems engineer, with a background in Cyber Security at the SGSS facility in West Melbourne, FL. Our engineers are specialists who apply their knowledge of software, operating systems, networks, databases, architectures, and tools to improve the maintainability and operability of software systems.

Parsons has emerged as a leader in the development of cutting-edge solutions for the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community. Our tremendous success can be attributed to our people and our priorities. We hire the best, we make them a priority, and we never lose focus on the mission. It’s why we’re here.

SGSS is passionate about making our nation the undisputed leader in Space because we understand that ensuring our security for future generations depends on it. Parsons creates game changing space solutions by teaming highly respected subject matter experts with brilliant technologists. Are you an experienced Network Administrator, cyber systems engineer looking for an opportunity to grow your skillset? Do you want to be part of a team that is helping the government solve major national security challenges in the space domain? We need your help.

As a team member, you will be responsible for the design and maintenance of multiple sites’ network infrastructure. This will include remote access, VPN connections between sites and with cloud computing providers. Troubleshooting duties will include VLAN routing, DNS, and multicast propagation. Travel (up to 25%) to customer and or government facilities may be required. You will also help SGSS continue its expansion into cloud-based infrastructure and application deployments by leveraging your security skills to help ensure we meet and maintain compliance and trust with our customers. You will be responsible for all aspects of computer and network security including scanning, remediation, and advising senior engineers in meeting DISA STIG, NIST, and Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) requirements for application development.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work with teammates to automate system administration tasks for the deployment of a GOTS product

  • Design, configure, integrate, and test network and computer hardware

  • Design, setup and configure complex routing and switching environments as well as complex wireless networking that supports open or secured access

  • Troubleshoot, diagnose, and resolve network and system problems

  • Configure and setup Firewalls, VPN Concentrators, and other Security Appliances

  • Monitor network performance to determine if adjustments are required

  • Maintain and administer computer networks and related computing environments including systems software, applications software, hardware, and configurations

  • Perform disaster recovery operations and data backups when required

  • Review and apply STIGs to Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Network systems

  • Execute and analyze results from vulnerability scanning tools such as Nessus / SecurityCenter, SCAP, and Secscn.

  • Assist in day-to-day system administration tasks to keep infrastructure running smoothly

  • Independently review System Security Plan (SSP) to verify that NIST 800-171 requirements map to the corresponding NIST 800-53 rev 4/5 controls

  • Implementation of Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)

  • Review IT Security related artifacts for compliance with NIST SP 800 series guidelines

  • Prepare, validate, and/or maintain security documentation including, but not limited to: system security plan (SSP), risk assessment (RA), contingency plan (CP), Security Assessment Plans (SAPs), Security Assessment Reports (SARs), and Plan of Action and Milestone (POA&M) Reports

  • Maintain on-going awareness of emerging cybersecurity threats and trends

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of network engineering or system administration experience to include advanced VPN routing, SDN, multicast troubleshooting

  • Familiarity with security and networks for DoD installations

  • Strong working knowledge of TCP/IP routing and subnetting, NAT, LACP, IKE

  • Strong experience with Junos, Fortigate OS and Cisco IOS

  • Strong understanding of Information Security, IT in general, and IT Infrastructure with a focus on security operations

  • Working knowledge of the Red Hat Linux operating system and application platform implementation details and security vulnerabilities

  • Understanding of system administration for cloud platforms (e.g. OpenStack 16, RHV 4, ESXi 6.7)

  • Experience with federal government security standards including CMMC, NIST SP800-53, NIST SP800-160, FISMA, FIPS Pub 140-2, etc

  • Maintains on-going awareness of emerging cybersecurity threats and trends

Required Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science/Engineering or other relevant Engineering field . . . or

  • Equivalent combination of formal education and related professional experience

Required Clearance/Certifications

  • US Citizenship

  • Minimum active DoD Secret Clearance with the ability to attain a DoD TS/SCI

  • CISSP / Security+ certification

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Strong Experience with Ansible for System Administration automation

  • Experience wtih Microsoft Operating Systems

  • Experience with Amazon and Azure Web Services

  • Familiarity with LDAP, especially within FreeIPA/Red Hat IDM

  • Familiarity with security monitoring and scan tools

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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