Senior Systems Engineer


  • Annapolis Junction, MD
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 1 month ago
Minimum Clearance Required to Start: Top Secret SCI w/Polygraph

Job Description:

Are you ready to be part of a cutting edge cybersecurity project that will make a huge impact on the security of DOD/Intel community? If you’re interested in leveraging your systems engineering skills to perform cybersecurity vulnerability assessments of mission-critical government systems, we have the ideal role for you to start your new career path at Parsons!

On this program, you’ll get the chance to leverage your existing systems engineering and cybersecurity knowledge (while continuing to learn and improve your skills alongside our subject matter experts) to lead and perform in depth vulnerability assessments of large-scale DOD systems to help improve our nation’s security.

In this role you will:

Perform cybersecurity assessments of large-scale DOD systems, utilizing an OCO (Offensive Cyber Operations) mindset to perform DCO (Defensive Cyber Operations) activities.

Perform long term, in depth vulnerability assessments leveraging systems engineering principals and knowledge, utilizing any available information, including architecture diagrams, build specifications, design documentation, and more

Leverage your interpersonal skills to foster relationship development with our customers to gain additional insights, information, and documentation to improve our ability to accomplish our mission

Occasionally travel (CONUS and OCONUS)

Required Qualifications:

12+ years of systems engineering and/or cybersecurity experience with a HS diploma


Bachelor's degree in Computer Science/Engineering or related field + 8+ years of systems engineering and/or cybersecurity experience


Master's degree in Computer Science/Engineering or related field + 6+ years of systems engineering and/or cybersecurity experience

(some certifications count for 1 or 2 years of experience)

Strong Systems Engineering expertise

Healthy knowledge of cybersecurity


Desired Qualifications:

Cybersecurity certification (Sec+, CISSP, CEH, etc)

Familiarity with NIST SP 800-160

Familiarity with INCOSE defined life cycle systems engineering processes

Experience with / knowledge of large-scale DOD Systems

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