Lead Systems Engineer (Space Systems) - Annapolis Junction, MD

  • Parsons Corporation
  • Annapolis Junction, MD, USA
  • Oct 12, 2020
Full time Information Technology

Job Description

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 our recently awarded program, you’ll get the chance to leverage your existing systems engineering and cybersecurity knowledge (while continuing to learn and improve your skills) to lead and perform in depth vulnerability assessments of large-scale space systems to help improve our nation’s security. As the lead, you’ll also get the chance to help mentor more junior personnel and share your knowledge with our future leaders of tomorrow.


In this role you will:

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

  • Lead and 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:

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


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science/Engineering or related field + 11 years of experience


  • Master's degree in Computer Science/Engineering or related field + 9 years of experience


  • Strong Systems Engineering expertise

  • Healthy knowledge of cybersecurity

  • Leadership experience

  • ACTIVE TS/SCI POLY clearance

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 DOD Space Systems




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