Engineer - Avionics and Electronics (Missile Defense) in Huntsville, AL at Parsons

Date Posted: 12/2/2019

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Job Description

Parsons is seeking an Electrical Engineer (EE), Mechanical Engineer (ME), or Aerospace Engineer to support the Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Missile Product Office (THM) as an on-site technical advisor for missile avionics and electronics.  In this role the successful candidate will support the THM Chief Engineer (CE) and the THM Avionics/Electronics Division Chief’s on-going efforts to support interceptor production and sustainment activities (failure investigations), as well as investigating potential weapon system improvements. Production activities include participating in supplier weekly Integrated Product Team (IPT) meetings, oversight of supplier activities, participating in Failure Review Boards (FRB), and Technical Evaluations. Long term improvement activities could include replacement/redesign of missile avionics and control components and subsystems and deal with requirements redefinition and/or analysis/selection of an existing alternatives, through component manufacturing and qualification.


  • Applicable, related experience in hardware engineering, test, production, and quality/mission assurance of weapon and/or space flight programs
  • Experience in technical program planning, execution, coordination
  • Able to perform duties on a wide range of engineering activities related to the production and sustainment of a major DoD weapon system. 


  • Provide the THM CE and THM Avionics/Electronics Division Chief with assigned issue resolution progress and status
  • Review and obtain thorough understanding of Prime Contractor’s Command Media, delivered plans and procedures, and assess compliance with Government requirements and directives when requested
  • Assist the THM Avionics/Electronics Division Chief as needed to coordinate meetings, facilitate Reviews and Technical Interchange Meetings; provide Executive Summaries, meeting minutes, and actions
  • Participate and provide input to Teleconferences as directed by the Government Customer (e.g. Weekly Staff Meetings, and other regularly scheduled meetings with the Prime contractor)
  • Obtain information from the Prime Contractor as requested by the Government Customer
  • Participate in selected Prime Contractor meetings and boards
  • Observe key manufacturing and test activities performed on-site or other locations in de-confliction with the Program’s In-Plant Representative
  • Assist the Program’s In-Plant Representative as needed
  • Coordinate with functional support (Mission Assurance, Quality, Safety (QSMA), and Logistics) to support the CE requirements
  • Facilitate Government IPTs and functional areas (QSMA, Logistics, Program Operations) as requested
  • Assist with Program Initiatives, become the Program POC at the Prime Contractor location for assigned activities

Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • Engineering experience in avionics and/or electrical systems 
  • Program Operations experience
  • Experienced in working in a high intensity environment with minimal supervision
  • Travel as required to other locations (travel requirement ~25% of the time)


  • Prior MDA, DOD, or aerospace program experience
  • 7+ years of Engineering experience
  • Aerospace manufacturing/production experience
  • Understanding of Systems Engineering principles
  • Experience working with a team of Engineers and Non-Engineers
  • Strong communication (oral and written) skills (i.e. PowerPoint, WORD, Excel)

Must be eligible to obtain and maintain, or currently possess Secret clearance.

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