Python Software Engineer (TS/SCI w/ Poly) in Fort Meade, MD at Parsons

Date Posted: 11/23/2019

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Job Description

Join a team of highly motivated and talented engineers that work well together in completing their mission while supporting and learning from each other. A great environment for someone that has a lot to offer and an appetite for further growth.  An opportunity to make a real difference in securing our nation’s networks.

We are looking for a Python-focused software engineer ready to grow their skills and career in a dynamic organization by writing CND tools that will ensure maximal mission impact for their customer.  Efforts will be focused on developing solutions to perform next generation of high-speed network security leveraging LookingGlass proprietary inline packet processing devices. Our applications are primarily deployed on Linux using a DevOps process and lifecycle.Join us in creating awesome solutions to real world problems that are vital to the defense of our nation.


  • 7+ years of experience in software engineering development, technologies and methodologies
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field (four years of experience may be substituted)
  • Intermediate to Advanced skills with Python, including familiarity with developing command-line applications and server applications; and both consuming and providing RESTful services
  • Experience writing Python to be used in a variety of situations, including as standalone web service applications, analysts’ scripts and tools, and as plugins in a variety of frameworks
  • Experience with database technologies, especially PostgreSQL
  • Experience with message queue and other reliable message delivery technologies, such as ActiveMQ, RabbitMQ, and JMS
  • Ability to decompose complex requirements into discrete tasks and use cases, along with prioritizing development efforts between multiple objectives
  • Ability to work together in a team with multiple roles, skills, and expertise; ability to work independently within a larger group


  • Experience developing multi-tier or full-stack applications
  • Knowledge of writing Splunk commands and interfacing with Splunk as a developer
  • Experience with Splunk or related technologies such as ELK, especially as a developer
  • Knowledge of Computer Network Defense (CND) activities and concepts, including network analysis, malware analysis, and forensics
  • Experience with additional programming languages, especially Bourne shell
  • Experience with packaging and integrating large software systems into turnkey and/or shrink-wrapped software deliverables, especially as Linux RPMs and/or Docker containers
  • Experience with unit and testing technologies for Python

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

Ready for action? We’re looking for the kind of people who see this opportunity and don’t hesitate to act. Parsons is a leader in the world of Technical Services and Engineering. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who have proven experience tackling some of the greatest challenges. Take your next step and apply today.