Systems Engineer in Annapolis Junction, MD at Parsons

Date Posted: 12/23/2019

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Job Description

Are you a Systems Engineer with ballistic missile defense experience seeking a leadership role?  Parsons is hiring a Lead Systems Engineer to perform a variety of engineering tasks related to the development, operation, and maintenance of complex missile technology systems. You will lead a team in analyzing integration of system processes and methodologies to ensure effectiveness of total system performance for Missile Defense Agency (MDA).

Definition and analyses of defense and target systemlevel requirements, capability, system analyses, integration and interfaces, system assessment, Combatant Command (CCMD) interface, models and simulation, and technology investment recommendations
Provide integration support to existing ballistic missile defense (BMD) architectures and systems
Lead a project team in the application of advanced principles, theories, and concepts
Contribute to the development of innovative principles and ideas
Coordinate all System Engineering Task Order personnel directly supporting our client
Work with the peer or client Lead Systems Engineers to coordinate, plan, and schedule all stakeholder engineering support activities
Work with Prime development contractors and subcontractors to provide system engineering support to the integration and test team during target system integration and test
Work with Prime contractor to ensure cost and schedule supports both the program's and ballistic missile defense system needs/ requirements
Provide management with internal status, update and issues as necessary


  • Fully cleared with Poly
  • 15+ years related experience in defense industry supporting systems engineering tasks with BS degree Engineering required, Masters preferred from accredited institution
  • 19+ years of related experience
  • Experience Technical Process Area - Stakeholder Requirements Definition, Requirements Analysis, Architectural Design, Implementation, Integration, Verification, Transition, Validation, Operation, Maintenance, and Disposal; Project Process Area - Project Planning, Project Assessment and Control, Decision Management, Risk Management, Configuration Management, Information Management, and Measurement; Enterprise (Organizational Project-Enabling)
  • Process Area - Project Portfolio Management, Infrastructure Management, Lifecycle Model Management, Human Resource Management, and Quality Management; Agreement Process Area - Acquisition and Supply.
  • Perform systems engineering activities and assist in the preparation of a work product in Technical Process Areas associated with the ISO/IEC 15288.
  • Perform systems engineering activities and assist in the preparation of multiple work products in Project and/or Technical Process Areas associated with any of the ISO/IEC 15288 processes.
  • Assist in performing systems engineering activities in the ISO/IEC 15288 Agreement or Enterprise Process Areas.
  • Perform analysis of technical alternatives for a project and make preliminary recommendations.
  • Develop and deliver a work product in any of the ISO/IEC 15288 Process Areas. (U) Perform systems engineering activities and develop and deliver work products of either the ISO/IEC 15288 Agreement or Enterprise Process Areas.
  • Independently analyze, and recommend alternatives for elements of project’s technical design.
  • Perform systems engineering activities and develop and deliver work products in each of the ISO/IEC 15288 Project and Technical Process Areas.
  • Supervise or coordinate the work of other contractor engineers or technicians on a project. Analyze and propose appropriate engineering standards and processes for a project.
  • Assist in conducting an evaluation to determine its suitability for project implementation.
  • Assist in developing a new or innovative approach to a technical or engineering issue Brief stakeholders and present the status on all technical aspects of their project. Independently make decisions regarding engineering issues and methodology for a project. Approve delivery of work products of multiple Processes Areas defined in the ISO/IEC 15288.
  • Lead contractor systems engineering activities for a project to include supervising the work of the project engineering staff and technicians. 5 Years System Integration Experience

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

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