Software Developer - Remote in Herndon, VA at Parsons

Date Posted: 11/8/2019

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Job Description

Are you a web developer ready to step into the cleared space? Parsons works on top level cyber-security for national defense programs and is hiring experienced Software Developers with a focus on research, innovation and solving mission critical challenges.

Parsons’ extensive experience in the cleared space, combined with your advanced technical knowledge, will propel your career forward with opportunity for advancement with top performance. Training, development and opportunities to switch teams and projects as you and our fast-paced business grow and evolve. We need our Developers to be versatile, display leadership qualities and be enthusiastic to tackle new challenges across the full stack as we continue to push security forward.  The most common languages currently used are Python, PHP, Bash, Perl, and C++.    

As a Software Developer, you will be:

  • Developing software applications for our DoD customers
  • Coding, testing and debugging programs according to detailed requirements.
  • Supporting the maintenance of existing software applications.
  • Participating on a team designing, documenting, developing, testing and implementing software programs.
  • Supporting and providing quality customer service through the development, production and integration of software applications that enable customers to successfully meet their business goals.
  • Adhering to a software development life cycle.
  • Assist in the maintenance and support Linux servers for the development team.
  • Install and configure software needed by the development team.


  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science, information systems, or related discipline
  • 2+ years of Software development experience targeting Unix/Linux and Windows environments
  • Languages: Comfortable working in C or C++, plus at least one dynamic language such as: Python, Perl, PHP, Ruby
  • Operating Systems: Strong Linux/Unix
  • Able to work autonomously but not afraid to ask for help when needed
  • Must have a DoD 8570 baseline certification: CISSP or Security+ (must be obtained prior to start date)
  • An operating system certification (Linux+, etc.) either prior to start or within 60 days
  • Must be US citizen living in the US and have an active DoD Secret clearance or higher
  • Willing to overlap at least 5 hours a day with 8:00am-5:00pm Eastern Time

Additional Experience (Not Required):

  • 5 years software development experience
  • Knowledge of authentication and authorization systems and protocols: Kerberos, OpenID Connect, OAuth, OpenSSH
  • Linux system administration experience (big plus): command line, shell scripting, package management
  • Knowledge of computer security (big plus)
  • Previous use of version control software (Git preferred)
  • Understanding of PKI and SSL
  • Relational databases, especially MySQL or PostgreSQL
  • Proficiency writing automated tests
  • Web page design
  • Networking: TCP/IP, IPv6, tcpdump, etc.

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