Mar 28, 2020

Lead Engineer (Systems Security Engineering Project)

  • Professional Diversity Network
  • El Segundo, CA 90245, USA
Full-Time Engineering

Job Description


Are you ready to put your technical leadership expertise to work on complex Program Protection projects in support of an exciting space-focused mission? Are you great with people and have a track record managing teams that get the job done?

Parsons is now hiring an experienced Lead Engineer with the desire to work on creating innovative, practical solutions to support cyber security and space projects. You will be responsible for the scope development, and technical performance of the project.

Parsons extensive experience in this field, combined with your experience leading technical projects will propel your career and leadership opportunities forward. We need our Lead Engineer to exhibit exceptional communication, analytical and organizational skills while being versatile and enthusiastic when working in a highly flexible team-oriented environment.


The responsibilities of the Lead Engineer position include the following:

  • Leads a project team of 10 engineers to including the following technical disciplines: Systems Engineering, Systems Security Engineering, Computer Hardware Engineering, Software Engineering, Quality Assurance, Logistics Analyst and Intelligence / Counterintelligence Analyst.
  • Identifies Critical Program Information (CPI) and Critical Components (CC) while developing a Program Protection Plan (PPP) to ensure secure, and reliable operation of government systems.
  • Ensures Systems Security requirements are identified and include in program documents.
  • Implements Systems Engineering best practices while balancing cost, schedule, performance and risk to ensure the development and delivery of secure and resilient capabilities.
  • Ensures Systems Security Engineering Requirements that satisfy protection needs are implemented through the systems engineering process and tested through formal test events.
  • Documents security approaches in the Program Protection Plan
  • Updates Program Protection Plan as a result of changes in the system.
  • Assesses emerging threats and incorporates security review/response in requirements/design.
  • Conducts and leads program protection analyses for program information, system information, trusted systems and networks.
  • Promotes technical excellence on the project through application of Quality Assurance processes.
  • Collaborates with the Project Manager to ensure completion of contract deliverables.

Required Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret (TS) clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) eligibility
  • Bachelor's degree in Software, Computer, Systems, Electrical, Information Technology Engineering or related technical
  • 10+ years of related experience in cyber, military, computer system, intelligence, and/or space systems is required.
  • Must have experience leading the technical direction for complex government projects.
  • Experience performing the responsibilities of the Lead Engineer listed above.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Cybersecurity certifications: CISSP, OSCP, CISM, CEH, GSEC.
  • Extensive experience supporting the space, cyber, and intelligence communities.
  • Experience directly supporting Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC).
  • Experience developing Program Protection Plans.
  • Experience identifying Critical Program Information and Critical Components of weapon, maintenance, and training systems.

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




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