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Parsons Corporation SPACE SYSTEMS ENGINEER - Senior in Chantilly, Virginia

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Top Secret SCI

Job Description:

Are you a problem solver with Systems? Do you like being part of a critical mission? Parsons is focused on providing our customers with unique capabilities and expertise that other company's lack. We operate as a high performance team focused on maintaining the top technical talent to perform the customer mission. The success of the customer's mission is our number one priority. We are currently seeking a Space Systems Engineer - Senior to help us support the Space Development Agency.

Parsons Space Systems Engineers perform a variety of engineering tasks related to the development, operation, and maintenance of complex technology systems.

  • Researches, designs, develops, and tests structures, propulsion units, and guidance and control subsystems for spacecraft.

  • Analyzes aerospace product or equipment specifications and performance requirements to determine designs, which can be produced by existing manufacturing or processing facilities and methods.

-Analyzes project requests and proposals and engineering data to determine feasibility, producibility, cost, and production time of aerospace products.

  • Directs and coordinates activities of engineering or technical staff designing, fabricating, modifying, or testing of aerospace products.

  • Develops design criteria for aerospace products or systems, including testing methods, production costs, quality standards, and completion dates.

  • Plans and conducts experimental, environmental, operational and stress tests on models and prototypes of aerospace systems and equipment.

  • Evaluates product data and design from inspections and reports for conformance to engineering principles, customer requirements, and quality standards.

  • Formulates mathematical models or other methods of computer analysis to develop, evaluate, or modify design according to customer engineering requirements.

  • Reviews performance reports and documentation from customers and field engineers, and inspect malfunctioning or damaged products to determine problem.

  • Evaluates and approves selection of vendors.

  • Plans and coordinates activities concerned with investigating and resolving customers' reports of technical problems with aerospace vehicles.

  • Evaluates new technologies for application in improving design of aerospace systems.

  • Plans, coordinates, directs, and evaluates testing of aerospace systems.

  • Performs risk assessment of aerospace systems and generates risk mitigation plans and strategies.


Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Science from an accredited institution (a combination of years of experience, education, training and certifications will be considered in lieu of a degree)

8+ years related professional experience

A proven self starter able to work individually with limited supervision, and capable of working in small to large focus groups assigned to complex tasks.

Experience in space related systems engineering required

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

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by all applicable laws.