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Colorado Springs, Colorado

Req #: R127546


  • US - CO, Colorado Springs

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Job Description:

Parsons' Mission Solutions team is looking for a sharp Networking Engineer to join our SatOps Prototyping, and Integration (SPI) efforts. In this role you will directly support the US Space Force’s Space and Missile Center (SMC) Enterprise Ground Service (EGS) program and its goal to deploy a universal Command and Control (C2) architecture aimed at eliminating restrictions by continuously delivering enterprise tactical C2 services and applications that, when integrated with mission partner unique services and applications through the use of system administrator principles, willfully enable today’s modern warfighter.

This role will align under the EGS Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Operations Support as outlined below:

  • Work closely with system/software designers, operators, cybersecurity, and engineering to keep EGS Labs secure and reliable
  • Work with multiple cross-functional teams, mainly operations and development, to ensure systems are properly configured and running as expected
  • Implement, sustain, and maintain the SPI Lab based on requirements/specifications, customer expectations, and cybersecurity requirements 
  • Focus on IT automation, streaming processes such as system provisioning, configuration management, and application deployment.
  • Analyze, design, and develop computer software required to support hardware or technical service products
  • Optimizing and evaluating the system regularly
  • Support of EGS customers – internally and externally

The Network Engineer (NE) will implement equipment installation plans based on the Network Architect’s specifications, maintain each component of the network, and troubleshoot issues. The NE will be responsible for monitoring the network firewalls, assessing the functionality of the network components (routers, switches, storage devices, etc.) and ensuring all applicable software/operating systems are updated regularly.

Additionally, the NE will design, develop, and implement networks and components with all applicable security constraints as mandated by the Department of Defense (DoD). The ideal candidate will have a strong background in Palo Alto firewalls, as well as Cloud computing technologies.


  • Expert, authority in discipline typically applies advanced concepts, theories, and principles and contributes toward the development of new principles and concepts
  • Work unusually complex problems with consultative direction
  • Advise top management and customers on advanced technical research studies and applications; managerial/leadership experience or necessary skills
  • Receive little direct supervision and guidance and only in terms of specific work objectives and critical issues
  • Plan, develop/coordinate, and direct a large and important engineering project or several small projects with many complex features
  • Design, configure, integrate, and test networking (monitoring) software, computer hardware, and applicable user applications
  • Implement security systems taken from high level designs with referred technology focus on Palo Alto's suite of security solutions
  • Configure and setup Firewalls, VPN Concentrators, and other Security Appliances
  • Troubleshoot malfunctions of network hardware and software applications, and security systems to resolve operational issues and restore services
  • Replace faulty network hardware components when required
  • Maintain, configure, and monitor virus protection software and/or applicable applications
  • Monitor network performance to determine if adjustments are required
  • Maintain and administer computer networks and related computing environments including systems software, applications software, hardware, and configurations
  • Perform disaster recovery operations and data backups when required
  • Protect data, software, and hardware by coordinating, planning, and implementing network security measures
  • Operate master consoles to monitor the performance of networks and computer systems
  • Any other duties as assigned by management.  Non-inclusive examples are assisting with operating systems administration, cybersecurity monitoring, documentation, project oversight

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Willingness and ability to obtain and/or maintain a DoD Top Secret clearance
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, or similar field, or 4+ years in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Information Security, or similar field
  • Active Security+ Certification, or willingness to obtain within 90 days
  • High-level knowledge with Cisco/Meraki routers, switches, and firewall on-premises and Cloud Environments
  • SME-level knowledge of building firewalls into AWS (Cloud) or VMware environments
  • Experience designing and building cloud network infrastructure to include Azure Network Security Groups (NSG), Express Route, AWS VPC, and AWS security groups.
  • Experience with SolarWinds, Wireshark, Cisco Firepower, Cisco ASA, Palo-Alto, wireless APs, system virtualization, SANs, and Spunk preferred
  • Familiar with configuration management, quality assurance, and test practices/tools
  • Comprehensive experience in developing and implementing rigorous Engineering processes
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications such as Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; message distribution/retrieval programs

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

This position is part of our Federal Solutions team.

Our Federal Solutions segment delivers resources to our US government customers that ensure the success of missions around the globe. Our diverse, intelligent employees drive the state of the art as they provide services and solutions in the areas of defense, security, intelligence, infrastructure, and environmental. We promote a culture of excellence and close-knit teams that take pride in delivering, protecting, and sustaining our nation's most critical assets, from Earth to cyberspace. Throughout the company, our people are anticipating what’s next to deliver the solutions our customers need now.

Salary Range: 

$67,400.00 - $138,400.00

We value our employees and want our employees to take care of their overall wellbeing, which is why we offer best-in-class benefits such as medical, dental, vision, paid time off, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), 401(k), life insurance, flexible work schedules, and holidays to fit your busy lifestyle!

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by federal, state, provincial or local mandates or customer requirements. 

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.

We truly invest and care about our employee’s wellbeing and provide endless growth opportunities as the sky is the limit, so aim for the stars! Imagine next and join the Parsons quest—APPLY TODAY!

Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Founded in 1944, Parsons, an engineering, construction, technical, and management services firm with revenues of $2.7 billion in 2011, is 100% owned by the Employee Stock Ownership Trust. We conquer the toughest logistical challenges and deliver design/design-build, program/construction management, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. Parsons is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on transportation, environmental/infrastructure, and defense/security.

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