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Denver, Colorado

Req #: R131712


  • US - CO, Denver

In a world of possibilities, pursue one with endless opportunities. Imagine Next!

When it comes to what you want in your career, if you can imagine it, you can do it at Parsons.  Imagine a career working with intelligent, diverse people sharing a common quest. Imagine a workplace where you can be yourself. Where you can thrive. Where you can find your next, right now. We’ve got what you’re looking for.

Job Description:

Parsons is looking for a sharp Senior Systems Administrator to join our elite, multi-discipline team of Engineers and Analysts on the MeshOne-T program, contributing to the pioneering effort to develop the next generation network capability for the U.S. Space Force, Air Force, and Mission Partners.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Active Secret clearance with willingness and ability to acquire TS/SCI
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education
  • 6+ years of experience in a systems administration role with a record of steadily increasing responsibilities
  • Security+ certification with at least one of the following: Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA), Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Server, VMware Certified Associate (VCA), AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
  • Working knowledge of Windows and RHEL administration (Windows 7/10/Server 2016, RHEL 6/7)
  • Working knowledge of security assessment/compliance products (HBSS, ACAS, OpenSCAP, ePO, SCC)
  • Basic knowledge of VMware vSphere/ESXi 6
  • Understanding of network fundamentals (IP, Ethernet)
  • Experience with virtualized operating system concepts and administration.
  • Experience with system automation and configuration management
  • Familiarity with network administration of routers, switches, and firewalls.
  • Must be able to work in a production/operational environment

Desired Skills & Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI security clearance
  • Leadership experience and strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong Troubleshooting skills
  • Experience within an Agile framework environment
  • Proficient with automation tools (Chef zero/solo/server or similar equivalents)
  • Proficient with Ruby or Python
  • Management of virtualization, cloud and container technology (VMware workstation/vSphere/vCenter/ESXi, AWS EC2/S3/Glacier, Docker/Kubernetes/OpenShift)
  • Experience with automation and deployment of virtualized platforms (VMs, Containers, other)
  • Experience with Linux, and the Microsoft Windows operating systems.
  • Familiarity Windows Active Directory domains and Windows server administration.
  • Experience with storage administration and provisioning Familiarity Linux LDAP domains and Linux server administration.
  • Experience with shell scripting languages (e.g., BASH).

What you’ll get to be a part of:

Work with The US Space Force (USSF) Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) technology requirements to establish a common data transport capability as the foundation for the meshONE-T network of terrestrial components for access across all mediums and warfighting domains as a communications service provider enabling the “Battle Network” of the future.

You will work within an integrated team to develop the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and Data Transport as a Service (DTaaS) Prototype for SMC to combine new and future disparate communication efforts into a coherent pilot project, then scale the network to support the needs of the USSF Mission Partners (MP), future sensors, and systems. The DTaaS provides space and terrestrial Data Transport services in support of USSF Missions, and Cross Mission Ground/Enterprise Corp to connect Sensor-to-Shooter, provide Inter-Nodal Secure Transport Communication Links, and access to Cloud-based services.

The team will create the prototype DTaaS service design, develop and field the MVP service solution, develop and field DTaaS nodes, deliver a DTaaS Service Catalog, complete a trade analysis with recommendations, plan migration to the Government DevSecOps platform, and field and operate an initial ESD/NOC.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:


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: 

$79,100.00 - $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, 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!

Denver, 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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