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Aurora, Colorado

Req #: R133205


  • US - CO, Aurora
  • US - CO, Colorado Springs

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:

Job Description:

Ready for a challenge that will require your experience and keep you on the edge of cyber security? Take your Systems experience and lead teams that protect  privacy and ensure security for our national defense systems. Parsons is now hiring experienced Systems Specialists with a passion for cyber security. Parsons extensive experience in this field, combined with your 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 engineers to be versatile, display leadership qualities and be enthusiastic to tackle new challenges across the full stack as we continue to push security forward. Cyber Security Systems Engineers design, develop, and implement leading-edge analytical and technical methodologies, tools, and policies/standards to ensure a cyber-secure environment for customer organizations. Such security measures include intrusion detection and prevention, software and system security protection through application of secure design protocols and reverse engineering, and data assurance. In this role you will perform network modeling, analysis, planning and may be responsible for researching and recommending network and data communications technologies, as well as preparing cost estimates and network designs specifications.

Position Description:

Do you love new challenges in cyber security? Do you thrive in environments where you are a key contributor to ensuring mission success? Parsons Cyber is seeking an Information Assurance Cyber Security Lead to join our Defensive Cyber Operations team. The Information Assurance Cyber Security Lead is responsible for implementing Risk Management Framework best practices to se‐ cure DoD Defensive Cyber Operations and Analysis systems.  The systems encompass a broad range of integrated Computer Hardware, Operating systems, Networking equipment, Virtualization technologies, Enterprise Services and Application Software. Our project space is exciting and enables you to make a direct impact on a national program. These are critical times in the world of cyber security and Parsons needs your help to make the world a safer and more secure place. Responsibilities: The Information Assurance Systems Engineer performs the following duties for the project. Collaborate with our team of cyber/ systems security professionals directing security authorization activities in compliance with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Risk Management Framework (RMF). Provides support for proposing, coordinating, implementing, and enforcing information systems security policies, standards, and methodologies. Maintains operational security posture for the information system to ensure information systems security policies, standards, and procedures are established and followed. Manages changes to system and assesses the security impact of those changes. Performs vulnerability/risk assessment analysis to support certification and accreditation. Provides configuration management for information system security hardware and software. Provides Assessment and Authorization, and Certification and Accreditation support during the sustainment life-cycle.

Performs security scans on systems and devices to detect and remedy vulnerabilities


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computing Security or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required.
  • 5+ years’ experience as an Information Assurance Cyber Security Specialist securing integrated Computer Hardware, Operating systems, Networking equipment, Virtualization environments, Enterprise Services and Application Software systems.
  • Experience developing Information Assurance Documentation including:  Anti-Tampering Plan, Interim Authority to Test, Authority to Operate, Authority to Connect, Mission Impact memorandum, Plan of Action and Milestones, Program Protection Plan, System Security Authorization Plan, System Security Plan, Hardware List, Software List, Ports Protocols and Service Matrix, and Topology.
  • Experience proposing, coordinating, implementing, and enforcing information systems security policies, standards, and methodologies.
  • Experience applying Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) on RedHat Linux and Windows operating systems DoD 8570 compliance with Information Assurance Management (IAM) Level I is required.
  • Active TS/SCI level security clearance by the U.S. Government. CI Poly Preferred.

Our extraordinary focus on care and service is what sets our di‐ verse and inclusive organization apart. It’s central to our corporate culture and a significant contribution to our reputation and success. As a result, we seek people who recognize that going beyond expectations for everyone we serve is of utmost importance. If maintaining this focus is how you approach your workday, we’re interested in speaking with you.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Top Secret SCI w/Polygraph

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 - $161,400.00

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!

Aurora, 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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