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El Segundo, California

Req #: R134377


  • US - CA, El Segundo

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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 an amazingly talented Lead Cyber Security Engineer to join our team! In this role, you will get to support the United States Space Force (USSF) Space Systems Center (SSC) where you can be on the cutting edge of developing innovative cyber and space solutions for the SSC enterprise. 

In this role the Lead Cyber Security Engineer lead will work side-by-side with NSA and Parsons cyber experts to convey and implement evolving cyber technology and requirements at SSC.  You will support the design, development, and implementation of leading-edge analytical and technical methodologies, tools, and policies/standards to ensure a cyber-secure environment for customer organizations.   In this role, you will provide leadership to a small team and support as a subject matter expert for lifecycle cyber protection and cross-mission-cyber security for space, ground, network, and data focus areas.  This will require the ability to develop partnerships with cross-functional units/programs within and external to SSC and lead a team of system security and cyber engineers.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • You will use your demonstrated leadership skills to lead a team of cyber security systems engineers and specialists and partner with crypto engineers
  • Contribute to the development of innovative principles, concepts, methodologies, and ideas. 
  • Assist in the design and review SSC mission security architectures.  Analyze user's requirements, concept of operations documents, and high-level system architectures to guide in formulating system requirements specifications.  Advise of alternative approaches.
  • You will use your understanding of the acquisition lifecycle and SSC missions and systems to provide creative solutions that support cyber-related strategic planning and architecture design for the space enterprise
  • Conduct and/or coordinate security assessments on services and products and relay threats, risks, and mitigation strategies
  • Act as a conduit between NSA and SSC to assist with providing cyber and crypto-related technical considerations and solutions
  • Understand National, DoD, USAF, and USSF cybersecurity policies applicable to customer’s systems
  • Communicate effectively with program personnel, government overseers, and senior executives

What Required Skills You'll Bring:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, System Engineering, Cyber Security, Information Systems, Engineering Science, or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required
  • Fifteen (15) years’ experience of related experience supporting programs and contracts of similar scope, type and complexity
  • Three (3) years of demonstrated experience working in the cyber security domain.  Knowledge of cyber engineering, systems and tool analysis, and collaborative leadership skills
  • Experience in Space/Weapon/Ground/Terminal system requirements development and security design
  • Must currently hold an approved DoD 8570.01M IASAE Level II certification (CISSP, CASP CE, CSSLP)
  • Active DoD TS/SCI and Polygraph clearance required

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: 

$121,900.00 - $219,400.00

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 customer requirements and some cases federal, state, provincial or local mandates.

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!

El Segundo, California

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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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