Sr. Business Development Director -US Space Force

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Business Development/Marketing
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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 seeking a dynamic Sr. Director Business Development - US Space Force, with a proven track record of leading and closing $100M+ opportunities, to provide leadership and strategic direction to drive the expansion and growth of our Defense, Space and Engineering Solutions (DSES) market. The DSES Market provides multi-domain/cross-functional security solutions that help our customers counter or mitigate existing and emerging threats to protect lives and ensure the effective functioning of critical assets, capabilities, facilities, infrastructure, processes, and systems. 

This role requires a strong understanding of market development processes including market research, capability assessment, competitive assessment, strategic go to market and business planning, knowledge of US Space Force acquisition programs, and domain experience across security, protection, attribution, and recovery.

Reporting to the Senior Vice President, Business Development, you will be responsible for leading large/strategic pursuits, solution development, teaming relationships and responding to customer solicitation for new business. 

Additional responsibilities include creating, educating, and leading customer engagements and cultivating customer relationships to drive value proposition and solution development. Mentoring and leading business development teams to include recommendation on key staffing positions. Become familiar with and develop plans to integrate existing programs to increase efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of company’s offerings. Regularly interface with upper-level management and client personnel as the leader of this market development campaign. 

This job can be based in the Southern California region, Colorado Springs or the Washington DC Metro area

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Keeps abreast of overall business trends, particularly the current business climate to include changes in customer budgets, policies and priorities.  
  • Defines and executes long-term business and marketing strategies. 
  • Develops and manages a multiyear, multi-billion-dollar quality pipeline.
  • Direct marketing campaigns to establish and cultivate long-term relationships with key client officials.  
  • Seek opportunities to strengthen client relationships.
  • Identifies potential clients within area of specialty and develops sales strategy. 
  • Understands and responds to potential clients’ needs and objectives by engaging and educating potential/existing customers on Parsons’ capabilities.
  • Provides leadership and guidance to proposal team from inception to completion, and interfaces with the program teams and other account executives. 
  • Oversees the development of the pricing structure, as well as other contract terms and conditions.
  • Negotiates contracts, including secrecy agreements and joint venture agreements.
  • Acts as sponsor during project execution.
  • Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.


  • Supervision Received    - SVP BD, Division Manager; GBU President    District Manager; Supervising Specialist; Lead Specialist
  • Supervision Given    - Business Development staff
  • Internal Contacts    - All departments; Senior management
  • External Contacts    - Current and potential clients

What Required Skills You'll Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or business (or equivalent) and typically 20+ years of diversified experience, primarily within the business development realm of a large, multinational company, is required.
  • Proven track record of selling and delivering technical services to the US Space Force.
  • Knowledge and understanding of U.S. Space Force, surveillance, monitoring, and detection systems with design, test, and integration experience.
  • Excellent client relationships.
  • Must be eligible to obtain and maintain or currently possess a DoD security clearance, Top Secret clearance would be preferred. 
  • Established industry and government relationships and understanding of the USSF competitive landscape and acquisition processes for at least 2 of the following:
  • o    Space Systems Command (SSC)
  • o    Space Rapid Capabilities Office (SpRCO)
  • o    Space Development Agency (SDA)
  • o    Space Training a (STARCOM)
  • o    US Space Command (USSPACECOM)


  • A thorough understanding of proposal pricing, contract terminology, negotiations with potential clients, and the Company’s policies and business objectives, is required. 
  • A thorough understanding of market development, capture process, proposal pricing, contract terminology, negotiations with potential clients is required.  
  • The incumbent must also possess strong written and oral communication skills, including excellent presentation skills. 
  • In addition, an exceptional ability to represent the Company favorably, to develop new clients, and to negotiate with key members of other firms, is also required.

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: 

$165,000.00 - $310,000.00

This position is eligible for incentive compensation.

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!

This position will be posted for a minimum of 3 days and will continue to be posted for an average of 30 days until a qualified applicant is selected or the position has been cancelled.

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!

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Founded in 1944, Parsons Corporation, a digitally enabled solutions provider, is focused on creating the future of the defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure markets. From Earth to outer space, we deliver tomorrow’s solutions today. Equipped with the capabilities required to take on any defense, intelligence, or critical infrastructure challenge, our agile, innovative, and disruptive approach enables us to deliver solutions at the speed of relevance.

Our people are our greatest asset. We strive to be an employer of choice that engages employees in the community and creates rewarding career paths to cultivate a resilient workforce that is ready for the future.


Parsons has contributed to major infrastructure projects in Canada since the 1940’s, helping to design and build many well-known landscapes across the country, including the Regina Bypass, Turcot Exchange, Kicking Horse Canyon, Olivier-Charbonneau Bridge, and the Edmonton Light Rail Transit. Our markets are diverse, including Bridge, Tunnel, Road and Highway, Aviation, Rail and Transit, Smart Vehicle Solutions, Smart Mobility, Integrated Delivery, Environmental Remediation, Mining and Reclamation, and Water/Wastewater, as well as serving numerous industrial clients. The Parsons’ signature stands out and our achievements have been recognized via numerous awards for innovation and quality, particularly in long-span bridges, complex brigles, and major road networks expansions. Our teams work across Canada in many provinces, including Alberta, Ontario, Manitoba, British Columbia, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Northern Territories and the Yukon.

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