Systems Engineer

We harness the power of innovation so that you can change the world and help our customers solve their most complex challenges

Apply Now
Remote Type Globe Icon
Office
Location Pin Icon
United States of America
US - CO, Colorado Springs
US - CO, Boulder
Req ID Icon
R155381
Category:
Information Technology
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:

Do you want to be at the forefront of delivering Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) across the DoD?  Parsons is currently seeking a talented and experienced Systems Engineer to join our team to provide direct support to the Space Force in CO.  As a key member of our dynamic team, you will play a crucial role in designing, implementing, and maintaining OPIR systems that provide critical intelligence and surveillance capabilities.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to leverage your expertise in systems engineering to ensure optimal performance, reliability, and security of OPIR systems. You will collaborate with talented professionals from diverse backgrounds to solve complex technical challenges and drive innovation in support of our mission critical objectives.

As a Systems Engineer, you will have the chance to work with state-of-the-art technologies, including sensor systems, data processing algorithms, and geospatial analysis tools.  You will be at the forefront of shaping the future of OPIR systems, contributing to their design, integration, and enhancement to meet evolving operational needs.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Providing systems engineering thought leadership and expertise to the analysis, design, development, and evaluation of OPIR systems.
  • Design and implement OPIR system architectures that meet operational requirements and performance objectives.
  • Familiarization with INCOSE System Engineering Guide 2017, System Engineering Guidebook Feb 2022, DoD Instruction 5000.97 Digital Engineering, ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288:2023, ISO/IEC/IEEE 42010:2022, ISO/IEC/IEEE 24641:2023
  • Participate in all aspects of Systems Engineering throughout the full program lifecycle (concept definition, design, test, and production), using traditional and model-based systems engineering (MBSE) methods.
  • Assist with definition of high level functional and performance requirements and verification methods, subsequent analysis, decomposition, and derivation of requirements, allocation of those lower-level requirements to physical and functional architectural elements, and tracking them through design, verification, integration, and operational validation.
  •  Assists with risk assessments and generate mitigation plans to comply with system/customer requirements.
  • Utilize Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) tools such as Cameo, and mathematical modeling and simulation to develop system definitions/architectures and perform trade studies.
  • Partner with subject matter experts and technology experts to execute the systems engineering statement of work.
  • Understand and work collaboratively with customer on their needs, goals, expectations, and sensitivities.
  • Flow down customer requirements to the System Spec.
  • Assist the development of the program's Ground Segment CONOPS, design and test plan using MBSE tools.
  • Collaborate and support interface definitions with the SEIT program teams.
  • Define verification, validation, certification and qualification processes and procedures for architecture elements development and test, operations and support, cyber boundaries, and external interfaces to mission partners for tasking and dissemination.
  • Perform various analyses to optimize total system of systems and/or system architecture.
  • Derive and allocate requirements (e.g., system, sub-system, software) and show traceability throughout the product lifecycle.
  • Assess and document test or analysis data to show compliance.
  • Perform trade studies and assist in research as needed.
  • Support definition of Interface Control Documents (ICD's), including Space to Ground, Launch to Ground, External Mission Partners, and Terrestrial Comm to Ground.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop and integrate MBSE models into the design and development process, ensuring alignment with industry best practices and standards.
  • Develop and maintain documentation, including system diagrams, technical specifications, and standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Stay updated with emerging technologies, industry trends, and best practices related to OPIR systems and recommend innovations for continuous improvement.
  • Support user training and knowledge transfer activities to enhance operational efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Applying your systems engineering expertise on requirements analysis, concept/technology development, architecture analysis, risk assessments, and test & evaluation for a wide range of ground support to space capabilities

What Required Skills You'll Bring:

  • An Active TS clearance with the ability to obtain an SCI clearance.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field; Master’s degree preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience in systems engineering roles
  • Experience with MBSE methodologies and tools for modeling complex systems throughout the systems engineering lifecycle, CAMEO, MSoSA, MOSA, UAF
  • Experience in systems of systems engineering of complex systems, with the ability to analyze and optimize interactions between interconnected subsystems
  • Experience performing design or development with cross-disciplined engineering teams
  • Experience using agile framework development methods and processes
  • Broad systems engineering experience including early concept development, requirements analysis, design, test and evaluation, and risk assessment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as strong critical thinking skills
  • Ability to interact effectively with and lead diverse, multidisciplinary teams, including industry and government sponsors


What Desired Skills You'll Bring:

  • Experience working within Space Systems Command
  • 4+ years of OPIR experience
  • Advanced degree in systems engineering
  • Relevant OMG or other systems engineering certifications (ASEP, CSEP, ESEP)
  • Experience integrating models across multiple software applications to perform detailed analysis by leveraging data from several engineering domains
  • Active TS/SCI Clearance

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Top Secret

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: 

$83,300.00 - $145,800.00

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!

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!

Share This Job

OUR MISSION

We’re committed to delivering innovative infrastructure, defense and security solutions to enable a sustainable, safer, smarter and more connected world.

ABOUT US

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 IN CANADA

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.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

2021 Forbes The Best Employers for Diversity Badge

For more about Parsons, visit parsons.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

2023 Military Friendly Top 10 Employer Badge
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Badge
2023 World's Most Ethical Companies Ethisphere Badge
2023 Readers' Choice Top 50 Employer for STEM Workforce Diversity
2023Woman Engineer Magazine Top 50 Employer Badge
2023 Los Angeles Business Journal DEI Company of The Year Badge
2023 Equality 100 Leader in LGBTQ+ Workplace Inclusion Badge
2023 Vets Indexes 4 Star Employer Badge
2023 Military Times Best Employer for Vets Badge
Proudly Supporting ESGR Badge
2023 Minority Engineer Magazine  Reader's Choice Top 50 Employer Badge
2022 U.S. Department of Labor Gold Award Badge
Gradient globe icon

4 Continents

Gradient calendar circle icon

75+ Years

Gradient globe icon

17,000+ Employees

Gradient globe in text box icon

80+ Languages

COMPETITIVE BENEFIT OFFERINGS

Financial Wellness

We care about your financial wellbeing. Parsons offers competitive pay and retirement plans to help you build wealth for the future while giving you the flexibility to diversify your investments.

Work Life Harmony

Balance in life is important and time away from the office is imperative to allow you to refresh and focus your attention on the things that matter to you. Parsons supports your time away by providing paid time off and paid flexible holidays.

Career Development

We are committed to fostering the personal and professional growth of our employees. Develop and advance yourself though our comprehensive training, educational and mentorship programs.

Veteran Support

We provide Industry leading benefits to support veterans and active-duty members to provide security for you and your family by offering robust leave and benefits; including paid active-duty military leave and paid time off when transitioning back to civilian life.

Mind & Body

At Parsons we inspire healthier habits, heathier minds, and a healthier you through our wellness program. Participate in our weekly Meditation Mondays and Wellness Wednesdays. Wellness, at Parsons, is more than just your annual checkup.

Health

Health is not a one size fits all. At Parsons, we offer a robust Employee Assistance Program as well as comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans through large, national carriers with the choice of regional PPO, HDHP, or HMO networks.

Want to learn more about the benefits eligible for the Parsons’ location you are interested in? Connect with one of our recruiters for further detail.

White large quotation marks

Parsons has a long-standing reputation as an industry leader in domestic and international engineering and construction projects. The company also has a solid history supporting federal government work.”

Profile image of employee Chris with his dog

Chris
Sr. Corporate Recruiter

MEET STU,
OUR CHIEF INFORMATION
OFFICER

White video play button graphic

SIMILAR OPPORTUNITIES

Group photo of 5 men in front of building dressed in bright construction vests and hard hats
01
02

Follow Us To Stay Updated







Be the first to receive updates about Parsons news, events, and innovations.

Subscribe Today!