Parsons Corporation Systems Engineer, Principal in Huntsville, Alabama

Systems Engineer, Principal


Huntsville, Alabama, United States

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Principle Systems Engineer to support Missile Defense Agency Ground Based Midcourse Defense Program efforts and provide Ground Systems engineering support directly related to the Ground Based Interceptor (GBI) design engineering and documentation. Expertise in Huntsville, AL. Will directly support Ground Systems Engineering team. This position requires outstanding written and verbal skills as well as MS office skills.


Review proposed requirements changes in higher level specifications for impacts to Ground System (GS) baseline. Review should be proactive and at all levels of the MDA organization (BMD System Spec, through GMD Element Spec, down to GS Spec) to ensure early identification of disconnects. Review peer/counterpart specifications for consistency with GS baseline on sensors, C2BMC, and GBI performance specifications/interface specifications to ensure peer/counterpart documents accurately reflect the GS baseline. Perform Systems engineering for Integration at the Element and Component Levels in accordance with the GM Systems Engineering Plan (SEP) and Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP): Perform Systems Interface Integration and system timing analysis; Support Warfighter coordination and integration; Work with component developers to review and assess verification plans for GS and GBI components including support equipment, facilities, and interfaces to other system elements; Work with component and product developers to review and assess plans and processes for conducting design/critical Component/Product issue resolution.

Experience Requirements:

  • 10+ years of experience with GMD or MDA engineering programs from a Prime development level or service support level effort - with a focus on the Ground Based Interceptor capabilities and enhancements

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver products on schedule

  • Experience with Missile Defense Agency, preferred GMD experience / MDA Engineering and Interface requirements experience

  • Capability to develop and present program briefings to senior management-level personnel

  • Candidate must have a Secret Clearance, prefer TS


BS/MS degree in Engineering or Computer Science (or related field), and 12+ years of related work experience with at least 9 years’ experience as a system engineer.


Requires expert knowledge to effectively resolve highly-complex and difficult hardware, software, and/or integrationproblems for devising unique solutions to meet client requirements.

Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to serve in a leadership role.

Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate (both verbally and in writing) with team members, managers, and clients on highly-complex and difficult engineering/software issues pertaining to assigned tasks.

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

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

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

Parsons is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to an individual's race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by applicable laws.