Sr. Cloud Platform Engineer (2656)

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:
Top Secret SCI
Job Description:

Are you an experienced software engineer who is interested in advancing your career while working for a firm that is a technology leader in its industry? If so, Parsons has an opportunity for you! We are currently seeking a qualified candidate to serve as a lead software engineer. Take the first step toward joining a winning team by applying today!

Senior Cloud Platform Engineer
Location(s): Alexandria, VA / Melbourne, FL

Space Ground System Solutions, a BSTG division of Parsons company, has an immediate full-time opening for a senior software engineer on its platform engineering team. In this role, you will help continue expansion of satellite ground system software to cloud infrastructure and application deployments. You will help architect and build systems containing government-off-the-shelf, commercial, and open-source software. Your ability to distill existing software dependencies, map them into modern architectures, and explain that mapping to engineers outside the platform team will be critical.

Job Responsibilities - Essential Functions:
  • Automate configuration and monitoring of labs and production systems in physical, virtual, and cloud environments.
  • Integrate commercial or open-source tools that improve the operability of satellite ground software and SGSS infrastructure.
  • Develop tooling that streamlines development and QA experiences
  • Assist in day-to-day system administration tasks to keep infrastructure running smoothly.
  • Integrate platform automation capabilities with customer mission systems.

Required Qualifications:
  • Must possess an active DoD TS/SCI security clearance. (Must be a U.S. Citizen).
  • Five (5)+ years of software engineering, systems administration, or site reliability engineering
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science/Engineering or other relevant Engineering field from an accredited university or equivalent combination of formal education and experience

Required Skills/Abilities:
  • Expertise administering and troubleshooting Linux hosts and networks (load, LVM, RPMs, scripting, DNS, routing, firewalls) Red Hat experience preferred.
  • Expertise automating configurations with Ansible, Salt, Puppet, AWX/Tower, or similar.
  • Expertise with virtualization and cloud platforms such as OpenStack, AWS, VMware, Docker, or Kubernetes.
  • Proficient with distributed SCM systems (e.g., git).

Preferred Experience with:
  • Developing software using a modern programming language (Python, Java, C++, C#, etc.).
  • Monitoring systems and aggregating logs: Elasticsearch, Logstash, Beats, Sensu, LibreNMS.
  • Automating cloud topology deployment, configuration, and operation using Terraform, Ansible, Docker, Bash, PowerShell, etc.
  • Building CI/CD pipelines in GitLab, Jenkins, etc.
  • SQL and NoSQL databases and key-value stores such as Redis.
  • Modern application design (statelessness, separation of responsibilities, message queues, REST, RPC).
  • LDAP, especially within FreeIPA/Red Hat IDM.
  • PKI concepts and implementation.

This position requires a government clearance, the applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for accessing classified information.

Each Division of BSTG/Parsons is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All divisions are committed to making employment decisions based on valid requirements, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other status protected by state, local or federal law. For more information, please visit

SGSS offers a professional working environment, competitive salary, and an excellent benefits package including retirement brokerage account, 401(k) plan, vacation, holiday, and sick leave, educational assistance, major medical and dental for employees and their dependents, life Insurance as well as short/long term disability insurance.
Must be able to obtain, maintain and/or currently possess a security clearance.