Systems Engineering Technical Lead

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

*This position description does not represent a current opening and is contingent upon an anticipated contract award. Candidates who express an interest may be considered for future positions at Parsons Corporation. *

Parsons is seeking a Systems Engineering Technical Lead.

This team will establish, maintain, and propagate state-of-the-art engineering practice for the DoD.

  • Organizing communities of practice that connect the engineering community to solve cross-cutting engineering challenges
  • Creating and using engineering guidance and standards that propagate best practices that are essential for warfighting success
  • Providing engineering expertise to support OUSD(R&E) in areas of Systems Engineering, Modular Open Systems Approaches, Digital Engineering, Modeling and Simulation, Software Engineering, and various Specialty Engineering disciplines.

Engineering Best Practices
  • Support the creation, maintenance, and participate in Communities of Practice (CoPs), Working Groups (WGs), Bodies of Knowledge (BoKs), and similar groups.
  • Participate in outside agency CoPs, WGs, and data repositories.
  • Investigate current trends in knowledge management and manage capability to index and archive developed products.
  • Technical lead to help develop recommended courses of actions. Advise and support assessments of transitioning OUSD(R&E) developed technologies.
  • Provide expert advice, advocacy, guidance, reporting, documentation, outreach, and engagement (nationally and internationally) with external organizations. Identify obstacles to an interoperable engineering community.
  • Support the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Inspector General (IG) and Congressional report review process by reviewing, preparing quality comments and recommendations related to engineering and risk assessment.
  • Oversee the planning involved in national and international meetings.

State of the Art Systems Engineering
  • Support the updating of policy and guidance and evolving DoD engineering culture, adding rigor to advanced DoD engineering practices.
  • Advance and Support Modular Open Systems Approaches (MOSA).
  • Supports the development and fielding of cutting edge technology and weapon systems to meet National Security Missions and ensure technology dominance across the acquisition lifecycle.

Required Qualifications:
  • 10+ years of related experience, preferably in the Aerospace and Defense industry
  • B.S. degree in a scientific, engineering or other applicable technical or analytical discipline.
  • Security Clearance: Top Secret with SCI (TS/SCI)
  • Experience in establishing strong working relationships with R&D program managers as well as organization leadership; tracking task order efforts to rapidly identify and resolve potential and new problems; and identifying and resolving administrative and contractual issues related to a support services contract.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience interfacing with Joint Staff, Services, and warfighters to coordinate engineering and analysis needs and analytic results.
  • Master of Science Degree
Must be able to obtain, maintain and/or currently possess a security clearance.