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Parsons Corporation Technical Director in Centreville, Virginia

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Top Secret

Job Description:

The role of the Technical Director is to develop and administer the technical vision for the PEAK Program. The candidate will provide the technical vision to a multi-disciplinary team of engineers that are helping solve the most critical cyber challenges for the United States Government. The Technical Director works with customers, Program Management, and the Delivery Manager to perform a wide array of responsibilities including the development and refinement of system and software architecture to support mission requirements. The applicant will be the senior most subject matter expert from Parsons for the project while engaging the end-users and customers. In addition to managing the technical execution the candidate will directly interface with program management to develop budgets and ensure activities stay within scope and on schedule. The ideal candidate thrives on being challenged and searches out opportunity to grow market share.

This is accomplished by focusing on the following functional areas and objectives:

Program Execution

  • Engage with all technical teams to provide technical insight and potential technical solutions for challenging problems

  • Understand industry trends that drive and impact cyber operations, data visualization, data analytics, server systems, virtualization, cloud, software, and networking technologies

  • Provide direction on development for the team, answering any questions posed by customers and end-users

  • Display strong technical skills within Software Development, Systems Engineering, Protocol Networking, Network and Cyber Security, and RF Technology

  • Ensure all engineering aspects are executed effectively

  • Ensure requirements are executed, tested, and delivered on-time

Customer Satisfaction

  • Engage with all customers to understand their current and future technical challenges

  • Spend time in customer meetings at customer site and at Parsons locations

  • Be a Parsons SME and technical interface resource to the customer for all areas and become intimate with their CONOP

  • Always be ready to present work, or demonstrate a project to the customer

  • Develop and deliver technical roadmap for future program and product direction to the customer

  • Scope, refine and prioritize requirements from multiple stakeholders to meet mission needs

  • Support customer in identifying gaps in mission support and developing strategies to fill


  • Work across the developer and test teams to observe and help improve the processes where applicable

  • Collaborate with other cyber groups around Parsons to gain insights into trends impacting their work

  • Connect current solutions with other teams to provide uniform interfaces and speed up new design efforts

  • Facilitate demonstrations with the proper attendees to introduce in-house technologies to the proper developers


  • Hardware Networking

  • Protocol Networking

  • Elasticsearch

  • Bash

  • Git, Gitlab, Gitbucket, or Bitbucket

  • Jira, Confluence

  • Maven

  • nodejs

  • Docker

  • Kubernetes

  • Hadoop

  • Linux (RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu)

  • Languages / Frameworks

  • Java

  • Scala

  • Python


  • YAML

  • XML

  • JSON

  • TypeScript

Basic Qualifications:

  • Expertise with 2 to 3 programming languages (preferably C++ and Python)

  • Experience with RF domain

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Top Secret clearance required, TS/SCI preferred

  • Relevant certifications are a plus: CISSP, Sec+, CEH, or any Cloud Computing certifications

The anticipated annualized full time target compensation (median) for this position is: $190,000.00.Benefits for this position include: medical, dental, vision, paid time off and 401K.Must be able to obtain, maintain and/or currently possess a security clearance.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard 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 all applicable laws.