Cyber Security Analyst

at Parsons
Location Huntsville, AL
Date Posted October 15, 2021
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


Minimum Clearance Required to Start:


Job Description:

Parsons is seeking a Cyber Security Analyst to support the Missile Defense Agency Ground Based Midcourse Defense Program Office. Candidate should be able to manage the system level processes in the eMASS tool to obtain and preserve an Authorization-To-Operate (ATO). Manage and execute the system’ priorities to ensure that artifacts are well-documented within eMASS at all times. Additionally, the candidate will be responsible for providing expertise for Cybersecurity Monitoring Services (ACAS) in support of Risk Management Framework (RMF).


  • Ability to identify and brief technical concerns through executive level- briefings to senior leadership
  • Assist with Risk Management (RM), to include developing, implementing, and monitoring RM processes and procedures; analyzing performance; and assessing issues.
  • Ability to coordinate with multiple stakeholders to execute system requirements
  • Analyze policies and procedures against Federal laws and regulations and provide recommendations for closing security gaps
  • Assist with risk handling plans and make recommendations for technical engineering solutions to cybersecurity compliance issues.
  • Support the Government Integrated Product Team by representing the interests of the Customer in working group forums, Technical Interchange Meetings (TIMs), and any other forums required by the customer.
  • Research, analyze, and document the applicability and feasibility of Cyber technology/upgrades and their Cyber/Computer Network Defense impacts in support of the Weapon and/or Missile Systems.
  • Assist the Program in developing artifacts to support authorization activities.
  • Assist in guiding all packages through the eMASS Package Approval Chain (PAC) and ensure required technical representation is present for any signing session with the AO.
  • Ensure that all artifacts and Objective Evidence in the eMASS tool meet the requirements for the PAC for systems that are ready to receive a system authorization or approval.
  • Identify, define and characterize development-related cyber and technical risks, provide the evidence-based rationale for this and recommend mitigation for informed management decisions.
  • Monitor and evaluate engineering architectural diagrams and develop and maintain the GM Architecture Documents for future capabilities.

Experience Requirements:

  • 7+ years of related experience with DoD systems; preferably with GMD or MDA programs from a Prime development level or service support level effort
  • BS degree (B.S Engineering, Science, or Mathematics desired. Will consider Information Systems or Cybersecurity)
  • Candidate must have a Secret Clearance, prefer Top Secret
  • Experience with Risk Management Framework implementation throughout the acquisition lifecycle process
  • Comprehension of continuous monitoring to support for information systems.
  • 2+ years of experience with Risk Management Framework (RMF) preferred
  • Proficiency in written and verbal skills as well as MS Office
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver products on schedule
  • Capability to develop and present program briefings to senior management-level personnel
  • Ability to interpret raw data and develop metrics for briefings
  • Familiarity and experience with engineering programs desired.
  • Capable of performing as a member of a team and assisting with solving complex problems
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Self-starter with enthusiasm and capacity to learn in a fast-paced environment
  • Travel as required to support oversight, meetings, reviews, etc.


• Honesty, superior ethics

• Interpersonal savvy, excellent communication skills

• Ability to be a team player

• Initiative

• Positive attitude

• Professionalism

Must be able to obtain, maintain and/or currently possess a security clearance.

The position requires a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief.