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Jacobs Communications Systems Test Engineer - TS/SCI REQUIRED in Arlington, Virginia

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Job Description (describe the day-to-day):

Jacobs is currently seeking a Communications Systems Test Engineer to join a dynamic team supporting our customer in Arlington, VA. In this position you’ll be a part of a team that shapes the strategic future for our clients and defines the strategy to get them there. This position requires a TS security clearance with SCI eligibility and the ability to obtain and maintain special accesses.

Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Work as a member of small test and evaluation team to develop communications test plans, direct test execution, conduct data analysis of results, and identify trends and anomalies in systems under test or test methodologies applied which impact overall and individual performance metrics. Systems under evaluation span voice, video and data systems and services across IP and RF networks.

  • Provide technical advice and assistance to testing sites and user community on program objectives, test execution protocols and procedures, system operations and reporting criteria.

  • Support development and delivery of on and offsite training events to user community related to the testing program and associated communication systems.

  • Support new initiatives including technical studies, pilot projects, technology upgrades, insertions and integration efforts that provide new or enhanced mission capabilities; develop new test methodologies, procedures and metrics that evaluate and drive improved operational and system performance.

  • Conduct background research and provide analytical support and recommendations for the development of data collection plans to improve testing effectiveness and suitability.

  • Support requirements analysis, systems requirements reviews, development of interoperability interface standards and provide technical/non-technical assessment recommendations on communications related systems.

  • Use current MS Office applications to build analysis products that capture and convey the results of the testing program.

  • Contribute to project effort to upgrade and migrate current testing environment to introduce more robust data analytics, visualization and business intelligence tools that will improve program analytical capabilities and provide customer with actionable insight to inform future program goals and objectives.

  • Review and interpret changes to policy, doctrine and directives to determine impact to current test objectives, approaches and established processes

  • Identify process improvements, efficiency gains and innovative approaches to improve the testing program and increase customer value; make recommendations and inform customer of best practices.

  • Participate in activities to ensure knowledge creation/sharing and integration within and across the work program as appropriate.

  • Interact with customers effectively in resolving routine problems

  • Adapt to changing work requirements and priorities

  • Use good judgment and personal initiative in recognizing appropriate action to be taken for completion of tasks

  • Interact with people who have different values, cultures, or backgrounds

Here’s What You’ll Need:


  • Bachelor of Science in Data Science, Data Management, Data Analytics, or related Information Systems discipline plus two (2) to five (5) years of relevant work experience, or Associates degree in equivalent disciplines with four (4) to eight (8) years relevant work experience. Progressive relevant training and/or certification in relevant discipline may be substituted for two (2) years of the education or work experience requirement

  • Proficient in MS Office suite applications, particularly MS Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Candidate must hold active TS/SCI clearance that has been adjudicated in the last 5 years or designated CE and ability to obtain and maintain SCI plus special accesses.

Desired Requirements (nice to have but not required, ex. Education):

  • Intermediate or advanced level skills in MS Excel

  • Experience with voice, video and data networks including terrestrial based radio systems, satellite systems, network architecture and distribution systems.

  • Experience with data analytics, visualization, or business intelligence tool suites

  • Experience with Oracle database management systems

Essential Job Functions

Work Environment:

General Office environment. The work environment is fast-paced and sometimes involves extreme deadline pressures. The nature of the work requires a high degree of teamwork and cooperation with other members of the staff as well as individuals across the Company and Customers.

Physical Requirements:

Employees may experience extended periods of standing, walking, climbing, bending, crouching, and lifting light to moderately heavy objects and equipment. Use of ladders or scaffolding may be required with the use of required safety equipment. Employees may be exposed to potential health hazards.

Equipment and Machines:

General office equipment including PC/laptop, Fax, Copiers, Shredder, Printers, Telephone, and other miscellaneous office equipment.


Attendance is critical at all times. Must be able to work a 40-hour workweek, normally Monday through Friday. However, times and days may vary depending on business requirements. Needs to be available to work overtime during critical peaks and be available to meet last minute requests for overtime should the situation occur.

Other Essential Functions:

Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation. Must be well-organized with the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously. Must work well under pressure to meet deadline requirements. Must be willing to travel as needed. Must take and pass a drug test and background check as well as a motor vehicle records check.

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