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Jacobs Network Engineer/SME- TS/SCI in Arlington, Virginia

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We are seeking a Network Engineer/SME to join our dynamic team supporting our customer in the National Capital Region. 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 an Active TS security clearance with SCI eligibility adjudication within the last 5 years and the ability to obtain and maintain special accesses.


  • Serve as a Network Engineer/SME guiding the operational and technical aspects of our client’s unique mission.

  • Be part of a collaborative core network team supporting the end-to-end planning, design, installation, and configuration of a medium sized IP network.

  • Provide technical expertise using knowledge of advanced routing and switching technologies, service builds including layer 3 VPN services, and infrastructure security.

  • Work with team members to identify and resolve complex issues involved in designing/planning inside plant and outside plant network infrastructures.

  • Advise the customer on the development of technical approaches to solving integration and interoperability related problems; to include formulation and execution of acquisition strategies.

  • Advise the customer on relevant policies, directives, plans, or CONOPS developments that impact technical strategies, integration, or deployment efforts.

  • Develop and present briefings and/or technical papers, to convey project status, objectives, and strategic milestones to managers; identify and quantify risks that would affect the quality, timeliness, and cost of project services an deliverables; recommend risk avoidance and mitigation plans.

  • Participate as expert advisor to and on behalf of the customer in various communication planning working groups; review meetings and technical exchanges with vendors and mission partners; ensure knowledge creation/sharing and integration within and across the client’s enterprise.

  • Apply technical expertise to analyze, evaluate, and make recommendations to support integration of fixes, modifications, and enhancements into future and existing operational architecture.



Here’s what you’ll need :

  • Active TS security clearance with SCI eligibility is required with adjudication within the last 5 years and the ability to obtain and maintain special accesses.

  • BS degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Telecommunications, Project Management, or related discipline

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) or other equivalent industry certification

  • 10 or more years’ experience with an emphasis in networking, information technology, along with a strong troubleshooting background in networking and communications equipment

  • Knowledge and experience with General Dynamics Encryptor Manager (GEM One) software and services

  • Knowledge and experience with SolarWinds suite of products and tools.

  • A subject matter expert (SME) for Voice, Video and Data Communications Systems

  • Significant familiarity with High Assurance IP Encryptors COMSEC devices with the ability to demonstrate proficiency

  • in Internet Protocol communications principles, technical analysis, and problem solving.

  • Good communication and time management skills.

  • Position requires limited (5-10%) travel per year.


  • MS degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Telecommunications, Project Management, or related discipline or 15 plus years of Department of Defense (DoD) operational experience with communications-electronic systems and voice, video, and data networks


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