Jacobs Security Engineer in Arlington, Virginia

Security Engineer


“Jacobs National Security Solutions (NSS) provides world-class ITnetwork and service management capabilities; cutting edge cyber threatawareness and cybersecurity solutions; innovative web- and softwareapplications development; and advanced data analytics for major clients in theIntelligence Community, Department of Defense, and Federal Civilian Agencies.

Our forward-thinking solutions deliver an integrated approach toIT network design and management, full lifecycle IT service management, ITservice delivery, asset management, logistics and procurement, and vendormanagement. We leverage the expertise and passion of our employees toconduct identity and access management, penetration testing, and vulnerabilityassessments for our nation’s most closely guarded agencies and networks. OurCyber Security Operations Centers ensure safe, effective network operations forFederal clients while our data scientists are helping stop illegal acts beforethey can endanger Americans or our way of life.

Jacobs promotes a culture of operational excellence to create asafer, smarter, and more connected world while upholding the highest standardsof compliance, quality and integrity.

We continue to thrive and need your talent and motivation to helppropel us farther, faster.”

Jacobs is seeking a Security Engineer for the Arlington, VAoffice. Duties will include:

  • Provides full life-cycle IT Engineering,including: Product Evaluations, Product Deployment, Configuration andMaintenance, and Total Support of a Security Data Center environment

  • Designs and deploys data center core products(Windows and Linux servers, VMware ESXi, Active Directory, databases, switches,routers, and, storage)

  • Develops and documents new Architectures,Implementations and Operations and Maintenance procedures

  • Coordinates with other engineers andorganizations, assists the user community, communicates with vendors, andadapts to a technically challenging environment

  • Engineer, install, configure, and administerthe following:

  • Microsoft Active Directory

  • Microsoft Suite of Server based Products

  • Cisco equipment

  • Storage (SAN) equipment

  • Fiber Channel Technologies


  • US Citizen– Must be able to obtain a Public Trust clearance

  • Bachelorof Science degree in Information Technology, IT Security, Network SystemsTechnology or related field or equivalent experience plus five (5) to seven (7)years of directly related experience or any equivalent combination ofeducation, experience, training and certifications.

  • Certificates such as Microsoft’s MCSE, may be considered equivalent to two (2) years of general experience and two (2) years of information technology experience. The CISSP certificate may be considered equivalent to two (2) years of information security experience.

  • Minimum Qualifications:

o5 yrs. experience performing some or all of the areas listed as responsibilities

  • Windows/ Unix / Network systems administration experience

  • Solid experience with one or more of: WindowsServer Operating systems, VMware ESXi Hypervisior; VDI implementations; Linuxbased Operating systems.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills,with the ability to ‘think outside of the box’

  • Self-starter, self-motivated

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skillsto interact with client, customers, team members and product support personnel

  • Professionalwriting and verbal communication skills

  • Desired Qualifications:

  • Someprogramming and/or scripting language experience

  • Infrastructurerelated certifications (i.e. Microsoft, Cisco, VMware; AWS)

  • SecurityCertifications (i.e. Security , CISSP)

  • Knowledgeof ITIL Framework and best practices

  • Bachelor’sdegree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Information Security

  • Configurationdesign, Installation & maintenance of the above in a data center

  • Networkconfigurations including Storage and Fiber Channel networking

  • Concreteunderstanding / experience with network protocols

  • Experiencein the support Microsoft back office products – AD; SCCM; SQL; – alternativelya large ESX infrastructure

  • Experiencemanaging and monitoring large number of computer systems – primarily serversand equipment found in a DC

  • DataCenter Security and Computer System Security best practices

  • Systemarchitecture documentation

  • Documentationof Requirements

  • Experiencewith product selection

  • Installation/DeploymentProcedures

  • TestPlans

  • Visio(or some diagram tool) experience

Essential Functions

Problem Solving:

  • Must be able to troubleshoot issues and perform root cause analysis

  • Must be able to identify new problems and be resourceful in finding their solutions

  • Must be a self-starter: able to take a task, run with it, and deliver results

  • Physical Requirements:

  • Most work will be done at a desk or computer.

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.

Equipment & 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.

  • No Remote support is offered at this time.

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 able to interface with individuals at all levels of the organization both verbally and in writing.

  • Must work well under pressure to meet deadline requirements.

  • Must take and pass a drug test and background check as well as a motor vehicle records check.

  • Must be a US citizen.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Virginia-Arlington

Travel No

Req ID: ATE000157