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Jacobs Optimization Engineer in Cannon AFB, New Mexico

Optimization Engineer



Mission Statement

Jacobs is seeking a qualified Information Technology (IT) professional to support the USSOCOM SITEC II Enterprise Operations and Maintenance (EOM) contract. Your career at Jacobs enables USSOCOM to fulfill its mission to “Provide fully capable Special Operations Forces (SOF) to defend the United States and its interests and synchronize planning for global operations against terrorist networks.” As a member of our team, you will support the vice president of the Enterprise Operations Group (EOG) as we partner with SOF military and civilian members to provide world-class IT services and support that connects over 60,000 users around the world in the areas of software development/maintenance, network services, security, end-user computing, and test and evaluation.

Job Description

Optimization Engineer performs tier two and three systems support in accordance with the SIE OPORD. Optimization Engineers must be detail-oriented and have in-depth knowledge of optimization hardware and software for application and network optimization. Experience in traffic analysis and management, security, communication, and encryption is required. Perform testing and analysis of network and application traffic to baseline performance and optimize and shape traffic flow. Responsible for planning, modeling, design, installation, maintenance, and management of software and appliance solutions to optimize traffic. The Optimization Engineer monitors and controls the performance and status of resources by using software and hardware tools, as well as by identifying and diagnosing complex problems and factors affecting performance. The Optimization Engineer keeps his or her technical skills updated and studies vendor products to determine those which best meet the Government’s needs.

Typical duties include:

  • Engineering enterprise solutions for application and network optimization

  • Establishing and operating optimization test functions and capabilities

  • Maintaining secure data transmission of optimized traffic

  • Working with vendors, the Government, carriers, and technical staff on implementation, optimization, and ongoing management of optimizations solutions

  • Providing high-level support and technical expertise in traffic management and optimization technology


Clearance Requirements: TS/SCI

EducationalRequirements: N/A


  • DoDD 8570.01-M IAT II or higher


  • CCNP Enterprise Infrastructure OR

  • F5 Certified Performance Engineering Associate OR

  • Riverbed Certified Performance EngineeringAssociate

Experience Requirements: Eightyears of increasingly complex and progressive experience in computer systemsand solutions, including one or moreyears of specialized experience related to the candidate’s assigned task.


Work Environment

  • Work will be performed inside a large facility.An inside environment may be a cubicle (considerations: close quarters, low tomoderate noise, bright or dim lighting).

  • Work assignments vary based on clientrequirements.

  • Work may include travel with the military toparticipate in exercises in austere conditions

  • Outside work may include various environmentalconditions including hot, dusty, cold, icy and windy climates.


  • Sitting at desk. Phone use and PC or laptop.Filing required. May require lifting and carrying boxes of supplies or files upto 25 lbs. Extended periods of sitting while on PC/laptop or phone.

  • May require climbing, working at heights and insmall confined spaces such as under raised floors, inside closets and serverracks. Must be able to sit, stoop, kneel or crouch for long periods oftime. Work in noisy areas with hotterand colder temperature than standard office environmental conditions. Lift andtransport equipment up to 50 pounds.

Equipment andMachines

  • General office equipment, which includes:telephone, fax machine, copier, PC/laptop, and other miscellaneous officeequipment.

  • Servers, switches, routers and other computerequipment that supports the network environment.

  • Operating hand tools, power tools, ladders andtest equipment.

  • May require operating motor vehicles.


  • Regular attendance in accordance with establishedwork schedule is mandatory.

  • It is important to be able to work anyshift/designated hours required.

  • You may be asked to continue performance insupport of a war, contingency, or exercise

  • You may be asked to continue performance duringinclement weather or other conditions when others are not permitted to work

  • Position may require night and weekend work andcould include travel with the military to participate in operations/exerciseslocated in areas with field conditions


  • Continental and Oversees travel may berequired. It is important to maintain acurrent passport.

Other EssentialFunctions

  • Employment is contingent upon obtaining allrequired certifications within the timeframe specified in a waiver by thegovernment (if applicable) and maintaining required certifications through theduration of the contract. Failure to obtain/maintain required certificationswill result in disqualification for this position and could result intermination.

  • Candidate must exhibit a professional behaviorthat promotes teamwork, fosters cooperation, and enhances productivity in theworkplace. Must be well organized with the ability to coordinate, prioritizeand execute multiple tasks simultaneously in a high-pressureenvironment. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing to workeffectively with a variety of government, military and contractor personnel atall levels.

  • Candidate must be able to interface effectivelywith individuals at all levels of the organization.

  • Grooming and dress usually business casual, butdependent on client’s standards. Must not pose a safety hazard to employeesworking in the same general area.

  • The position for which you are applying forrequires a US government security clearance. This is to advise you, that shouldyou be extended an offer, if you possess a dual citizenship (i.e., citizen ofthe US and another country), to be granted a clearance you will be required torelinquish your citizenship in the foreign country.



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Job Information Technology

Primary Location United States-New Mexico-Cannon AFB-20315-ECAN

Job Type Experienced

Travel No

Req ID: INT0000Q0