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Jacobs AMF System Engineer (CWIP) - TS/SCI with Poly Required in Chantilly, Virginia

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Your Impact:

Jacobs is seeking an AMF System Engineer to join the team in Fort Meade, Maryland. The candidate will support the development and maintenance of the Application Messaging Framework (AMF) Systems Security Plans (SSPs).

Tasks include:

  • Identify overall security requirements for the proper operation of AMF.

  • Serve as an interface for the Certification and Accreditation (C&A) organization.

  • Develop and maintain Systems Security Plans.

  • Provide guidance to development and operational efforts regarding Information Assurance (IA) functions.

  • Perform security planning, assessment, risk analysis, risk management, certification and awareness activities for systems and networking operations.

  • Recommend solutions to implement security requirements.

  • Interact with customers, stakeholders and technical staff to define and achieve required IA objectives for AMF.

  • Prepare and review certification and accreditation documentation.

  • Review audit logs and adjust security posture to ensure continued system operations at defined protection levels.

  • Review and ensure proper system updates and patches are administered based on IAVAs and other security patch releases for all operational systems.

  • Analyze Vulnerability Scan data and Compliance Reports to coordinate remediation of findings with both AMF and external support teams.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Active TS/SCI with Polygraph Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in computer engineering or in a field related to the computer engineering or computer science disciplines plus 5 years Security Engineering experience. An additional 4+ years of Security Engineering experience may be substituted for the degree for a total of 9 years.

  • Working knowledge of system security design process, defense-in-depth/breadth, engineering life cycle, information domains, cross domain solutions, identification, authentication, and authorization, system integration, risk management, intrusion detection, contingency planning, incident handling, configuration control, change management, auditing, certification and accreditation process, principles of IA (confidentiality, integrity, non-repudiation, availability, access control), and security testing.

  • Knowledge of the customer’s certification and accreditation process.

  • Knowledge of and experience implementing the requirements in ICD 503.

  • Experience developing and maintaining SSPs; Knowledge and familiarity with XACTA, LATTEART, scanning tools (e.g., CYBORGBUNNY), and the NIST RMF.

  • Able to clearly communicate ideas and status updates to management and other stakeholders.

  • Ability to obtain PRIVAC.

  • Strong technical writing skills.

  • Familiar with Public Key Infrastructure-based authentication.

  • Familiar with security policies (especially Intelligence Community policy).

  • Understands fundamentals of technical security risk assessment.

  • Understands requirements engineering.

  • Understands how to perform analysis of alternatives.

Desired Skills:

  • Two years hands on system administration experience

  • CWIP IAT Level II one of the following baseline certifications: CCNA-Security, CySA+, GICSP, GSEC, Security+ CE, CND, SSCP, CISM, CISSP(or Associate), GSLC, CCISO

Essential Functions:

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 always critical. 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

Must be able to interface with individuals at all levels of the organization both verbally and in writing. 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. Must be a US citizen.


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