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Jacobs Software Engineer, Sr - TS/SCI w Poly Required in Chantilly, Virginia

Your Impact:

Founded in 2015, Knack Works was formed to address the demand for cutting edge development environments within the intelligence community. Knack Works is focused on providing scalable, automated solutions that enable our customers to perform their national security missions in an ever-changing environment of new technologies and evolving threats. Our flagship product, the “Knack Stack,” introduces flexible and automated hybrid cloud infrastructure as a service for cloud agnostic deployments and automation. It's designed to automate data management and security. Today, we are fortunate to realize our vision. We operate independently as Knack Works, a subsidiary of Jacobs, retaining our identity as a small business yet with the support from a large company.

Knack Works is looking for a senior level Software Engineer to design, develop, test, and maintain technical solutions.


  • Collaborate with other developers to design and implement features

  • Serve as mentor to less experienced software engineers

  • Have fun and enjoy coming to work

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • BA/BS Business Information Technology, BA/BS Computer Science, BA/BS Computer Engineering

  • At least 10 years of relevant technical experience

  • Active TS/SCI with Polygraph is required

  • Knowledge of relational database fundamentals

  • DevOps experience, to include version control, automated builds, automated testing, and continuous integration with tools such as Gitlab

  • Self-starter with strong innovative and analytical ability

  • Proficient in Python, Java or Go

  • Experience in web development using progressive JavaScript frameworks such as Vue.js, React, or Angular

  • Knowledge of software engineering and best practices for full software development life cycle; coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, and testing

  • Experience with cloud technologies and DevOps (AWS, Kubernetes)

  • Knowledge of DevOps/CI/CD tools and benefits

  • Experience with microservices and event-driven architectures

  • Well practiced in Agile development

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