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Jacobs Cyber Security Specialist - NISSC II in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Your Impact:

Jacobs is seeking a Cyber Security Specialist to support the newly awarded NISSC II contract. Your career at Jacobs enables NISSC to fulfill its mission to “provide classified communications and processing for Command and Control (C2) capability in organizational work centers at NISSC sites.” As a member of our team, you will support corporate and customer mission to provide world-class IT services and support that connects systems and users across NORAD in the areas of software development/maintenance, network services, cyber security, systems administration, and other mission-critical areas.

Job Description

The Cyber Security Specialist engages in one of many facets of cybersecurity from cyber and system requirements definition, acquisition and compliance validation, to systems security engineering design, development and integration, and/or the creation and maintenance of authorization and assessment documentation necessary to ensure our mission-critical systems maintain approval to operate.

Typical Duties Include:

  • Provide cybersecurity engineering services and support to the Sustainment Maintenance and Modification Services (SMMS) program as directed by the Systems Security Engineering Chief Product Owner (CPO)

  • Collaborate with hardware engineers, software engineers, software assurance engineers, systems integrators and test teams supporting the development, testing, installation, and deployment of cyber-compliant solutions

  • Support the establishment, installment, and enforcement of security architectures; integrate new architectural features into existing infrastructures; design cybersecurity architectural artifacts; perform architectural analysis of cyber security features and ensure the successful integration of cyber-compliant solutions into system “as is” and “to be” technical baselines

  • Provide systems security engineering recommendations, develop cybersecurity assessment plans and cybersecurity test plans to ensure proper system hardening and to resolve/overcome integration and testing issues

  • Assess and mitigate system security threats/risks throughout the Operations, Maintenance (O&M) and Sustainment life cycles

  • Contribute to the security planning, assessment, risk analysis, risk management, authorization and assessment and cybersecurity awareness activities for all facets of the Missile Warning, Missile Defense and Space systems and networking operations

  • Ensure system security needs are established and maintained for O&M and Sustainment upgrades, operations development, security requirements definition, security risk assessment, systems analysis, systems design, security test and evaluation, assessment and authorization, systems hardening, vulnerability, testing and scanning, and configuration management

  • Work within an Agile methodology to complete assigned stories and tasks to meet program feature and increment milestones and operational fielding timelines

  • Support deployment activities in the Test Development Facility (TDF) and/or onsite as necessary

  • Assesses system vulnerabilities and generates monthly Vulnerability Status Reports/Cybersecurity Verification Results as required

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Clearance Requirements: Secret with the ability to obtain a TS/SCI

Educational Requirements: BS degree in a related discipline and 5 to 7 years related experience, or any equivalent combination of education, experience, training, and certifications.

Certification Requirements: N/A

Experience Requirements:

  • Security engineering skills with a working knowledge of cybersecurity technology and DoD/Federal cybersecurity policy (i.e., CNSSI 1253, DoDI 8500.01, NIST SP 800-53, etc.).

  • Hands-on experience with Windows and Unix operating systems

  • Understanding of networking, subnetting, firewalls, NAT, ACL's, etc

  • Experience with MS Office suite of tools (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)

  • Familiarity or experience with Agile software development methodologies, i.e. Scrum, Kanban, SAFe

  • ACAS/ Nessus / Security Center

  • STIG/SCAP compliance scanning and implementation

  • HBSS (ePolicy Orchestrator, McAfee Antivirus, HIPS, Policy Auditor, RSD) Prefer DoD HBSS Administrator training

  • Experience programming in C, C++, C#, Ruby, Perl, Python, SQL

  • Proficiency in writing, editing, executing scripts on Windows, Linux, UNIX systems is highly desired

  • Familiarity with RMF and eMASS a plus

Essential Functions

Work Environment

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

  • Work assignments vary based on client requirements.

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

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

Physical Requirements

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

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

Equipment and Machines

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

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

  • Operating hand tools, power tools, ladders and test equipment.

  • May require operating motor vehicles.


  • Regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule is mandatory.

  • Shift Work is required to support operations. The candidate chosen for this position will work varying shifts

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

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

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

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


  • Continental and Oversees travel may be required. It is important to maintain a current passport.

Other Essential Functions

  • Employment is contingent upon obtaining all required certifications within the timeframe specified in a waiver by the government (if applicable) and maintaining required certifications through the duration of the contract. Failure to obtain/maintain required certifications will result in disqualification for this position and could result in termination.

  • Candidate must exhibit a professional behavior that promotes teamwork, fosters cooperation, and enhances productivity in the workplace. Must be well organized with the ability to coordinate, prioritize and execute multiple tasks simultaneously in a high-pressure environment. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing to work effectively with a variety of government, military and contractor personnel at all levels.

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

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

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

This position is expected to pay $80,000-100,000 annually; depending on experience, education, and any certifications that are directly related to the position.

Jacobs health and welfare benefits are designed to invest in you, and in the things you care about. Your health. Your well-being. Your security. Your future. Typical benefits offered include education reimbursement, retirement benefits (401K match), employee stock purchase plan, health benefits, tax saving options, disability benefits, life and accident insurance, voluntary benefits, paid time off and paid holidays, and parental leave.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language. (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf)

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.