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Jacobs Senior Software Developer - NISSC II in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Your Impact:

Mission Statement

Jacobs is seeking a Senior Software Developer to support the newly awarded NISSC II contract and the DevSecOps initiative. 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 Senior Software Developer is responsible for supporting the modernization of C2 applications. Reviews existing applications and requirements. Develops software modernization designs. Develops and delivers software requirement and design presentations for customer approval. Mentors junior software developers. Attends and contributes to Agile team meetings to include daily stand-ups, sprint planning, and retrospectives. Identifies application modernization tasks and has them added to the backlog. Develops high-quality, secure software.

Typical Duties Include:

  • Review existing applications and their associated requirements.

  • Develops software modernization plans.

  • Develops and delivers high-quality software requirement and design presentations for customer approval.

  • Mentor junior software developers.

  • Attend and contribute to Agile team meetings to include daily stand-ups, sprint planning, and retrospectives.

  • Write high-quality, secure software.

  • Review software scan results and adjudicates findings.

  • Develop and execute unit test cases

  • Creates high-quality software documentation, to include, but not limited to, Software User Manuals, Software Design Documents, Software Installation Manuals, and Interface Control Specifications

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Clearance Requirements: Current Secret clearance or an ability to obtain a Secret Clearance

Educational Requirements: Working towards a BS degree and 8-years software development experience.

Certification Requirements: DoD 8570 approved cybersecurity certification such as Security+, or obtain within 60 days.

Experience Requirements:

  • Experience designing, implementing, and sustaining complex software applications

  • Experience developing technical solutions to meet defined requirements

  • Detailed understanding of the Java programming language

  • Experience developing microservices using Java Spring Boot and Spring Cloud

  • Experience performing Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) within a DevSecOps pipeline

  • Experience writing event-driven applications utilizing a messaging service

  • Detailed understanding of the REST API

  • Experience developing Java build scripts using Maven and/or Gradle

  • Experience utilizing Static Code Analysis (SCA) tools and adjudicating vulnerabilities

  • Experience using JPA for object persistence

  • Experience developing application front-ends using Angular JS or other JavaScript-based web frameworks

  • Detailed understanding of Docker containers and Kubernetes

  • Detail oriented

Desired Requirements:

  • Experience leading small software development teams

  • Experience mentoring junior software developers

  • Experience working with Apache Kafka

  • High-level understanding of DoD Platform 1

  • Experience migrating monolithic applications to a microservices architecture

  • Experience in Test Driven Development and Continuous Integration Environments.

  • Experience working within a VMware Tanzu environment.

  • Experience working with DAST (Dynamic Application Security Testing) tools

  • Exper4ience working on CCIC2S applications

  • Experience working within an Agile development team

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 $145,000-$155,000 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) .