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Jacobs Systems Engineer - NISSC II in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Your Impact:


Jacobs is seeking a Systems Engineer 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 System Engineer is responsible for defining executable-level requirements and developing technical solutions that satisfy them. Assesses existing systems and their existing requirements and designs. Identifies system problems and provides solutions to address them. Designs and oversees the implementation of system upgrades. Understands how the different components of the overall system and its external interfaces interact and communicate. Maintains systems and brainstorms possible improvements that can be made to a system in the future. Develops a roadmap for the incremental implementation of capabilities to achieve the customer’s near-term and future goals. Creates architectural views that document the system design and guide its implementation.

Typical Duties Include:

  • Speaking to and collaborating with a variety of people, such as clients, vendors, and management and information technology (IT) staff during the creation and maintenance of a system.

  • Defining executable level requirements and developing technical solutions that satisfy them.

  • Engaging in quality control procedures to ensure that systems are efficient and operational.

  • Developing a cost-efficient system for projects by performing a cost-benefit analysis.

  • Develops a detailed understanding of how the different components of the overall system and its external interfaces interact and communicate.

  • Creates architectural views and other drawings that document the system design and guide its implementation.

  • Develops a Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM) that traces requirements to verification methods, designs solutions, and test cases.

  • Creates and delivers high-quality requirements and design presentations for customer approval.

  • Ensures changes to system configurations are accomplished IAW organizational configuration control processes and procedures.

  • Identifies and documents system and projects cost, schedule, and technical risks, and develops mitigation strategies.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Qualifications – External

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

Educational Requirements: BS degree and 6-8-years system engineering or related relevant experience.

Certification Requirements: N/A

Experience Requirements:

  • Broad understanding of system designs and how they interact with each other

  • Experience developing executable-level requirements from customer statements of needs.

  • Understanding of the key characteristics of good requirements

  • Experience working with and creating DoDAF architectural views

  • Experience creating system drawings, such as rack elevations and network topologies.

  • Extensive knowledge of the system engineering processes

  • Good understanding of configuration management processes and procedures

  • Experience creating and updating RTMs

  • Possess strong oral and written communication skills

  • Fundamental understanding of networking

  • Ability to quickly learn and adapt to new technology

  • Detail-oriented and success driven

Desired Requirements:

  • Understands the Risk Management Framework (RMF) and how to work within it to obtain system accreditations

  • Experience working within Agile teams

  • Experience mentoring junior system engineers

  • Understanding of event-driven software architectures and pub/sub messaging

  • Knowledgeable about communications protocols, such as TCP, UDP, and HTTP

  • Experience working within a VMware Tanzu environment

  • Experience working on CCIC2S systems

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 temperatures 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 the 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 overseas 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 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 are usually business casual, but dependent on the client’s standards. Must not pose a safety hazard to employees working in the same general area.

  • The position for which you are applying requires a US government security clearance. This is to advise you, that should you be extended an offer, if you possess dual citizenship (i.e., a 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 $140,000 - $160,000 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) .