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Jacobs Junior Network Engineer / Network Technician - Clearable Secret in Columbia, Maryland

Junior Network Engineer / Network Technician - Clearable Secret


“Jacobs National Security Solutions (NSS) provides world-class IT network and service management capabilities; cutting edge cyber threat awareness and cybersecurity solutions; innovative web- and software applications development; and advanced data analytics for major clients in the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, and Federal Civilian Agencies.

Our forward thinking solutions deliver an integrated approach to IT network design and management, full lifecycle IT service management, IT service delivery, asset management, logistics and procurement, and vendor management. We leverage the expertise and passion of our employees to conduct identity and access management, penetration testing, and vulnerability assessments for our nation’s most closely guarded agencies and networks. Our Cyber Security Operations Centers ensure safe, effective network operations for Federal clients while our data scientists are helping stop illegal acts before they can endanger Americans or our way of life.

Jacobs promotes a culture of operational excellence to create a safer, smarter, and more connected world while upholding the highest standards of compliance, quality and integrity.

We continue to thrive and need your talent and motivation to help propel us farther, faster.”

Jacobs provides innovative systems, products and solutions to our customers worldwide. We are comprised of diverse professionals that bring different perspectives and ideas, understanding that the more experiences we bring to our work the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our workforce we look for people that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.

Jacobs is seeking a Junior Network Engineer / Network Technician to support a contract in Fort Meade, MD. This position will require the ability to obtain and maintain a secret level security clearance.

Duties and Responsibilities may include:

  • Develop cybersecurity test plans, test reports, implementation plans and evaluate deployment guidelines for the DoDIN Optical Transport Network (OTN) suite of equipment that includes Ciena/Coriant/Cisco and ATM/SONET-SDH/Ethernet (1/10/100 Gbps) Encryptor.

  • Perform Cybersecurity analysis and testing by applying the NIST SP800-53r4 RMF (Risk Management Framework) standards and DISA BTS STIG (Backbone Transport Services - Security Technical Implementation Guides)

  • Recommend new or revised security measures and countermeasures based on test results and analysis to harden prior deploying

  • Develop TTPs (Techniques and Procedures) and SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) and implementing automated information security test procedures. Providing Level-3 crypto support to troubleshoot and resolve any field cryptology issues as required

  • Conduct functional and interoperability tests to optimize data flow latency and maximize bandwidth utilization capability

  • Configure the crypto management system to validate connectivity and functionality in a DISA GIG lab

  • Work with multiple hardware vendors

  • Position duties require hands-on and practical knowledge of network engineering; equipment cutovers, cross-domain communication, information technology network management and/or network operation

  • Specialized duties include extensive hands-on and practical knowledge of network engineering; equipment cutovers, cross-domain communication, information technology network management and/or network operation

  • Conduct lab research to resolve technical problems and document product capabilities and limitations.





Basic Qualifications:

  • AS degree in information systems or computer science or any equivalent combination of education, experience, training and certifications.

  • Hands-on network experience

  • Knowledge of testing optical media and infrastructure with, power light meter, TDR and OTDR equipment

  • Experience configuring routing protocols and switching configuration in medium to large enterprise networks

  • Must be US Citizen and have the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret level security clearance

Desired Qualifications:

  • 8570 (Sec ) or to be taken within 60 days

  • CCENT/CCNA certification is a plus

  • Knowledge of testing both functional and performance evaluations of hardware and software to meet certification requirements.

  • Experience with Encryption Devices.

  • Possess ability to work with vendors to develop and/or propose product enhancements to meet validated requirements and shall communicate with product engineers and manufacturing groups to resolve problems in the field.

  • Prior hands on experience with Cisco networks.

  • Knowledge of Wide Area Network technologies.

  • Knowledge of Local Area Network technologies such as Ethernet as well as the physical media and equipment associated with each knowledge area

  • Knowledge of IP routing protocols and implementations

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:

Knowledge of general office equipment including PC/laptop, Fax, Copiers, Shredder, Printers, Telephone, and other miscellaneous office equipment.


Attendance is critical at all times. 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

Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.

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.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Maryland-Columbia

Travel No

Req ID: ATE0004MY