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Jacobs Security Engineer in Columbia, Maryland

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Your Impact:

The Security Engineer is responsible for effective design, implementation, operation, and maintenance and troubleshooting of the IT infrastructure. This includes server administration, virtualization, performance tuning, backup and restore, and storage. The security engineer leads in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure and ensures that system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related procedures adhere to organizational values.

  • Upgrade systems by implementing and maintaining security controls and maintaining IAVA, STIG and RMF compliance.

  • Apply OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis and upgrade administrative tools and utilities. Configure / add new services as necessary.

  • Implement, manage, and maintain security tools and applications such as WSUS, HBSS, ACAS.

  • Performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required. Analyze, diagnose and determine root cause of issues, test, communicate, and either resolve or escalate for resolution appropriately.

  • Evaluate and recommend tools and products for enterprise IT systems. Designs, develops and implements security requirements within an organization’s business processes.

  • Prepares and maintains documentation to support SSPs and other RMF related requirements.

  • Recommends and implements system enhancements to improve security deficiencies.

  • Secures system configurations and installs security tools, scans systems in order to determine compliancy and report results and evaluates products and various aspects of system administration.

  • Provides assistance in computer incident investigations.

  • Performs vulnerability assessments including development of risk mitigation strategies.

*Position is contingent upon award*

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 4+ years of experience in implementing IT system security on network enterprise environments

  • Required IAT Certs: one or more of the following: Sec+, CASP, CISSP

  • Required Vendor Cert: one or more of the following: Microsoft, VMWare, Cisco, Netapp, Pure Storage, HP, Dell, Linux+, RedHat. If not currently achieved, then must achieve within 6 months of hire

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree

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:

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.



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