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Jacobs Software Engineer- TS/SCI Poly in Columbia, Maryland

Software Engineer- TS/SCI Poly


Jacobs is seeking a Software Engineer with an active TS/SCI polygraph for a contingent position in the Reston, VA area. Duties include:

  • Analyze user interfaces, maintain hardware and software performance tuning, analyze workload and computer usage, maintain interfaces with outside systems, analyze down-times, analyze proposed system modifications, upgrades and new COTS

  • Define the problem, and develop system requirements and program specifications, from which programmers prepare detailed flow charts, programs, and tests

  • Coordinates closely with programmers to ensure proper implementation of program and system specifications

  • Develop, in conjunction with functional users, system alternative solutions

Additional duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop and modify software systems, using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcome and consequences of design

  • Software architecture, design, coding, integration, testing, and deployment of a Web application hosted on a Linux system

  • Seek ways to improve the deployed product and streamline the user experience to bring speed to the application as performance and ease of use to find information are the application’s main selling point

  • Manage and execute the development, integration and testing on time

  • Understand requirements analysis and software development time estimation in an agile development environment via Sprints

  • Familiar with code refactoring, object-oriented programming, database queries via SQL and optimization, Ajax and web services, browser certificates for user identification and authentication, user roles and permissions, and RESTful state web query design and implementation

  • Knowledge of web application client side and server-side development


  • Current and active TS/SCI Polygraph required

  • Must be able to demonstrate working in an operational environment where priorities change frequently

  • Requires three (3) years of experience specific to skill

  • Education and relevant certifications may be substituted for years of experience. For example, candidates with an Associate’s degree equals 18 months of experience; Bachelor’s degree equals 3 years of experience; Master’s degree equals 5 years of experience; Doctorate equals 7 years of experience

  • Relevant certifications will be considered equivalent to three (months) of specialized experience

Desired Requirements:

  • Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Electrical engineering, Computer Engineering, or other closely related IT or Cyber discipline highly desired

  • Experience or familiarity of Infrastructure as Code (Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Terraform, CloudFormation, JSON, etc.)

  • The following experiences are highly desired:

  • NetConf/Yang

  • Network Service Modeling experience

  • Network automation and network management

  • Javascript frameworks, such as AnjularJS, Node or jQuery

  • Cisco Network Orchestrator

  • Relational database development with mySQL or Oracle, Operating System Scripting in Linux and Windows

  • Experience developing multi-tier web applications in modern programming languages, such as Java, Python, JavaScript, or Ruby on Rails

Essential Functions

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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Job Software

Primary Location United States-Maryland-Columbia-FNS

Job Type Experienced

Req ID: ADV000062