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Jacobs Systems Architect - TS/SCI Polygraph in Columbia, Maryland

Systems Architect - TS/SCI Polygraph


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

  • Design and develop solutions to complex applications problems, system administration issues, or network concerns

  • Performsystems management and integration functions.

  • Analyze science, engineering, business, and all other data processing problems application to electronic data processing systems

  • Analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations

  • May analyze or recommend commercially available software. Incorporates engineering strategies for introducing new technology into the Sponsor’s infrastructure-related business processes

  • Develop future technology and architectural advancements to support CIO architectural strategy, technology migration, and integration and evolution

Additional Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Develop system requirement specifications based on user requirements and high-level system architecture

  • Lead system architecture design and development activities

  • Provide technical leadership for systems engineering teams

  • Participate in collaborative engineering/development processes

  • Provide guidance to system development/implementation planning by preparing system engineering management, system integration, and/or test plans


  • Current and active TS/SCI Poly 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

  • Experience with government networks and secure communications

  • Vendor certifications such as those listed below are strongly preferred:

  • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)

  • AWS Essentials, AWS Cloud Experience

  • Agile Experience

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 Information Technology

Primary Location United States-Maryland-Columbia-FNS

Job Type Experienced

Req ID: ADV000067