Jacobs Network Engineer in Fort Benning, Georgia

Network Engineer


USSOCOM's mission is to “Provide fully capable Special Operations Forces (SOF) to defend the United States and its interests and synchronize planning for global operations against terrorist networks.” As a member of our team, you will partner with SOF military and civilian members to directly support this mission by providing world-class Information Technology services and support that connect over 60,000 users around the world.

The Network Engineer (NE) performs tier three transport support in accordance with the SOCOM Information Enterprise (SIE) Operational Order (OPORD). In addition to in-depth technical knowledge of the Government’s transport system (hardware and software), the NE must be detail oriented and have advanced troubleshooting and analytical skills. The NE tests and analyzes elements of network facilities, including power, software, security features, communications devices, communications lines, modems and terminals. The NE is responsible for the overall integration of the enterprise network as well as planning, modeling, simulation, design, installation, maintenance, management and coordination of the network. The NE monitors and controls the performance and status of network resources by using software and hardware tools, as well as by identifying and diagnosing complex problems and factors affecting network performance. The NE keeps his or her technical skills updated and studies vendor products to determine those which best meet the Government’s needs. The NE provides guidance and direction for junior network support technicians Candidate must have advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (2013/2016)

Typical Duties

  • Providing On-Call or after hours support to provide expert recommendations for troubleshooting issues

  • Engineering enterprise data, voice and video networks

  • Establishing and operating network test facilities

  • Maintaining a secure transfer of data to multiple locations via internal and external networks

  • Working with vendors, the Government, carriers and technical staff on network implementation, optimization and ongoing management

  • Providing high-level support and technical expertise in networking technology, including LAN/WAN hardware, switches, bridges and routers

  • Ensure proactive engagement in Incident Management process, working with cross-functional teams to minimize the impact of network service outages

  • Build operational Operations and Maintenance (O&M) checklists to maintain the service (daily, weekly, monthly, yearly O&M checklists); build Tactics, Techniques and Processes (TTPs) and Standard Operating Processes (SOPs) associated with service checklists

  • Generating various reports as needed

  • Testing and documenting network configurations and performance

  • Managing and validating network security configurations

  • Reviewing network standards and trends to identify and recommend operational improvements

  • Briefing senior leaders on network status, issues, and recommendations

  • Mentoring and leading junior network personnel


Clearance Required: TS/SCI

Associate of Science degree in Information Technology, IT Security, Network Systems Technology or related field or equivalent experience plus eight (8)years of directly related experience or any equivalent combination of education, experience, training and certifications.

Required Certification: Employment is contingent upon obtaining and/or maintaining required certifications

  • CCNP Routing and Switching

  • DOD 8570 IAT Level II or higher

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Education: Associates or Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in an IT-related field.

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 background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Georgia-Fort Benning

Req ID: I2S00040L