Jacobs Information Technology Analyst – Principal in Fort Meade, Maryland

Information Technology Analyst – Principal


Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and construction services for industrial, commercial and government organizations globally. The companyemploys over 74,000 people and operates in more than 40 countries around the world.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate theGlobal Electromagnetic Spectrum Information System (GEMSIS) for Operational Effectiveness Suitability Interoperability and Survivability (OESIS).

  • Develop and update the Analysis Structure (AS) which is comprised of the Data Source Matrix (DSM) and the Evaluation Framework (WF)

  • Develop Test Scenarios and Test Scrips to support the conduct of the GEMSIS Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E).

  • Develop various briefings such as the Test Concept Brief (TCB), Test and Evaluation Strategy Brief (TESB) and Operational Test Readiness Review (OTRR)

  • Develop Operational Test Plan and Test Reports

  • Attend various teleconferences, meetings and working groups.

  • Conduct data collection training

  • Conduct the GEMSIS OT&E

  • Provide updates to the GEMSIS Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP)

  • Ensure test requirements, test scenarios and test scripts adequately cover Key Performance Parameters (KPPS).

  • Develop and update Critical Operational Issues (COIs), Measures of Effectiveness (MOE), and Measures of Performance (MOPs)

  • Provide administrative task support such as Monthly Status Reports (MSRs), Weekly Status Reports (WARs) and meeting minutes.


Requires a Master’s degree and at least 8 years of experience or a Bachelor’s degree with at least 10 years of experience. One year of experience can be substituted by 15 semester hours completed towards a Master’s degree. Requires at least 1 certification in area of specialization. Additional certifications in the area of specialization may be substituted for 1 year of experience. The degree must be in a relevant technical curriculum and experience must be related to the job duties.

Acceptable degree specialties include but are not limited to the following: Information Technology, Mathematics, Computer Networking, Cybersecurity, and various engineering and science disciplines.

Related certifications in the area of specialization may be substituted for 1 year of experience. Examples of relevant Government or industry training include, but are not limited to, DAWIA Test and Evaluation Level 1/2/3 certification, SPRDE Level 1/2/3 certifications, CTEP certification, and applicable United States Federal or DoD school training and certification on a specific system, network, or technology.

This position will require a security clearance at the Secret level.

  • Candidate should have a thorough understanding of operational testing and evaluation.

  • Candidate should have a thorough understanding of Net Ready – Key Performance Parameters (NR-KPP)

  • Candidate should have basic knowledge of frequency management systems, applications, tools and databases used by the Services to support spectrum management operation planning. Applications may include SPECTRUM XXI (SXXI) and Host Nation Worldwide Database Online (HNSWDO)

  • Ability to handle stress and work well under pressure

  • Have practical and working knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications, advanced Excel knowledge

  • Analytical and critical thinking skills

  • Quality interpersonal skills

  • Must be able to multitask and be organized

  • Quality oral and written communication skills

Essential Functions:

Physical Requirements

Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods of time. Position may require filing, typing, and reading from a computer screen. Must have sufficient mobility, included but not limited to: bending, reaching, turning and kneeling to complete daily duties in a timely and efficient manner. There is a possibility that due to parking availability and location of work, walking moderate to long distances may be required.

Work Environment

An inside and outside environment (considerations: closed quarters, close together, lighting). Needs to be able to work well with co-workers and all levels of management. No hazards on job or unusual environmental conditions.

Equipment and Machines

Ability to operate office equipment such as a personal computer, printer, copy machine, telephone, fax machine and other equipment including desk supplies and other work related tools as required.


Core work hours will be between 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. Regular attendance of scheduled hours is extremely important, but not critical, except for deadlines and meetings. Punctuality and regular attendance are necessary to meet deadlines. Must exhibit flexibility of work hours to adjust to surge situations based on critical mission requirements.

Other Essential Functions

Must demonstrate professional behavior at all times when dealing with customers, management and co-workers. Must have clear, concise and accurate communications skills in English, both verbal and written. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk to employees or others. Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner. Independent personal transportation to office or work site is required. Travel to and from customer’s locations and the test fields may be required to support projects. This may involve airline travel. In some cases, accommodations can possibly be made for POV, if necessary. When operating any vehicle for work purposes, must wear seat belt and in addition, no cellular devices are to be used when vehicle is in motion.


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-Maryland-Fort Meade

Req ID: SAL00027Z