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Jacobs ITS Software Engineer - Java Developer -TS/SCI with Polygraph Required in Fort Meade, Maryland

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Your Impact:

Jacobs is seeking a Software Engineer to join the team in Fort Meade, Maryland. In this role, you will have the opportunity to support the design, development and testing of enterprise software critical to the Customer enterprise. The right candidate will demonstrate a strong background developing enterprise-grade Java applications with experience matching the skills outlined below

Other responsibilities will include writing software using message-oriented middleware, resolving application errors and performance issues in a timely manner, and deploying software in an Enterprise Linux environment.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • TS/SCI clearance with polygraph required

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in computer engineering or in a field related to the computer engineering or computer science disciplines

  • 5 years of Software Engineering experience. An additional 4 years of Software Engineering experience may be substituted for the degree for a total of 9 years.

  • 3+ years of experience developing enterprise-grade Java applications

  • Experience writing software using message-oriented middleware such as JMS, AMQP, STOMP, or MQTT

  • Ability to debug and resolve application errors and performance bottlenecks in a timely and effective manner

  • Ability to clearly communicate ideas and status updates to peers and management

  • Experience developing, deploying, and maintaining software in an Enterprise Linux environment

  • Experience developing software with Git, Maven and Gradle

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with Distributed Streaming Platforms such as Apache Kafka, Apache Pulsar, or Apache RocketMQ

  • Knowledge of the Spring Framework and Dependency Injection

  • Experience with Stream Processing (Apache Storm)

  • Experience using Enterprise Integration Patterns (Apache Camel)

  • CWIP IAM Level I certification (CAP, CND, Cloud+, GSLC, or Security+ CE)

  • Experience with Messaging

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Security, or a related field

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 always critical. 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

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.


Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf) .