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Jacobs Senior Systems Engineer in Hanover, Maryland

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Your Impact:

Jacobs is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer in Hanover, MD. The Senior Systems Engineer is responsible for the following duties:

  • Develop and document JIRA Sites, workflows, components, custom forms, metrics, data sharing portals, and navigation

  • Develop and document Confluence master pages, child pages, templates, widget, metrics, and histograms from varying sources

  • Develop and document new targeting strategies and mission processes to improve targeting and secure data sharing, supported by technical diagrams, process and workflow descriptions and technical documentation

  • Define near term and long term improvements for remodeling targeting tools for greater compliance fidelity

  • Document and track targeting risks and issues

  • Develop and maintain strategic plans and milestone tracking for targeting projects; propose tasks to support efficiency, modernization or advancement of targeting objectives; document and communicate targeting projects efficiently to a wide range of stakeholders

  • Develop, sustain and manage JIRA and Confluence content and manage other communications mediums used to convey status, metrics and socialization of targeting activities

  • Author technical documentation to support targeting legacy and modernization initiatives, to include CONOPs, strategy documents, business plans, technology/modernization road maps, transition plans

  • Create and maintain project documentation, presentations, tracking, tasking etc. in Microsoft Word SharePoint, Excel, and PowerPoint

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • You must have an active TS/SCI with a polygraph

  • 14 years’ experience in programs and contracts of similar scope within Federal Government and Bachelor’s degree in System Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering Science, Engineering Management, or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required. Five (5) years of additional SE experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.

  • Strong understanding of JIRA and Confluence applications

  • Good understanding of the SIGINT lifecycle

  • Experience in developing Strategic Plans, capability level, functional, interface and requirements

  • Experience in defining and modeling business processes and workflows and identifying mechanisms and approaches for process improvement and/or automation

  • Minimum one (1) year experience in developing and managing JIRA projects and Confluence pages

  • Experience and strong user level competence in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Desired Qualifications:

  • Expert working knowledge or experience with SharePoint and Atlassian suite products (especially JIRA and Confluence)

  • Experience with or knowledge of SIGINT workflow

  • Experience with or knowledge of targeting, dataflow or related mission systems

  • Basic understanding of metadata tagging, ‘smartdata’ as it relates to cloud related technologies

  • Understanding of or experience working with external IC or foreign partners in a SIGINT environment

  • Knowledge of general distributed processing methodology, cloud-based architectures and technology, and organizational development and design

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.



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 drug-free workplace.

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.