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Jacobs Mobile Device Application Developer 4 in Herndon, Virginia

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Your Impact:

This position is CONTINGENT upon contract award. Our recruiting team will follow up with you on your application.

Job Description:

Possesses an understanding of mobile (iOS and Android) and wifi communication platforms

Designs, develops documents, tests and debugs applications software and systems that contain logical and mathematical solutions.

Provides development engineering and programming support to projects and infrastructure support activities.

Designs and develops enterprise applications in a Web environment.

Develops, creates, and modifies general computer applications software or specialized utility programs.

Analyzes user needs and develops software solutions.

Designs software or customizes software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency.

May analyze and design databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team.

May manage websites including design, develop, deploy and maintain activities as well as performs testing and quality assurance of web sites and web applications.

Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

Duties could include the following –

Digital forensics activities, mobile applications development, software reverse engineering, hardware exploitation, parser development, and technical exploitation (collection, transmission, prioritization translation, and analysis and dissemination of materials).

Analyze firmware and software using reverse engineering techniques to identify and evaluate security vulnerabilities.

Design and develop tools that integrate with commercial applications

Provide the operations and maintenance of operational systems

Modify existing software to correct errors, allow it to adapt to new hardware, or to improve its performance

Analyze user needs and software requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost restraints

Consult with customers about software system design and maintenance

Coordinate software system installation and monitor equipment functioning to ensure specifications are met

Design, develop, and modify software systems, using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcome and consequence of design

Develop and direct software system testing and validation procedures, programming, and documentation

Confer with systems analysts, engineers, programmers and others to obtain information on project limitations and capabilities, performance requirements and interfaces

Correct errors by making appropriate changes and then recheck the program to ensure that the desired results are produced

Conduct trial runs of program and software applications to be sure they will produce the desired information and that the instructions are correct

Compile and write documentation of program development and subsequent revisions, inserting comments in the coded instruction so others can understand the program

Write, update, and maintain computer programs or software packages to handle specific jobs, such as tracking inventory, storing or receiving data, or controlling other equipment

Consult with managerial, engineering, and technical personnel to clarify program intent, identify problems, and suggest changes

Perform or direct revision, repair, or expansion of existing programs to increase operating efficiency or adapt to new requirements

Written, analyze, review, and rewrite programs, using workflow chart and diagram, and applying knowledge of computer capabilities, subject matter, and symbolic logic

Write or contribute to instructions or manuals to guide end users

Investigate whether networks, workstations, the central processing unit of the system, or peripheral equipment are responding to a program’s instructions

Prepare detailed workflow charts and diagrams that describe input, output, and logical operational, and convert them into a series of instructions coded in a computer language

Consult with and assist computer operators or system analysts to define and resolve problems in running computer programs

Assign, coordinate, and review work and activities of programming personnel

Collaborate with computer manufacturers and users to develop new programming methods

Train subordinates in programming and program coding

Designs, Develops, and Maintains applications within the cloud environment. This can be for new applications development or the transition of legacy applications to the cloud environment.

Here’s What You’ll Need:


Bachelors plus 11 years, or 15 years experience

TS/SCI with polygraph REQUIRED

Background in wireless APIs (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth) preferred

Computers and electronics – Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming

Mathematics – knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Engineering and technology – knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

Customer and personal service – knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Complex Problem Solving – identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement new ones.

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, 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) .