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Jacobs Senior Software Engineer with active TS/SCI Polygraph in Herndon, Virginia

Critical Mission Solutions

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It's our promise to challenge the status quo as we redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges, and transform big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

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Your Impact:

Job Description (describe the day-to-day):

The employee is responsible for the development and maintenance of network automation services that allow for the reliable, secure, rapid delivery of network changes to support mission needs. The operating environment for this capability will be a mix of the Amazon AWS cloud and on-premises Linux servers that will be accessible on multiple classification levels in a DevOps environment.

The employee uses the Agile Scrum development methodology. The resources shall be familiar with Scrum. All resources shall complete tasks within the Sponsor approved sprint cycle timeframe and use the Sponsor’s project work tracking system to track all tasks and user stories.

Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the software engineer supporting enterprise Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)

  • Working with DevOps tools to support the SDLC, to include Git/Github, Jenkins, etc.

  • Responsible for software design, coding, integration, testing, and deployment of a web application hosted on AWS Linux environment

  • Executes and creates test plans and clear, concise test scripts for new products or enhancements to existing products. Defines comprehensive scenarios and variations in data to adequately perform testing.

  • Ensures proper automated integration &/or regression test coverage (using pyTest, etc) is included for new user stories developed in agile sprints.

  • Proactively schedules and performs functional, integration, regression, and release testing; submits errors and issues to development for correction, and retests once errors have been corrected. Report tests results and status as appropriate. Tracks defects and causal analysis to closure.

  • Interacts with development team to identify and refine test requirements.

  • Prepares test plans and test scripts for software corrections and enhancements.

  • In response to work order, be able to anticipate integration efforts and critical paths in the development time line

  • Manage and execute the development, integration, and testing on-time

  • Understand requirements analysis and software development time estimation in an agile development environment via Sprints

  • Working with data stored in relational databases, such as SQL

  • Working with RESTful APIs to retrieve information from different systems

  • Follow all customer network and application development security processes and procedures, ensures compliance with all Government policies.








Here’s What You’ll Need:


  • Active TS SCI with Poly Required

  • BS degree in a computer or system science discipline from an accredited college or university and six (6) to ten (10) years of progressive, relevant experience.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with object oriented computer programming

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Python

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of common operating systems: Windows, UNIX, Linux.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Git / GitHub

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Jenkins and CI/CD pipelines

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with AWS

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Java or equivalent programming languages

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Operating System Scripting in Linux

  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.

  • Self-starter and work well in a high performance team environment.

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure, constantly changing environment.

  • Understand requirements analysis and software development time estimation in an agile development environment via Sprints.

  • Familiar with code refactoring, object oriented programming, procedural programming, and web services

  • Knowledge of web application client side and server side development and how they work together.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with written communication and presentation skills

Desired Requirements (nice to have but not required):

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Ansible

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Jinja2 Templates

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with YANG

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with XML

  • RESTful API integration and development

  • Experience with network automation and network management is highly desirable.

Essential Functions (Enter essential functions that are not listed below under the relevant header):

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 at https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf and supplemental language. at https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migratedfiles/employers/eeocgina_supplement.pdf

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