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Jacobs Systems Engineer - GCCS in Homestead Base, Florida

Systems Engineer - GCCS



USSOCOM's mission isto “Provide fully capable Special Operations Forces (SOF) to defend the UnitedStates and its interests and synchronize planning for global operations againstterrorist networks.” As a member of our team, you will partner with SOFmilitary and civilian members to directly support this mission by providingworld-class Information Technology services and support that connect over60,000 users around the world.

Job Description

The Systems Engineerperforms tier three systems support in accordance with the SIE OPORD. Inaddition to in-depth technical knowledge of the Government’s software andhardware, Systems Engineers need advanced analytical, troubleshooting anddesign skills. The ability to communicate with technical and non-technicalusers also is essential. The Systems Engineer must be familiar with the systemsengineering process and data as a fundamental building block for performanceimprovement. Participation in working groups, design reviews and system testsis required. Candidates will help generateassessments, as well as develop and implement actionable recommendations basedon reviews. Candidates require extensive knowledge of the development process,including specification, documentation, and quality assurance. Because of thebroad range of demands Systems Engineers must meet, candidates who havedemonstrated strong project planning skills are preferred. Systems Engineers must have the ability to focus onengineering from a performance perspective. Candidates will have knowledge of data structures and relationaldatabase systems (e.g., Oracle, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, PostGres) alongwith working knowledge of network and information exchange technologies (e.g.,TCP/IP, RESTful, SOAP, HTTP). Finally,Systems Engineers must be familiar with system engineering processes andtechniques, possess excellent collaboration and communication skills anddemonstrate strong technical writing skills. The contractor shall beresponsible for ensuring system availability and reliability of the GlobalCommand and Control System - Joint (GCCS-J) and related GCCS Family of Systems(FoS) on the networks. Thus candidatemust have experience in the GCCS FOS.

Typical Duties

  • Developing, maintaining and supporting technicalinfrastructure, hardware and system software components

  • Performing installation, maintenance and support ofsystem software and hardware

  • Performing user support

  • Configuring, debugging and supporting multipleinfrastructure platforms

  • Performing high-level root cause analysis in support ofservice interruption recovery as well as creating and documenting preventivemeasures

  • Working as a strong team contributor and providing technicalexpertise

  • Staying abreast of emerging trends in informationtechnology and helping shape the work for the Government

  • Working with the Government to understand theirrequirements and evaluate possible technical solutions

  • Creating and maintaining operational checklists

  • Identifying performance issues and trends inoperational systems

  • Providing recommendations for process and configurationimprovements

  • Documenting system configurations and dependencies

  • Reporting service status, issues, and recommendationsto senior leaders

  • Mentoring and leading junior systems personnel

  • Establishes complex operational databases, softwareconfiguration control and system interfaces for computer systems related tocustomer Global Command and Control Systems.

  • Maintains file servers, network access; documents,analyzes and troubleshoots systems anomalies to ensure optimum equipmentperformance.



Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree; significant relevant experience will beconsidered in lieu of formal education

Required Experience: Years: 4-8

RequiredCertification: Employment is contingent upon obtainingall required certifications within the timeframe specified in a waiver by thegovernment (if applicable) and maintaining required certifications through theduration of the contract. Failure to obtain/maintain required certificationswill result in disqualification for this position and could result intermination.

  • Current MCSE related to candidate’s workarea OR Red Hat Linux/Unix engineer

  • DoDD 8570.01-M IAT II or higher

Essential Functions

Work Environment

  • Work will be performed inside a largefacility. Work assignments vary based on client requirements. Position couldrequire some night and weekend work.

Physical Requirements

  • Sitting at desk. Phone use and PC orlaptop. Filing required. May require lifting and carrying computer equipment,boxes of supplies or files up to 50 lbs. Extended periods of sitting while onPC/laptop or phone.

Equipment and Machines

  • General office equipment, which includes:telephone, fax machine, copier, PC/laptop, and other miscellaneous officeequipment. Servers, switches and othercomputer equipment used to support network operations.


  • Work assignments dependent on requirementsby the client. It is important to be able to work at least 8 hours a day for 5days per week (Monday through Friday).

  • On-Call or after-hours support may berequired

  • You may be asked to continue performanceduring inclement weather or other conditions when others are not permitted towork

  • You may be asked to continue performance insupport of a war, contingency or exercises


  • Continental and Oversees travel may berequired. It is important to maintain acurrent passport.

Other Essential Functions

  • Employment is contingent upon obtaining allrequired certifications within the timeframe specified in a waiver by thegovernment (if applicable) and maintaining required certifications through theduration of the contract. Failure to obtain/maintain required certificationswill result in disqualification for this position and could result intermination.

  • Candidate must exhibit a professionalbehavior that promotes teamwork, fosters cooperation, and enhances productivityin the workplace. Must be well organized with the ability to coordinate,prioritize and execute multiple tasks simultaneously in a high-pressureenvironment. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing to workeffectively with a variety of government, military and contractor personnel atall levels. Must be able to interface effectively with individuals at alllevels of the organization. Grooming and dress usually business casual, butdependent on client’s standards. Must not pose a safety hazard to employeesworking in the same general area.

  • The position for which you are applying forrequires a US government security clearance. This is to advise you, that shouldyou be extended an offer, if you possess a dual citizenship (i.e., citizen ofthe US and another country), in order to be granted a clearance you will berequired to relinquish your citizenship in the foreign country.



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.

Job Information Technology

Primary Location United States-Florida-Homestead Base-20315-EHOM

Job Type Experienced

Req ID: INT000052