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Jacobs Sr Security Compliance Engineer in Houston, Texas

Challenging Today. Reinventing Tomorrow.

We're invested in you and your success. Everything we do is more than just a project. It's our challenge as human beings, too. That's why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships.

At Jacobs, we challenge the status quo and redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges, transforming big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

Design your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow

Your Impact:

Are you passionate about human space exploration, understanding the origins of the universe, and working with a passionate and diverse team to make a difference? If you are, we need you!

We need your talent, teamwork, and energy to help us achieve great things that inspire people all over the globe. We need you to bring creative ideas and diverse backgrounds to help us envision, shape, and deliver systems that will enable the exploration of space while benefiting people here on Earth. We are excited about what we do, and we need you on our team as we take on exciting challenges for NASA’s pursuits in deep space exploration. Jacobs is NASA’s largest engineering solutions provider working together with NASA at centers across the United States.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Sr Security Compliance Engineer to join the team with our Information Technology Division.


  • Sr Security Compliance Engineer will: Lead in in acquiring new business security certifications (DFAR, CMMC) and play a very active role in developing new System Security Plans and write Implementation Details for NIST security controls. Regularly Audit network/IT environment for compliance to Policy.

  • Document all outstanding remediation's and mitigation activities. Assist in development of Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) and compliance.

  • Assist with POA&M management, mitigation statement formulation, interfacing with system administrators to resolve open findings of high- and at-risk systems.

  • Perform other duties as required

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Requisition Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a bachelor's degree in a related area and normally possess 10 years of experience in the field or in a related area.

  • Solid understanding of OSI and Network Topologies.

  • Experience with management of various layer 2 and layer 3 devices (switches, routers, firewalls) of the network​. Solid understanding of information systems security standards/practices (e.g., access control and system hardening, system audit and log file monitoring, security policies, patch management, and incident handling).

  • Experience with the analysis of underlying technologies that form the solution necessary for the application of threat identification analysis.

  • Experience with a wide variety of vulnerability identification tools (ie BigFix, Nessus). In depth knowledge of NIST 800-53 controls as well as NIST 800-171 controls​.

Requisition Preferences:

  • ​Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Security, or equivalent

  • CISSP, 5+ years of professional information security/security engineering/software development experience and at least 2 years of professional vulnerability management experience​

Why Join Our Team?

Click on the below links to view just a small sample of all that we do! Come join our team and be part of our future. We look forward to seeing you!

See What We Do (https://app.frame.io/presentations/225c1d41-60d8-58cc-bf8c-fd204fb246d9)

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In addition to exciting career opportunities, we also have:

  • Excellent personal and professional career growth

  • 9/80 work schedule (every other Friday off), when applicable

  • Onsite cafeteria (breakfast & lunch)

  • Much, much more!

For more information on our partnership with NASA at Johnson Space Center (JSC), please visit www.wehavespaceforyou.com

  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or US Permanent Residency may be a requirement for this position.

  • Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which the position is advertised.

Essential Functions

Work Environment

Generally, an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on the task.

Physical Requirements

Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of the time). May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs. (5% of the time).

Equipment and Machines

Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).


Regular attendance in accordance with the established work schedule is critical. Ability to work outside the normal schedule and adjust the schedule to meet peak periods and surge requirements.

Other Essential Functions

Professional behavior enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

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