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Jacobs SW Engineer App Developer in Lackland AFB, Texas

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Your Impact:

Mission Statement

Jacobs is seeking a qualified Software Engineer/Application Developer to support the United States Air Force’s 53rd Wing Technical Support Services (53rd WTSS) contract. This contract supports the 53rd Wing and 96th Test Wing, both headquartered at Eglin AFB, FL and with units CONUS-wide. This position will support the 453rd Electronic Warfare Squadron (EWS) at Lackland AFB, TX. The 53 WG is the focal point for the Combat Air Forces in electronic warfare and is responsible for operational test and evaluation of advanced equipment and systems. The 96 TW is the USAF’s test and evaluation center for advanced air-delivered weapons, navigation and guidance systems, and C2 systems. The 53rd WTSS team partners with military and civilian personnel to provide world-class IT technical support for the 53 WG and 96 TW missions. The 53rd WTSS IT support covers full lifecycle IT from concept, to deployment, day-to-day operations / maintenance, and culminating in system retirement / replacement / upgrade.

Come join our team at Lackland AFB, TX. Lackland AFB is located on the southwestern fringe of San Antonio, TX and encompasses approximately 7,000 acres. It is home to the 37th Training Wing and host the 53rd Wing, 453rd Electronic Warfare Squadron (453 EWS) unit which provides a full spectrum of EW support to DoD and coalition warfighters. The 453 EWS products and services are utilized in a variety of areas, including mission planning, training, and exercises. Come to San Antonio and enjoy a city rich in history and booming with modern attractions.

Job Description

Jacobs is seeking a self-motivated, energetic Software Engineer/Application Developer that will provide support a diverse USAF special enclave network supporting the 453 rd EWS. This position provides project guidance / advice and technical support to support classified networks and associated operations personnel.

The successful candidate will use Java and Python to develop software applications and connect, read from, and write to PostgreSQL databases. Additional duties will include granting privileges to tables, user creation/account management, transferring data, writing shell scripts, etc.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Required Education and Experience:

  • 5 years direct/related experience (2-3 years within the 5 years must be relevant/direct application development experience).

Required Skills:

  • Experience developing software applications using Java and Python.

  • Experience using PostgreSQL toola, such as pgadmin or DBeaver

  • Experience developing in both Windows and Linux workstations.

  • Experience developing in a modern Integrated Development Environment (IDE). (Intellij preferred)

  • Experience with Eclipse or NetBeans would be beneficial.

  • Experience developing basic shell scripting in Linux and Windows.

  • Experience using Git as a software source repository.

  • Experience with using tools such as Maven for software build tools and Jira and Confluence for document tracking.

  • Experience with Agile development process as a software developer.

  • Experience writing code using C++ to interface with (be embedded into) GIS (such as WorldWind, OpenMap, or other mapping tool)

Required Clearance:

  • Must have TS/SCI with DCID 6/4 eligibility within 5.5 years at the time of application

  • Must be willing to submit to a CI polygraph

Required Certification:

  • Active DoD 8570.01-M IASAE-II certification (e.g. CASP CE, CISSP (or Associate), or CSSLP or better)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Spring Boot/JPA.

  • Working knowledge of radar, electronic warfare systems (EWS) and geographic information systems (GIS) would be beneficial.

  • Web based applications development using C#, ASP.Net, XML, HTML, or SQL

  • Experience developing unit tests and test plans

  • Experience developing platform agnostic applications

  • Experience in relational database systems such as MySQL, Microsoft SQL, or Oracle Database.

  • Strong experience optimizing SQL stored procedures and functions

  • Experience with scripting languages such as PowerShell, Bash, VBScript, or Perl

  • Experience with tools and concepts supporting software version control systems

  • Technical knowledge and technical writing ability for writing technical requirements, design documents, and deployment documentation.

  • BS or BA degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or Mathematics

Essential Functions:

  • Ability to quickly adapt to new situations

  • Ability to work well in a project team environment

  • Ability to multi-task; easily adapt to changing work environment

  • Ability to work effectively with strong, diverse personalities

  • Demonstrated ability to offer exceptional customer service

  • Outstanding verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Capacity to work unsupervised

Essential Functions for Position

Physical Requirements

  • Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods of time.

  • Position may require typing and reading from a computer screen.

  • Must have sufficient mobility, including but not limited to bending, reaching, and kneeling to complete daily duties in a timely and efficient manner.

  • Due to parking availability and location of work, walking moderate to long distances may be required.

Work Environment

  • Work site is located at Lackland AFB, TX.

  • Office setting that includes sedentary physical effort. However, may include lifting of weight up to thirty (30) pounds

  • No unusual hazards nor unusual environmental conditions on job site

  • The DoD and USAF have implemented specific COVID-19 mitigation measures and contract employees must comply with established guidance.

Equipment and Machines

Ability to operate office equipment such as a personal computer, printer, copy machine, telephone, fax machine and other equipment including desk supplies and other work-related tools as required.


  • This position supports an operational work center providing 18 hours/day coverage during the standard Monday-Friday work week.

  • Regular attendance of scheduled hours is extremely important, but not critical, except for deadlines and meetings.

  • Punctuality and regular attendance are necessary to meet deadlines.

  • Must exhibit flexibility of work hours to adjust to surge situations based on critical mission requirements.

Other Essential Functions

  • Must be able to work assigned shift on either rotational and/or permanent basis.

  • Outstanding verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Ability to work effectively with strong, diverse personalities.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills, including ability to manage multiple activities, and tasks simultaneously.

  • Must always demonstrate professional behavior when dealing with customers, management and co-workers.

  • Must have clear, concise and accurate communications skills in English, both verbal and written. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk to employees or others.

  • Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner.

  • Independent personal transportation to work site is required.

  • Travel to and from customer's locations may be required to support projects. This may involve airline travel. In some cases, accommodations can possibly be made for POV, if necessary. When operating any vehicle for work purposes, must wear seat belt and in addition, no cellular devices are to be used when vehicle is in motion.

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