Jacobs C4ISR Engineer - Contingent in Langley, Virginia

C4ISR Engineer - Contingent


We are actively searching for qualified candidates for this potential opening. We do not have assurance at this time that the position will be opened and when. This position is contingent upon contract award. _\

  • An Active TS/SCI clearance is required\

Mission Statement

The 480th Intelligence Support Reconnaissance Wing (ISWR) leads the Air Force’s Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS-AF) efforts. The DCGS-AF is the Air Force’s primary intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) planning, collection, processing and exploitation, analysis and dissemination weapon system. The weapon system employs a global communications architecture that connects multiple intelligence platforms, DoD networks, and sensors. Personnel assigned to DCGS-AF produce actionable intelligence from data collected by a variety of sensors on the U-2, RQ-4 Global Hawk, MQ-1 Predator, MQ-9 Reaper and other ISR platforms across multiple security levels up to TOP SECRET/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI).

Job Description

The C4ISR Engineer will apply advanced networking concepts in the analysis, study, and design of architecture and analyze network characteristics (e.g., traffic, connect time, transmission speeds, packet sizes, and throughput) and recommend procurement, removal, and modification to existing network components. The C4ISR Engineer will also design, optimize, and implement a standardized network topology and configuration amongst 480 ISRW sites and Diagnose and recommend remediation of problems and plan and coordinate installations, transitions, and cutovers of network components and capabilities.

Shift work is required to support 24x7 operations. It is important to be available to work any shift/designated hours required to include nights, weekends and holidays. Shift differential will be paid.

Typical Duties

  • Perform periodic reviews, at the request of the Government, of existing network designs and capabilities with the goal of making refinements, reducing operating overhead, enhancing network throughput, improving reliability and security, and improving current network topologies

  • Provide systems engineering support to resolve problems, transform customer requirements into technical solutions, generate information for decision makers, and provide information for follow-on processes

  • Provide technical analysis and engineering support for all proposed and validate system requirements for C4ISR in support of operational requirements

  • Provide technical solutions to facilitate multi-intelligence data integration into DCGS

  • Devise strategies to synchronize the insertion of new ISR correlated/fused data with the efficient planning, direction, and operational employment of theater aerospace, ground and naval forces

  • Assess the feasibility of integrating ISR systems into DCGS, while minimizing the impact to current operations

  • Develop system engineering documentation (i.e. white papers, reports/studies, briefings) to formalize concepts

  • Design reconfiguration of network to accommodate mission needs

  • Engage in collaborative activities among the various sites

  • Review requirements provided by the DCGS Program Office and Information Assurance Office (IAO) to determine bandwidth, performance, and Controlled Interface (CI) settings for establishing network configuration baselines

  • Coordinate with program office on new projects to advise on current architecture impacts

  • Review and provide system engineering level rigor to packages and advise government leadership of recommendation within seven (7) duty (work) days of receipt

  • Conduct detailed engineering assessment for mission system requirements

  • Participate in system requirements reviews, technical exchanges, and design reviews as directed

  • Track, at a minimum, the number of sites supported, numbers of systems supported, managed (mission) equipment, network devices, circuits supported, tickets & Ports and Services Requests (PSR) and Network Service Requests (NSR) opened and closed, rack space, projects reviewed (1067s/CCB/IPTs/telecons etc.), projects supported (CAN upgrades, new installs, etc.) firewall traffic, systems audited, accounts managed (local and remote)


Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in systems or network engineering or related engineering field

Required Experience:

Years: 10

Description: Ten years of IT engineering experience required, with 5 years of C4ISR/DCGS engineering experience preferred

Years: 1

Description: Experience with SIEM, log analysis, vulnerability analysis and some scripting experience

Required Certification: Possess CCNA and IAT Level II certifications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to lead cross-functional project teams

  • Ability to communicate with decision makers

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.

Primary Location United States-Virginia-Langley

Req ID: ATE0000O4

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