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Jacobs Systems Engineer 2 - TS/SCI with POLY Required in Laurel, Maryland

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Jacobs is hiring for a Systems Engineer 2 to support our customer in Laurel, MD. The candidate will be working with a massively parallel enterprise platform, built with Java on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) products including Kubernetes, Hadoop and Accumulo, to enable execution of data-intensive analytics on a managed infrastructure. Looking for a system engineer to augment the existing foundations team. A successful candidate for this position has experience doing Linux administration on large Hadoop and Accumulo based clusters. Minimally, the candidate should be skilled in Linux, Python/Bash, Configuration Management software (Salt, Puppet or Ansible) and have some experience with Docker and Kubernetes.


Analyze user’s requirements, concept of operations documents, and high level system architectures to develop system requirements specifications.

Analyze system requirements and leads design and development activities.

Guide users in formulating requirements, advise of alternative approaches, and conducts feasibility studies.

Provide technical leadership for the integration of requirements, design and technology.

Incorporate new plans, designs and systems into ongoing operations.

Develop technical documentation.

Develop system architecture and system design documentation.

Guide system development and implementation planning through assessment or preparation of system engineering management plans and system integration and test plans interacting with the Government regarding Systems Engineering technical considerations and for associated problems, issues, or conflicts.

Assume the ultimate responsibility for the technical integrity of work performed and deliverables associated with the Systems Engineering area of responsibility.

Communicate with other program personnel, government overseers, and senior executives.

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • Implement comprehensive SOA solutions.

  • Implement operational view, technical standards view, and system and services view for architectures using applicable DoDAF standards.

  • Review and/or approve system engineering documentation to ensure that processes and specifications meet system needs and are accurate, comprehensive, and complete.

  • Capture all interface designs in a common interface control format, and store interface data in a commonly accessible repository.

  • Assess each risk to the program and determine the probability of occurrence and quantified consequence of failure in accordance with an approved risk management plan.

  • In conjunction with system stakeholders, plan the verification efforts of new and unproven designs early in the development life cycle to ensure compliance with established requirements.

  • Prepare time-line analysis diagrams illustrating the flow of time-dependent functions.

  • Establish a process to formally and proactively control and manage changes to requirements, consider impacts prior to commitment to change, gain stakeholder buy-in, eliminate ambiguity, ensure traceability to source requirements, and track and settle open actions.

  • Manage and ensure the technical integrity of the system baseline over time, continually updating it as various changes are imposed on the system during the lifecycle from development through deployment and operations & maintenance.

  • Support the planning and test analysis of the DoD Certification/Accreditation Process (as well as other Government Certification and Accreditation (C&A) processes).

  • Support the development and review of Joint Capability Integration Development System (JCIDS) documents (i.e., Initial Capability Document, Capabilities Description Document, IA Strategy).

  • Provide technical direction for the development, engineering, interfacing, integration, and testing of specific components of complex hardware/software systems to include requirements elicitation, analysis and functional allocation, conducting systems requirements reviews, developing concepts of operation and interface standards, developing system architectures, and performing technical/non-technical assessment and management as well as end-to-end flow analysis.

  • Develop scenarios (threads) and an Operational Concept that describes the interactions between the system, the user, and the environment, that satisfies operational, support, maintenance, and disposal needs.

  • Conduct quantitative analysis in non-functional system performance areas like Reliability, Maintainability, Vulnerability, Survivability, Produceability, etc.).

  • Establish and follow a formal procedure for coordinating system integration activities among multiple teams, ensuring complete coverage of all interfaces.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree in System Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering Science, Engineering Management, or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required. Five (5) years of additional SE experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.

Minimum Years of Experience:

Fourteen (14) years experience as a SE in programs and contracts of similar scope, type and complexity is required.

Preferred, but not required:

Preferred: (nice to have but not required, ex. Education):

  • Experience in developing system performance, availability, scalability, manageability, and security requirements for mid-to-large scale programs.

  • Experience in developing technical documentation for issues and/or training.

  • Experience in leading agile and/or spiral development models.

  • Experience developing solutions integrating and extending COTS products.

  • Experience integrating COTS and GOTS products from multiple vendors.

  • Knowledge and experience with developing distributed storage routing and querying algorithms.

  • Experience implementing storage area networks, data warehouses and data marts.

  • Experience optimizing storage, retrieval, back-up, and retention strategies across globally distributed, high throughput, text and multimedia storage and retrieval systems.

  • Experience developing and deploying storage within clustered or cloud environments.

  • Experience interacting with users and in cross-Integrated Product Team (IPT) environments.

  • Experience planning and integrating secure compliant solutions based on legal, policy, and compliance directives.

  • Knowledge and experience with internals of HDFS, HADOOP, and/or HBase/Accumulo BIG TABLE.

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