Jacobs Firewall Engineer (LOI) in Reston, Virginia

Firewall Engineer (LOI)


“Jacobs National Security Solutions (NSS) provides world-class IT network and service management capabilities; cutting edge cyber threat awareness and cybersecurity solutions; innovative web- and software applications development; and advanced data analytics for major clients in the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, and Federal Civilian Agencies.

Our forward thinking solutions deliver an integrated approach to IT network design and management, full lifecycle IT service management, IT service delivery, asset management, logistics and procurement, and vendor management. We leverage the expertise and passion of our employees to conduct identity and access management, penetration testing, and vulnerability assessments for our nation’s most closely guarded agencies and networks. Our Cyber Security Operations Centers ensure safe, effective network operations for Federal clients while our data scientists are helping stop illegal acts before they can endanger Americans or our way of life.

Jacobs promotes a culture of operational excellence to create a safer, smarter, and more connected world while upholding the highest standards of compliance, quality and integrity.

We continue to thrive and need your talent and motivation to help propel us farther, faster.”

Jacobs Technology is seeking a Firewall Engineer for a contingent position in the Reston, VA area. Duties include:

  • Provides senior level network design, implementation, and troubleshooting support for multiple security and network products/applications including installation of new hardware and software

  • Provides technical support and assistance with client specialists that plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures.

  • Review implementation tasks provide status back to team lead or project managers on daily progress.

  • Apply software and hardware standards in the analysis, specification, development, integration, and acquisition of network security systems for Information Technology (IT) applications.

  • Participate in multiple boards and provide technical reviews of new designs prior implementation.

  • Review customers’ requests for new products, services, or additions to the network and assess impact on network performance and provide advice and guidance on the most practical technical approach to meeting customers’ requirements.

  • Coordinate requirements with users and suppliers

  • Organize and direct network installations on site surveys

  • Assess and document current site network configuration and user requirements

  • Design and optimize network topologies

  • Provides reports on critical systems and high mission impact items

  • Prepares documentation for the customer on an as needed basis

  • Assist with training other employees on a periodic basis

Note to Virginia Job Seekers: Jacobs ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment opportunity in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you need more information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact the Human Resources Director at our Arlington, VA office at 571-218-1000. Persons with hearing-and speech-impairments can contact Jacobs by using the Virginia Relay Service, a toll-free telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD). Call 711 for TTY/TDD.


  • Ability to obtain a TS SCI Polygraph required

  • Associate of Science degree in Information Technology, IT Security, Network Systems Technology or related field or equivalent experience plus four (4) to seven (7) years of directly related experience or any equivalent combination of education, experience, training and certifications.

  • Must be able to lift 75lbs. (Bending, stopping, stretching and kneeling)

  • Must have a valid driver’s license as the candidate may have to travel to locations within a 400 mile radius.

  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and SharePoint).

  • Experience with the following network security hardware: ForcePoint Sidewinder, Cisco ASA/WSA/ESA, Palo Alto Networks

  • Applicant should have a working knowledge of DNS implementation and troubleshooting

  • Palo Alto Accredited Configuration Engineer (ACE)

  • Cisco CCNA or CCNP

Essential Functions:

Physical Requirements:

Most work will be done at a desk or computer.

Work Environment:

General Office environment. The work environment is fast-paced and sometimes involves extreme deadline pressures. The nature of the work requires a high degree of teamwork and cooperation with other members of the staff as well as individuals across the Company and Customers.

Equipment & Machines:

General office equipment including PC/laptop, Thin Clients, Firewalls, Servers, Routers, Switches, Fax, Copiers, Shredder, Printers, Telephone, and other miscellaneous office equipment.


Attendance is critical at all times. Must be able to work a 40-hour workweek, normally Monday through Friday. However, times and days may vary depending on business requirements. Needs to be available to work overtime during critical peaks and be available to meet last minute requests for overtime should the situation occur.

Other Essential Functions:

Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

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

Must be able to interface with individuals at all levels of the organization both verbally and in writing. Must be well-organized with the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously. Must work well under pressure to meet deadline requirements. Must be willing to travel as needed. Must take and pass a drug test and background check as well as a motor vehicle records check. Must be a US citizen.



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-Reston

Req ID: I2S00038E