Jacobs Network Engineer in Reston, Virginia

Network Engineer


“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 is seeking a Network Engineer Expert with an active TS/SCI Poly Clearance. This position is located in Reston, VA. Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate deployment of Enterprise security tools that protect the network from connection by unauthorized devices.

  • Plan the architecture for integration into the Enterprise network, using knowledge of the performance characteristics of the systems being added to the network and the specifications for network interfaces to ensure effective integration and optimal network performance.

  • Provide support to project teams that have network connected systems to ensure that all approved systems receive appropriate levels of network access.

  • Evaluate new network technologies and make recommendations to project managers regarding the integration of these technologies into the existing network.

  • Plan deployment strategy for implementing the security framework in remote locations and on other associated network.

  • Monitor network security tool dashboards to ensure network ability to all system users and perform necessary maintenance to support network availability.

  • Maintain network security tool lab and production virtual instances. Supervise other network support and client server specialists and plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures.

  • Provide support in the translation of security business requirements into network requirements, designs and orders.

  • Complete system design, test plans, user manuals, and other documentation as required by projects

  • Project documentation including concept, design, deployment, user and O&M guides

  • Project status briefing for presentation to senior management

  • Process flow diagrams to document procedures for working new tools into the Entreprise environment

  • Plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures in order to protect data, software, and hardware

  • Design, configure, and test computer hardware, networking software and operating system software

  • Perform long term O&M activities to include Tier 4 troubleshooting and problem resolution

  • Document troubleshooting procedures for operating and maintaining the network security solution

  • Maintain logs and records associated with reported problems or situations

  • Execute reporting functions and data input associated with network security

  • Design and optimize high-level network topologies and site configurationsCoordinate installations, transitions, and cutovers of network components and capabilities

  • Coordinate requirements with network security stakeholders and implementation paper

  • Asses and document current site network configuration and user requirements

  • Prepare technical proposals for presentation to the sponsor’s senior management team for adding new information assurance technologies to the network

  • 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

  • BS degree in a computer or system science discipline from an accredited college or university and ten (10) to fourteen (14) years of progressive, relevant experience, or an MS degree in a computer or system science discipline and eight (8) to twelve (12) years of progressive experience, or a Ph.D. degree in a computer or system science discipline and four (4) to seven (7) years of progressive experience. Similar working level obtained through relevant job experience may be accepted in lieu of degree level education.

  • Experience in routing and switching

  • Preferred experience with one or more of the following: Palo Alto, F5, Cisco Firepower, Cisco ISE

  • Cloud Technology Experience preferred (i.e., AWS, VPC, S3, VMware)

  • Desired Certifications: Cisco Certified Network Associated (CCNA), Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), ITIL Foundation, & CCNA- Routing & Switching or CCIE

Essential Job 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, Fax, Copiers, Shredder, Printers, Telephone, and other miscellaneous office equipment.

Attendance: 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: I2S00038J