Jacobs Junior Red Team Operator in Washington, District Of Columbia

Junior Red Team Operator


“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 National Security Solutions (NSS) is looking for a Junior Red Team Operator to provide onsite and offsite support in Washington, DC/Reston, VA (100%); 15%-25% travel required.

Duties will include:

  • Assist in performance of in-depth Red Team engagements within digital, social, and physical realms

  • Intelligence gathering and social engineering

  • Network and web application penetration testing

  • Physical security assessments

  • Learn to properly prepare and deliver well documented reports identifying weaknesses to include mitigation strategies


  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust security clearance

  • Associate of Science degree in Information Technology, IT Security, Network Systems Technology or related field or equivalent experience plus one (1) to three (3) years of directly related experience or any equivalent combination of education, experience, training and certifications.

  • 1-3 years of professional IT-related experience

  • Knowledge in at least one of the following categories:

  • Penetration testing (network and web application)

  • Vulnerability scanning and compliance auditing

  • Source code analysis

  • Network protocol manipulation

  • Social engineering

  • IEEE 802.11 concepts and security

  • Proficiency using common network and application vulnerability scanning and advanced network mapping tools

  • Examples: Nessus, Qualys, WebInspect, Burp Suite, AppDetective, nmap

  • Understanding of an advanced penetration testing tool suite

  • Examples: Metasploit, Cobalt Strike, CANVAS, Core Impact

  • Familiar with at least one interpreted and one compiled programming language

  • Knowledge of multiple operating systems (Windows, Linux, BSD, etc.)

  • Ability to understand and interpret highly complex technical information clearly and articulately to all levels of audiences

  • Excellent technical writing skills and attention to detail

  • Ability to be agile and work in a fast paced environment

  • CEH certified or other relevant industry certification

  • Ability and willingness to travel approximately 15-20% of the time within in the Continental US.

  • Preferred qualifications :

  • Previous experience conducting penetration testing activities

  • Database experience (Oracle, MSSQL, MySQL, MongoDB)

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, 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-District Of Columbia-Washington

Travel Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: I2S00037S