Jacobs Security Engineer in Washington, District Of Columbia

Security 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 currently seeking a Security Engineer to work onsite in Reston, VA or Washington DC.

Duties Include:

  • Develop and maintain enterprise security engineering concept of operations (CONOPS) documentation.

  • Develop and maintain Standard Operating Procedures for security engineering roles and responsibilities.

  • Maintain deployed security technologies providing accurate, detailed configurations, repeatable processes, all under change management control.

  • Deploy security technologies in development and production environments.

  • Develop processes that analyze data and produce accurate, meaningful, easily interpreted results based on user requirements and use cases.

  • Conduct product evaluations of security technologies as directed. Develop product comparisons and detailed reports. Make recommendations to management appropriate to an organizations needs and requirements.

  • Provide third-leveladvanced troubleshootingsupport for security applications and appliances.

  • Technical writing experience:

  • Standard Operating Procedures

  • Concept of Operations (CONOPS)

  • System Security Plans

  • Installation/Deployment Plans

  • Test Plans

  • Network Diagrams

  • System Architecture Diagrams

  • Tool configurations


  • 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.

  • Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a High Risk 6C Public Trust Clearance.

  • 5 years of information technology experience with demonstrated technical experience with 3 or more technologies:

  • Windows Servers, Desktops, Laptops administration and security

  • VMWare ESX, ESXi, and VSphere

  • Network Switching and Routing

  • Linux or Solaris Server security

  • SQL, Oracle and MySQL Databases

  • 5 years of experience working with information security related technologies

  • Professional interpersonal skills to interact with customers, team members, and support personnel

  • Working knowledge and experience with Network Intrusion Protection

  • Experience working with five or more of the following security tools:

Generic Name Preferred Vendor/Product

Vulnerability and Threat Analysis and Reporting Cauldron

Centralized Enterprise Security Management McAfee ePO

Security Information and Event Management


Network Access Control ForeScout

Enterprise Configuration Monitoring RedSeal

Enterprise Anti-Virus McAfee AntiVirus

Host Intrusion Protection (HIPS) McAfee HIPS

Network Intrusion Detection Cisco IDS

Rogue System Detection McAfee RSD

Application Whitelist


Application Control

Vulnerability Scanning QualysGuard, Tenable

Application Scanning WebInspect

Vulnerability Scanning Nessus

Database Scanning Appdetective

Network taps lxia

Threat Response Tanium

Incident Management Archer SecOps

Web Application Firewall Imperva

Preferred Vendor/ProductVulnerability and Threat Analysis and ReportingCauldronCentralized Enterprise Security ManagementMcAfee ePOSecurity Information and Event ManagementSplunkNetwork Access ControlForeScoutEnterprise Configuration MonitoringRedSealEnterprise Anti-VirusMcAfee AntiVirusHost Intrusion Protection (HIPS)McAfee HIPSNetwork Intrusion DetectionCisco IDSRogue System DetectionMcAfee RSDApplication WhitelistSolidcore/McAfeeApplication ControlVulnerability ScanningQualysGuard, TenableApplication ScanningWebInspectVulnerability ScanningNessusDatabase ScanningAppdetectiveNetwork tapslxiaThreat ResponseTaniumIncident ManagementArcher SecOpsWeb Application FirewallImperva

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors’ degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Security, or equivalent

  • Programming and/or scripting language experience

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills for investigating security issues

  • Basic leadership skills

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Proficient with MS Office Suite and Visio

  • Technical security certifications such as CISSP, CISSP-ISSEP, GSEC or other relevant Security Engineering certifications

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

Other Locations United States-Virginia-Reston

Travel No

Req ID: I2S0003I4