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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 NSS is seeking a Network Engineer with an active TS/SCI Polygraph to work at a customer site in the Reston, VA area. Duties include:

  • Install, maintain, and troubleshoot a Network Access Control (NAC) system
  • Provide support in translation of business requirements and into network requirements, designs and orders for the NAC
  • Writes router scripts as well as network design and implementation phases
  • Maintains network hardware and software as a member of Tier 4
  • Creates high level documentation and training materials for network access controls
  • Authorize enforcement of personnel and end point devices using a variety of tools (ISE, SPLUNK, Putty, CIOS,EXCI-VMware, BBNA, Ansible, AWS and various Windows OS
  • Provides SME knowledge for hardware and network project
  • Determine user requirements and design specifications for computer networks
  • Plan and implement network upgrades; adjust network sizes to meet volume or capacity demands
  • May require installation and configuration to support the organization's local area network (LAN), customer networks, Intranet and Internet; other data communications systems or segments of a network system
  • Specializes in network security and maintaining IP and optical backbones in a carrier class environment
  • Communicate with customers, sales staff, or marketing staff to determine customer needs.
  • Coordinate network operations, maintenance, repairs, or upgrades.
  • Design, build, or operate equipment configuration prototypes, including network hardware, software, servers, or server operation systems
  • Determine specific network hardware or software requirements, such as platforms, interfaces, bandwidths, or routine schemas
  • Develop and implement solutions for network problems, conceptual, logical, or physical network designs, procedures to track, project, or report network availability, reliability, capacity, or utilization.
  • Develop or recommend network security measures, such as firewalls, network security audits, or automated security probes.
  • Estimate time and materials needed to complete projects
  • Evaluate network designs to determine whether customer requirements are met efficiently and effectively
  • May supervise other network/client server specialists to plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures
  • Monitor and analyze network performance and data input/output reports to detect problems, identify inefficient use of computer resources, or perform capacity planning
  • Participate in network technology upgrade or expansion projects, including installation of hardware and software and integration testing
  • Prepare or monitor project schedules, budgets, or cost control systems
  • Prepare detailed network specifications, including diagrams, charts, equipment configurations, and recommended technologies
  • Research and test new or modified hardware or software products to determine performance and interoperability
  • Communicate with Sellers' to gather information about products, to alert them to future needs, to resolve problems, or to address system maintenance issues
  • Coordinate installation of new equipment
  • Design, organize, and deliver product awareness, skills transfer, and product education sessions for staff and suppliers
  • Develop or maintain project-reporting systems, disaster recovery plans, and/or network-related documentation
  • Explain design specifications to integration or test engineers
  • Develop plans or budgets for network equipment replacement
  • Prepare design presentations and proposals for staff or customers
  • Supervise engineers and other staff in the design or implementation of network solutions
  • Use network computer-aided design (CAD) software packages to optimize network designs
  • Technologies for voice, data, and video networks in fast-paced, mission-critical environments
  • Prepare technical proposals for presentation to the customer's review boards
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.

  • Active TS/SCI with Poly security clearance
  • BS degree in a computer or system science discipline from an accredited college or university and fourteen (14) years of progressive, relevant experience, or an MS degree in a computer or system science discipline and twelve (12) years of progressive experience, or a Ph.D. degree in a computer or system discipline and seven (7) years of progressive experience
  • 6-9 years of Design/Implementation, 6+ years of IP, SONET, ATM. Degree required; Firewall security experience is a must; Data Center/Cloud experience is a must.
  • Knowledge/experience with LAN / WAN, EIGRP, OSPF, TCP/IP
  • Desired Certifications: Cisco Certified Network Associated (CCNA), Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), CCNP- security, CCSP, Cisco Certified Network Associated (CCNA) Routing and Switching, ITIL Foundation
  • Familiarity with Cisco Integrated Service Engine (ISE)

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: 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


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.
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Security Clearance:
Top Secret / SCI + Poly
Reston, Virginia
United States
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