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Jacobs Software Engineer 3- TS/SCI with POLY Required in Annapolis Junction, Maryland

Your Impact:

Are you interested in using your skills to help shape the Cyber, Security, & Intel space? If so, look no further. We are seeking a Software Engineer to join our team of passionate individuals. In this role you will support challenging, mission-critical projects that make a direct impact on the nation’s security and intelligence mission.

The Software Engineer develops, maintains, and enhances complex and diverse software systems (e.g., processing-intensive analytics, novel algorithm development, manipulation of extremely large data sets, real-time systems, and business management information systems) based upon documented requirements. Works individually or as part of a team. Reviews and tests software components for adherence to the design requirements and documents test results. Resolves software problem reports. Utilizes software development and software design appropriate to the development environment. Provides specific input to the software components of system design to include hardware/software trade-offs, software reuse, use of Commercial Off-the-shelf (COTS)/Government Off-the-shelf (GOTS) in place of new development, and requirements analysis and synthesis from system level to individual software components.

Required Skills:

  • Strong Java experience

  • Experience with Maven

  • Experience with Git, Gitlab

  • Experience with MapReduce

  • Knowledge of Confluence, Jira or similar

  • Experience with JUnit testing and Code coverage

  • Requirements gathering, documentation and workflow

  • Product result driven/problem solving ability

  • Experience with Linux

  • Cloud development experience with Big Data

  • Ability to independently perform as a technical lead over suite of analytics and/or development projects.


Here’s what you’ll need :

  • Analyze user requirements to derive software design and performance requirements.

  • Design and code new software or modify existing software to add new features.

  • Debug existing software and correct defects.

  • Integrate existing software into new or modified systems or operating environments.

  • Develop simple data queries for existing or proposed databases or data repositories.

  • Provide recommendations for improving documentation and software development process standards.

  • Develop or implement algorithms to meet or exceed system performance and functional standards.

  • Assist with developing and executing test procedures for software components.

  • Write or review software and system documentation.

  • Develop software solutions by analyzing system performance standards, confer with users or system engineers; analyze systems flow, data usage and work processes; and investigate problem areas.

  • Serve as team lead at the level appropriate to the software development process being used on any particular project.

  • Modify existing software to correct errors, to adapt to new hardware, or to improve its performance.

  • Design, develop and modify software systems, using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcome and consequences of design.

  • Design or implement complex database or data repository interfaces/queries.

  • Oversee one or more software development teams and ensure the work is completed in accordance with the constraints of the software development process being used on any particular project.

  • Design or implement complex algorithms requiring adherence to strict timing, system resource, or interface constraints; perform quality control on team products.

  • Confer with system engineers and hardware engineers to derive software requirements and to obtain information on project limitations and capabilities, performance requirements and interfaces.

  • Coordinate software system installation and monitor equipment functioning to ensure operational specifications are met.

  • Implement recommendations for improving documentation and software development process standards.

  • Serve as the technical lead of multiple software development teams.

  • Select the software development process in coordination with the customer and system engineering.

  • Recommend new technologies and processes for complex software projects.

  • Ensure quality control of all developed and modified software.

  • Delegate programming and testing responsibilities to one or more teams and monitor their performance.

Discretionary Requirements:

  • Cloud Experience:

  • Shall have five (5) years demonstrated work experience with distributed scalable Big Data Store (NoSQL) such as Hbase, CloudBase/Accumulo, Big Table, etc. Shall have demonstrated work experience with the Map Reduce programming model and technologies such as Hadoop, Hive, Pig, etc.

  • Shall have demonstrated work experience with the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS).

  • Shall have demonstrated work experience with Serialization such as JSON and/or BSON.

Clearance Required:

  • TS/SCI with Polygraph

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline from an accredited college or university.

Minimum Years of Experience:

  • Twenty (20) years experience as a SWE in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity is required. Four (4) years of additional SWE on projects with similar software processes may be substituted for a Bachelor’s degree.


  • Experience with AWS

  • Experience with Python and streaming capabilities

  • Experience with analytic development

  • Experience with the analytic compliance process

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.