AMF System Engineer - TS/SCI with Poly Required


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Fort Meade, MD

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

Jacobs is seeking a System Engineer for an enterprise level near-real time messaging transport service supporting hundreds of missions and customers throughout the Intelligence Community. 

The selected candidate will collaborate in a team environment to develop message flow solutions with customer having disparate mission, schedule and communication needs.  The candidate will interface with internal and external customers to define messaging and policy enforcement requirements, obtain the necessary approvals for implementation, and coordinate operational software deployments.  This role will provide right-sized process improvement and implementation across several disciplines including configuration management, reporting software build and delivery, risk management, quality assurance, customer feedback, and improvement.

  • Active TS/SCI clearance with polygraph required
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in computer engineering or in a field related to the computer engineering or computer science disciplines.
  • 5 years System Engineering experience.  An additional 4+ years of System Engineering experience may be substituted for the degree for a total of 9 years.
  • Experience with Java Message Service Apache ActiveMQ, Apache Khafka, and other real-time data and stream processing technologies.
  • Excellent communications skills: ability to present information to a diverse audience (listen/engage with coworkers and customers)
  • Experience with Use Case development and requirement derivation (translating customer needs into actionable technical tasks)
  • Experience developing technical solutions (work cross-team and with technical leadership)
  • Experience developing project artifacts (meeting notes, engineering diagrams, wikis, data flows, etc.)
  • Familiarity with deployment and verification cycles
  • Familiarity with graphics-based tools (MS Project, MS PowerPoint, MS Visio, etc.)
  • Process and detail oriented

Desired Skills:

  • Familiar with the overall Software Development Life Cycle to manage and coordinate the development, testing, and deployment of new products and services across multiple teams with a wide array of technical and logistical interdependencies.
  • Familiarity with TechSIGINT/PROFORMA
  • Software engineering/development background
  • Familiarity with software testing and/or management

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 always critical. 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

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.