Tampa, Florida

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Your Impact:

Mission Statement

Jacobs is hiring in support of the USSOCOM SITEC II Enterprise Operations and Maintenance Contract! This contract leads support for classified and unclassified IT Services. Our mission is simple: To provide fully capable Special Ops Forces to defend the United States. Our dynamic Enterprise team manages back-end maintenance, upgrades, and integrations of infrastructure services and systems provided to Special Ops Forces across the globe. This high performing group provides the opportunity to learn ground up networks and systems support in a Top Secret Cleared environment.  If you’re interested in hands on, high tempo work imperative to the bigger mission – apply below!


Job Description

Optimization Engineer will be a strategic thinker with strong technical and analytical skills, excellent problem-solving skills, and a dedication to resolving problems effectively and efficiently and minimizing disruptions. This person will have the ability to work successfully with minimal supervision in an atmosphere of multiple projects, shifting priorities, and deadline pressures. Optimization Engineer performs tier two and three systems support by the SIE OPORD. Optimization Engineers must be detail-oriented and have in-depth knowledge of optimization hardware and software for application and network optimization.  Experience in traffic analysis and management, security, communication, and encryption are required.  Perform testing and analysis of network and application traffic to baseline performance and optimize and shape traffic flow.  Responsible for planning, modeling, design, installation, maintenance, and management of software and appliance solutions to maximize traffic. The Optimization Engineer monitors and controls the performance and status of resources by using software and hardware tools, as well as by identifying and diagnosing complex problems and factors affecting performance. The Optimization Engineer keeps his or her technical skills updated and studies vendor products to determine those that best meet the Government’s needs.


Typical duties include:

  • Develop design specifications for various infrastructure systems and modify existing systems with help of various modern tools.
  • Perform research, analyze specific requirements and develop programs with help of improvement tools.
  • Evaluate various programs and develop ways to increase the efficiency of programs by adapting to new technologies.
  • Coordinate with SOCOM Team and resolve all operation-related problems with help of computer software accessories.
  • Provide technical support to program end-users and software and hardware installation of all processes.
  • Evaluate various test programs and monitor the effective performance of program after implementation.
  • Coordinate with customers and resolve all issues.
  • Assist customers and perform troubleshooting on customer processes to prevent deterioration of systems.
  • Monitor all issues and provide 2nd and 3rd-tier support to all customers.
  • Maintain and update documents from system architecture and operations.
  • Mentoring junior members of the engineering team as appropriate.
  • Planning, documenting, and testing appropriate messaging-related disaster recovery and business continuity systems.
  • Implementing, administering and maintaining electronic mail and groupware systems, including associated servers, operating systems, and backup and recovery programs.
Here’s What You’ll Need:


Clearance Requirements: TS/SCI

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering, a Mathematics-intensive discipline, or a relevant field of study. Substantial experience will be considered in lieu of education.


Certification Requirements:

  • DoDD 8570 IAT Level II or higher


  • F5 101 Application Delivery Fundamentals OR
  • F5 201 TMOS Administration OR
  • F5 301 (a or b) OR
  • F5 302 BIG-IP DNS Specialist OR
  • F5 304 BIG-IP APM Specialist OR
  • Riverbed Certified Performance Engineering Associate OR
  • CCNP Enterprise OR
  • CCNP Network Professional OR
  • MCSE relevant to the candidate's work area


Experience Requirement:

  • At least 8 years of experience working with implementation and support of a highly available messaging infrastructure Microsoft Exchange/Office 365 services, Microsoft Azure, Multifactor Authentication, Single Sign-On including and mobile devices.
  • Supporting and architecting Windows 2012/2016/2019 infrastructure including in-depth knowledge of Active Directory, DNS, PKI, WINS, DHCP, File / Print, IIS, WSUS, and terminal.
  • Network appliances to include IronPort, F5, Riverbed, and IPS/IDS.


Essential Functions

Work Environment

  • Work will be performed inside a large facility. An inside environment may be a cubicle (considerations: close quarters, low to moderate noise, bright or dim lighting).
  • Work assignments vary based on client requirements.
  • Work may include travel with the military to participate in exercises in austere conditions
  • Outside work may include various environmental conditions including hot, dusty, cold, icy, and windy climates.

Physical Requirements

  • Sitting at desk. Phone use and PC or laptop. Filing required. May require lifting and carrying boxes of supplies or files up to 25 lbs. Extended periods of sitting while on PC/laptop or phone.
  • May require climbing, working at heights, and in small confined spaces such as under raised floors, inside closets, and server racks. Must be able to sit, stoop, kneel or crouch for long periods. 
  • Work in noisy areas with hotter and colder temperatures than standard office environmental conditions.
  • Lift and transport equipment up to 50 pounds.

Equipment and Machines

  • General office equipment, which includes: telephone, fax machine, copier, PC/laptop, and other miscellaneous office equipment.
  • Servers, switches, routers, and other computer equipment that support the network environment.
  • Operating hand tools, power tools, ladders, and test equipment.
  • May require operating motor vehicles.


  • Regular attendance in accordance with the established work schedule is mandatory. 
  • It is important to be able to work any shift/designated hours required. 
  • You may be asked to continue performance in support of a war, contingency, or exercise
  • You may be asked to continue performance during inclement weather or other conditions when others are not permitted to work
  • The position may require night and weekend work and could include travel with the military to participate in operations/exercises located in areas with field conditions


  • Continental and overseas travel may be required.  It is important to maintain a current passport.

Other Essential Functions

  • Employment is contingent upon obtaining all required certifications within the timeframe specified in a waiver by the government (if applicable) and maintaining required certifications through the duration of the contract. Failure to obtain/maintain required certifications will result in disqualification for this position and could result in termination.
  • Candidates must exhibit professional behavior that promotes teamwork, fosters cooperation, and enhances productivity in the workplace. Must be well organized with the ability to coordinate, prioritize and execute multiple tasks simultaneously in a high-pressure environment. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing to work effectively with a variety of government, military,y and contractor personnel at all levels. Candidatese must be able to interface effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Grooming and dress are usually business casual, but dependent on the client’s standards. Must not pose a safety hazard to employees working in the same general area.
  • The position for which you are applying requires a US government security clearance. This is to advise you, that should you be extended an offer, if you possess dual citizenship (i.e., a  citizen of the US and another country), to be granted a clearance you will be required to relinquish your citizenship in the foreign country.
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. See Job Description

Tampa, Florida

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