JITC-TEC Senior Computer Scientist

Sierra Vista, Arizona
02 Sep 2016
25 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Jacobs Technology is actively searching for qualified candidates for this potential opening. This position is contingent upon contract award.

Performs professional assignments in the general area of computer hardware, software, and firmware such as: computer system protocol analysis, computer operations, programming, data base structuring and management, and test and evaluation of Automated Information Systems and Information Technology/National Security Systems (IT/NSS). Demonstrates expertise in a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures and may provide consultation on complex projects as a top level contributor/specialist. Work requires thorough knowledge of recent developments and technologies in the specialty area, as well as proficiency in high-level languages. Defines system requirements based on user/client needs, cost, and required integration with existing applications, systems, or platforms. Designs new solutions or recommends improvements to existing implementations. Responsible for designing and developing technical standards and functionality tests for new capabilities. Responsible for the development of specifications, prototypes, or initial user guides. Responsibilities may include the development, documentation, and maintenance of test automation in accordance with quality assurance standards. Must be an expert at problem solving, identifying risk, and communicating results and recommendations. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
Requires a technical Master's degree and at least 15 years of related technical experience in the field or in a related technical area. Relevant technical degrees include the following, while other curriculums may be considered by the Government: various engineering and science disciplines, Physics, Operations Research, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, and Mathematics. Related certifications in the area of specialization may be substituted for 1 year of experience. Examples of Government or industry training include, but are not limited to, DAWIA Test and Evaluation Level 3 certification, DAWIA Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering (SPRDE) Level III certification, and United States Federal or DoD school training and certification on a specific system, network, or technology (See TEC Services PWS section 6.3.5 for listing of technical skills, training, credentials, and experience.)


Physical Requirements

Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods of time. Position may require filing, typing, and reading from a computer screen. Must have sufficient mobility, included but not limited to: bending, reaching, turning and kneeling to complete daily duties in a timely and efficient manner. There is a possibility that due to parking availability and location of work, walking moderate to long distances may be required.

Work Environment

Generally an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on task. An inside environment may be a cubicle (considerations: close quarters, low to moderate noise, bright or dim lighting). Outside work may include various environmental conditions including warm and cold climates. Needs to be able to work well with co-workers, customer, and all levels of management. No hazards on job or unusual environmental conditions. Work site is located in Ft Huachuca, AZ.

Equipment and Machines

Ability to operate office equipment such as a personal computer, printer, copy machine, telephone, fax machine and other equipment including desk supplies and other work related tools as required. Ability to operate rental cars while TDY.


Regular hours will be between Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm . Regular attendance of scheduled hours is extremely important, but not critical, except for deadlines and meetings. Punctuality and regular attendance are necessary to meet deadlines. Must exhibit flexibility of work hours to adjust to surge situations based on critical mission requirements.

Other Essential Functions

U.S. Citizenship and Top Secret Security Clearance with SCI eligibility required. Must demonstrate professional behavior at all times when dealing with customers, management and co-workers. Must have clear, concise and accurate communications skills in English, both verbal and written. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk to employees or others. Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner. Independent personal transportation to office or work site is required. Travel to and from customer's locations and the test fields may be required to support projects. This may involve airline travel. In some cases, accommodations can possibly be made for POV, if necessary. When operating any vehicle for work purposes, must wear seat belt and in addition, no cellular devices are to be used when vehicle is in motion.