Network Engineer (SOJTF-OIR Site Lead)

Doha, Qatar Countrywide
02 Sep 2016
07 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
We are actively searching for qualified candidates for this potential opportunity. We are currently identifying candidates for this future effort. This position is contingent upon contract award of SITEC II to Jacobs.

Introduction: The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) requires comprehensive worldwide information technology (IT) support to operate and maintain the Special Operations Forces (SOF) Information Enterprise (SIE). The SIE provides support from the garrison level out to forward-deployed tactical operators and sensors worldwide. In pursuit of these requirements, USSOCOM, its Component Commands, TSOCs, and deployed forces are deploying the Special Operations Forces Network (SOFNET). The deployment of the SOFNET is instrumental to achieving the Commander's Vision of a Global SOF Network that provides strategic options for our national leaders and supported Global Combatant Commanders through a worldwide network that fully integrates our military, interagency and international partners with aligned structures, processes and authorities. The services provided by SITEC II will be a key enabler for over 69,700 users operating in approximately 75 countries.

Network Engineer [SOJTF-OIR Site Lead] Job Description: The Network Engineer [SOJTF-OIR Site Lead] supporting SOJTF-OIR will serve in a dual capacity--primarily as an SOJTF-OIR Network Engineer and secondarily as the Jacobs SOJTF-OIR Site Lead.

- In the primary Network Engineer role, the Network Engineer [SOJTF-OIR Site Lead] performs tier three network support in accordance with the SIE OPORD. The Network Engineer (NE) must be detail-oriented and have in-depth knowledge of networking hardware and software. Extensive experience in areas such as network design and implementation, LAN/WAN interfacing, security, Internet protocols and TCP/IP, as well as server and network infrastructure is required. Candidate for the NE tests and analyzes elements of network facilities, including power, software, security features, communications devices, communications lines, modems, and terminals and is responsible for the overall integration of the enterprise network. The NE is also responsible for planning, modeling, simulation, design, installation, maintenance, management and coordination of the network. The NE monitors and controls the performance and status of network resources by using software and hardware tools, as well as by identifying and diagnosing complex problems and factors affecting network performance. The NE keeps his or her technical skills updated and studies vendor products to determine those which best meet the Government's needs. The NE provides guidance and direction for junior network support technicians.

- In the secondary SOJTF-OIR Site Lead role, the Network Engineer [SOJTF-OIR Site Lead] will serve as the Jacobs SITEC II SOJTF-OIR Site Lead supporting the SOJTF-OIR A6. In this role the Network Engineer [SOJTF-OIR Site Lead] will:

-- Manage Jacobs SITEC II's support of SOJTF-OIR's IT Core Service operations and will establish and maintain effective and positive relationships with key customers within the SOJTF-OIR A6's area of operations. The Network Engineer [SOJTF-OIR Site Lead] will also be the supervisor for the Jacobs team supporting SOJTF-OIR A6.

-- Have a strong business acumen and good people-management skills are required.

-- Direct the work of other employees and have strong interpersonal and communication abilities.

-- Have experience in supporting DoD IT operations and analytical thinking--this position often involves IT operations problem resolution and process development.

-- Have a strong customer service orientation.


- In the primary Network Engineer role, the Network Engineer [SOJTF-OIR Site Lead]:

-- Engineering enterprise data, voice and video networks

-- Establishing and operating network test facilities

-- Maintaining a secure transfer of data to multiple locations via internal and external networks

-- Working with vendors, the Government, carriers, and technical staff on network 16 implementation, optimization and ongoing management

-- Providing high-level support and technical expertise in networking technology, including LAN/WAN hardware, switches, bridges and routers

- In the secondary SOJTF-OIR Site Lead role, the Systems Analyst [ASOC Site Lead]:

-- Analyzes workflow, delegating projects, and meeting departmental goals.

-- Develops and monitoring performance standards.

-- Provides input on hiring decisions for technical staff.

-- Oversees the consolidation of IT services.

-- Articulates key critical path activities and understanding the technical requirements, dependencies, and tradeoffs at varying levels of system design (e.g., logical and physical).

-- Supervises employees.
Minimum Education/Experience Requirements: Eight (8) years of increasingly complex and progressive experience in computer systems and network engineering, including two years of specialized experience 2related to the candidate's assigned task.

Required skills include:
  • Ability to focus on engineering from a performance perspective.

  • Expertise in a systems or application programming language (e.g., Java, C++).

  • Expertise in web-based frameworks (e.g., Java Enterprise Edition (JEE), .NET, JavaScript, JQuery).

  • Knowledge of data structures and relational database systems (e.g., Oracle, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, PostGres).

  • Expert knowledge of network and information exchange technologies (e.g., TCP/IP, RESTful, SOAP, HTTP).

  • Familiarity with system engineering processes and techniques.

  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills.

  • Strong technical writing skills.

Certification Requirements: CCNP Routing and Switching

Shift Work required for this position.

Must have the ability to obtain TS/SCI required.

Essential Functions

Work Environment

Work will be performed in a cubical environment inside a large facility. Will require some travel to CONUS and OCONUS Special Operations locations depending on requests by the customer. May be required to attend off site meetings.

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.

Equipment and Machines

General office equipment, which includes: telephone, fax machine, copier, PC/laptop, and other miscellaneous office equipment. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is required.


Regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule is mandatory. Work assignments dependent on requirements by the client. The candidate chosen for this position will work 12 hours per day, seven days per week, on one of two daily shifts, days and evenings. There is a potential for event driven after hours, weekend and holiday support.

Other Essential Functions

Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation. Must be well organized with the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously. Must be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Must be able to interface effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization. Grooming and dress usually business casual, but dependent on client's standards. Must not pose a safety hazard to employees working in the same general area.

The position for which you are interviewing requires a US government security clearance. This is to advise you, that should you be extended an offer, if you possess a dual citizenship (i.e., citizen of the US and another country), in order to be granted a clearance you will be required to relinquish your citizenship in the foreign country.