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Jacobs Lead Java Software Engineer IRES - SAFB in Schriever AFB, Colorado

Critical Mission Solutions

Your mission is our mission.

We're invested in you and your success. Everything we do - whether Aerospace, Defense, Intelligence, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Nuclear, Automotive, or Telecommunications - is more than just a project. It's our challenge as human beings, too. That's why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships.

It's our promise to challenge the status quo as we redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges, and transform big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

Design your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed –today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

Description of Duties:

The Missile Defense Space Systems Lead Java Software Engineer supports the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) on the Integrated Research and Development for Enterprise Solutions (IRES) contract. The candidate will:

  • Provide software development and maintenance for the MDSC Interchange System (MIS).

  • Provide software development support to test programs (ground, flight, and experiments) and current operations within the MDSC

  • Serve as software representative to the Engineering staff and support MDSC Engineering functions as required.

  • Serve as a member of the team that builds web- based applications to serve both in-house users and external customers.

  • Responsible for developing designs, supporting design reviews, implementing and testing new capabilities, and conducting unit- and system-level testing and documenting the results.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be able to work productively and independently in a fast-paced development and operations environment.

  • Have strong technical writing and verbal communication skills

  • Be able to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal or no supervision

This position will be filled at Schriever AFB, Colorado Springs, CO.

This position is expected to pay $80,400 - $112,500 annually; depending on experience, education, and any certifications that are directly related to the position.

This position will be posted for a minimum of 3 days. If a candidate has not been selected at that time, it will continue to be posted until a suitable candidate is selected or the position is closed.

Resumes, in month and year format, must be submitted with application in order to be considered for the position. The selected candidate will be assigned as an employee for Jacobs or one of the following teammate companies: HX5, GCS, ERC, MEIT or Aerodyne.

Jacobs health and welfare benefits are designed to invest in you, and in the things you care about. Your health. Your well-being. Your security. Your future. Typical benefits offered include flexible work schedules and opportunities to work remotely, educational reimbursement, retirement benefits (401K match), employee stock purchase plan, health benefits, tax saving options, disability benefits, life and accident insurance, voluntary benefits, paid time off and paid holidays, and parental leave.



Here’s What You’ll Need:

Basic Requirements:

Must have one of the following combinations of education and experience: HS Diploma (or GED) and 10 years of general experience; Associate’s degree and 8 years of general experience; Bachelor’s degree and 6 years of general experience; Master’s degree and 4 years of general experience.

  • Must have at least 6 years of directly related/specialized experience in software engineering

  • Experience with hybrid (virtual and non-virtual) computing network requirements, design, implementation, and deployment

  • Must have a current DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification

  • Must have Linux experience

  • Must have Java programming experience

  • Must have an active DoD Secret Security Clearance

Desired Requirements:

  • Experience with MDA or DoD customers

  • Experience with communication networks (DISN, SIPRNet)

  • Experience working with XML, JMS, application servers, PKI, and MySQL database servers

  • Knowledgeable on Windows operating systems

  • Knowledgeable on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7

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. (

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.