Welcome to the Integrated Research & Development for Enterprise Solutions
(IRES) contract

Jacobs is the prime contractor for the Missile Defense Agency's (MDA's) Integrated Research & Development for Enterprise Solutions (IRES) contract, providing integrated solutions to support the concurrent test, training and operations of our nation's missile defense systems.  This work is accomplished at several MDA locations to include the Missile Defense Integration and Operations Center (MDIOC) on Schriever Space Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the Von Braun Complex on Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama and the National Capital Region (NCR) in Washington D.C.

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Do you have what it takes to join Team IRES?

David Dykhoff, IRES Program Manager
Greg Sharp
IRES Program Manager

Mission:  We are one of the most critical contributors to our nation's defense against missile attack.

Technology:  The systems we support detect missile launches halfway around the world, track those missiles with extremely high accuracy, and intercept at closing velocities of many miles per second. This is all done through adverse weather and sophisticated enemy countermeasures.

Opportunity:  Execution of this mission requires a wide variety of skill sets, and we are constantly in need of individuals who have the capability to step up and take positions of greater authority and responsibility.

If you are highly motivated, looking for a dynamic, mission focused environment, and want to do something great for your country and your career, you need to check us out!


At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges in their careers. The IRES contract has career opportunities in IT Services, Systems Engineering and Architecture, Mission Event Planning, Configuration Management, Scheduling and Cost Account Management, Software Development, Cybersecurity and Information Assurance to name just a few. Jacobs and our teammates are always looking for talented individuals to join our team and support the Missile Defense Agency in executing their critical mission in our nation's defense.

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If you are interested in working on the IRES contract, please use the link below to screen the jobs available.

All information you provide is encrypted and kept confidential.

Jacobs is an equal opportunity employer, and that inclusion is one of our core values.

If you require assistance or need more information, contact us at IRESStaffing@mda.mil

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