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Tracking Code ERDC-19-0066-F
Job Code 19-0066
Posting Title Cyber Systems Engineer
Post Date 2/26/2019
Full Time / Part-Time Full Time
Travel Negligible
City Vicksburg
State MS
Country US

Bowhead is seeking an experienced Cybersecurity Engineer to join our team on-site in Vicksburg, MS. The Cybersecurity Engineer will provide systems engineering expertise in the design, integration, operation, and maintenance of cybersecurity infrastructure and capabilities. They will define and employ documented procedures for sustainable, continued operations of enterprise Computer Network Defense capabilities, including centralized vulnerability/patch management processes for all systems. These highly skilled individuals will work in various capacities alongside Computer Network Defense (CND) Incident Responders and Warning Intelligence Analysts.

The Cybersecurity Engineers will maintain the establishment of infrastructure services supporting cybersecurity environments such as directory services in support of authentication, networking monitoring services, domain name services, virtual hosting infrastructure, etc. They will support the functionality of an environment designed to foster cybersecurity research, development, and operations. You will collect, normalize, correlate and characterize data to identify anomalous or unauthorized activity which may include cyber intrusions, attacks, data loss or prohibited activities. The Engineers notify Command and Control by following established protocols for response, seeking guidance for new topics and coordinates or escalates with subscribers and higher command as required.

Essential functions will include:

• Develop interface specifications for use within the enclave environments.
• Ensure that enclave systems and network designs support the incorporation of DoD-directed vulnerability solutions, e.g. IAVA requirements.
• Apply and maintain cybersecurity for systems;
• Utilize defense-in-depth strategies and methods to harden systems and networks (e.g. blocking/filtering, IDS/IPS, A/V, logical separation of management traffic, content detonation and automated analysis, and DISA SRG/STIG compliance)
• Responsible for interfacing with both cybersecurity operations and project personnel in order to formulate engineering requirements, and seek concurrence in satisfying stated objectives
• Maintain a schedule for upcoming software and hardware upgrades and follow procedures for regularly scheduled maintenance and, in the instances necessary, ad hoc or emergency maintenance
• Ensure secure backup of systems and data through formally documented backup plan, accurate and up-to-date listing of systems to be backed up, proper storing and labeling of completed backups
• Possess the necessary technical skills to lead the overall design, engineering, integration, operation and maintenance of a defense-in-depth strategy for cybersecurity infrastructure

Requirements • Must possess BS/A degree in Computer Science or related field.
• Must have a CompTIA Security+ CE certificate (IAT Level II) and a Certified Ethical Hacker (CND-IS) certificate prior to starting.
• A minimum of five (5) years of Linux and Networking experience, three (3) years' experience with IDS, IPS and Host Based Security Solutions is required.
• Possess the necessary technical skills to lead the overall design, engineering, integration, operation and maintenance of a defense-in-depth strategy for cybersecurity infrastructure.
• Intermediate to advanced level skills in Microsoft Office software suite - Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.
• Ability to communicate effectively, interpret regulatory guidance and identified vulnerabilities to a wide audience.
• Presentation and strong public speaking skills are required.
• Strong interpersonal skills and good judgment with the ability to work alone or as part of a team.

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIRED: Must currently hold a security clearance at the Secret level and be clearable up to the Top Secret level. US Citizenship is a requirement for Secret clearance at this location.

Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug & alcohol screening and/or random drug screen, and must follow UIC’s Non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program requirements. If the position requires, an applicant must pass a pre-employment criminal background history check. All post-secondary education listed on the applicant’s resume/application may be subject to verification.

Where driving may be required or where a rental car must be obtained for business travel purposes, applicants must have a valid driver license for this position and will be subject to verification. In addition, the applicant must pass an in-house, online, driving course to be authorized to drive for company purposes.

UIC is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V. In furtherance, pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, UIC and its subsidiaries may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants, based on the provisions contained within The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

All candidates must apply online at, and submit a completed application for all positions they wish to be considered. Once the employment application has been completed and submitted, any changes to the application after submission may not be reviewed. Please contact a UIC HR Recruiter if you have made a significant change to your application. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), persons unable to complete an online application should contact UIC Human Resources for assistance (

UIC Government Services (UICGS / Bowhead) provides innovative business solutions to federal and commercial customers in the areas of engineering, maintenance services, information technology, program support, logistics/base support, and procurement. Collectively, the fast-growing Bowhead Family of Companies offers a breadth of services which are performed with a focus on quality results. Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, we are a fast-growing, multi-million-dollar corporation recognized as one of the top 25 8(a) companies for government contracting.

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