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Tracking Code DIASG-22-0997-W
Job Code 22-0997
Posting Title Lead Senior Systems Engineer
Post Date 6/23/2022
Full Time / Part-Time Full Time
Travel No Travel Required
City Reston
State VA
Country US

Bowhead is seeking a Lead Senior Systems Engineer to provide full-time, on-site assistance to the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), located in Reston, VA. The Lead Senior Systems Engineer will provide overall management of projects performance under a task order. These projects may cover software development, business process engineering, and functional capabilities.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

- Test, implement, deploy, maintain, and administer the infrastructure hardware and software.
- Provide overall technical direction and guidance to the project leads
- Responsible for leading the engineering of improved and new solutions within the Allied Collaborative Shared Services (ACSS) suite.
- Serve as SME on ACSS capabilities and attend agency and community wide meetings in support of SME role.
- Interface and collaborate with technical personnel across the Five Eyes (FVEY) community in the implementation of increased collaboration capabilities.
- Perform system administration on specialized cyber defense applications and systems (e.g., antivirus, audit and remediation) or Virtual Private Network (VPN) devices, to include installation, configuration, maintenance, backup, and restoration.
- Build, install, configure, and test dedicated cyber defense hardware.
- Assist in identifying, prioritizing, and coordinating the protection of critical cyber defense infrastructure and key resources.
- Assist in assessing the impact of implementing and sustaining a dedicated cyber defense infrastructure.
- Administer test bed(s), and test and evaluate applications, hardware infrastructure, rules/signatures, access controls, and configurations of platforms managed by service provider(s).
- Create, edit, and manage network access control lists on specialized cyber defense systems (e.g., firewalls and intrusion prevention systems).
- Identify potential conflicts with implementation of any cyber defense tools (e.g., tool and signature testing and optimization).
- Implement and maintain baseline system security according to organizational policies and requirements for dedicated cyber defense systems within the enterprise, and document and maintain records for them.
- Conduct periodic system maintenance including cleaning (both physically and electronically), disk checks, routine reboots, data dumps, and testing.
- Manage accounts, network rights, and access to systems and equipment.
- Manage system/server resources including performance, capacity, availability, serviceability, and recoverability.
Requirements In accordance with Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, candidates should be aware that they may be required to have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire.

• BA/S in relevant technical field PLUS eight (8+) years of relevant experience.
• IAT Level II certification is required.
• Demonstrable experience working with ODNI to ensure successful execution of all program requirements.
• Possess the necessary technical qualifications to deliver all requirements for ACSS to include having a CISSP.
• Demonstrable experience defining a long-term technology vision, standards, multi-year technology vision, standards and multi-year technology road map and partnering cross functionality on the delivery of architecturally aligned products, services, and platforms.
• Demonstrable working knowledge of PKI and encryption systems.
• Familiarization with NIST Special Publication 800-37 revision 1, Guide for applying RMF to Federal Information Systems, CNSSI 1253, and NIST SP 800-53 Revisions 3 and 4, SP 800-39, and SP 800-30
• Intermediate level skills in Microsoft Office software suite - Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.
• Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees and outside contacts.
• Strong interpersonal skills and good judgment with the ability to work alone or as part of a team.

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: Must currently have and able to maintain a security clearance at the Top Secret / CI Scope Polygraph level. US Citizenship is a requirement for admission to 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, 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 Springfield, VA, we are a fast-growing, multi-million-dollar corporation recognized as one of the top 25 8(a) companies for government contracting. Bowhead offers competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, short/long-term disability, and 401(k) retirement plans as well as a paid time off programs for eligible full-time employees. Eligible part-time employees are able to participate in the 401(k) retirement plans and state or contract required paid time off programs.

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