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Tracking Code RDTE-18-1952-F
Job Code 18-1952
Posting Title Systems Engineer - Mid
Post Date 2/12/2019
Full Time / Part-Time Full Time
Travel Negligible
City Dahlgren
State VA
Country US
Description SYSTEMS ENGINEER (RDTE-18-1952-F):

Bowhead seeks an experienced Systems Engineer (Journeyman) to maintain multiple computing environments by identifying network requirements; installing upgrades; monitoring network performance, and managing network configuration consistency.

The Systems Engineer will provide engineering, design, and implementation solutions for multiple network architectures.

• Must have a strong background in Cisco switching and TCP/IP protocol analysis.

• Maintains and monitors core backbone network services in multiple computing environments by identifying network connectivity requirements; performing network upgrades; monitoring network devices and logs, managing wired network connections, and managing network backbone infrastructure.

This position requires strong communication skills and strong technical writing capability.


• Implement local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), intranets, extranets, & other data networks.

• Maintains network availability in multiple networking environments by administering Cisco campus based switching environments with fiber-based and copper-based Ethernet connectivity (1gig and 10gig).

• Installs, manages, and maintains Cisco switching components to support campus, wan, and distributed core architectures. Works with Cisco chassis based systems, internet circuit termination equipment, and advanced Cisco management tools.

• Manage Cisco Prime Infrastructure and analyze network health, workflow, access, information, and security requirements; performing router/ switch administration, interface configuration, and switching protocols.

• Experience with network routers and switches, and strong Cisco switch and router configuration experience.

• Working knowledge of TCP/IP, DNS, 802.1x, ACLs, ARP, RADIUS, IPv6, DHCP, Intrusion Prevention, Authentication, and ISP circuit connections.

• Develop and execute test plans to check infrastructure and system performance.

• Perform network modeling and analysis.

• Define diagrams and designs for business technology initiatives.

• Enforce policies for standardizing systems.

Requirements • Requires Bachelors degree and eight plus (8+) years of experience in networking, IT, or other related fields
• Familiarity with researching communication networks
• Must have strong troubleshooting and critical thinking skills
• Strong attention to detail, good documentation skills, ability to write clear, concise project reports
• Ability to function with minimal instruction or supervision, or as a part of larger team reporting to formal project management
• CompTIA Security+ CE Certification
• Strong interpersonal skills and good judgment with the ability to work alone or as part of a team

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIRED: A SECRET clearance access is required for all personnel supporting this PWS. All individual contractors must be able to obtain and maintain fully adjudicated TOP SECRET clearances.

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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