UIC Alaska

Systems Administrator

Information Technology
Location : Location
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain
Minimum Clearance Required
Travel Requirement


Systems Administrator (E30-2024-20850):


Bowhead seeks a Systems Administrator in Dahlgren, VA to perform duties involved in the routine development, testing, implementation and maintenance of the Linux operating system and related software supporting the MK160 Gun Computer System. The Systems Administrator will provide support to an Area Product Owner to assist in developing the GCS to meet network compliance and organizational needs.


Job duties include but are not limited to:


  • Able to manage a wide range of Linux based applications related to engineering and scientific tasking, including the adaptation of software and hardware applications to meet mission specific or compliance needs.
  • Ability to diagnose and resolve advanced system level and networking issues.
  • Ability to write and maintain complex automation scripts.
  • Ability to provide administration of enterprise environment through various tools such as Red Hat Satellite, Active Directory, and PDQ.
  • Ability to assess, harden, and mitigate cyber vulnerabilities through various tools such as Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS)/Nessus vulnerability scanner, Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs), and Security Requirement Guides (SRGs) related to COTS operating systems, applications, and network infrastructure devices.
  • Ability to be independently responsible for planning and conducting a project of limited scope or a portion of a large project with diverse components in support of functional areas.
  • Ability to work independently as part of a diverse team, lead cybersecurity compliance related initiatives.
  • Ability to provide advice and guidance on a wide range of complex IT and cybersecurity compliance issues, including interpreting evolving policies, standards, and guidelines.
  • Ensure and coordinate System Administration support activities to reach program objectives through the use of various system administrator tools.
  • Experience with implementing industry security best practices as well as DoD, DoN, and NAVSEA cybersecurity hardening techniques in computing environments.
  • Ability to promote the organization's use of knowledge management and information sharing through creation of detailed technical documentation for systems and processes.
  • Exercise customer service skills, attention to detail, and respond to support requests through the organization’s ticketing queue.
  • Mentor and develop members of the team to broaden skillsets and find enhancement opportunities.
  • Participate and at times lead tiger teams with the internal IT team as well as the external IT community to address incoming IT challenges.


  • Three to Five years of professional experience in effective provisioning, installation / configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure in both a Windows and Linux environment.
  • In depth understanding of networking concepts, hardware, and software with ability to provide system administration to equipment segregated from the internet (TCP/IP, routing, firewall configurations, CISCO switches, etc.).
  • Understanding of enterprise environments with ability to provide administration through various tools such as Red Hat Satellite, Active Directory, PDQ, etc.
  • Advanced knowledge of DoD, DoN, and NAVSEA IT system compliance requirements.
  • 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

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift up to 35 pounds
  • Must be able to stand and walk for prolonged amounts of time
  • Must be able to twist, bend and squat periodically



SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: currently have a security clearance at the Secret level.  US Citizenship is a requirement for Secret clearance at this location.




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