UIC Alaska

Systems Security Engineer

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




Bowhead seeks a talented Security Systems Engineer to enhance our team within the Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation Program at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) located in Dahlgren, VA. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Diligently monitor and interpret security alerts from Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) tools to detect potential threats.
  • Conduct investigations into unusual network activities, escalating incidents as needed.
  • Support incident response efforts by aiding in preparation, identification, containment, eradication, and recovery phases.
  • Employ EDR and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems, firewalls, and threat intelligence platforms to enhance network security.
  • Assist in the appraisal, deployment, and tuning of security tools.
  • Produce comprehensive reports detailing security incidents, investigations, and the organization's security posture.
  • Document cybersecurity activities through the maintenance of standard operating procedures.
  • Contribute to the formulation of security policies and the advancement of overall cybersecurity readiness.
  • Gain expertise in wireless spectrum monitoring and discovery solutions to support network security initiatives.
  • Proactively discover and evaluate wireless access points and mobile communication applications to bolster the security and functionality of our mission-critical wireless enterprise network.
  • Leverage both open-source and proprietary cyber threat intelligence sources to pinpoint and analyze threats targeting the enterprise network.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of networking technologies, including TCP/IP, routing concepts, and subnetting.
  • Engage in the creation and ongoing refinement of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).


  • Bachelors Degree preferred 
  • Five (5) or more years of related expereince 
  • Must demonstrate strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to multi-task and assist others.
  • Possess the requisite writing skill to create analytical reports for technical and managerial staff.
  • Must be familiar with Department of Defense networking and security accreditation requirements.
  • Must have knowledge in the installation, maintenance, and administration of computer systems in a LAN/WAN environment.
  • Must meet DoD 8570 Information Assurance Technical Level II certification requirements at time of hire.

 Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift up to 10-20 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: Must currently hold a security clearance at the Secret level.  US Citizenship is a requirement for Secret clearance at this location.




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