UIC Alaska

Senior System Engineer (Network)

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




Bowhead seeks a Senior Systems Engineer (Network) in Dahlgren, VA to maintain multiple computing environments by identifying network requirements; installing upgrades; monitoring network performance, and managing network configuration consistency. The Senior Systems Engineer will provide engineering, design, and implementation solutions for multiple network architectures.  


  • 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
  • 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.  


  • Five to ten (5-10) years of experience
  • IAT Level II certification 
  • Must have a strong background in Cisco switching and TCP/IP protocol analysis.  
  • Previous experience in networking, IT, or other related fields
  • Familiarity with researching communication networks
  • 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. Strong communication & organizational skills

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift up to 10-25 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 Top Secret level.  US Citizenship is a requirement for Top Secret clearance at this location.




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