Ukpeagvik Iñupiat Corporation/Bowhead Family of Companies Systems Security Engineer in Dahlgren, Virginia

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Bowhead is searching for a Systems Security Engineer to support the corporate IT division at NSWCDD with Enterprise, Network and Information Assurance architectures. The support includes strategizing how to best accommodate RDT&E work done by the technical

departments and maintaining an approved and accredited security posture with the local ISSM, NAVSEA, Navy and DOD requirements.

Candidate should have previous experience with DIACAP accreditation processes and a thorough understanding of RMF accreditation processes.

This includes all aspects of preparing, monitoring, protecting, auditing and documenting systems both unclassified and classified.

Varied work is done in multiple technical departments as they support systems that are in the fleet as well as experiments and testing performed to plan for future improvements and new systems.

The NSWCDD systems and labs do not necessarily fit the standard mold of office environment based IT and therefore require creative and innovative thinking when it comes to understanding the mission of the systems and how to accommodate the needs of the Land

Base Test Site (LBTS) RDTE environment while meeting security directives.

Many systems and labs are near exact replicas of ship deployed Program of Record systems and consequently cannot keep their IT up-to-date with the latest IA requirements. It takes years in some cases to update a system, test it, certify it and then deploy it

across multiple ships when deployments and ship maintenance schedules allow.

Therefore IT and IT security upgrades to these systems are sometimes infrequent and take years. But the systems must still be made secure as possible, maintained, supported, and debugged when anomalies are discovered or features need to be added and tested.

The systems also continue to be under configuration management by the Navy. Many of these systems, whether network based or legacy point-to-point connections operate in a real-time environment.

This causes the way system security is done and systems are tested, scanned and protected to be of an unordinary nature.

The candidate will interface with other corporate representatives as well as representatives in the different technical departments to devise, design and implement IT and IA security strategies. A good understanding of networks both wired and wireless is required.

Experience with and a thorough understanding the OSI Model, both fiber and copper networks, routers, switches, firewalls, intrusion detection systems and how they work is required.

Work with be performed with RDTE scientists and engineers, network and information assurance engineers on projects that are varied.

The ability to take a task, dissect it and move forward independently with action items assigned is required.

Experience and ability to lead and chair focus groups, working groups and side bar meetings required.

Reporting in both writing and in presentations in a group environment is involved. Being able to work independently and in a group, accept group schedules, set and follow self-schedules and achieve milestones is required.

Expert experience in understanding the following Navy and military systems not required but general experience or the dedicated interest to learn about Combat Systems, Weapons Systems, Sensor and Communications systems required.

Understanding of and the capability to research the latest Commercial Off-The Shelf (COTS) technology is required to blend COTS systems with the LBTS systems and labs in the most efficient and secure manner possible to accomplish the RDTE mission of the Warfare


Experience with the DOD Architecture Framework (DoDAF) is a plus. Experience with Microsoft products Excel, Visio, Project, Word and Sharepoint are necessary.


System engineering principles and incorporating best practices of systems engineering and IT security is required.

Thorough understanding of Risk Management Framework accreditation process.

Experience with and a thorough understanding the OSI Model, both fiber and copper networks, routers, switches, firewalls, intrusion detection systems and how they work.

Experience with the DOD Architecture Framework (DoDAF) is a plus.

Experience with Microsoft products Excel, Visio, Project, Word and Sharepoint are necessary. IAM level II compliance required at time of hire.

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 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.

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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

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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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