Systems Engineer


Dahlgren, VA

Industry: Aerospace / Defense


5 - 7 years

Posted 293 days ago

  by    Elizabeth Gunnell

This job is no longer available.


Bowhead seeks a Systems Engineer to join their growing team at the Naval Surface Warfare Center-Dahlgren, VA. The System Engineer will provide Operation & Maintenance (O&M) support to Windows (2008, 2012 R2/2016) servers used at NSWC Dahlgren Division for corporate solutions and Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation (RDT&E) organizational needs. This environment includes support for Windows Active Directory and applications running on a Citrix Server Farm accessible from an external contractor site and Navy Marine Corp Internet (NMCI). O&M support includes patch management, information assurance/security, Storage Area Network (SAN) management, and data backup solutions for the Research Development Testing and Evaluation (RDT&E) network.

Essential functions will include:  

?       Providing engineering support for VMware, IBM Endpoint Manager, Splunk, and NetApp enterprise storage system.

?       Configuring and maintaining domain backup solutions using Symantec NetBackup.

?       Administering and maintaining endpoint solutions on supported RDT&E networks. 

?       Developing, maintaining and deploying automated Windows2012 R2/2016 Server and Windows 7/10 client builds as well as assisting with Windows server migration.

?       Providing O&M support for various Department transition initiatives to Corporate Services by providing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for designs and implementation strategies of new hard/software deployments.

?       Addressing requirements for maintaining system security as defined by the Assessment & Authorization (A&A) package.

?       Working independently and in a support environment (Help Desk) to meet deadlines while simultaneously performing multiple tasks and will resolve customer problems from various departments.


?       DOD 8570 IAT level III certification is required (i.e., CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) or Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)).

?       Knowledge of Department of Defense (DoD) networking and security accreditation requirements such as Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) and Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) is required.

?       Must have demonstrated ability to produce system specifications, design requirements, test evaluation planning documents, and technical publications and reports.

?       Requires strong understanding of current Microsoft supported Windows operating systems. Must be experienced in Windows Active Directory infrastructure administration to include Group Policy Objects management.

?       Must have an understanding of SAN fundamentals to include virtual machine and LUN provisioning, snapshots, and zoning.

?       Experience with Citrix, NetApp FAS series storage array, Splunk, IBM Endpoint Manager, VMware ESXi server 5.5 and vCenter Operations Manager are highly desirable.

?       Scripting knowledge is a plus, preferably in Powershell, PowerCLI or anotherlanguage.

?       Familiarity with Host Based Security System (HBSS) and Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) is a plus.

?       Must demonstrate strong analytical and problem solving skills as well as possess the ability to communicate with clients of various technical knowledge.

?       Must have the ability to multi-task while being meticulous.

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIRED: Must currently hold and be able to maintain a security clearance at the Top Secret level. US Citizenship is a requirement for Top Secret clearance at this location.

$100K - $110K