Sr. System Engineer (Network)

Full Time

    Job Description



    Bowhead seeks a Sr. 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 Sr. Systgems 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.


    • 6 -10 Years of experience
    • IAT Level II compliance
    • 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 15 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.

    In accordance with Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, candidates should be aware that they may be required to have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire.