Ukpeagvik Iñupiat Corporation/Bowhead Family of Companies Network Engineer in Washington, District Of Columbia

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Bowhead is seeking a Network Engineer to join our team in Washington, DC at the U.S. Naval Observatory (*USNO). The Network Engineer will support everyday networking issues including planning, designing, evaluating and selecting operating systems and protocol

suites. Bowhead is looking to network with experienced professionals relative to this opportunity, which is contingent upon award and not currently funded. Incumbent employees are encouraged to apply as well as contact the recruiter,

The Network Engineer configures communication media with concentrators, bridges and other devices. This individual may provide work leadership to lower level employees and assist in resolving difficult interoperability problems to obtain operation across all

platforms including e-mail, files transfer, multimedia, teleconferencing and more.

• Managing and configuring Juniper and Cisco Firewalls-including troubleshooting of routing protocols such as OSPF and BGP.

• Configure systems to user environments and assist in acquisition of hardware and software.

• Establishes networking environment by designing system configuration; directing system installation; defining, documenting, and enforcing system standards.

• Maximizes network performance by monitoring performance; troubleshooting network problems and outages; scheduling upgrades; collaborating with network architects on network optimization. L2 and L3 switching experience is required.

• Experience with WAN and Spectrum, Solarwinds and Remedy Ticketing System.

• Experience in trouble shooting wireless networks, particularly Aruba based, and working in a DoD environment are highly preferred.

• Experience with Enterprise implementations, migrations and projects is required as well.

  • The U.S. Naval Observatory performs an essential scientific role for the United States, the Navy, and the Department of Defense. Its mission includes determining the positions and motions of the Earth, Sun, Moon, planets, stars and other celestial objects;

providing astronomical data; determining precise time; measuring the Earth's rotation; and maintaining the Master Clock for the United States.


• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Physical Science is required.

• Requires fifteen (15) years’ of experience in C5ISR to include; Systems Design, Systems/Equipment Integration, and Network Testing.

• Requires seven (7) years’ experience developing network designs for DoD or DoN Networks.

• Experience on DoD or DoN Data Center efforts within the last five (5) years.

• Experience at the USNO is highly desired.

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

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.

All candidates must apply online at, and submit a completed application for all positions they wish to be considered. Once the employment application has been completed and submitted, any changes to the application after submission may not

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

for assistance (

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.



  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP


  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access

to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure

is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41

CFR 60-1.35(c)