Platform Software Engineer

Clearance Requirement
Top Secret/SCI


Vykin Corporation is currently looking for an experienced TS/SCI cleared Platform Software Engineer to join our team in McLean, VA.  We are a small defense contracting company that is veteran owned servicing the US Department of Defense.  The successful candidate will receive competitive wages, health plans and the opportunity to join a small company that still believes every employee counts.


  • Help to lead the design, development, and release of major components of an advanced, highly automated Cloud based application development platform.
  • Perform highly complex analysis, design, development, testing, and debugging of computer software in support of distinct product hardware or technical service lines of businesses.
  • Analyze and apply advanced methods, theories, and research techniques in the investigation and solution of complex and advanced software applications and problems.
  • Plan and conduct major technical phases of significant projects by coordinating the efforts of technical support staff and the performance of assigned projects.
  • Review completion and implementation of technical products and evaluate vendors capabilities.
  • Help to define DevOps methodology. Assist with the training of junior software engineering staff.



  • High School Diploma/GED + 10 years of related software engineering experience, OR Associates Degree + 8 years of related experience, OR Bachelors Degree + 6 years of related experience, OR Masters Degree +4 years of related experience
  • DoD 8570 compliance IAT Level II (e.g. CompTIA Security+)
  • Amazon AWS Certification: Certified Solutions Architect, Certified Developer, Certified SysOps Administrator, or Certified DevOps Engineer
  • An Active in-scope TS/SCI with ability to obtain a CI polygraph

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:

  • Experience with SQL development
  • Experience withDocker, Kubernetes, or RedHat OpenShift
  • Experience with DevOps automation tools, including Chef, Puppet, or Ansible
  • Experience with Hadoop development and architecture
  • Experience with Apache Spark or Storm
  • Experience in developing solutions with Amazon Web Services
  • Experience with Java open source tools and libraries, including Maven, Spring, and JUnit
  • Experience with NoSQL databases, including MongoDB and Accumulo
  • Knowledge of modern enterprise platform architectures and technology stack, including big data storage and processing solutions
  • Knowledge of microservice architecture and design patterns
  • Knowledge of Java, XML, and JSON

  • Knowledge of PKI architecture

  • Knowledge of multi-tier application architecture

  • Knowledge of concurrency and parallel processing algorithms and data structures

  • Knowledge of REST best practices

Working Conditions

The work is typically performed in an office environment, which requires normal safety precautions; work may require some physical effort in the handling of light materials, boxes or equipment.  The work location is a government facility located on a military installation in McLean, VA supporting a DoD customer.  The successful applicant will be working for and reporting directly to the prime contractor or the DoD customer as appropriate.  The above job description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. Requests for reasonable accommodations will be considered to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the principal (essential) functions of this job.


Vykin Corporation is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and strives to comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, marital status, HIV-positive status, as well as any other category protected by federal, state, or local laws. All such discrimination is unlawful and all persons involved in the operations of the company are prohibited from engaging in this type of conduct.


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