Systems Platforms Engineer

Clearance Requirement


Vykin Corporation is currently looking for an experienced Secret cleared Systems Platforms Engineer to join our team in Stuttgart, Germany, supporting the Joint Enterprise Network (JEN).  We are a small defense contracting company that is veteran owned servicing the US Department of Defense.  The successful candidate will receive above average wages, medical, and vacation plans as well as the opportunity to join a small company that still believes that every employee counts.


CITS represents IT transformation and innovation on a large project with the shared objective to sustain and optimize mission critical operations and provides full life-cycle O&M and Engineering support to EUCOM and AFRICOM.


  • Responsible for the daily monitoring and maintenance of Data Center services and solutions. 
  • Will work with other service providers in order to ensure compliance with Command requirements for disaster recovery preparedness, and to ensure service level standards are met for Data Center owned systems and services. 
  • Command Watch Officer Operation Support to ensure documentation of infrastructure changes and Situation Awareness of Command applications and services is maintained.
  • Provides Tier II and Tier III troubleshooting and problem resolution for classified and unclassified Microsoft Server Operating System technologies including Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2012 R2 in a geographically distributed environment.
  • Reviews, researches, and applies system and application patches, hotfixes, service packs, and security configuration from CYBERCOM and DISA STIG compliance. 
  • Provide operation center coordination of Authorized System Interruption (ASI) and Preventative Maintenance and Inspection (PMI) to the command  Researches and implements lessons learned for unplanned system/application outages.
  • Will support management of Enterprise Active Directory, AD-Integrated DNS, External DNS, DHCP, and Distributed File Services.




  • A current active in-scope Secret clearance with the ability to obtain a TS/SCI
  • Must be able to obtain certification as a Technical Expert by the German Government under the Technical Expert Status Accreditation (TESA) process
  • Ability to work a Shift Schedule Supporting Watch Operations and Data Center Support
  • DoD 8570 IAT level II compliance (e.g. CompTIA Security+, etc)
  • One of the following computing environment certifications is required:
    • Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 – 410
    • Administering Windows Server 2012 – 411
    • Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services -412

 Minimum Educational Requirement:

  • BS or equivalent + 8 yrs. related experience, or MS + 5 yrs. related experience

Required Skills:

  • Command Coordination Watch Operations and Data Center Support
  • Documentation of Situation Awareness in support of Command applications and services
  • Experience with ticket tracking systems for server, and services outages and provide incident and problem management solutions.
  • Experience with prioritizing and triaging request for services to the supporting technology teams.
    Experience in tier 3 support of core Microsoft technologies including Active Directory, Server 2008R2, Server 2012 R2, DNS, DHCP.
  • Experience with completing routine interpretation and implementation of related DISA STIGs to enhance the security posture of the environment.
  • Experience with managing physical and virtual servers
  • PKI Token configuration and troubleshooting  
  • Experience with Server 2008 R2 and Server 2012 R2 operating systems to include installation, configuration, patching, and maintenance.

Desired Skills:

  • A current active TS/SCI clearance
  • Familiarity with the DISA STIG and IAVM process
  • Proficient with Group Policy Object, Sites and Services and other AD related functions/tools
  • Proficiency in develop and maintaining SOPs/TTPs for enterprise servers and applications.


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 Stuttgart, Germany 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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