Systems Administrator

Clearance Requirement
Top Secret/SCI


Vykin Corporation is currently looking for an experienced TS/SCI cleared Systems Administrator to join our team in Wiesbaden, Germany. 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.


Member of a dedicated team focused on the development, operations and maintenance of specialized systems supporting the Defensive Cyberspace Operations Division (DCOD) Europe.

  • Apply best practices to ensure systems remain operational and secure in a mission critical environment.
  • Provide outstanding and timely systems support to incident responders and threat analysts.
  • Serve as a key contributor to deployment of new systems and mission capabilities.
  • Perform routine upgrades and patching of servers and applications.
  • Monitor health and availability of servers, applications and data assets.
  • Maintain server and application user accounts.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve server and application issues.
  • Investigate issues involving discrepancies with data assets.
  • Perform periodic security audits of server and application configuration to ensure compliance with STIG.


Minimum Educational Requirement:

  • High School Diploma with eleven (11) years of IT related experience, OR Associate's degree in with seven (7) plus years of IT related experience, OR Bachelor's degree in with 5 (five) plus years of IT related experience


  • DoD 8570 IAT Level II and a CNDSP Infrastructure Support Certification
  • An active in-scope TS/SCI clearance
  • Must be able to obtain certification as a Technical Expert by the German Government under the Technical Expert Status Accreditation (TESA) process

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Experience with Linux (CentOS or RHEL preferred)

  • Experience with Apache and MySQL
  • Experience with scripting languages (Python, Perl, Bash/Shell Scripting)


  • Experience with Snort or Bro Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS)
  • Experience with Netflow and PCAP
  • Experience with Big Data/Log Collection Tools (e.g., Splunk, ELK)
  • Familiarity with Network Equipment Configuration (e.g.,  Switches, Routers, Firewalls, Taps).
  • Familiarity with TCP/IP (e.g., Ports, Protocols, and Subnetting)


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 Wiesbadn, 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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