Network Engineer - Senior

Job Locations US-VA-Chantilly
Clearance Requirement
TS/SCI with FS Poly


Vykin Corporation is currently looking for an experienced TS/SCI Full Scope Polygraph cleared Senior Network Engineer to join our team in Chantilly, 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.


The Senior Network Engineer position is in direct support of Enterprise Operation and Maintenance (O&M) team responsible for a very large and complex network infrastructure.  The position requires a wide and deep level of up-to-date knowledge in network engineering, with the ability to complete very difficult and complex assignments.

  • Expected to bridge the gap between Engineering and O&M, transitioning Tier 2 support for new systems from Engineering to O&M.
  • Develop, refine and document repeatable processes, as well as formulate a plan for bringing a large scale network into security compliance.
  • Work with other Network Engineers to design, install, configure, and support an organization's complex wide area network (WAN) and maintain network hardware and software.
  • Monitor the network at a service assurance level to ensure network availability to all system users and perform necessary maintenance to support network availability to include:
    • maintaining network hardware and software;
    • performing necessary maintenance to support network availability;
    • performing installations, upgrades, and supporting problem resolution for mainly Linux based operating systems.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or similar field OR the equivlanet years of demonstrated experience
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of Network Engineering experience in a distributed network environment with increasingly complex responsibilities during the time period:
    • Minimum of one (1) year of Juniper experience;
    • Minimum of two (2) years of experience establishing and troubleshooting VPNs;
    • Minimum of two (2) years of VMWare experience; demonstrated experience working with IPv4 networks;
    • Minimum of two (2) years of experience coding in scripting languages (Bash, Python, and/or PowerShell);
    • Experience with networking protocols and technologies such as TCP/IP, OSPF, QoS, VPN, IPSLA, Trunking, Spanning tree, Layer 3 switching, etc.; 
  • CCNA or CCNP certification
  • An active in-scope TS/SCI with Full Scope polygraph

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Strong understanding of virtual routing technologies;
  • Knowledge and interest in cutting edge network technologies;
  • Demonstrated experience with the operation of Cisco network switches, routers, IOS commands, Juniper firewalls, etc.
  • Thorough working knowledge of Wide Area Network (WAN) and Local Area Network (LAN) concepts;
  • Knowledge and experience with policy-based routing; 
  • Ability to understand, recommend, design, and implement LAN/WAN functionality such as switches, routers, virtual routers, gateways, firewalls, load balancers, proxy servers, etc.
  • Ability to lead technical teams to success. 

Desired skills:

  • Experience with Cisco Nexus 5000/2000 series hardware;
  • Experience with Juniper SRX series hardware;
  • Experience with IPS/IDS systems to include network impacts;
  • JNCIA or JNCIP certification. 


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 Chantilly, 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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