Vykin Corporation

  • Network Engineer

    Job Locations DE-Stuttgart
    Clearance Requirement
  • Overview

    Vykin Corporation is currently looking for an experienced Secret cleared TS/SCI eligible Network Engineer to join our team in Stuttgart, 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.


    • Maintain O&M network infrastructure
    • Troubleshoot service request tickets and work on new designs to improve the networking environment.
    • Provide technical assistance to team members to resolve network issues and be able to close out STIG violation on a regular basis.
    • Design, implement, maintenance, test and document network services of the current and ever evolving infrastructures.
    • Provide onsite and remote support to EUCOM customers who have critical response time requirements.
    • Assess and evaluate current network computing infrastructure; design, document, test and implement network services and devices.
    • Develop and execute contingency plans for network software and hardware failures including isolated and major outages.
    • Provide knowledgeable consulting, technical guidance and leadership to technical review boards; configuration control boards; developers, engineers and senior managers.
    • Responsible for updating network documentations, diagrams and engineering design plans.
    • Must have in-depth Microsoft Visio knowledge to add and change network documentations.
    • Conduct research, evaluate and recommend cost effective network solutions using current or new technologies to support the technology strategies of the core business.


    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 3 (three) plus years of IT related experience


    • Active In Scope SECRET clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI.
    • DoD 8570 IAT level III compliant (e.g. CASP, CISSP, etc.)
    • CCNA certification
    • One of the following technical certifications required within 90 days of starting:
      • CCNP
      • CCDP
    • Must be able to obtain certification as a Technical Expert by the German Government under the Technical Expert Status Accreditation (TESA) process

    Required Skills, Knowledge, and Experience

    • Experience in Routing and Switching topologies: Hands on experience in OS/LAN/WAN protocols pertaining to Cisco Hardware (IOS, NXOS, 802.1Q, VTP, Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol, QoS, BGP, EIGRP, OSPF, NTP, and VoIP)

    • Experience in Virtual Private Networks (VPN): Site to Site, Remote Access, SSL, Dynamic Multipoint Virtual Private Network (DMVPN)

    • Experience with COMSEC equipment  (TACLANEs, VIASAT)

    • Experience in Security topologies: Firewalls, IPS/IDS

    • Experience with Network Management Tools: SNMP V3 Tools such as Whats Up Gold

    • Willingness to deploy to offsite customer locations when needed to perform job duties

    • Experience utilizing Enterprise ticketing system, such as Remedy

    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills 

    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

     Desired skills, knowledge and experience:

    • Experience and or familiarity with Cisco Nexus product line (Nexus 7k, 5k, 2k)
    • Sniffer Analysis: Capture and analyze sniffer captures such as WireShark or Netscout
    • Familiarity with installing and configuring Type 1 Crypto hardware common in DoD networks (such as: KG-175D, KG-250, ViaSAT, KIV-7s)
    • Familiarity with Cisco Call Manager and VoIP handsets
    • Familiarity with Video Teleconference Systems (Tandberg, Polycom)
    • Familiarity with the DISA STIG and IAVM process
    • CCNP

    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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