Vykin Corporation

  • Network Engineer

    Job Locations DJ-Camp Lemonnier
    Clearance Requirement
  • Overview

    Vykin Corporation is currently looking for an experienced Secret cleared Network Engineer to join our team in Djibouti, Africa with JTF-HOA.  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.


    Design, document, test, and implement network services and devices. Perform installation, engineering, and maintenance to networked devices. Develop and maintain prescribed procedures to be followed routinely in the form of standard operating procedures. Detect, identify and perform complex problem isolation and resolution throughout the network architecture. Develop root-cause analysis of network related problems and is the focal point of all problem resolution. Utilize monitoring, mapping, and alerting software to perform network management by pro-actively collecting data and conducting real-time analysis of the performance of the network. May be responsible for key engineering projects. Develop and execute contingency plans for network software and hardware failures, including isolated and major outages. Provide knowledgeable consulting, and technical guidance to technical review boards, configuration control boards, developers, engineers, and senior managers. 


    Daily responsibilities:

    • Primarily responsible for operations and maintenance of DoD secure and non-secure IT networks.
    • Continuously uses OS/LAN/WAN protocols pertaining to Cisco Hardware (IOS, NXOS, 802.1Q, VTP, Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol, QoS, BGP, EIGRP, OSPF, NTP, and VoIP).
    • Set up, troubleshoot, and manage Virtual Private Networks (VPN): Site to Site, Remote Access, SSL, Dynamic Multipoint Virtual Private Network (DMVPN).
    • Technical expert in layer 2 and 3 security technologies: Firewalls, IPS/IDS (i.e. Cisco ASA, Juniper Netscreen).
    • Design, deploy, and maintain Cisco Nexus product line (i.e. Nexus 7k, 5k, 2k, 1k).
    • Understand and implement DISA STIGs on network devices.
    • Experience with SNMP Network Management Tools (i.e. WhatsUp Gold, Solar Winds Orion, Spectrum).
    • Capture and analyze sniffer captures.
    • Install and configure Type 1 Crypto hardware common in DoD networks (i.e. KG-175D, KG-250, ViaSAT, KIV-7s).



    • A current active, in-scope Secret clearance, with the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI
    • DoD 8570 IAT level III compliant (e.g CASP, CISA, CISSP, GCIH, etc)
    • CCNP


    Required experience, knowledge skills and abilities:

    • Willingness to work flexible hours
    • Shift work may be required
    • On Call status will be required
    • Temporary deployment to offsite customer locations may be required
    • Experience and or familiarity with Multi-Protocol Labeling System (MPLS)
    • Experience with transport circuits and termination
    • Experience building deployable communications
    • Experience in Cisco Call Manager (CUCM) design & implementation
    • Experience in data center design and migration
    • Experience deploying 802.1x solutions (i.e. Cisco ISE)
    • Experience with Cisco UCS implementations/deployments
    • Experience with virtualized services (i.e. Server virtualization, VDI, zero/thin client)
    • Familiarity with IPV6
    • Experience utilizing Enterprise ticketing system, such as Remedy.
    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
    • Work well inside team environment, with a positive can-do attitude


    Minimum Educational Requirement:

    • Bachelor's degree in IT (or the equivalent year of relevant experience) with a minimum of four (4) years of IT related experience

    Desired qualifications:

    • A current, active TS/SCI clearance

    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 Djibouti, Africa  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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