Vykin Corporation

  • Network Engineer

    Job Locations US-HI-Honolulu
    Clearance Requirement
    Secret
  • Overview

    Vykin Corporation is 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.

     

    Vykin’s MPE-ES Network Engineering team in Honolulu, Hawaii creates network infrastructure designs for USINDOPACOM services. Our designs are secure, reliable and resilient and support USINDOPACOMS’s mission and its 5000+ customers throughout the Pacific theater. Our engineers solve challenging technical problems with architecturally-unique solutions that enable USINDOPACOM to realize critical C2 strategies. The team develops systems to ensure that every segment of our enterprise infrastructure is healthy and manageable, and is robust enough to connect hundreds of cutting-edge embedded systems theater-wide. We are seeking experienced Network Engineers to build the next generation infrastructure to deliver our cloud platforms.

     

    As a senior member of the Network Engineering team you will provide technology leadership and own responsibility for leading the design and development of our network infrastructure utilizing a wide range of design and manufacturing partners. You will work closely with our mission partners to understand their operational objectives and help define technical product requirements. You will interact with engineers and mission stakeholders across the DoD and work with an interdisciplinary team to execute design, test, certification and integration into final products and spearhead product deployments to datacenters around the world.

     

    This is a fast-paced, intellectually challenging position, and you will work with thought leaders in multiple technology areas. You will have relentlessly high standards for yourself and everyone you work with, and will be constantly looking for ways to improve your products performance, quality and cost. We are changing an industry and want individuals who are ready for this challenge.

     

    Private cloud IT services represent the majority of growth in the overall IT services market and will continue to do so for several years to come. The scale of MPE-ES, combined with an understanding of how our platform is used, creates a unique opportunity for platform customizations that will directly benefit mission partners. MPE has many unique services, both big and small, which power both large multinational coalition partners and smaller more niche partners. These services run on hardware around the world. We continually need to deploy newer, innovative, and more efficient and cost effective hardware that must be supported by a robust and resilient network infrastructure. Your work will drive efficiency and significant cost savings while improving the performance and reliability of our products and services. Your work will touch development teams and customers around the world.

     

    You will work directly with engineers and product owners across the company to build and improve next-generation data center infrastructure. You will have a direct impact on our mission success and the ability to deliver improvements for our mission partners. You will be part of a growing, fast paced, and fun team. You will have ownership for the implementation of your work.

    Responsibilities

    PRINCIPAL DUTIES:

    • Manage usage and performance of voice, video and/or data communications networks.
    • Maintain network security and ensures compliance with security policies and procedures.
    • Evaluate hardware and software, including peripheral, output, and related equipment.
    • Participate in developing and implementing network-related procedures and standards.
    • Participate in, and may lead aspects of major network installations and upgrades.
    • Interface with vendors to ensure appropriate resolution during network outages or periods of reduced performance.
    • Develop and implement testing strategies and document results.
    • Provide advice and training to end-users.
    • Troubleshoot and resolve complex problems.
    • May provide work leadership to less-experienced network personnel.
    • Maintain current knowledge of relevant hardware and software applications as assigned.
    • Participate in special projects as required.
    • Manage the functionality and efficiency of a group of computers running on one or more operating systems.
    • Maintain integrity and security of network devices and systems.
    • Set up administrator and service accounts.
    • Maintain system documentation.
    • Interact with users and evaluate vendor products.
    • Patch and update network device operating systems to Department of Defense guidelines.
    • Troubleshoot and resolve issues with Cisco IOS and NxOS based network devices.
    • Develop scripts and tools to automate and improve user support activities.
    • Monitor overall network health and troubleshoots reported events.

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    Qualifications

    Required Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor's degree in a related field (or equivalent years of experience) AND a minimum of five (5) years of related network administration and analysis experience.
    • An Active in-scope secret clearance.
    • DoD 8570 IAT level II compliant (e.g. CompTIA Security+ certification)

     

    Preferred:

    • 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 Oahu, HI 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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