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Hardware Engineer Senior Network Principal
Title:Hardware Engineer Senior Network Principal
Department:Information Technology
Location:Patrick SFB, Florida

Job purpose


To provide assistance with Hardware Engineering on a contract at Patrick Space Force Base for 8-koi; a diverse Florida based service and consulting company that has been providing outstanding results for our clients for over 13-years.


Duties and responsibilities


  • Collaborate with internal project team and vendors to design and implement a new network environment to support system virtualization, DMZ (demilitarized zone) and other supporting network functions for the space launch ranges
  • Assist in developing processes and procedures for administering and supporting the new network environment
  • Build, configure and maintain network environment including routers, switches, physical firewalls, virtual firewalls, load balancers, network security devices and other network equipment
  • Observe subcontractors and vendors performing installations and configurations
  • Collaborate with system engineers to transition existing systems into the virtualization environment and ensure network functionality
  • Provide hands on support for network environment
  • Coordinate the efforts of technical support staff in the performance of assigned projects
  • Apply advanced methods, theories and research techniques and assist in the development, implementation and documentation of processes and procedures to ensure compliance with business practices
  • Other duties as assigned




  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, management information systems, or related STEM field
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of experience with IP networking, administration of Cisco routing, switching, load balancing, environments and in the administration of firewalls and load balancing environments
  • Experience in complex IT environments which incorporate traditional and non-traditional IT services
  • Experience supporting 24x7x365 mission critical IT infrastructure
  • Experience in transitioning organizations from standalone to virtualized environments
  • Experience with system security and best practices
  • Experience provisioning and operating Security networking equipment, including IDS/IPS, Antivirus, WAF (web application firewall), AAA (authentication authorization accounting), Firewall, Security Gateway, VPN (virtual private network), and SIEM architectures
  • Knowledge of VMware network administration concepts, practices and procedures
  • Experience administering network environments in a 24x7x365 mission critical environment
  • Familiarity with securing server environments in a regulated industry
  • Preferential experience includes:
  • Applicable Certifications:
    • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
    • VMware Certified Professional - Network Virtualization (VCP-NV 2020)
    • Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Administrator (PCNSA)
  • Experience with supporting enterprise datacenter hardware and software including:
    • Dell VXRail platform
    • VMware NSX
    • Cisco: Nexus platform, Catalyst platform, Cisco Data Center Network Manager, Secure Network Server, Identity Services Engine
    • F5 load balancers
    • Palo Alto: physical and virtual firewalls, IDS, WildFire
  • Experience in complex, multivendor networking environments
  • Experience designing and implementing security infrastructure in highly secure environments
  • Experience designing cyber solutions in virtualized environments
  • Experience with DoD Federal Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Familiarity with DISA STIGs and RMF/DIACAP frameworks
  • Applicable certification(s) including:
    • Network+
    • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
    • Microsoft Certified System Associate/Expert (MCSA/MCSE)
    • Juniper Networks Certified Associate (JNCIA)
  • Experience in the following areas:
    • System and network device scripting
    • Automated device configuration tools
    • DoD NOTAM and STIG compliance
    • Database Server security
    • Windows and Linux security
    • Host based firewalls
  • Ability to lift 30 lbs.
  • Ability to travel on occasion (less than 10%)
  • Security+ certification or other DoD 8570 Certification or ability to obtain certification within six (6) months of start date
  • The flexibility to work occasional non-duty hours or on weekends to support specific project or mission requirements
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance, which includes U.S. citizenship or U.S. naturalization
  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License required
  • This position is not eligible for telecommuting on a full-time basis
  • This position is assigned to Patrick SFB or Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, FL
  • Excellent time management and organization skills, with the capability to manage multiple competing priorities
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate, partner, and collaborate with team members
  • Aptitude to pick up new concepts and technology rapidly and the ability to explain it to all stakeholders
  • Analytical and creative problem-solving skills for design and testing of systems


Working conditions


Working conditions are within a normal office environment.


Physical requirements


Normal office environment mobility; sitting, walking, bending, stooping, standing, lifting a maximum of 25 pounds (greater than 25 pounds requires a two-person lift), turning, pushing. Normal office dexterity, to include; reaching, handling, grasping, to include typing/keyboard, and phone use.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: 8-koi and, its wholly owned subsidiary, Cape Design Engineering (CDE) are Equal Opportunity Employers. 8-koi and CDE do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Our commitment to equal opportunity employment applies to all persons involved in our operations and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee, including supervisors and co-workers.

As part of our commitment to safeguard the wellbeing of our employees and to provide a safe environment for everyone, 8-koi, Inc. has established a drug-free workplace policy consistent with The Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988. 

8-koi, Inc. requires job applicants to submit to a drug/alcohol test and may use a refusal to submit to a drug/alcohol test or a positive confirmed drug/alcohol test as a basis for rejecting to hire a job applicant. A job applicant is a person who has applied for a position with 8-koi, Inc. and has been offered employment conditioned upon successfully passing a drug/alcohol test, and may have begun work pending the results of the drug/alcohol test. 

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