Security Analyst

Pasadena, TX

Onsite  -  IT - Security  -  Direct Placement  -  Job ID: 24-01564

Title: Security Analyst
Location: Houston, TX (Pasadena, TX – 77505)
Duration: Permanent, Direct-Hire

Compensation: $75k-$86k
Work Requirements: US Citizen, GC Holders or Authorized to Work in the US.

Key Points:

  • Candidates MUST have previous experience in administering/supporting Windows, O365, etc.
  • Candidates must have some cyber security experience

Qualified candidate should send their resume (Word format) to Nate Ackerman at nackerman@inspyrsolutions.com.

Summary:
As a Security Analyst, you will play a vital role in identifying and assessing security risks, analyzing security data and developing and implementing security strategies designed to protect the organizations digital assets against malicious intent. The ideal candidate will have a strong passion for IT security, staying up to date with the latest industry trends and actively participating in security-focused communities, conferences, and user groups.

We are a fast-growing organization focused on supporting our customers' operations across different business lines. As we grow quickly and develop new opportunities and processes to support our customers, we need someone with drive to help us create and maintain a stable network infrastructure that is aligned with our current and future business roadmap. This is an opportunity to be part of an organization that is growing and investing in being the best at what it does – You can be a part of that!

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Participate in the installation, configuration, and maintenance of software applications, both on-premises and in the cloud, while ensuring adherence to industry best practices.
  • Performs regular vulnerability scanning and penetration testing necessary to identify potential security risks in our systems including remote, on-prem and cloud networks, systems, software and applications.
  • Maintains and proactively audits all privileged accounts and access permissions using a zero-trust viewpoint.
  • Proactively reviews, configures, and assesses security tools to ensure selections are fit for purpose and tuned to keep our digital footprint safe.
  • Maintains network security measures, including firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention systems, and access control policies.
  • Monitors and analyzes network traffic for potential security threats and vulnerabilities as well as implements appropriate mitigation strategies to minimize risk.
  • Documents current technical procedures and creates knowledge base articles for the support team when needed.
  • Assists in maintaining network topology and diagrams, network device alerting structure and network management tools in general to ensure all devices location and status are known 24×7 and detected issues actioned.
  • Trains users to successfully operate new security systems and equipment as needed.
  • Co-monitors network device patching cadence to ensure security patches are up to date and patchable vulnerabilities are mitigated.
  • Up to 25% travel to field locations across the U.S.
  • Participates in 24/7 On-Call Rotation and acts as primary contact point for security related issues.

Minimum Job Qualifications:

  • Proven experience protecting and monitoring corporate systems.
  • Experience troubleshooting network and connectivity issues.
  • Knowledge of vulnerability scanning tools, SIEM tools, endpoint protection tools, Microsoft Server (On-Prem) and Microsoft Azure
  • Knowledge of Routing/Switching strategies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
  • Stable work history with good references from past employers
  • Pass a drug screen, physical, and background check
  • Speak fluent English

Preferred Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, Information Technology, or a related field.
  • 2+ years of experience as a Security Analyst in medium sized organization
  • Strong knowledge of security detection and prevention technologies, server platforms, etc.
  • Strong knowledge and preparedness to action security events through remediation processes.
  • Strong knowledge of on prem and cloud routing and switching (Fortinet, Cisco, Meraki, etc.)
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Strong knowledge of On-Prem Active Directory, Azure Active Directory, etc.
  • Microsoft and Cisco related Admin certifications (Fundamentals, Identity, Azure,)

About INSPYR Solutions:
Technology is our focus and quality is our commitment. As a national expert in delivering flexible technology and talent solutions, we strategically align industry and technical expertise with our clients' business objectives and cultural needs. Our solutions are tailored to each client and include a wide variety of professional services, project, and talent solutions. By always striving for excellence and focusing on the human aspect of our business, we work seamlessly with our talent and clients to match the right solutions to the right opportunities. Learn more about us at inspyrsolutions.com.

INSPYR Solutions provides Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, INSPYR Solutions complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.
 

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