Network Security Engineer

Remote, TX

Onsite  -  IT - Infrastructure / Network / Systems  -  Direct Placement  -  Job ID: 24-01603

Title: Network Security Engineer
Location: 100% Remote (Candidates must be in Texas)
Duration: Permanent, Direct-Hire
Work Requirements: US Citizens, GC Holders or Authorized to Work in the US.

Key Points:

  • Candidate MUST be local to Texas, preferable Houston or Austin
  • Candidates must be strong in next-gen firewall management and engineering (technology agnostic)

The Network Security Engineer is responsible for researching, implementing, and administering network security solutions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Works closely with internal technology teams, business stakeholders, and outside vendors to research, design, test, evaluate, and select network solutions to secure and protect the infrastructure
  • Deploys and manages network equipment, as well as firewalls and intrusion detection systems
  • Monitors networks and network security systems; tracks, manages, and alerts appropriate parties of vulnerabilities, attacks, and other security issues
  • Recommends and implements policies and procedures to ensure adherence to security standards
  • Assists with high level troubleshooting and issue resolution
  • Maintains current knowledge of new technologies and security threats; makes recommendations on improving existing solutions
  • Provides assistance to system users relative to network security matters
  • Performs other job-related duties or special projects as assigned

Competencies Required:

  • Demonstrated success in managing, analyzing and solving complex network technical issues
  • Technical knowledge of security configurations, log analysis, intrusion detection and mitigation
  • Strong verbal communication and technical writing skills with an ability to effectively interact with and convey information to people who possess varying levels of understanding on applicable topics
  • Ability to work independently while supporting a team environment
  • Solid understanding of network security practices, systems, and standards
  • Strong technology skills, including intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Visio) and Cisco platforms
  • Customer service orientation with proven process and project management skills
  • Strategic and problem-solving mindset with developed analytical abilities and organizational skills

Minimum Qualifications/Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years network or systems administration experience required
  • Cisco Security or similar technologies (i.e., NGFW, NAC, load balancing), preferred
  • Other beneficial experience (i.e., SIEM, VA, IPS, Cloud Security, Routing and Switching, Vulnerability Management, CASB, Python, or Automation/Orchestration), preferred
  • Financial services or banking industry experience preferred

Formal Education & Certification:

  • Cisco systems certification preferred

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