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IT Security Specialist

Collabera Houston Contractor
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Description: The Security Engineer will provide technical expertise covering a wide range of IT security solutions. The position will provide great opportunities to grow technically in a fast-paced and exciting environment.

As part of the networking team the Security Engineer works to create and maintain a secure operating environment for users and business partners by securing network boundaries, ensuring infrastructure is hardened against attacks, and providing infrastructure security solutions to protect highly sensitive data.

Desired Skills:
• TCP/IP fundamentals, IP subnetting, routing and switching protocols, and network management
• Security Architecture
• Web and Mobile Applications
• Email security solutions (e.g., email gateways, anti-phishing, DMARC, DKIM, SPF)
• Windows & Linux operating environments
• Logging & SIEM solutions

Functional responsibilities include but not limited to the following:
• Designs, builds and operates infrastructure security solutions and platforms
• Designs, builds and maintains security monitoring infrastructure
• Participates in design, build, and maintenance of network infrastructure emphasizing security controls
• Proactively proposes security improvements and stays abreast of evolving security threats
• Audits infrastructure configurations, analyzes logs, responds to alerts, and investigates IDS and IPS events
• Audits network topology and infrastructure security solutions of potential acquisition and merger opportunities
• Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position
• Support to security architect activity to meet security controls objectives
• Other duties as assigned
• Participation in client projects as a security Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Prior Experience:
• Proven track record of successful IT project contribution from concept to completion
• Proven track record of specialization in Network Security technologies including firewall, proxy server, remote access, and IPSEC VPN
• Proven track record of successful network-level troubleshooting and break-fix implementations
• Minimum of 5 years of experience with IT system administration, and 3 years of experience with IT security administration
• Minimum of 2 years of experience with Cloud security infrastructure
• Experience with change management procedures related to network & security infrastructure
• Experience with Procedural documentation/standards
• Knowledge of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and Payment Card Industry (PCI) data security standards

Desired Qualifications:
• BS/BA degree in Computer Science or related discipline or equivalent work experience preferred
• Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) or Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
• CCNP Security and/or CCNA Security certification
• Security

• Supporting E-mail Security Gateway Migration and CASB
• Top 5 items manager will look for on a resume are e-mail gateway, e-mail archiving, firewall, CASB (Cloud access security brokers), and Office 365 migration experience
• Must have strong written communication skills and be self-motivated
• Candidates can be in either Houston or Chicago as manager is open to hiring in both locations
• Manager will conduct phone screens, followed by in-person interviews. Open to non-local candidates and able to interview via Webex
• Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship

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Skill Level
Mid Level (5-8 yrs exp.)

CCNA,CCNP,CISSP,Firewall,IDS,Linux,Network Management,Network Security,Networking,TCP/IP,VPN,Email security,CASB,IPS ,DLP,email gateway,email

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