Open to Full-time / Contract to hire / Long-term Contract
We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Network Security Engineer to join our dynamic IT team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining robust network security measures to safeguard our organization's critical information and digital assets. The Network Security Engineer will play a crucial role in identifying potential vulnerabilities, mitigating risks, and responding to security incidents to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of our network infrastructure.
- Design and implement network security solutions to protect the organization's network infrastructure, data, and systems from cyber threats, unauthorized access, and breaches.
- Conduct regular security assessments, vulnerability scans, and penetration tests to identify and address potential weaknesses in the network architecture.
- Monitor network traffic and security alerts to detect and respond to security incidents promptly. Investigate security breaches, perform root cause analysis, and implement corrective actions.
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure that security measures are integrated into all phases of network design, implementation, and maintenance.
- Configure and manage firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, VPNs, and other security appliances to enforce security policies and safeguard network traffic.
- Stay up-to-date with the latest security trends, vulnerabilities, and attack techniques to proactively identify and address emerging threats.
- Develop and maintain network security policies, procedures, and documentation to ensure compliance with industry regulations and organizational standards.
- Provide technical expertise and guidance to internal teams regarding security best practices, secure coding, and configuration management.
- Participate in the incident response process, including containment, eradication, and recovery efforts during security breaches.
- Collaborate with third-party vendors and service providers to ensure the security of externally hosted applications and services.
- Assist in the design and implementation of disaster recovery and business continuity plans related to network security.
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field. Master's degree is a plus.
- Professional certifications such as Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), or Certified Network Defender (CND) are highly desirable.
- Proven experience working as a Network Security Engineer or in a similar role, with a strong understanding of network protocols, architectures, and security principles.
- In-depth knowledge of firewall technologies, intrusion detection/prevention systems, VPNs, authentication protocols, and network access control.
- Familiarity with security assessment tools and techniques, as well as penetration testing methodologies.
- Proficiency in configuring and managing network security appliances and software solutions.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to identify and mitigate security risks effectively.
- Excellent communication skills to collaborate with both technical and non-technical stakeholders and convey complex security concepts.
- Experience with cloud security and virtualization technologies is a plus.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced and constantly evolving environment.
- Strong commitment to maintaining up-to-date knowledge of the latest security trends, vulnerabilities, and mitigation strategies.