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Network security engineers are responsible for the provisioning, deployment, configuration, and administration of many different pieces of network and security-related hardware and software. These include firewalls, routers, switches, various network-monitoring tools, and virtual private networks (VPNs). These engineers are a company’s first line of defense against unauthorized access from outside sources and potential security threats. Not only does a network security engineer know how to mitigate any potential threats that become evident, but they also how to strategize and prepare before any security threat is enacted.
 
Responsibilities
 
Network security engineers play a role in devising comprehensive network security policies. This includes determining security issues that need to be addressed; identifying security strategies needed to deal with the risks; implementing policies for allocating administrative tasks; keeping on top of audit logs to flag suspicious activity; and devising network password procedures.
  • Checkpoint
  • Cisco Pix and Fortinet
  • LAN/WAN concepts
  • Application firewalls, SIEM, IDS/IPS
  • Unix and Windows
  • Experience with Firewalls (functionality and maintenance), Office 365 Security, VSX and Endpoint Security.
  • Planning, implementing, managing, monitoring and upgrading security measures for the protection of the organizations data, systems and networks.
  • Troubleshooting security and network problems.
  • Responding to all system and/or network security breaches.
  • Ensuring that the organization's data and infrastructure are protected by enabling the appropriate security controls.
  • Participating in the change management process.
  • Testing and identifying network and system vulnerabilities.
  • Daily administrative tasks, reporting and communication with the relevant departments in the organization.

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Qualifications

Requirements

 
A bachelor’s degree in a field such as computer science, software engineering, systems engineering, or information systems is typically required to work in this field. Some positions require IT certification and five to 10 years of experience as well. Hands-on training, especially for specific processes and software used by the hiring company, is typically offered by employers.
  • Advanced knowledge of network architecture design principles, practices, implementation and LAN/WAN maintenance.
  • Experience with hands on troubleshooting with firewalls, routers, and switches.
  • Advanced understanding of Layer 2 and Layer 3 technologies (routing/switching, BGP, EIGRP, MPLS, Spanning-Tree).
  • In-depth knowledge of Layer 4-7 app aware firewalls.
  • Palo Alto Networks (AV, Threat Protection, URL Blocking, and Global Protect), Cisco routers and switches (ISR, Catalyst – 4500, 2960), and Cisco Wireless, Extreme Wireless.
  • Host level security knowledge (Windows, *nix, and VMWare).
  • In depth knowledge of Active Directory and Group Policy.
  • Mobile security knowledge (brokered/virtualization options, device security, bring your own device (BYOD) considerations, MDM familiarity, iOS/JAMF use, Android).
  • Experience with Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection, Data Loss Prevention, Data Governance, Data Privacy, Mail Flow, and Mobile Device Management.
  • Knowledge of and experience with security regulations, standards, and processes including CIS, PCI, FERPA, FFIEC, and NIST.
Soft Skills
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with IT and business experts.
  • Ability to work as part of a self-directed team, in which tasks are determined daily in coordination with co-workers, rather than being assigned.
  • Ability to excel in a collaborative and distributed team environment.
  • Ability to work with a minimal amount of direction while being pro-active in keeping their management informed of project related issues.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to respectfully question ideas and share a point of view with others in support of the business requirements and needs.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with various levels of employees ranging from entry level to senior leadership.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time and shift priorities quickly.
  • Proven strong problem-solving skills, troubleshooting and root cause analysis.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong aspiration to learn modern technologies.
You will also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialization. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialized skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with teammates. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.
 
Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.
 
 “If you choose to apply for this role, please note the special circumstances relating to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal data.
 
In addition to the “Consent and Acknowledgment – Personal Data” terms and conditions set out in Accenture’s Taleo webpage, if you apply for this role, we will be sharing your personal data with our client. While Accenture is the hiring entity, all candidates hired for this role will be working on Accenture’s project with the client (“Project”). As the client is separately hiring for this Project, your personal data will be shared with the client for the recruitment purposes of either party. Accenture and the client remain separate entities and all recruitment decisions are made independently and separately.
 
By choosing to submit your CV and/or application for this role, you agree that Accenture can collect, use and disclose your personal data in the manner set out above.”
 

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Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

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