Network Security Engineer in San Diego, CA at Vaco

Date Posted: 5/30/2019

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Position Summary
The position of Network Security Engineer is established for the maintenance, enhancements to and
operations of the network and security infrastructure environment within the credit union. The
Network Security Engineer is the primary technical expert (SME) and is responsible for providing
essential input to technology selection and implementation decisions. As the network SME this role
is also responsible for mentoring and cross-training staff to ensure resource redundancy. Maintains
service level standards as set by the organization.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
 Leads the design, configuration, implementation and maintenance of all network switches,
routers, load balancers, firewalls, Web Application Firewalls, IDF/IDS, web filtering and other
various network appliances.
 Ensures proper version/patch levels as well as adherence to compliance regulations and security
 Performs operations of all Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN)
environments, performance monitoring, and Disaster Recovery (DR) planning and testing.
 Performs in the role of Primary Network Security Engineering SME (Subject Matter Expert) to
provide technical expertise to peers, management, and other infrastructure team members.
 Serves as the primary technical lead for all network Security projects.
 Works in close alignment with the IT Architect to direct the design and implementation of current
and future technologies to ensure they deliver on all requirements.
 Ensures delivery of efficient solutions that wherever possible reduce both complexity and
operational overhead.
 Performs ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades and reconfigurations, and resource
optimization as required.
 Actively monitors network health across all sites, identify and propose solutions to potential
problems/issues before they occur.
 Configures and supports network services, including but not limited to: FTP, Web Services, and
remote access.
 Acts as primary technical liaison with the IT Security team, focused on securing the network by
implementing firewall, network access and monitoring controls.
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 Creates and maintains documentation of hardware and software installations, configurations and
network diagrams.
 Provides mentorship and cross-training to the Network and Systems Engineers
 Works with the business to deliver solutions that meet their requirements. Leverages existing and
emerging technologies to develop solutions to improve the performance of the overall network
security infrastructure.
 Ensures the highest level of network uptime via proactive monitoring, system upgrades and
 Provides review and QA of Network Engineering work to ensure accuracy and consistency.
 Collaborates with network architect and infrastructure management on large scale initiatives,
providing SME guidance and direction.
 Performs setup and maintenance of test environments to explore new networking ideas or projects
to improve current network infrastructure.
 Works with vendors for quotes for equipment, purchases and consulting.
 Acts as primary technical resource for network Disaster Recovery planning and testing.
 Researches and recommends innovative and, when possible, automated approaches for system
administration tasks.
 Supports security, audit and compliance activities and projects.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
 Perform additional task or special projects as assigned.
 Provide after hours on-call support.
 Occasional travel.
 Participate in AML/BSA compliance training as assigned. Adhere to credit union
AML/BSA policy and procedures including CTR rules and form preparation, identify and
refer suspicious activity to the Compliance Department, perform OFAC comparisons, and
properly identify individuals in accordance with Branch Operations procedures.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle,
or feel objects, tools, or controls and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and reach
with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; climb or balance; and stoop,
kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by
this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the
ability to adjust focus.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Minimum Qualifications (Education, Experience, Skills)
 BS in a technical field such as computer science or 4 years' additional relevant experience.
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 CCNP, CISSP and ITIL or equivalent vendor/industry certifications.
 10+ years of expertise with top tier networking technologies and vendors such as Cisco, F5,
Palo Alto.
 7+ years of expertise managing connectivity circuits and vendors.
 7+ years of experience in heterogeneous enterprise network environment.
 5+ years of experience with VoIP telecom technologies and systems.
 Excellent organizational skills, ability to multi-task and work on multiple projects.
 Excellent verbal and written communication skills.