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Senior IT Security Engineer in Dallas, TX at Vaco

Date Posted: 3/2/2018

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Job Description

Senior IT Security Engineer


Location: Downtown Dallas, TX

Position Type: Direct-Hire

Hourly / Salary: BOE!

Background / Credit Check: MUST be able to pass a background and credit check, to be considered.

Flex Working Hours: There are Flex Schedules available (i.e. 7am-4pm, etc.)


Vaco Technology is currently seeking a Senior IT Security Engineer for a Direct-Hire opportunity located in Downtown Dallas, TX. The Senior IT Security Engineer will ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of critical information assets. The Senior IT Security Engineer will primarily focus on the on-going integration, monitoring, maintenance, and configuration of new / existing security infrastructure. The Senior IT Security Engineer will provide security oversight and engineering recommendations on projects, including development, network infrastructure, and providing QA. The Senior IT Security Engineer will ensure that existing systems and network configurations are in accordance with established security practices. The Senior IT Security Engineer will work closely with Internal / External Teams to identify security incidents and issues, etc.

  • Maintain Security Systems - Web Application Firewalls / Database Firewalls / Network and Host IPS (Intrusion Prevention Systems) / Malware Detection / Analysis Platforms / Data Loss Prevention / Log Aggregators, etc.
  • Monitor / Maintain Security Systems for Operational / Performance-Relate Issues - Patches / Security Vulnerabilities / Upgrade Availability, etc.
  • Interface with Internal / External Groups - Build / Maintain Ongoing Relationships for Improving the Security Infrastructure
  • Identify / Recommend Solutions for Improving Existing Security Infrastructure / Perform Testing and PoCs (Proof-of-Concepts) / Implementation, etc.
  • IT Security Standards / Methodology (Knowledge) - Understanding Security Processes, etc.
  • Core IT Management Processes (Understanding) - Change Management / Systems Development Lifecycle / IT Security / IT Operations, etc.
  • Translate Control Requirements / Recommendations into Actionable Improvements
  • Prior Experience with IPS (Intrusion Prevention Systems) / IDS (Intrusion Detection Systems) / Endpoint Security / Patching / AV Security Suite / DLP (Data Loss Prevention) / Firewalls / Encryption / Vulnerability Scanners, etc.


  • Senior IT Security Engineer
  • IPS (Intrusion Prevention Systems) / IDS (Intrusion Detection Systems)
  • Endpoint Security - Symantec (strongly preferred) / McAfee / MS Systems Center, etc.
  • Symantec AV Security Suite - Endpoint / Mail Server / Messaging Gateway Security
  • DLP (Data Loss Prevention) - Symantec / Intel / WebSense / EMC / CheckPoint, etc.
  • Firewalls - CheckPoint / Cisco / Palo Alto / Juniper, etc.
  • Encryption - VeraCrypt / AxCrypt / Folder Lock / CryptoExpert 8, etc.
  • Vulnerability Scanners (required) - Symantec / Core Security / Qualys, etc.

Job Requirements

IT Security, IPS, IDS, Firewalls, Endpoint Security, AV, Symantec, Encryption, Vulnerability Scanner