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Network Security Engineer

Toronto, Ontario  - Permanent



Job Description

The Network Security Engineer (NSE) role functions as part of the Operations team handling all network device management and related network security projects. A person in this role acts as a subject matter expert and a network administrator with a high emphasis on security. NSE participates in infrastructure upgrade and optimization projects, network automation, security hardening, and configuration management. The role is security centered due to the nature of company’s primary business and a need to comply with various regulatory requirements.


Must Have Skills:

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Install, configure and manage network devices (switches, firewalls, routers, access points);
• Provide ideas on network infrastructure optimization;
• Participate in new network and security solutions evaluation, design and implementation;
• Work on network infrastructure configuration management projects;
• Participate in network and security configuration provisioning and automation;
• Improve network security related monitoring and alerts by using automation where applicable;
• Identify and provide mitigation/improvement steps for any security gaps in network / server / application design;
• Manage network security policies;
• Keep network hardware and firmware up to date with the latest patches;
• Act as an SME on network security and for other IT teams;
• Follow proper processes and procedures are for all network and security related events.

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field;
• At least 5 years of relevant experience in IT systems administration / networking;
• Experience in network and network security administration;
• Sound knowledge of TCP/IP stack and common IP protocols;
• Good understanding of ISO model and knowledge of Layer 2 / Layer 3 switching and routing;
• Experience with configuration management tooling such as Ansible, Puppet, rConfig.
• Experience in UNIX/Linux operating systems administration;
• Cisco, Juniper, Dell, HP network hardware administration experience;
• Site-to-site and remote access VPN (Layer 3 – Layer 7) configuration experience;

SOFT SKILLS
• You have an automation mindset;
• You have a good understanding of security concepts and interested in developing security skills;
• Your are capable of working in a fast paced environment adapting to changing priorities;
• Self-starter with an appreciation for technical challenges and complex problems;
• Focused and detail oriented;
• Able to work independently and as part of a multidiscipline team;
• You have excellent written and verbal communication skills to articulate problems and solutions to both technical and non-technical audiences;
• You possess superior troubleshooting and analytical skills to perform root cause analysis, suggest out-of-the-box solutions;
• Use proactive approach to prevent issues from re-occurring.


Nice to Have Skills:

Nice to have:

• Knowledge of scripting languages such as Bash, Python, Perl;
• Skills / experience in Web Application security;
• Familiarity with security standards such as PCI DSS, ISO 27001, etc.;
• Experience working with identity and access control management solutions;
• General interest in in various areas of information security.


Details:
Starting: ASAP
Travel: Less than 25%
Dress Code: Business Sharp
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