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Chicago, Illinois - Open + Bonus Full Time Posted: Thursday, 11 October 2018
Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location
Prestigious Fortune 500 Company is currently seeking a Network Security Engineer with some Cloud experience. Candidate will design, develop, test and deploy features and functions that will enhance security controls for enterprise networks. Ensure systems are up-to-date to latest security patches and operational resilience to incidence. This position will assist in performance improvement while ensuring security controls are in place protecting the network and data. This position requires collaboration with governance group and architecture to design solutions that meet business and security requirements. Responsible for creating and maintaining a network security fabric that articulates the architectural vision, conceptualizing and experimenting with alternative technical approaches, creating models and components and interface specification documents and validating the architecture against requirements and assumptions. Accountable for developing a consistent framework for future technology decisions. Provide senior level expertise related to decision-making and priorities for the enterprise network security. Responsible for ensuring necessary controls are part of technical designs to address the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of IT systems and applications.


Develops and maintains internal and external professional networks to track strategy, governance and organization effectiveness trends and issues. Establish strategic relations with key technology vendors in order to influence changes in future product releases. Interacts with a wide range of technical and healthcare industry contacts.
Researches and benchmarks best practice and/or products in the area of security technology. Routinely gathers and assesses changing business needs. Analyzes and modifies enterprise network security technology strategy. Analyzes how business processes interact with technology to create value for the business. Studies core technologies and infrastructure. Maintains knowledge of security technology, trends, and standards. Provides input to the content of Requests for Information/Proposal around the technology requirements and guiding principles. Conducts trend analyses to track emerging industry trends and technologies.
Creates network security engineering designs for utilizing technology assets in the company. Works with internal teams to set direction around network security for the organization. Assure that a workable, understandable and agreed upon approach for acquiring and utilizing technology is available and utilized. Seeks approval for designs from appropriate approval bodies. Evaluate/factor in the cost-benefit for each proposed design or changes to design. Design and lead the implementation of an enterprise-wide technical solutions based on architecture and enterprise business requirement needs. Facilitate the development of standardized procedures to provide a common process to integrate the deployment of new tools, techniques and technologies to existing IT processes. Influence the prioritization of initiatives outlined in the migration plan (what components to tackle first or trade-offs to make to progress toward the end state). Analyze current technology environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommends solutions for improvement.
Develop and documents the principles and frameworks that guide the adoption and implementation of the principles/frameworks for enterprise architecture decisions. Develop mechanisms to maintain and support the architecture process. Facilitate the development of enterprise governance in collaboration with business and technical leadership.
Present technical designs to appropriate architectural approval bodies. Obtain sign-off for designs. Develop, maintain and educate the corporation and facilitate adherence to enterprise architecture and standards. Accountable for increasing the company understanding of network security design, standards and associated procedures.
Provide engineering consultation to the organization and influences the architecture process, its outcome and ongoing results. Gain alignment and buy-in of architecture. Clarify understanding of standards. Build credibility with clients and technical staff through the delivery of sound business technical solutions. Consults with business and technology project staff to fit systems to architecture and identify when it is necessary to modify technical designs to accommodate project needs. Provide leadership for the development, maintenance, corporate education and adherence to enterprise technology architecture and standards on an enterprise-wide basis. Guide decision-making for selection, deployment, maintenance and retirement of technologies.
Facilitate the development of deployment plans to achieve the target state vision. Obtains approval of plans from the appropriate architecture approval bodies. Ensure that implementation of deployment plan adheres to agreed upon architectural principles.
Lead/oversee the construction and implementation during the life cycle of the solutions. Provide the technical leadership to developers, systems analysts and other IT technicians to ensure the successful delivery of the solution. Oversees technical implementation and modification activities. Serve in a compliance review for project designs and deliverables. Oversee the evaluation and selection of hardware and software product standards, and the design of standard configurations. Provide technical governance and support over the architectural design stages of projects. Provide recommendations of the enterprise strategy and architecture governance process. Evaluate the success of architecture designs as they are implemented. Evaluate strengths and flaws in architecture designs for continuous improvement.


Bachelor's degree in a technical or business discipline or equivalent work experience in similar environment.
Minimum 10 years of progressive, broad applied technical work experience doing technology configuration, deployment and systems integration. Includes experience with Firewalls, IDS/IPS, DLP, IP Filtering, Routers, Switchers, VPN, Remote Access and other perimeter security technology and experience with the following protocols TCP/IP(v4 and v6), RIP, OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, HSRP.
The position requires experience with designing and implementing layered network security defenses
Experience in creating, documenting and communicating architectural designs for a system comprised of many sub-components

Preferred Qualifications:

Azure Cloud experience
Professional certification in Network Security Administration and/or Network Engineering (CISSP, CCNA, CCDA, CCIE,) is preferred
Experience in creating, documenting and communicating architectural designs for a system comprised of many sub-components; experienced in consulting/negotiating formally and informally with others
Proficiency in producing realistic and achievable deployment plans.
Solid understanding of current and emerging technologies with advanced knowledge of one specific technology; solid understanding of operational business practices.

Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Open + Bonus
Craig Johnson 
10/11/2018 2:19:04 PM

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