UW Medicine’s IT Services department is looking for an outstanding Sr. Network Security Engineer to join the team!
What are we looking for?
Patients Are First focus
Customer service mindset
Interpersonal skills and teamwork
Adaptability and flexibility
What are the perks?
Medical insurance at reasonable rates with TEN plans to choose from!
Dental Insurance at no cost to you OR your dependents…AND we have three plans for you to choose from!
10 paid holidays annually!
1 personal holiday every year!
Generous amounts of vacation and sick leave that you can feel good about taking (more than 5 work weeks in your first year) !
TWO Retirement plans to choose from – one even matches 100% of your contributions with immediate vesting!
Voluntary Investment program to save more towards your retirement!
Deferred Compensation program to save even MORE towards your retirement!
Flexible Spending Account...Tax Exempt!
Dependent Care Assistance program!
On-site Childcare Centers!
Long Term Disability insurance!
Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance!
U-PASS transportation program and discounted parking…PRE-TAX!
Tuition Exemption program – at the UW (and other colleges around the state)!
Housing resources and home buying options!
Auto, home, renter, and boat group insurance!
Valuable membership and merchandise discounts!
Federal student loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program!
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UW Medicine’s Information Technology Services (ITS) department is a shared services organization that supports all of UW Medicine. UW Medicine is comprised of Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. In addition, UW Medicine shares in the ownership and governance of Children’s University Medical Group and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (a partnership between UW Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research and Seattle Children’s). ITS is responsible for the ongoing support and maintenance of the infrastructure and applications which support all of these institutions, along with the implementation of new services and applications that are used to support and further the UW Medicine mission.
The Sr. Network Security Engineer ('Engineer') will work as a member of the ITS Enterprise Network and Threat Prevention team which is responsible for providing reliable, high bandwidth, secure, and resilient network services to UW Medicine.
The Engineer will possess technical expertise and knowledge to support a broad range of network security related services and technical expertise in network routing, firewalling, user and site virtual private networking (VPN), Intrusion Detection Services (IDS), Data Loss Protection (DLP), load balancing, data center switching, IP provisioning, VLAN provisioning, network monitoring, and proactive log analysis. The incumbent will install, maintain, test, and debug network and security infrastructure hardware and software.
The Engineer will report to the Enterprise Network and Threat Prevention Supervisor and will collaborate with other Engineers on the team. The incumbent will be required to develop and maintain strong working relationships in ITS as well as with other UW Medicine and University departments. The position provides technical network infrastructure support to clients, systems managers, system operators, and technical personnel of varying levels of expertise. The incumbent must be able to think independently and critically and work at the highest technical levels.
UW Medicine relies on ITS to provide enterprise-wide technological solutions and electronic information 24x7, 365 days a year to enable the quickest and most reliable healthcare for its patients. Unavailability of this information and solutions can have a direct impact to loss of revenue, as well as a potential to cause harm to our patients. This position is part of ITS' Enterprise Network and Threat Prevention team which creates the secure physical and virtual pathways for the flow of electronic information. The team is available 24x7 to support the mission of the UW Medicine.
Providing consulting services to UW Medicine entities for security design, system connectivity, access control, issue diagnosis, problem resolution and ongoing general support as they relate to data center and enterprise wide network infrastructure and related components. (20%)
Provide primary, secondary, or technical lead responsibilities for network security related operational and project activities. (20%)
Manage and support all network related services and systems including: L2/L3 firewalls, IDS, DLP, VPN, user remote access, network switches, load balancers and a variety of monitoring, management and notification systems. (20%)
Design and implement network infrastructure solutions, configurations and architecture, including hardware and software technology in support of UW Medicine data center and enterprise network operations. (10%)
Assist in the implementation of effective network security logging and alerting. Provide dashboard / regular reporting of network security and exception statistics. Analyze and evaluate network security threats and vulnerabilities. Recommend appropriate safeguards, actions and notifications. (10%)
Participate in on-call responsibilities in support of a 24/7 production environment. (10%)
Assist in the development and documentation of network policies, standards and guidelines. Promote network policies, standards and procedures through adherence in daily operational activities. (5%)
Work with hardware/software vendors to maintain operations, diagnose issues and resolve issues/problems. (5%)
What you’ll bring to the table: (minimum requirements)
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent combination of education/experience.
6+ years experience must include the following:
Proven experience implementing, managing and maintaining security and network infrastructure for large scale enterprise, including hardware/software firewalls, VPN, remote access, datacenter networks switches, load balancers and a variety of monitoring systems.
In-depth knowledge of TCP/IP stack, Multicast and related troubleshooting. Must be able to capture, correlate and analyze network packet traffic.
Demonstrated experience with routing and protocols OSPF, BGP, Multicast STP, MSTP in large environments.
Demonstrated experience in the development and support of production mission critical systems and applications.
The successful candidate will also have:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate with highly technical and non-technical customers, as well as with a broad range of users.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills combined with excellent organizational ability and attention to detail.
Ability to quickly research, learn, and evalutate new technologies.
Ability to visualize global perspective.
Strong customer service principles with the ability to successfully multi-task.
Ability to work with minimal supervision both independently and as part of a team.
Ideally, you’ll also have: (desired skills and experience)
Good understanding of network security fundamentals.
Hands-on experience with:
Firewalls: Checkpoint, Juniper SRX, Cisco
Threat Prevention: Checkpoint
Vulnerability Management: Tenable/Nessus
VPN: Cisco, Checkpoint, Pulse Secure, Cradlepoint
Switches: HP, Juniper
Load Balancer: F5, Netscaler
Network VLAN implementation
Network Monitoring: Solarwinds
Experience provide proactive log analysis for networks and security.
Experience with network scripting in Perl/Python/Ruby/Powershell.
Experience utilizing various web development tools.
Application development or system administration experience in UNIX, Linux, and Windows 2013+ environments.
Programming experience with tools such as C, C++,C#, Powershell, PHP, and HTML.
Industry-recognized professional certifications highly desirable.
What are some of the other tidbits that you might want to know?
Fast-paced, professional office environment.
Generally daytime hours, but evening and or night time work potentially required to support projects. May work off-hours and weekends as needed.
Must have access to quick transportation for both on and off-hours commuting to multiple sites, including Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Medicine Information Technology Services, UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics, and others.
Daily response to customer demands within imposed deadlines is required.
Requires participation in 24x7 on-call rotation as needed.
Ability to communicate clearly in English, both verbally and in writing.
This advertised job posting may not include the complete official job description for the role.
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Who are we and what do we do?
UW Medicine’s mission is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, to provide outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and to prepare tomorrow’s physicians, scientists and other health professionals. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
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