Network Security Administrator

Corporate Office - Chicago, IL2.6

Full-timeEstimated: $71,000 - $100,000 a year
We are looking for an experienced individual that will configure, design, deploy and maintain our enterprise security infrastructure. The day to day focus will be around ensuring audit compliance, designing and running necessary security reports and ensuring that we are complaint with all required regulations. The Network Security Administrator will work with the VP of IT in developing and updating security policies, guidelines, best practices and security strategy. The Network Security Administrator will share administrative responsibility with other members of the team of all network equipment including routers, switches and firewalls.

Essential Functions
Perform IT risk analysis on IT assets, processes and vendors, inclusive of the leading execution of vulnerability scanning and incorporating the results in the greater vulnerability management program
Design, configure, deploy, and maintain the state enterprise security infrastructure
Analyze problems, recommend solutions, products and technologies to meet business objectives
Actively protect state information technology assets and infrastructure from external or internal threats and ensure that the state complies with statutory and regulatory requirements regarding information access, security, and privacy
Implement firewall solutions to properly secure data and provide consultation on all new firewall implementations, firewall configuration changes and projects requiring security operational support (experience with Cisco Meraki and Cisco ASA firewalls, but not limited)
Recommend and implement an appropriate Monitoring Solution
Assist the end-user, other IT professionals, and external customers in requesting security variances and implementation of subsequent configuration change requests.
Recommend best security practices to achieve stated business objectives, advises on risk assumptions for any variances granted, and provides alternatives to achieve desired end results
Assist in incident response for any breaches, intrusions, or theft
Monitor systems for any anomalies, proper updating, and patching
Monitor vendor websites for potential threat alerts and software upgrades
Evaluate and perform planning, testing, and implementation of software and hardware upgrades
Maintain system documentation and configuration data for regulatory and audit purposes
Guide junior staff members their incident response, directing incident first responder actions, and appropriately escalating issues
Perform firewall rule inventory and cleanup
Work with other team members on Active Directory initiatives such as:
File Server Permissions
AD Groups
AD Permissions
Login scripts
NTFS Security
Group Policy
Management of the security risk register, supervision of external penetration testing and coordination with key IT custodians to track management of identified risks to closure
Responsible for achieving HIPAA HITECH compliance
A Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or a related field from a regionally accredited institution
At least 5 years’ experience of recent professional experience in Network and/or Security Administration
3 or more years’ professional experience with current network security protocols, hardware and software
Windows servers environment experience
Extensive Active Directory experience
Experience with Meraki and ASA firewalls
Experience with Cisco routers and switches
Experience with HP switches
Experience with Wifi Infrastructures (Aruba and Ubiquiti)
Experience with Symantec Endpoint Protection
Experience with PRTG monitoring
Previous professional experience with VPN management and support
Provide outstanding customer service skills, including passion to serve well, and the patience when working with non-technical users
Analytical, problem identification, troubleshooting, and creative problem solving abilities
Excellent communication skills and experience working collaboratively with third party consultants and existing staff
Excellent and rapid network troubleshooting and repair skills
Significant documentation skills, mostly in Visio schematics
Significant programming experience with Perl and Python
Holistic perspective and approach to network design and development
Excellent multi-tasking, accountability, and time management skills
Strong work ethic, team player and work wells independently with minimal supervision
Securing rack environments
Must be adaptable and flexible in working overtime, nights and weekends, as needed
Must follow a strict change management process