Job Description :
Network Security Administrator I for Georgia
Duration : 9+ Months
REQ ID: 54245
Location : Atlanta, GA


The Network Security Administrator I is responsible for tactical implementation of the Enterprise Security Program and Charter. This individual participates in technical research and development to assist with continuing innovation within infrastructure. Leads efforts to ensure the network and server system hardware, operating systems, software systems and all related implementation, maintenance and operations procedures comply with the organizational standards and policies. This is achieved by monitoring, maintaining, supporting, and optimizing all networked software and associated operating systems. The Network Security Administrator will apply proven communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills to help identify, communicate, and resolve issues in order to maximize the benefit of IT systems investments. Will document, manage, and maintain the company’s environment for both internal and external server infrastructures, as well as assist with design and implementation of upgrades and new implementations.


Responsible for administration of Advanced Threat Protection
Interfacing and performing daily tasks and assisting the Security Manager in administration of managed security services
Responsible for day to day administration of Firewalls, Security Appliances, and security related software and hardware
Monitor and responding to alerts from a variety of security threat feeds
Administration of the SIEM (Security Information and Event Management)
Maintain policies and procedures related to Information Security
Perform Risk Based Assessments on proposed projects
Maintain the Risk Registry as needed
Perform regular tabletop and full disaster recovery exercises
Collaborate with network staff to ensure smooth and reliable operation of software and systems for fulfilling business objectives and processes
Work with executive team members, decision makers, and stakeholders to define business requirements and systems goals, and to identify and resolve business systems issues
Perform cost-benefit and return on investment analyses for proposed systems to aid management in making implementation decisions
Conduct research on software and systems products to justify recommendations and to support purchasing efforts
Interact and negotiate with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to secure system-related products and services
Design, configure, test and maintain computer & networking hardware & software
Diagnose hardware and software failures and remediate identified problems
Perform file system configuration and management; configure, administer/perform, monitor and test data back-ups
Proactively analyze system logs to identify potential issues
Establish and implement policies, procedures, and technologies (including firewalls) as well as apply operating system updates, patches, and configuration, to ensure all systems are current, secure and accurate
As required, install and configure new hardware and software
Provide level 2 support, answer technical inquiries and assist users; troubleshoot, report and escalate problems as needed
Complete and maintain documentation of all system configurations.
Maintain the integrity of the network, servers and storage, ensure they are as secure, reliable and operating properly
Recommend changes to improve systems and network configurations, and determine hardware and software requirements associated with any changes
Monitor performance of computer systems and networks in order to determine whether adjustments need to be made and determine where future changes will be required (includes security)
Analyze equipment performance records in order to determine the need for configuration changes, upgrades, repair and/or replacement
Maintain logs related to network security operations as well as maintenance, change and repair records
Plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures in order to protect data, software, and hardware
Perform routine network startup and shutdown procedures and maintain control records.
Manage and/or provide guidance to junior members of the team


Bachelor’s degree from a nationally accredited university or equivalent education and experience
3 Years progressive experience with a focus on Information Systems Security


CISSP Certification
Comp TIA Network Security + Certification
Advanced technical degree (such as in IT, Engineering, Math or related field)
Track record of a successful leadership of projects and operations in an enterprise IT organization
Demonstrated leadership and project and personnel management skills
Self-managed, making and keeping commitments and meeting deadlines
Results oriented approach with an eye toward “getting the details right”
A willingness to develop new technologies and curiosity to learn new ones
Windows OS (2003-2016), Exchange Server, MS SQL Server, AD Design, VMware virtualization
Networking Experience – Configuration of Cisco switches/firewalls/network equipment
Familiarity with Cisco switches a plus.
Familiarity with SAN storage administration in a Windows Server environment
Demonstrated experience installing, upgrading and configuring applications within a Microsoft Server environment
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Ability to work with minimal supervision, exercise discretion, and use independent judgment.
Strong communications skills

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