Job Description :
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Position :::: Network Security Admin
Location :::: Alpharetta, GA
Duration ::: Fulltime


Required Skills sets -

Role & Responsibilities
Works with Architecture & Engineering on the implementation and operation of new security technologies including Application Intrusion Detection & Prevention and Network Posture Assessment.
Monitors the performance of the DMZ infrastructure supporting proxy services, perimeter defense and threat protection performing required maintenance and upgrades as appropriate.
Participates in the implementation of DMZ technologies and executes tests using established procedures and test cases; and reports on results.
Monitors security exceptions and violations, investigates and takes appropriate action.
Determines and implements network perimeter protection strategies and countermeasures.
Within a larger project, leads the execution of project elements of notable complexity related to their area of expertise, such as leading the implementation of a new technology or upgrade; develops the strategy for execution.
Implements Secure Socket Layer technology on load balancer and reverse proxy devices.
Ensures that all implementations follow the agreed upon design. Reviews and signs-off on design prior to implementation.
Assesses performance of installed technologies, analyzes data, identifying any unusual findings and escalates as appropriate.
Provides input to design decisions, contributing an understanding of how the technology performs in the NY Life environment.
Leads the testing of new technologies to be implemented in the environment, ensuring all scenarios have been tested in accordance with requirements.
Makes decisions guided by function/business plans and policies that impact operations or an area of operations.
Responsible for the delivery of end results focused on operational excellence
Provides ongoing support and troubleshooting for installed technical solutions, able to resolve nearly all operational issues.
Collaborates with peers to solve unique and complex issues; requires conceptual and innovative thinking and education and/or experience to develop solutions.
Recommends best practices for solving internal and/or external business issues.
Leads problem determination efforts requiring assistance from cross functional teams for the most complex situations.
Trains others on creating secure networks, forward and reverse proxy services, firewalls, intrusion-detection systems, web application firewalls, common network attacks, attack methods, and network defense architectures
Provides guidance and technical coaching to less experienced staff. May provide input to manager on staff performance relating to technology but does not prepare or deliver performance reviews.
Sometimes leads cross-functional teams to deliver technology implementation projects; Provides technical leadership to project teams in their area(s) of expertise providing clear direction and technical guidance.
Supports business customers in the implementation, maintenance and support of elements of the infrastructure.
Can quickly grasp customer requirements, anticipates changing business needs and challenges, and their subsequent impact on the technical direction of a solution.
Collaborates with engineering staff, providing input to design as appropriate.
May be asked to provide backup support role during team manager’s absence.

Required Qualifications:
Requires in-depth and specialized knowledge and experience in Network Security; possesses extensive knowledge in related technologies, specifically, Network Security concepts, systems and trends as it applies to forward proxies, remote access and certificate authority.
Well versed in secure access methodology, VPN and products for BIGIP APM
Engineering level grasp of Microsoft & VeriSign Certification Authority technologies.
Detailed understanding of data network concepts and operational functionality. Solid knowledge of TCP/IP networking, LAN/WAN internetworking technology (Switching, Routing, & Architecture, Network Application Protocols (DNS, FTP, HTTPS, SSH, etc and client/browser behavior, IP security, 802.11 standards, & packet capture analysis.
Significant hands-on experience with maintenance, support and problem resolution for Bluecoat appliances and associated software.
Must have knowledge of industry best practices, trends and benchmarking regarding processes, services and engineering solutions and make recommendations to management on improvements for IT.
Prior experience with the day to day management of load balancing configurations in a multi-datacenter environment – F5 Local Traffic Manager with Global Traffic Manager integration.
Practical experience with the planning and implementation of forward proxies, remote access and gateway antivirus systems.
Prior UNIX administration experience- Sun Solaris, BSD, LINUX; UNIX, Perl and Shell Scripting.
Preferred certification –Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Bluecoat Proxy Certification (BCCPP), F5 Systems Engineer - LTM, MCP in ISA.
Knows all major methods hackers employ to gain access to systems and respective countermeasures.
Strong written and oral communication skills required to explain complex ideas, persuade and negotiate others, often at senior levels, to adopt a different point of view.
Maintains technical expertise and retools on emerging technologies.

Minimum 8 years of expanding responsibility within the network security vertical with a focus on threat protection, remote access and network perimeter defense and a BA/BS Degree in Engineering or equivalent experience.

Location: Alpharetta, GA