IT Network Security Engineer

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IT Network Security Engineer

Colorado Springs, Colorado



Direct Placement

Job Description

IT Network Security Engineer

Job Description

The IT Security Engineer supports the Vice President of Information Security, IT departments, and Risk Management by researching technologies, remediating security vulnerabilities, oversight of system patching, and conducting security oversight functions.  The IT Security Engineer is responsible for understanding a variety of technologies in place, as well as the regulations and guidelines which drive security requirements for the organization


  • Provides support and expertise to projects that require security expertise.  Typically consults to project teams addressing projects of moderate size and complexity and where the security issues are clearly evident and can be addressed using various approaches.
  • Analyzes, monitors and acts on information from enterprise security tools.
  • Begins to propose ideas and contribute to the development of security solutions.
  • Diagnoses security issues that may involve extensive analysis.  Recommends resolutions to management. 
  • Researches opportunities to improve IT security architecture.   Effectively contributes to the development of controls and processes improving information security services.
  • May provide security expertise across multiple technical platforms.
  • Provides network related (routing/switching) troubleshooting and escalation support.
  • Provides next gen Firewall troubleshooting and escalation support.
  • Prepares the analysis and reporting of security activities to management.
  • Provides technical guidance to more junior staff.

Minimum formal education required for this position:

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or similar

Each year of relevant work experience may be exchanged for a year in a relevant degree program or vice versa.  For example, a requirement of “Knowledge Consistent with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and 2+ years’ of accounting experience” could be substituted for a High School Diploma and 6 years of relevant accounting work experience or a Master’s Degree in Accounting and 0 years of work experience.  

Minimum work experience:

  • 5+ years’ related IT experience
  • 3+ years’ of security related administration (Preferred)
  • 2+ years’ financial industry security related administration (Preferred)


Technical or specialized knowledge/skills:

  • Possesses a strong working knowledge of security principles, policies, tools and procedures along with an understanding of the overall technical architecture of the organization.
  • Possesses a strong working knowledge of next gen firewall technologies (CheckPoint or Palo Alto)
  • Possesses a strong working knowledge of Cisco Routing/Switching technologies
  • Demonstrates some breadth of knowledge in security with strong understanding in at least one security platform or technology.
  • Maintains strong working knowledge of various business areas and the security applications that support it.
  • Can assess the tradeoffs between business needs, technology requirements and costs.
  • Strong communication skills (written, verbal, and listening).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of data standards (both data exchange and storage).
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, and Visio.

Certifications required:

Preferred: CISSP, SSCP 

Environmental, Physical and Psychological Requirements

  • Frequently
    • Sitting, Talking, Hearing, Repetitive Motions
  • Occasionally
    • Standing, Walking, Reaching, Handling, Grasping, Feeling, Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination, Noises louder than normal speaking volume
  • Rarely
    • Lifting (40 Lbs), Carrying, Pushing, Pulling, Balancing, Stooping, Kneeling, Crouching, Crawling, Temperature Changes, Atmospheric Conditions

Additional Information

Salary range for this position: $89,065.60 - $116,896.00 (I16). (This position is eligible for an annual corporate bonus based upon performance)

Drug screen required

Direct Hire

Full time Monday to Friday

100% in office to start; possible 2 day/week remote once trained