IT Security Engineer

Posted 29 August 2023
Location Oklahoma City, United States of America
Job type Full Time

Job Description

IT Security Engineer

Location: Oklahoma City, OK or Grapevine, TX


The IT Security Engineer functions include daily operations of the security solutions (Firewalls, IDS/IPS, etc.) and the identification, investigation, and resolution of security incidents detected by those systems. Secondary tasks may include the development and/or implementation of security solutions, which fit into the security architecture. The IT Security Engineer is expected to be fully aware of the enterprise’s security goals as established by its stated policies, procedures and guidelines and to actively work towards developing and upholding those goals.
  • Participate in the design and implementation of enterprise security architecture.
  • Drive the creation of enterprise security documents (policies, standards, baselines, and procedures)
  • Manage global security projects and communicate progress to team members and management
  • Demonstrate a mastery of best practices for network and endpoint security solutions
  • Perform the deployment, integration, and initial configuration of new security solutions and of any enhancements to existing security solutions.
  • Maintain up-to-date baselines for the secure configuration and operation of all in-place devices, whether under Information Security control (i.e., security tools) or other asset owners (i.e., workstations, servers, network devices, etc.).
  • Maintain operational configurations of all in-place security solutions per established baselines.
  • Monitor all in-place security solutions for efficient and appropriate operations.
  • Review logs and reports of all in-place devices, whether under Information Security control (i.e., security tools) or other asset owners (i.e., workstations, servers, network devices, etc.). Interpret the implications of that activity and devise plans for appropriate resolution.
  • Provide on-call support for end users for all in-place security solutions.
  • Perform analysis of network traffic and alerts to assess, prioritize and differentiate between potential intrusion attempts and false alarms.
  • Perform additional duties and assignments as requested.
  • Work outside the standard office 8-hour workday may be required with on-call availability.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field
  • 5+ years of Network and/or IT Security Administration experience
  • Industry Certification (GCIH, GCIA, CISSP, GSE, PCNSA, PCNSE, etc)
  • Strong experience with IPS/IDS, packet/traffic analysis, and related tools
  • Strong experience of information security principles and practices including but are not limited to the following areas: Next Generation Firewalls; Network Intrusion; Virtual Private Networks; Host Based Security; Malware Prevention; Data Loss Prevention; Digital Forensics; Security Information and Event Management systems
  • Strong experience with Microsoft operating systems and with network devices
  • Strong experience with the following programming or computer languages is recommended but not required: T-SQL (MySQL/MSSQL), PHP, Python, Perl, JavaScript, C#, HTML
  • Strong experience with the following Operating Systems is recommended but not required: Linux distributions (Ubuntu, Kali Linux, Debian), iOS (current versions), Android OS (current versions), macOS (current versions)
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • High responsiveness with an ability to handle escalations quickly and professionally
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills