Network Security Administrator

Senior Life Style   •  

Chicago, IL

Industry: Hospitals & Medical Centers


5 - 7 years

Posted 56 days ago

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:
  • GPOs
  • 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