Secure Gateway Engineer


Olympia, WA

Industry: Technology


Less than 5 years

Posted 14 days ago

  by    Sam Hewlett

Washington Technology Solutions (WaTech) is looking for someone who shares our passion for making a difference in people's lives. We do that by transforming government through innovation and technology. Washington Technology Solutions (WaTech) operates the state's core technology infrastructure, the central network and data center and supports enterprise applications. Our direct customers include state agencies, county, city and tribal governments as well as nonprofits, but the work we do impacts every citizen and community in Washington. We enable public agencies to better serve the people of Washington through technology.

The Secure Gateways Engineer will work for the SecureAccess Washington team. Their main work purpose is to maintain the infrastructuresupporting single sign-on for Washington state citizens to state services, identify deficiencies in processes, and champion solutions to those deficiencies!

Are you interested in working with a team where every contributor is empowered as a leader? Are you looking to utilize your technical skills in a creative manner? Are you looking for a position where resolving unique problems and working collaboratively with multiple lines of business support a greater mission?

What would you be doing in this role?

As a Secure Gateway Engineer, you would be supporting the secure channels into the State Government Network. This position builds and maintains infrastructure and monitoring of the systems in support of SecureAccess Washington (, interacting with the public as Tier II support for more complex SecureAccess Washington issues. When opportunity arises, this position may discover and implement controls that increase performance and reliability.

  • Configures virtual machine server templates, follows guidance for securing systems according to best practice recommendations, and applies all updates and upgrades.
  • Working closely with implementation teams to help them understand business goals and outcomes for the customers. This can be in the form of business requirements, visual diagrams, prototypes and various other forms of documentation.
  • Performs complex analysis and troubleshooting of Linux operating systems, proxy servers, directory service technologies and related protocols (i.e. LDAP).
  • Reacts to security alerts and vulnerabilities in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Exercising your autonomy as an individual contributor to make recommendations or advance projects!

Here's What We Are Looking For:

Most importantly, we are looking for someone who wants to make a difference and identifies strongly with our mission. We are the single sign-on identity provider for state services. More than five million people use our service to access over 200 services. A self-starter with a great attitude will feel at home on this team.

  • Three (3) years of experience with VMware.
  • Three (3) years of experience in Linux (e.g. SUSE or Redhat) administration and support.
  • Two (2) years of experience with reverse proxy administration and support.
  • Three (3) years of experience in information technology analysis, system maintenance, analyzing, designing, or programming computer systems, applications or databases.
  • Three (3) years of experience with Web Server administration and support (e.g. Tomcat, Apache, IIS, etc.).

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$80K base, Excellent Benefits Package bonus