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Network Security Engineer


PA - West Chester

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This position will provide network, application and cloud security operational expertise while collaborating with other information technology teams. This role is responsible for administering security applications and network systems in a large, distributed enterprise.

Responsibilities (include but not exclusive to the following):

·        Team member responsible for the design, installation, configuration, maintenance, and break/fix of security infrastructure and their corresponding application components.  This individual will provide direction, recommendations, design, and implementation for security enhancements and posture of existing and future solutions.

·        Ensure network security design, controls, processes, and standards are aligned with overall accepted IT security practices.  Maintain vendor technology best practices and standards.    

·        Provide operations and engineering support for critical network and application security systems and services including AV, IDS/IPS, DLP, Anti-Malware, content/URL filtering, compliance/standards, vulnerability, threat detection, VPN and security event management.

  • Proactively maintain, monitor, and improve our network and application security with timely incident detection and response.
  • Partner with security and technical teams to design, deliver and maintain highly available, performance and cost-effective network and application security system and services.
  • Write and contribute to project plans, author network and application security engineering level documentation, and develop detailed test plans.
  • Participate in IT Security assessments, risk analysis and reporting.
  • Provide on-call and after-hours coverage as necessary.  Travel as required to Data Center facilities for equipment upgrades, maintenance, etc.

Key Skills:

·        Cisco, Fortinet and SANS network security certifications preferred or equivalent work experience.

·        BA/BS degree required

·        CCNA, CCNP, NSE4 and/or a minimum of 3-5 years of experience providing network and application security administration services in a business-critical environment.

·        In-depth knowledge of IPS/IDS, NextGen firewalls, VPN, IPSEC/SSL, DLP, data encryption, SIEM appliances, and multi-factor authentication systems.

·        Demonstrated skillset of routing protocols (BGP, OSPF, EIGRP), static routing and L2/L3 switching.

·        Experience with network access control, dot1X and MAB is required.

·        Experience with managing content/URL filtering and DNS layer protection required

·        Strong understanding / experience with network infrastructure and intent based networking

·        Fortinet product line experience (Fortigate, FortiSwitch, FortiManager, FortiAnalyzer, FortiSandbox, FortiSIEM) is desired

·        Threat Detection, mediation, and ability to automate processes is a plus

·        Ability to learn new technologies and adopt new security tools

·        Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment

·        Strong organizational skills, excellent communication, people skills and ability to work independently and as part of a team


Compensation & Benefits Information:

Salary Range: $70,000-$110,000

This is a bonus-eligible position.

USI is committed to providing a full-suite of competitive benefits for our growing population and its diverse needs. We offer a wide range of health, welfare and financial benefits including medical, wellness, dental and vision, 401(k), flexible spending and health savings accounts, short and long-term disability, life insurance and other unique employer-sponsored and voluntary programs. USI also offers a generous paid time off policy, paid family leave benefit as well as paid holiday time.

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