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IT Network Security Specialist

  • Location: New York, NY, 10018
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 1 month ago

Title: IT Network Security Specialist
Type: Contract - 6 months
Location: Remote

Our client, a multinational investment bank and financial services holding company, is seeking an IT Network Security Specialist.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Work as part of the Edge Perimeter Security team with CES.  
  • Deliver layer 7 WAF protections across our critical web services. This will be delivered utilizing Akamai Kona and Bot Manager Services.  
  • Consult with Cybersecurity and application teams to deliver WAF protections for our critical applications.
  • Deliver on premise configuration across our F5, DNS, and routing and switching environments.
  • Work with vendor Akamai to deliver WAF/BOT protections
  • Continuous development, implementation of control enhancements
  • Troubleshooting and vendor management in case of error in the environment and functionality
  • Create documentation for the team which is helpful to do the job
  • Ensure Service Delivery Targets are met for services
  • Work on incident & problem management, permanent issue fix and production support
  • Develop automation capabilities to reduce infrastructure complexity and manual effort
  • Collaborate and communicate with business stakeholders and IT teams
  • Review of attack mitigations and improvements
  • Planning, conception and implementation in case of maintenance activities
  • Analyze, support and advise in business                      
  • Should be familiar with network layer 3 / 4 protections, both in the cloud and on-premise, IPv6, and routing and switching.
  • Good team collaboration and use of communication tools is expected (Email, IM, video/audio calls, Conferencing via Zoom).  
  • Experience working in an agile experience, including regular stand-ups and task management.  
  • Individuals are expected to be self-sufficient and would be empowered to do so but also work as part of a team.  
  • Strong experience with the following technologies:
    • Application Level & Bot Security Protections: Akamai
    • Load Balancing: F5
    • DNS: Qip, Infoblox, Cloud based services
    • Network Layer Security Protections: Radware, Cloud/Akamai
    • Routing and Switching: Cisco, Juniper
    • IPv6 Migrations
  • Knowledge and awareness with Security aspects, attacks and mitigations, compliance, vulnerability
  • Experience working within large-scale enterprise IT environment
  • Strong work ethic and interpersonal skills
  • Strong networking and collaboration skills
  • Strong communication skills across organisation levels
  • Strong problem solving, analytical and conceptual skills
  • After hours support during delivery  
Nice to have:
  • Experience working with automation tools such as ansible, puppet, jenkin, CI/CD
  • Experience working with DevOps tools e.g. GitHub, Jira, Confluence
  • Good understanding on external Cloud Provider (e.g. AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • Strong technical background preferred and/or experience to equivalent level
  • Quality awareness and a strong understanding of services