Acuity

Systems Engineer - Security

US-WI-Sheboygan
Job ID
2017-1783
Category
MIS

Overview

Acuity is seeking a Systems Engineer to research, organize, implement, control and maintain hardware, software and network sub-systems and components per project assignment. The Engineer will design interface routines to enhance systems software, improve overall performance and to provide transparent functions to the users. The Engineer will address problems expeditiously, utilizing circumventions when applicable (prior to resolution) to minimize system outages.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Manage and support security devices such as firewalls, IDS, VPN, etc.
  • Keep abreast of evolving trends and changes in security models and methodologies.
  • Proactively study evolving security threats and associated methods of protection against them.
  • Monitor the authorization process for granting user access to any or all systems.
  • Review security of data related to existing systems, and suggest/implement changes as necessary.
  • Take part in planning, developing and implementing security frameworks and methodologies for new systems to ensure sound data security on all platforms.
  • Develop and enhance Acuity IT security policies and associated standards and procedures.
  • Develop and document methods of ensuring compliance with Acuity IT security policies and associated standards and procedures.
  • Actively monitor and conduct penetration tests to discover vulnerabilities in information systems.
  • Manage security fault resolutions and documentation.
  • Responsible for identifying enhancements and changes to network security configurations.
  • Defines and documents processes to manage the network security.
  • Detailed understanding and experience with network protocols.
  • Train local and remote users on operating system software packages and hardware operation.
  • Test new software products and releases as well as hardware devices.
  • Assist in establishing standards and trouble reporting procedures.
  • Assist in system performance monitoring, reporting and tuning.
  • Participate in the Disaster Recovery plan and rehearsals.
  • Design new or revised architectures to include the software, hardware, and communications to support the total requirements and provide for present and future cross-functional requirement interfaces.
  • Remain abreast of company and industry directions
  • Regular and predictable attendance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Act for Senior Systems Engineer or Team Manager - Technical Support when absent

Qualifications

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s or Associate Degree in Computer Science, MIS or equivalent and continued field specific education

 

EXPERIENCE:  

Practical experience in computer operations, applications and/or technical support, security background preferred

 

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A keen interest and aptitude for problem identification and resolution.
  • Full understanding of operating system hardware, software, network components, security, and/or database management system.
  • Ability to provide exact audit trials and recovery points during project life cycles to ensure maximum system stability.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with technical and non-technical system users and industry vendors.
  • Good listening ability as well as the ability to competently train others.
  • Willingness to respond to problems with little notice as well as to adjusting off hours scheduling to meet company project installation dates.

This position is classified as exempt. 

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