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  • Network Security Engineer

    Job Locations US-PA-Harrisburg
    Posted Date 1 week ago(11/5/2018 4:27 PM)
    Job ID
    Cara Cianfichi
  • Overview

    Are you looking for a dynamic and innovative career with a full-service technology company? GDC IT Solutions is currently recruiting for a Network Security Engineer in the Harrisburg, PA area.

    Position Overview

    The Network Security Engineer is a member of a network security operations team supporting multiple enterprise data centers for a large public sector. This person will be a coordinator, firewall administrator, trainer, and advisor on network security. This position enables the client to meet their business objectives by increasing the security of the Client Networks while lowering the risk of misuse of information and denial of service.


    • Implements and maintains security policies at access points to Client networks including the Internet, Remote Access/VPN, Enterprise Data Center, and Business Partner connections.
    • Implements and documents procedures for identifying network security policy violations. Automates the review of firewall logs. Devises and documents appropriate actions and channels of communication in the event of suspected violations of network security.
    • Assists in planning, implementation, installation, administration, monitoring, maintenance, and performing upgrades of Client firewalls (Checkpoint, Provider-1 Environment, Cisco ASA/FWSM, Juniper SRX).
    • Functions as technical resolver on complex network troubleshooting issues.
    • Experience with application load balancers – Cisco CSS, CSM, Citrix NetScaler’s.
    • Experience in implementing Nexus switches 2K/5K.
    • Experience with code upgrades (Firewall/Load Balancers).
    • Focus on operational changes, incident response, and problem management using ITIL aligned procedures and tools (ITSM).
    • Works with vendors concerning security and network access requirements. Serves as a central point of contact to coordinate and implement network access and ensure network security. Assists in security efforts regarding the development and implementation of secure Client systems and applications.
    • Provides support for Enterprise VPN (Juniper) systems through access controls in firewall policies and monitoring of firewall logs.
    • Assess current and proposed network designs and proactively makes recommendations based on customer requirements.
    • Participate in solution architecture & design & security policy meetings with EISO and appropriate groups.
    • Conducts periodic audits of new and existing implementations to ensure compliance with Clients security standards in such areas as: networks, applications, software distribution, version control, optimization, documentations, and user access to computing resources and applications.
    • Supports security functions with understanding and experience in the areas of current Active Directory technology, LAN and WAN topology and technology, and host-based security agent’s implementation.
    • Provides technical support and backup functionality within the Security & Voice/Video Operations Section.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Must pass an extensive background check.
    • 5+ years of experience as a Network Engineer with emphasis on data center routing, switching, and network security standards/best practices, design, and implementation.
    • Proven operational experience with high availability networks.
    • Excellent communication skills both oral and written to clearly communicate with clients are a must.
    • Knowledge and hands-on experience operating network equipment (firewalls, load balancers, routers, switches) in a high availability, high capacity environment.
    • Have ability to participate in an on-call rotation.

    Preferred Experience

    • Cisco certifications highly desired (CCNP, CCDP, CCSP, etc)

    What We Do

    GDC IT Solutions (GDC) is a full-service Information Technology (IT) company providing solutions that empower businesses to increase employee productivity, maximize investments, and improve operational efficiencies. With experienced and certified professionals, we deliver services in the areas of application development, data center, 24/7 multilingual service desk, desktop lifecycle management, project management, business process consulting, and IT staff augmentation. 

    What Makes GDC Different:

    Our employees are our greatest asset continually driving our success each and every day. We attract and maintain the best talent to provide a personal customer experience at every touchpoint. Our technology professionals care about day-to-day client interactions and resolving customer issues quickly and efficiently, the first time. We deliver services with a code of high ethical responsibility, both to protect our clients and to assure that the work is carried out at the maximum level of professionalism. We are technology experts remaining one step ahead as technology evolves and constantly engaging to understand our clients’ business technology needs in order to deliver the best possible solution. 

    Why Work for GDC?

    • Cutting Edge Technology and Innovation: GDC fully supports and embraces continuing education and industry certifications to stay ahead of trends and remain current within the technology landscape. We recognize that our employees add the real value to our clients and to our business. By approaching our daily operations with a passion for innovation and a shared-learning environment, everyone can make a positive difference.
    • Career Growth: GDC is one of the fastest growing companies in the region!  Sustained growth means ongoing opportunity. Many of our senior leaders have grown within the company, starting with the helpdesk or other entry-level roles to become thought leaders in the fields of IT infrastructure, application development, project management, and business development.
    • Employee-Centric Environment: GDC prides itself on employee satisfaction with a firm belief that happy employees are the most productive employees. In appreciation of our employees and their contributions, we sponsor numerous events throughout the year including an annual gala, golf, lunch barbeques and more.
    • Comprehensive Benefits Package: GDC offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits, and a positive work environment designed around the philosophy of mutual respect. Our comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, prescription, vision, 401(k), short and long-term disability, and group life
    • Holiday and Vacation: GDC firmly believes in a comfortable work-life balance, and we offer comprehensive holiday and paid-time-off (PTO) packages.  We provide a generous PTO package, and we encourage our staff to use it — whether it’s for vacation or other personal reasons everyone needs time to relax and refresh.

    Equal Opportunity Workplace:

    GDC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.


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