Network Security Engineer

  • Maine Maritime Academy
  • Castine, ME, USA
  • Jan 28, 2024
Full time Engineering & Applied Sciences Computer & Web Services, Info Technology Other Administrative Positions

Job Description



Reporting to the CTO, the Network Security Engineer manages enterprise
network security architecture, infrastructure, standards, training and
safeguards in order to protect Academy data resources and assets.


 Designs, maintains, and executes vulnerability testing processes and
security breach mitigation tactics.
 Assists in the selection of appropriate controls, control objectives, and
activities to achieve policy goals and regulatory compliance.
 Designs, configures, implements, and maintains all security platforms
and associated software including routers, switches, firewall, VPNs,
WAF, NIDPS, SIEM, anti-SPAM, anti-virus, anti-malware, cryptology
systems and MDM.
 Designs, reviews, and continuously assesses firewall, intrusion
detection/prevention, SIEM, VPN, SSL, application control, anti-virus
and other network component policies and underlying systems.
 Performs security reconnaissance on assets, gathering intelligence to
identify and respond to potential security threats and vulnerabilities of
moderate organizational risk and complexity, ensuring appropriate
threat mitigation procedures are followed.
 Responsible for major security platform upgrades and changes.
 Coordinates and oversees third party penetration testing and security
 Maintains up to date baselines for secure configuration and operation of
all systems infrastructure.
 Performs security analysis of new and existing security applications and
operating systems including hosted solutions. Applies standards to new
installations before they transition from development to production
 Performs regular analysis of all infrastructure systems to assess
security vulnerabilities and needs.
 Provides periodic vulnerability testing and leads remediation projects.
 Coordinates and oversees log analysis for external monitoring services
 Monitors data security systems to identify security events and leads
event response efforts.
 Interfaces with external vendors to assess network access requests and
ensure that they meet adopted standards and best practices.
 Collaborates with CTO to create policies, procedures and best practices.
 Assists with network maintenance and troubleshooting.
 Assists with resolution of network related help desk tickets and issues.
 Responsible for all security related training for the institution.
 Other duties as assigned.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

 Excellent customer service skills and the ability to work well with both
internal (Academy) customers as well as external entities.
 Ability to keep up to date with quickly changing field of network
 Knowledgeable with industry standards and best practices for network
and data security.
 Strong organizational and time management skills.
 Exceptional troubleshooting ability required to solve non-routine,
complex problems as they arise.
 Computer hardware and software skills are required.
 Ability to troubleshoot and repair hardware and software.
 Critical thinking skills.
 Analytical and technical aptitude to focus on identification and
resolution of root causes of issues; holistic approach.
 Ability to work in a team oriented, collaborative environment is
This job description reflects the general duties of the job but is not a detailed description of all duties
which may be inherent to the position. The Academy may assign reasonably related additional duties to
individual employees consistent with policy and collective bargaining agreements.

 5 years of prior experience in a complex computing environment is
 AS or BS in Engineering or Technology field is required.
 CISSP certification or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire is
 CEH, CHFI, Network+, or other additional security and network
certifications are preferred.
 Strong written and oral communications skills are required.

 Environment can be stressful, competing projects and demands
 Frequent bending and twisting in awkward positions
 Frequent contact with students, parents and external entities
 Some lifting of moderately heavy equipment for various reasons
 Occasional weekend and evening work required

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