Security Administrator II
Rocky Hill, CT
Before I post the marketing deal, I just wanted to throw down a few personal notes. I am the hiring manager (AVP Security Infrastructure) and I am looking for the right fit first and foremost. Culture and team dynamic are huge at COCC, and we're a top workplace year after year (literally). Yes, you need to have security experience/knowledge for this role at some level (see desired certs). But the prior is definitely more important to me. What is a Security Administrator? You can think of it as a Systems Administrator. In this role you will be working on Firewalls, Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems, Proxies of all sorts, Web Application Firewalls, Remote Access Systems, and more. While COCC is considered a mid to large size company, my group is not very siloed. You will touch a lot of technologies, including emerging technologies. Think Cloud, CASB/SASE, Containers, and automation. Ah yes, automation. If you can bring scripting, Ansible, or like experience, you're hitting the ground running. This group has a large operational component currently, but we're working on reducing that operational component with those technologies. There is a built-in career path into Engineering, Architecture, as well as leadership opportunities. I am looking for someone somewhat local, as we are a hybrid workforce. But if you're a perfect fit, I'm still completely interested. My management style you ask? I came from entry-level and rose through the ranks. I'm one of you. I'm also a student of Echolon Front EO (if that means anything to you, then you know). I let smart people be smart people. Let's do it. If you have any questions, please reach out to me and I'd be happy to answer any and all. Thank you!
Who we are…
COCC delivers complete enterprise processing solutions to financial institutions throughout the northeastern United States. Listed among American Banker's FinTech 100 and the Inc. 5,000 fastest growing companies in the nation, COCC inspires the industry with innovation and top quality support. Designated as a Top Workplace in Connecticut and a National Great Place to Work, COCC recognizes employees as the core of our success! COCC offers a progressive training program to support employees in personal and professional development.
What we need…
We are looking for a Security Administrator II to support and maintain COCC’s corporate security infrastructure. Platforms include remote access, network firewalls, next-gen firewalls, web application firewalls, IDS/IPS, MFA, PKI, DLP, and Internet access protections such as web filtering. Some security assistance with DNS and email may be required. Assist with requests for service installations, service configuration changes, and project implementations. Must have a comfort level working with a diverse set of individuals and backgrounds. Responsible for maintaining infrastructure including upgrades and patches. Must be able to work without supervision and use knowledge to make judgment calls where applicable. This position is part of an on-call rotation.
What’s in it for you…
COCC offers a unique and collaborative experience as you grow your career with us and all of the benefits you’d expect from an award-winning employer plus:
A hybrid schedule allowing you the flexibility to balance your work/life needs
A customized training plan to successfully onboard you through your first year
A robust employee training and development program aligned with career pathing objectives
Generous PTO offering as well as competitive pay and benefits
On-site fitness center / off-site fitness/wellness reimbursement
Financial planning assistance with certified professionals
Fun employee events such as company outings, trivia, sports leagues wellness events
Peer recognition programs
What you’ll do…
Primarily focus on internal requests and issues with a secondary focus of external requests and issues as needed
Monitor, report, and maintain intermediate levels of research
Participate in security monitoring
Manage break/fixes and review infrastructure
Manage intermediate and sometimes advanced projects
Provide a high level of autonomy and ability to work outside of established procedures
Be responsible for scripting and creation of service enhancements
Review documents and ensure accuracy
Create and maintain procedures
What you’ll bring…
Bachelor’s degree (IT/IS preferred) is preferred for this role but will consider appropriate work experience and/or relevant certifications
2-5 years’ experience supporting security-oriented network services
Security certification(s) required
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical information and explain in detail.
Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and management both orally and in writing.
Ability to work with COCC employees patiently and confidently in facilitating security requests.
Ability to operate and maintain enterprise-class security platforms such as NGFW, IDS/IPS, WAF, SIEM, and web filtering/proxy.
Ability to work successfully in both Linux and Windows environments.
Good working knowledge of productivity tools (documents, spreadsheets, diagrams, et. al).
Understand the basics of Internet protocols such as HTTP, TLS, FTP, SMTP, and DNS.
Understand the basics of Network protocols such as TCP/IP and Ethernet; OSPF a plus.
Scripting knowledge in one or more common languages (Python, Bash, PowerShell, Perl, etc.)
Ability to understand, design, and implement security automation and/or self-service a plus
Office conditions for majority of work time
Some weekend work required for maintenance windows
Some weeks require work over 40 hours
COCC is committed to maintaining a drug-free workplace. All applicants are required to pass a credit, background, and substance test prior to employment. COCC procures background and consumer reports in compliance with all Federal and State regulations, including The Fair Credit Reporting Act and CT Department of Labor laws regarding pre-employment screens. COCC is an equal opportunity employer committed to a community of inclusion, and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.
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