Information Security and Systems Engineer
American Progress - Washington, DC

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American Progress has an immediate opening for a Microsoft system administrator/network operations specialist capable of operating in a demanding environment, learning on the fly. Applicants must be individuals following the latest developments in technology in areas such as information security, virtualization, cloud base services, and web hosting.

Job responsibilities
  • Security and operations support for web technology and information technology groups, focusing on the Network and Microsoft portions of American Progress’s infrastructure.
  • Involvement in design and development of American Progress’s network and Microsoft infrastructure.
  • Maintaining documentation for systems and procedures under area of responsibility.
Job requirements
  • Strong communications skills: Applicant must be able to communicate in a professional manner in person, on the phone, and in written correspondence.
  • Strong technical writing and drawing skills: Must have experience maintaining documentation using a variety of tools.
  • Strong skills with Microsoft server and desktop platforms: Applicant must be familiar with the cutting edge of Microsoft’s product suite.
  • Basic Linux skills: Proficiency with sh/bash scripting, and preferably perl and/or python. Capable of using security tools such as the Backtrack suite.
  • Experience with “The Cloud”: Salesforce, Microsoft Active Directory Federated Services, and Amazon AWS preferred.
  • Experience with virtual machines and network storage: VMWare, Citrix preferred.
  • Experience with enterprise IP routing: JunOS and IOS. Experience with multi-homed/multi-pop networks using BGP preferred.
  • Experience with enterprise WiFi implementations: Xirrus preferred.
  • Experience with Security Gateways/Firewalls: Juniper/Netscreen and PaloAlto preferred. Must be capable of managing a security policy with 15+ security zones and complex inter-zone policies.
  • Experience with VPNs: IPSec site-to-site and road warrior SSL-VPN.
  • Experience with IDS/IPS technology: Snort, Bro, et cetera.
  • Experience with SIEM: LogRhythm preferred. Must be able to leverage SIEM for both security and operations support.
  • Experience with Microsoft SCOM and SCCM: Must be able to deploy software with SCCM and utilize SCOM for monitoring and alerting.
  • Experience with Vulnerability Management: Nessus, Rapid7 NeXpose preferred.
  • Experience with advanced endpoint security: Application whitelisting solutions such as Bit9 Parity Suite preferred.
  • Must be able to conduct network analysis/forensics using a variety of tools such as Wireshark, Netwitness Investigator, tcpdump, and Lancope.
Job qualifications
  • Undergraduate degree in information assurance, information systems or equivalent experience.
  • Certified Microsoft administrator.
  • At least four years relevant work experience.
American Progress provides a competitive compensation and benefits package.

American Progress is an equal opportunity employer; women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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