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Systems Administrator & Security Manager

Job Description


Our client is seeking a The Systems Administrator & Security Manager for an exciting contract to hire opportunity. The Systems Administrator & Security Manager will be responsible for overseeing and managing infrastructure, both on-premise and cloud. This position will have a broad range of responsibilities related to infrastructure including managing on-premise servers, AWS infrastructure, networking, wireless infrastructure, phones, tenant support, firewall, and backups. Additionally, this position will be primarily responsible for the companies' cybersecurity, ensuring security best-practices are maintained, and proactively monitoring and responding to cybersecurity threats (both physical and virtual). Lastly, this will be the primary IT liaison for audits & compliance, ensuring all IT functions are up to standards for financial audits and compliance needs.

  1. DUTIES:
  1. Systems Administrator
    1. Provide support for on-premise server infrastructure, managing both VMWare and Hyper-V servers. Work closely with the companies' outsource IT firm on management of this infrastructure.
    2. Provide expertise and management of Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure. Monitor usage of correct EC2 instance types, auto-scale usage, as well as best-practices for RDS, S3, CloudWatch, and the like. Responsible for understanding scope of use of AWS, implementing best practices, and moving forward in its use of AWS. The company's primary expert on all things AWS.
    3. Manage all patch schedules for servers (Windows & Linux); ensure systems are appropriately patched.
  1. Infrastructure Support
    1. Manage network infrastructure, including firewall and network switches. Manage and maintain IP infrastructure, subnets, DMZ.
    2. Manage wireless network, including ensuring proper configuration of wireless network, and troubleshooting issues as they arise.
    3. Manage phone system hardware and patching.
  1. Cybersecurity
    1. This position should wake up every day worrying about what cyber threats may be attacking. This role is the primary person responsible for ensuring the company does not experience any cybersecurity breaches.
    2. Responsible for implementing & maintained security best-practices, including (but not limited to): strong passwords, MFA, limited access for admins, VPN, firewall security, AWS security groups and security best practices, IDS, and more.
    3. Responsible for monitoring logging on all servers, firewalls, and systems. Manage & maintain SIEM solution to detect potential breaches.
    4. Maintain the security of Intellectual Property by monitoring access levels to key systems (including Box.com, Paratext, and Digital Toolbox).
    5. Daily stay abreast of cybersecurity industry news, and monitor industry channels for high-priority breaches and issues that may threaten. Respond as needed.
    6. Provide education to staff about physical security and monitor potential weaknesses that need to be mitigated. This applies both locally in Colorado Springs and to global offices.
    7. Where appropriate, immediately raise to the awareness of the Vice President of Digital Innovation any potential threats or high-priority information security risks that need to be brought to the attention of leadership.
  1. Auditing & Compliance
    1. Serve as the primary liaison to Finance auditors and insurance requests for information.
    2. Stay abreast of compliance needs that are applicable to the company and ensure IT compliance with all requirements.
    3. Determine other industry compliance benchmarks that should maintain, and implement appropriate solutions
    4. Ensure best-practices for PCI-DSS and handling of credit card, social security numbers, and other sensitive information, by donor services, licensing/royalties, HR and Finance departments.
  1. Tenant Liaison
    1. Work with Facilities to support tenants as-needed, helping to provide network access and demarc access needed for internet/phone installation. Ensure all access is looked at through cybersecurity lens.
  1. Monitoring
    1. Monitor all networks, both on-premise and at AWS, using PRTG and other monitoring tools (as needed). Also monitor SaaS solutions wherever possible (Box.com, NeonCRM, Office 365, and more).
    2. Serve as the first line of defense in raising awareness and troubleshooting when monitoring alerts arise. Coordinate with teams as needed to resolve issues.
    3. Able to provide after-hours monitoring and respond to emergency notifications outside of normal business hours.
  1. Backups
    1. Monitor backups and keep a wholistic view of all backup solutions. Ensure that all systems have sufficient backups, according to industry best-practices and compliance requirements.
    2. Perform regular tests of backups and simulated restores.
    3. Ensure that has robust, well documented, and tested disaster recovery and business continuity plans, including on-premise and AWS.


REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university required, preferably in Information Systems, Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or related fields.
  • 2+ years' experience with Amazon AWS required. Wide-ranging understanding of AWS's solutions and products a must, including the ability to evaluate a particular AWS product in how it might meet a particular business need.
  • 3+ years of experience required in systems administration, server administration, and small business IT systems management, in both Windows and Linux server environments.
  • 3+ years of experience in Network Administration, firewall management, network hardware and security, virtualization, client/server technology, DNS, DHCP, LAN/WAN, VOIP.
  • 3+ years of experience in cybersecurity, information security, and security best-practices. Passionate about cybersecurity. Understanding of both whitehat and blackhat hacking techniques. Understanding of cyber espionage techniques
  • Certifications in related fields a plus.
  • Experience with Watchguard Firewalls a plus.
  • Experience with Ubiquiti Unify Wireless AP's a plus.
  • Previous experience with audits & compliance, including familiarity and understanding of PCI-DSS, SOC 1, SOC 2, ISO 27001, and similar certifications
  • Experience with Dell rack and blade servers, as well as EqualLogic SAN solutions.
  • Experience with HP switches.
  • Knowledge of Veeam backup solutions required, or at least similar competitors to Veeam. Strong understanding of backup methodologies and solutions including AWS backup solutions, tape backups, NAS, and backup and archival best-practices.
  • Experience with Microsoft windows and Linux server configuration, installation, maintenance, support and troubleshooting. Understanding of TCP/IP, networks supporting VOIP telephony. Experience in all 7 layers of the OSI model.
  • Passionate about technology, both personally and professionally. Continuous learner,
  • Innovator, able to think outside the box when it comes to technology solutions. Able to find new solutions to problems presented.
  • A mindset that is up-to-date and nimble in its thinking regarding technology solutions. Excited about the 'next big thing' but also not caught up in flavor-of-the-month solutions. Able to make sound recommendations to leadership for change.
  • Ability to troubleshoot, architect and apply creative, robust, extensible and easily maintainable solutions at a rapid pace.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skill with the ability to develop creative, efficient and cost-effective solutions
  • Well-organized and demonstrated capacity to balance multiple priorities
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Job Requirements

 

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Location US-CO-Colorado Springs
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type IT & Technical
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Job Description


Our client is seeking a The Systems Administrator & Security Manager for an exciting contract to hire opportunity. The Systems Administrator & Security Manager will be responsible for overseeing and managing infrastructure, both on-premise and cloud. This position will have a broad range of responsibilities related to infrastructure including managing on-premise servers, AWS infrastructure, networking, wireless infrastructure, phones, tenant support, firewall, and backups. Additionally, this position will be primarily responsible for the companies' cybersecurity, ensuring security best-practices are maintained, and proactively monitoring and responding to cybersecurity threats (both physical and virtual). Lastly, this will be the primary IT liaison for audits & compliance, ensuring all IT functions are up to standards for financial audits and compliance needs.

  1. DUTIES:
  1. Systems Administrator
    1. Provide support for on-premise server infrastructure, managing both VMWare and Hyper-V servers. Work closely with the companies' outsource IT firm on management of this infrastructure.
    2. Provide expertise and management of Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure. Monitor usage of correct EC2 instance types, auto-scale usage, as well as best-practices for RDS, S3, CloudWatch, and the like. Responsible for understanding scope of use of AWS, implementing best practices, and moving forward in its use of AWS. The company's primary expert on all things AWS.
    3. Manage all patch schedules for servers (Windows & Linux); ensure systems are appropriately patched.
  1. Infrastructure Support
    1. Manage network infrastructure, including firewall and network switches. Manage and maintain IP infrastructure, subnets, DMZ.
    2. Manage wireless network, including ensuring proper configuration of wireless network, and troubleshooting issues as they arise.
    3. Manage phone system hardware and patching.
  1. Cybersecurity
    1. This position should wake up every day worrying about what cyber threats may be attacking. This role is the primary person responsible for ensuring the company does not experience any cybersecurity breaches.
    2. Responsible for implementing & maintained security best-practices, including (but not limited to): strong passwords, MFA, limited access for admins, VPN, firewall security, AWS security groups and security best practices, IDS, and more.
    3. Responsible for monitoring logging on all servers, firewalls, and systems. Manage & maintain SIEM solution to detect potential breaches.
    4. Maintain the security of Intellectual Property by monitoring access levels to key systems (including Box.com, Paratext, and Digital Toolbox).
    5. Daily stay abreast of cybersecurity industry news, and monitor industry channels for high-priority breaches and issues that may threaten. Respond as needed.
    6. Provide education to staff about physical security and monitor potential weaknesses that need to be mitigated. This applies both locally in Colorado Springs and to global offices.
    7. Where appropriate, immediately raise to the awareness of the Vice President of Digital Innovation any potential threats or high-priority information security risks that need to be brought to the attention of leadership.
  1. Auditing & Compliance
    1. Serve as the primary liaison to Finance auditors and insurance requests for information.
    2. Stay abreast of compliance needs that are applicable to the company and ensure IT compliance with all requirements.
    3. Determine other industry compliance benchmarks that should maintain, and implement appropriate solutions
    4. Ensure best-practices for PCI-DSS and handling of credit card, social security numbers, and other sensitive information, by donor services, licensing/royalties, HR and Finance departments.
  1. Tenant Liaison
    1. Work with Facilities to support tenants as-needed, helping to provide network access and demarc access needed for internet/phone installation. Ensure all access is looked at through cybersecurity lens.
  1. Monitoring
    1. Monitor all networks, both on-premise and at AWS, using PRTG and other monitoring tools (as needed). Also monitor SaaS solutions wherever possible (Box.com, NeonCRM, Office 365, and more).
    2. Serve as the first line of defense in raising awareness and troubleshooting when monitoring alerts arise. Coordinate with teams as needed to resolve issues.
    3. Able to provide after-hours monitoring and respond to emergency notifications outside of normal business hours.
  1. Backups
    1. Monitor backups and keep a wholistic view of all backup solutions. Ensure that all systems have sufficient backups, according to industry best-practices and compliance requirements.
    2. Perform regular tests of backups and simulated restores.
    3. Ensure that has robust, well documented, and tested disaster recovery and business continuity plans, including on-premise and AWS.


REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university required, preferably in Information Systems, Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or related fields.
  • 2+ years' experience with Amazon AWS required. Wide-ranging understanding of AWS's solutions and products a must, including the ability to evaluate a particular AWS product in how it might meet a particular business need.
  • 3+ years of experience required in systems administration, server administration, and small business IT systems management, in both Windows and Linux server environments.
  • 3+ years of experience in Network Administration, firewall management, network hardware and security, virtualization, client/server technology, DNS, DHCP, LAN/WAN, VOIP.
  • 3+ years of experience in cybersecurity, information security, and security best-practices. Passionate about cybersecurity. Understanding of both whitehat and blackhat hacking techniques. Understanding of cyber espionage techniques
  • Certifications in related fields a plus.
  • Experience with Watchguard Firewalls a plus.
  • Experience with Ubiquiti Unify Wireless AP's a plus.
  • Previous experience with audits & compliance, including familiarity and understanding of PCI-DSS, SOC 1, SOC 2, ISO 27001, and similar certifications
  • Experience with Dell rack and blade servers, as well as EqualLogic SAN solutions.
  • Experience with HP switches.
  • Knowledge of Veeam backup solutions required, or at least similar competitors to Veeam. Strong understanding of backup methodologies and solutions including AWS backup solutions, tape backups, NAS, and backup and archival best-practices.
  • Experience with Microsoft windows and Linux server configuration, installation, maintenance, support and troubleshooting. Understanding of TCP/IP, networks supporting VOIP telephony. Experience in all 7 layers of the OSI model.
  • Passionate about technology, both personally and professionally. Continuous learner,
  • Innovator, able to think outside the box when it comes to technology solutions. Able to find new solutions to problems presented.
  • A mindset that is up-to-date and nimble in its thinking regarding technology solutions. Excited about the 'next big thing' but also not caught up in flavor-of-the-month solutions. Able to make sound recommendations to leadership for change.
  • Ability to troubleshoot, architect and apply creative, robust, extensible and easily maintainable solutions at a rapid pace.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skill with the ability to develop creative, efficient and cost-effective solutions
  • Well-organized and demonstrated capacity to balance multiple priorities
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Job Requirements

 
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