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Network Security Specialist

Overview

IT Blueprint Solutions is a fast-growing Vancouver based company that provides expertise in IT solutions comprised of cloud services, best in class hardware, software, security, networking, and data protection. We are currently looking for a full-time Network Security Specialist to join our Vancouver-based team.

Working in our Technology group, this position participates in project-based delivery of networking and security solutions as well as providing technical assistance to team members and customers.

The right candidate is a team player, motivated and able to manage their time efficiently and effectively and is presentable, charismatic, and has strong communication skills.

Responsibilities

  • Project based solution implementation work as well as IT Support escalation for customer on-premises, hybrid and cloud related network and security environments.
  • Support of ITBlueprint internal network and security systems.
  • Work with our sales team to help understand new customer requirements and how they may be addressed.
  • Analyze business requirements to develop network and security solutions.
  • Perform advanced troubleshooting and resolution of problems.
  • Coordinates with other project team members as technology projects are in process including applications, technical and vendor staff to ensure constant communication and successful outcomes.
  • Participate in the writing of functional requirements/specifications/bill of material documents as required.
  • Participate in writing statements of work and responding to RFI, RFQ and RFPs.
  • Perform health checks and assessments for customer systems.
  • Performs other related work as required or requested by management.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Advanced knowledge of LAN switching, Routing, Wireless, Firewalls and Data Center solutions from multiple vendors.
  • Working knowledge of Security technologies including but not limited to End-point protection, AV, Sandboxing, and Mail security solutions.
  • Vendor knowledge and certification including Cisco, Fortinet, Palo Alto Networks, Dell, VMware and Ruckus are highly desirable.
  • Working knowledge on virtualization solutions including VMware Distributed Switching and NSX as well as Microsoft hypervisors and Microsoft Azure stacks.
  • Understanding of all facets of enterprise network and security systems.
  • Network assessment, installation, and documentation expertise.
  • Must possess strong oral and written communication skills, planning and documentation skills, problem-solving skills as well as business acumen.
  • Must possess strong skills in personal diplomacy and customer service and consistently demonstrate a high level of motivation, commitment to teamwork, professionalism, and trustworthiness.
  • Must possess sound decision-making ability, operate well under pressure and be tenacious in resolving difficult problems.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science plus 5+ years related experience, or
  • Equivalent combination of education and related experience.

Other Certification Requirements:

  • Advanced Certifications in networking and security related areas are desirable including:
  • Fortinet (NSE6)
  • Cisco (CCNP)
  • Palo Alto Networks (PCNSA or PCNSE)

Other Requirements:

  • Reside in the Greater Vancouver area and ability to work onsite at customer locations throughout Vancouver and the lower mainland.
  • A valid BC driver’s license and ability to travel as needed.
  • A passport with ability to travel between the United States and Canada as needed.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications.
  • Health spending account.
  • Performance based incentives.
  • Ability to work remotely when not on customer sites or attending meetings.
  • Technical training and certification maintenance.
  • Fun working environment and culture.
Job Category: Network Security
Job Type: Full Time

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