Network Security Architect

Network Security Architect

Client: MTA
Number of Openings: 2
Start: Immediate
Location: remote with eventual onsite conversion in NYS
Interview Mode: phone and / or video

Position Description:

A NYS agency located in New York, NY is looking for a Network Security Architect to support multiple projects focused on Network Security Architecture and Critical Infrastructure Systems for a 12 month contract.


• 10+ years of experience in a Network or Security Architecture role
• Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field.
• CISSP, CCNA, CCIE, and other relevant certifications preferred
• Experience with network architecture within OT environments
• Strong knowledge of TCP/IP networking and the OSI 7-layer model
• Strategic planning and project management skills.
• Knowledge of threat modeling and risk assessment strategies
• Excellent inter-personal skills including the ability to work with individuals at all levels of the organization
Preferred Qualifications

Strong technical expertise in the following areas :

• Firewalls (Cisco and Palo Alto preferred)
• Network Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS)
• Packet decoding and analysis
• Web Proxy Servers
• SSL VPN and other Remote Access Solutions
• Wireless Security (RF, 802.11, Bluetooth, etc.)
Broad background in the following areas:
• Physical Security
• Firmware/Embedded Platform Security

Responsibilities :

• This position is responsible for assisting in the development, implementation, and support of security architectures and solutions including security frameworks and roadmaps within the corporate business and Operational units across the agencies. It also includes securing enterprise information by determining security requirements, planning, implementing, and testing security systems with a team player environment
• Determine security requirements by evaluating business strategies and requirements; researching information security standards; conducting system security and vulnerability analyses; studying architecture/platform; identifying integration issues; preparing cost estimates
• Plan security systems by evaluating network and security technologies; developing requirements for local area networks, wide area networks, virtual private networks, routers, firewalls, and related security and network devices; designs public key infrastructures, including use of certification authorities and digital signatures as well as hardware and software; adhering to industry standards
• Implement security systems by specifying intrusion detection methodologies and equipment; directing equipment and software installation and calibration; preparing preventive and reactive measures; creating, transmitting, and maintaining keys; providing technical support; completing documentation
• Upgrade security systems by monitoring security environment; evaluating and implementing enhancements
• Prepare system security reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends
• Track and understand emerging security practices and standards by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications and participating in professional organizations

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