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Sr Network Security Analyst
Mounds View, Minnesota
Contract Position
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Applied on August 4, 2020
Job Id #41711 Posted May 7, 2020

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  • Support physical network and virtual network security environments.
  • Support Cloud technology strategies and solutions.
  • Understand business requirements related to the global network security infrastructure. 
  • Establish working relationships with internal application customers and business partners.
  • Maintain, tune, administer and troubleshoot network security infrastructure.  This position is focused initially on intrusion detection /prevention systems, with additional support for firewalls and related security infrastructure.  This includes but is not limited to vulnerability assessment services, admission control, malware prevention, and penetration testing services.
  • Monitor IPS vendor provided policy, investigate security events and customize IPS policy.
  • Work closely with application partners, recommending technical security within established designs.
  • Create and maintain firewall policy.
  • Develop a strong working relationship and work collaboratively with peer employees in the operations network services teams and partner organizations chartered with protecting resources.
  • Support the development and delivery of solutions and projects according to established project management standards.  
  • Author and maintain standard operating procedures and work instructions. 
  • Act as an IPS SME. Develop and maintain documentation for GOC peers.
  • Work closely with vendor partners for advanced / escalated trouble-shooting. 
  • Interact with application personnel and other infrastructure personnel to develop and support secure, network aware applications.
  • Interact with vendors. Understand vendor offerings, assist in the creation of proposals, and assess vendor replies. 
  • Participate in projects that are delivered via third party partners.
  • Maintain knowledge of regulations and compliance requirements, e.g., PCI, HIPAA and all internal audit requirements.  Meet with auditors to advise or to participate in audits as required
  • Follow established change management policies and process,


  • 4 year Bachelors Degree


  • 4+ years of IT experience with a Bachelors    
  • 2+ years of IT experience with a Masters


  • Good understanding of network design, including local and wide area networks, to include WAN routing
  • Experience with CISCO networking platforms
  • Experienced in Cloud management platforms and offerings


  • Cisco Firepower IPS/legacy Sourcefire (preferred), IBM or Check Point (secondary) IPS
  • Check Point (preferred) or other industry leading Firewalls
  • The desired candidate will also possess knowledge of Cisco UCS • VMware • Load balancing • DNS/DHCP/IPAM
      • Cisco Routers, Access and Data Center switches,  WAN/LAN/WLAN • Voice • SSL VPN • IP Routing
  • Cisco Firepower, Sourcefire or IBM Network Security IPS experience
  • Networking or network security experience or certifications
  • Experience working with network hardware and designs
  • Experience working with project management
  • Experience in analysis of Security events and Threat Landscape
  • Experience with Unix command line and scripting

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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