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Sr Network Engineer
Little Canada, MN  |  Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on May 29, 2023
Job Id #62879 Posted April 26, 2023

  • Currently has an opportunity for a Platform Engineer, responsible for WAF (Web Application Firewall) and IPS (Intrusion Prevention Systems) platform services.
  • This position is in the Product Technology group and will be working in a SOC2, ISO27001, and highly sensitive and secure environment providing platforms and services that company business partners can leverage to enable connected products (IoT) as well as product customers and clinicians.
  • This position will be the technical platform owner of several core and shared services in the broader Shared Services Engineering team.
Shared Services Engineering (Core Services) primary functions:
  • Conducts the operational and administrative activities of the Shared Service Engineering responsibilities for platforms related to WAF and IPS products that are core and shared services.
  • Executes engineering and administrative efforts during all phases of the systems development and implementation processes.
  • Responsible for Tier 2 support for shared services platforms, documentation, platform validations, and lifecycle management
  • Responsible for enabling Tier 1 support for platforms through documentation, training, etc.
  • Responsible for Tier 1 work when not defined and accepted for Tier 1 support team.
  • Responsible for proposing new designs that meet architecture principles and obtaining approvals.
  • Responsible for settings security and compliance guardrails/controls on platforms
  • Enable tool suites for infrastructure automation and application deployment.
  • Responsible for partnering with SREs, PMs, and other Product Technology and internal business partner application teams as appropriate.
  • Define and create test cases, execute test activities, and reports on progress.
  • Responsible for ensuring shared service backups, recovery, etc., meet SLOs/SLAs – for those platforms assigned.
  • Responsible for showing compliance when needed.
What You’ll Do:
  • Demonstrate a passion for IT, Infrastructure, and core/shared services.
  • Platform owner for WAF and IPS – T2 Break/fix support and managing your cases for upkeep and completion. Customer facing requests (e.g., whitelisting; business unit support).
  • Implement and manage shared services while ensuring they are consumable by DevOps, application teams, etc.
  • Work in larger Waterfall programs while project planning and executing work on Agile sprint cycles (using Jira) – creating Stories for work efforts and managing them to completion.
  • Determine technical objectives of assignments. Exercise latitude in approach to solutioning
  • Drive automation in testing or orchestration for coordination with SREs and DevOps
  • Scripting and other similar automation capabilities, including REST APIs and JSON
  • Manage vendor cases submitted, working with Operations teams as applicable.
  • Manage and monitor system performance optimization, maintenance, and production support (if escalated to)
  • Refine conceptual system requirements into a technical design consisting of job flows and program specifications.
  • Understand customers’ business objectives and system requirements and work closely with customers to determine their strategic requirements and measure performance against expectations. Assist in customer resolutions.
  • Responsible for staying abreast of new developments in technologies and making recommendations as appropriate.
  • Will apply certification and Product Security policies and standards when performing all duties.
  • Create/upkeep of your products via Roadmap planning for WAF/IPS.
  • Required - Degree in computer science, networking or related IT field and 5+ years’ experience or 7+ years of equivalent IT experience (2+ years of WAF/IPS experience is REQUIRED)
  • Required - 3-4 years of technical subject matter expert/Tier 2 experience with multiple technologies pertinent to position.
  • Required - Multitasks, prioritizes, and meets deadlines in timely manner.
  • Required - Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.
  • Required - Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.
  • Professional IT certifications are a plus.
  • Good basic understanding of F5
  • 2+ years of Azure exposure/experience
  • PKI services experience (i.e., Keyfactor vendor) a plus
  • Good basic understanding of Networking concepts/technologies
  • Familiarity with JIRA, Confluence, Splunk, Solarwinds a plus

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.

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