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Position Overview

The Systems Engineer - Security works in the area of servers, storage, networking and other advanced technologies and implements effective infrastructure solutions and will be responsible for planning, designing, as well as supporting deployment efforts for the delivery of project-based assignments including proof-of-concept, analysis, design/architecture, deployment and support in one or more of the following areas: Network Security, End Point & Mobile Security, Virtualization Security, Identity & Access management, Security Management and Operations, Encryption & VPN, Application Security (including web/cloud and database), Anti-Malware Solutions, Web & Email Gateways


Key Responsibilities

  • The Engineer will be responsible for understanding complex business IT needs specifically focused in the Information Security sector and will research, design and develop solutions
  • You will be expected to work with our Data Center team members responsible for delivering Technical solutions and customer deliverables
  • Research, Design and Develop repeatable solutions for IT needs
  • Responsible for maintaining vendor technical relations
  • Be an escalation point for Engineers and Sr. Engineers, Helpdesk, users and other IT resources
  • Quality Assurance of all Security projects
  • Meeting with key vendors to stay current on products and technologies
  • Maintain multiple advanced manufacturer specific advanced certifications i.e.: CCIE, CISSP, GCIH Work on achieving additional relevant certifications that would benefit the role
  • Enable technical readiness, training and development on Security solutions
  • Help in implementation of strategies for threat analysis and vulnerability assessments
  • Design, implement and support security-focused tools and services
  • Maintain intrusion prevention systems and other security devices
  • Participate in security compliance efforts (e.g., PCI, SOX etc.)
  • Evaluate new and emerging security products and technologies
  • Participate in tier 2 and tier 3 security operations support
  • Performing log analysis and participating in the incident response lifecycle
  • Respond to physical and logical security incidents through remediation efforts including implementation of a secure infrastructure and the development of and adherence to incident response and recovery processes
  • Perform proactive research to identify and understand new threats, vulnerabilities, and exploits
  • Monitoring IDS, Firewall, and log correlation tools for potential threats, initiate remediation actions per procedures where required
  • Performing log analysis and participating in the incident response lifecycle
  • Helping to audit, prevent, respond, or remediate security incidents
  • Initiate escalation procedure to counteract potential threats/vulnerabilities
  • Proactively assess potential items of risk and vulnerability in the network & systems
  • Work with other security and technical staff to conduct network testing, documenting incident results and providing management with incident reporting and summary observations
  • Assist in maintaining required documentation and management of overall security strategy plus compliance for the organization.
  • Assist technical or support services staff with information systems capabilities assessment reviews and/or audits.


Required Skills

·        BS in Computer Science or equivalent required with at least hands-on experience in IT security and risk management

·        10+ years of hands on experience in IT with emphasis in Network Security

·        5+ years of experience in vulnerability testing and auditing

·        5+ years of experience performing a Systems Engineer, Consultant or Architect role

·        Knowledge of system security vulnerabilities and remediation techniques

·        Knowledge of network and web related protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, UDP, IPSEC, HTTP, HTTPS, routing protocols, etc.)

·        Knowledge of IDS/IPS

·        Must be fully knowledgeable and able to design, plan, and support deployment efforts around IT security solutions using one or more of the following technologies:

o   Network Security

o   Endpoint & Mobile Security

o   Virtualization Security

o   Identity & Access management

o   Security Management and Operations

o   Encryption & VPN

o   Application Security (including web/cloud and database)

o   Anti-Malware Solutions

o   Web & Email Gateways

·        Experience delivering integrated solutions within the technology industry desired

·        Some familiarity with regulatory and legal requirements

·        Familiarity with compliance frameworks for data management such as PCI, Sarbanes-Oxley

·        Scripting skills (e.g., Perl, Python or shell scripting) to automate common tasks

·        Excellent verbal and written communication skills and presentation skills

·        Must have strong analytical skills in order to solve complex and unusual technical and business situations

·        Must have excellent interpersonal skills, specifically the ability to communicate and interact effectively with all staffing levels

·        Self-motivated and capable of working independently

·        Must be able to maintain planning and organization across multiple projects

·        Able to exercise independent judgment in order to manage varied complex projects from inception through completion

·        Must have the ability to learn quickly and comprehend many technical and business concepts

·        Consultative problem solver ''Actively listens'' Understands the needs and business problems in order to uncover potential value points of offering

·        Can multi-task, prioritize, and juggle to serve multiple clients during same timeframe

·        Demonstrates a high level of responsiveness to the customer to enlist trust and build credibility

·        Strong interpersonal, teaming, leadership, creativity, influencing, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills required




·        Multiple industry recognized certifications e.g. CCIE, GCIH, CISSP etc.

Job Details

Total Positions:
1 Post
Job Shift:
Third Shift (Night)
Job Type:
Full Time/Permanent
Job Location:
No Preference
Minimum Education:
Career Level:
Experienced Professional
Minimum Experience:
10 Years
Apply Before:
Oct 28, 2017
Posting Date:
Sep 29, 2017
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Zones PK (Private) Limited

BPO · 301-600 employees - Islamabad

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