Security Engineer Consultant in Little Rock, AR at Windstream

Date Posted: 6/1/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    11001 Executive Center Drive
    Little Rock, AR
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    5 to 7 years
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

Job ID:18001875

The successful candidate will be responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining information/network security systems for Windstream’s service provider and management networks. The incumbent must possess skills that enable him or her to troubleshoot and maintain security applications and equipment that support both an Internet Service Provider business and a Network Operations environment.

The successful candidate must have a proven technical-security background, with emphasis on identity and security technologies, including an understanding of Information Security fundamentals (such as the ISC2's Common Body of Knowledge, United Kingdom's Common Criteria, and ISO 17799). A strong desire to promote solid Information Security awareness/practice throughout the enterprise is critical, as the candidate will be asked to provide subject matter expertise to other areas inside enterprise. The incumbent will serve as a liaison between Network Operations Security and various constituencies (IT, Marketing, Legal, Networking, external vendors / partners, etc.).

The successful candidate must also have experience serving as a technical lead for large enterprise projects including architecture responsibilities.  The candidate should also have leadership experience over junior/senior engineers in both day-to-day and project related activities.  The candidate is also expected to provide mentoring to team members in both professional and technical aspects of their jobs.  The candidate must also be able to work with little supervision on large scale endeavors including self-directed coordination with other organizations as needed.


  • Actively lead and oversee projects related to the strategic design and architecture of a complex, high-scale enterprise Security program.
  • Responsible for the evolution of the Security alerting and monitoring program by implementing and executing integration processes, frameworks, and activities.
  • Responsible for the operational support of all Network Security Operations alerting and monitoring management platforms to ensure stability, uptime, and security.
  • Lifecycle management of new security systems and applications with existing environments.
  • Assist with the decommission or migration of existing environments.
  • Write technical documents as necessary describing base security requirements and architecture.
  • Document policies and operating procedures.
  • Participate in an Incident Response Team as necessary.
  • Analyses of complex network issues and recommend for solution.
  • Author, review and evaluate all Windstream technical documents related to network security.
  • Author, review and update Windstream network documentation covering the drawings, technical documents and as-built documents for network security.
  • Review network security design, highlight issues and recommend for fixes.
  • Provide higher technical security support to operations teams with regards to network security infrastructure and escalate to vendors the major issues.
  • Oversee work of more junior engineers for accuracy and effectiveness.

Candidate Requirements

  • Familiarity with federated identity and web services security concepts, such as SAML.
  • Development of identity and access governance framework and methodologies.
  • Strong working knowledge of network protocols, data flows, and vulnerabilities within a TCP/IP environment.
  • Strong working knowledge of fundamental networking concepts.
  • Knowledge of VPN protocols and technologies
  • Skills in system administration for Linux and windows operating systems.
  • Must be able to work well in team environment.
  • Independent problem solver; self-directed, self-starting.
  • Good inter-personal and communication skills.
  • Good personal organizational skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and work issues via ticketing system.
  • The ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, dynamic operations environment.
  • Available and willing to be in a 24x7 on call rotation.
  • Ability to lift at a minimum 50 pounds.

Security Knowledge

  • Strong understanding of system design.
  • Security system deployment methodology
  • Defense in depth strategies
  • Understanding of security alerting, monitoring and incident response.

Security Product Knowledge

  • Extensive Experience with Fortinet, Checkpoint, Juniper, and Cisco firewalls
  • Experience configuring and troubleshooting IPSEC B2B and Client/Server VPNs.
  • Familiarity with RSA Ace (SecurID), Radiant Logic, OpenRadius, and Centrify)
  • Solaris or Redhat a plus
  • Windows 2003 and newer a plus
  • Experience with routers and switches a plus
  • Experience with Cisco ACS a plus

Certification / License


Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements: 

College degree in Engineering or a related field and 5-7 years professional level experience with 1-2 years supervisory experience; or 9+ years professional level related Engineering/Technical experience with 1-2 years supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and professional level related Engineering/Technical experience required..

EEO Statement: Employment at Windstream is subject to post offer, pre-employment drug testing. Equal Opportunity Employer including minority/female/disability/veteran; Without regard to