Network Security Specialist (#NSE001)

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba · Posted on January 16, 2017


We seek an individual who is methodical, efficient, and productive and who will excel at precise execution in their work. A high performer who derives a sense of pride from providing high quality deliverables that will assist in accomplishing IT goals. The successful candidate must have the ability to lead and own projects including migrations, conversions, and upgrades in a production environment.  The successful candidate will also have a proven track record of lifecycle ownership of network engineering, proof-of-concept, implementation, support, and upgrades.

Join the MacDon technology team where we provide a challenging, innovative environment!

Education and Experience

Degree or diploma in computer science or related discipline.
5 or more years of experience in Information Technology with focus on computer operations, WANs, LANs, server hardware, network security hardware and software, virtual environments, and storage arrays.
Experience with either Checkpoint, Palo Alto, Fortinet, or similar vendor.
Experience working in an infrastructure environment supporting an ERP system would be ideal.
Some experience with any form of automation via tooling or scripting of the infrastructure, security, and configuration management layers.
Experience managing projects and a track record of delivering projects on time and without negative consequences to the business.
Demonstrated ability to solve problems and improve the efficiency of an organization’s IT infrastructure.
Experience in ITIL practices for incident/problem/change management is preferred.

The following would be also be desirable:

Any Cisco or VMWare certifications.
Linux administration experience.
Familiarity with configuration management tools (Chef, Powershell, PowerCLI, Puppet, Salt).
Experience with NSX or a similar software defined networking platform like Cisco ACI.
Experience with information access governance and management tools.
Firewall administration courses.
Security certifications.

Skills and Knowledge

Deep understanding of networking, with specific knowledge of Cisco networking gear (most important: Nexus line of switches, MDS), and how to manage Cisco IOS features such as Virtual Port Channels, VLANs, Trunking, ACLs.
Deep understanding of VMware virtualization products and Storage technologies.
Ability to collaborate with teams and employees working across multiple locations.
Ability and willingness to work in a 24x7 on-call rotation schedule.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills (including root cause analysis), critical thinking and attention to detail and quality.
Strong work ethic.
Exhibits a “sense of urgency” relative to resolving critical issues.
Strong customer service focus.
Ability to evolve with a rapidly changing environment and anticipate changes in technology.


Contributing to the design, integration, and installation of hardware and software.
Participating in managing the rollout, health, and support of projects related to VMWare, Storage array, and Cisco technologies.
Ensuring that the Company’s network infrastructure and associated systems run smoothly and perform within agreed targets.
Maintaining and administering perimeter security systems such as firewalls and intrusion detection systems.
Analyzing, troubleshooting and correcting network problems remotely and on-site.
Ensuring problems and incidents are resolved and the root cause investigated to prevent any future occurrence.

This position will remain posted until filled.

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