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2014-10-11, 21:17
This is a full time position within one of the top Financial Services companies in the US, a Multi-Billion public NYSE listed company, and a leader in their space. We have worked with this company for over 10 years and have helped the majority of people who work within IT secure positions, including the Network manager, who we are working with directly to fill this position. Below is a link to the full position and company description. Please let me know if you or anyone in your network is qualified and interested. I look forward speaking and possibly working with you on this career opportunity. Thanks, Mark

Job Link: http://bit.ly/12OKTvc

Mark Conway | Managing Partner
Tel: 312-962-1297 | Fax: 800-359-4009
Mark.Conway@AncillaCo.com | www.AncillaCo.com

Title: Firewall Security Engineer/ Check Point Firewall Administrator

Position Type: Full Time Salaried

Compensation: Commensurate to experience.

Location: West Suburban Chicago: Oakbrook area, IL


Rated A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company
8 billion NYSE publicly traded company
National leader within Financial Services sector
Extremely profitable and well-respected in space
Company runs many well respected brands: multiple subsidiaries under this corporate umbrella
Over 8 billion in assets and employs over 6 thousand team members
Average duration of employees well exceeds industry average: 10yrs +
Secure and stable work environment
Company is extremely dedicated to IT as a vital function of business, IT runs the company
Central Data / NOC Center operating one of America's leading financial service providers.

Position Benefits:
Long term career opportunity, they are looking for a long term team member. Critical/Intricate member. Work within centralized Data Center / NOC that runs multiple subsidiaries under this corporate umbrella
Employee retention within the company is well above industry average. This is an excellent environment where work and effort is appreciated and rewarded. You will have an opportunity to make a difference / effect change and make a positive impact for the company. Technology is critical to this company and is an integral part of strategic efforts. Requests for technology and tools that are needed to accomplish the job are taken seriously are not restricted.

Team Description:
The network services group consists of roughly 12 members providing open systems, network and security operations to the enterprise. Group supports 6000 end users. This is an opportunity to engage an environment that is dealing with fresh projects to re-architect and/or rebuild.

Excellent training and education programs, flexible working schedule, medical, dental and vision plans; prescription drug plan; health care and dependent care reimbursement accounts; 401(k) plan with company match; company paid defined contribution retirement plan; tuition reimbursement; employee assistance program; life insurance; short and long term disability plans; PTO for holidays, vacation.
2 weeks of vacation first year + 4 floating holidays

Position Description:
Responsible for maintaining the corporate firewall infrastructure consisting 7 Check Point NGX clusters (14 firewalls total due to redundancy). Part of the team that oversees Wide Area Network Administration, LAN and WAN network configurations and installations; second and third level network support and network monitoring and management. Generate standardization policies for the enterprise. Work with appropriate third parties for equipment and circuit replacement and capacity planning. Implement and support the LAN/WAN hardware, software and Internet/Intranet/Extranet integration. Troubleshooting Cisco router equipment, frame-relay and MPLS networks. In addition to Check Point administration you will be involved with projects focused on dealing with core infrastructure needs across the enterprise.

Immediate Projects Include: Expansion of functions at recovery data center including building improvement in recovery times for applications, redundant internet, and further utilize redundant infrastructure at geographically diverse data centers. Work with network load balancing technologies- F5. Key team member in planning and executing highly available network core upgrade. Evolve Disaster Recovery Systems and continue to evolve the DR practices. Juniper QFabric training will be provided.
Long Term projects include: Re-architecting and rebuilding Firewall systems. Further driving standardization on core network infrastructure and remote sites. Standardize reporting and alerting systems pertinent to routing and switching hardware. Review switching and router security and develop corporate-wide standards and inspection systems with the security group. Manage trend analysis for forecasting and planning communications needs.

Experience Required:
1. Current Check Point Firewall Administrator, minimum of 2-3yrs. Position is 75% firewall admin.
2. Working Knowledge of LAN and WAN network configurations and installations, second and third-level network support and network monitoring and management.
3. Routing protocols and bridging of non-routable protocols.
4. Packet analysis tools.
5. VLAN technology and experience installing and managing switched networks.
6. Cisco routers and switches, Extreme Networks Switches.
7. Design, installation and support of VPN hardware and networks.
8. Strong Windows Operating System knowledge; UNIX / Linux experience desirable.
9. Managing or supporting Frame Relay, T-1, Fractional T-1 networks and MPLS networks.
10. SNMP and network management.
11. Experience with Load Balancers: F5 preferred.
12. General knowledge of wiring and cabling.
13. Experience developing scripts to automate system administration tasks including performance monitoring.
14. Experience documenting application installation and maintenance procedures.

. Excellent problem determination and resolution skills.
. Must be a team player with advanced communication and interpersonal skills.
. Ability to work under deadline pressure, flexible and resilient.
. Ability to communicate internally and externally with all levels of employees, including senior management.
. Occasional travel required.

Work Conditions: 24x7 on-call availability. Sitting for extended periods of time. Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, power tools, and to handle other computer components. Occasional inspection of cables in floors and ceilings. Lifting and transporting of moderately heavy objects, such as computers and peripherals, ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds at a height of three feet.

Interview Process:
Initial Call with Ancilla LLC, Phone interview with hiring manager, 1-2 in person meetings on site, Offer. Manager wants to hire immediately assuming right candidate

Mark Conway | Managing Partner
Tel: 312-962-1297 | Fax: 800-359-4009
Mark.Conway@AncillaCo.com | www.AncillaCo.com

Why work with Ancilla LLC:
www.AncillaCo.com, in business since 1999
You will work directly with firm Partner that averages over 15yrs experience in IT placement, acting as personal advisor to help prepare and navigate you through pre-interview, interview, offer, and acclimating into new company.
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