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ST genetics IT Network Security Engineer in Navasota, Texas

Position: Network & Security Engineer

Location: Navasota, Texas

Reports To: Director of Information Technology

The Network and Security Engineer is responsible for assisting in the planning and designing of an operational and secure network. They will troubleshoot, install, implement and administer ST’s network, communications and security systems. They will help analyzing capacity issues and plan for future growth and construction. This Engineer will assess network performance to ensure it meets ST’s present and future needs as determined by business and external impacts. They will provide network and security input for the IT Manager – Network & Security.

STgenetics® is the worldwide leader in Sexed Semen and Embryo production. ST is well known around the globe as one of the top sources for assistance in locating and exporting quality semen, embryos, and livestock from the United States. ST through the experience of its staff specializes in helping find quality livestock, semen, and embryos for placement domestically and internationally.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES

  • Designs and implements network systems.

  • Configures routers, switches and firewalls.

  • Conducts short and long-term planning to meet network requirements.

  • Provides support for network connectivity or related network issues for the user community.

  • Plans and monitors the installation of network systems.

  • Analyzes network activity and network problems to discover and prevent systematic errors.

  • Recommends network design changes/enhancements for improved systems availability and performance.

  • Troubleshoots, diagnoses, and resolves network problems.

  • Research, analyze and recommends the implementation of software or hardware changes to rectify any network deficiencies or to enhance network performance.

  • Manage Avaya phone system to include programming and deploying phones, managing messaging and call tracking.

  • Troubleshoot and repair phone issues for users

  • Manage and plan WiFi coverage

  • Track and manage fiber outside plant connections and maintenance.

  • Works with Security Administrator to recommend, develop and update network security guidelines.

  • Ensures planned disaster recovery testing activities are performed and that technical criteria are met.

  • Regular contact with internal and external customers and contractor representatives involved with LAN/WAN design, network implementation, and network management.

  • Configure, implement and support security software/systems to ensure vulnerability management of all aspects of company risks.

  • Make recommendations for enhancement to existing and/or new security hardware, software or related tools; assist in evaluation, planning, configuration, and implementation of new or existing security applications.

  • Ensure security best practices are identified and integrated into projects including network, system configuration, and implementations.

  • Identify and recommend potential areas where existing data security policies and procedures require change, or where a supplement is required to mitigate key security risks.

  • Assist in the identification, response, investigation and remediation of potential breaches of data security. Establish, monitor and maintain log-on identifications, passwords and access rules/profiles, defining specific access to network, files and database management systems, as required.

  • Coordinate, develop and maintain system documentation; monitor and review changes and documentation updates for accuracy, currency, and compliance with policies and procedures.

  • Ensure compliance of change control procedures and policies; evaluate and participate in meeting requirements for re-validation.

EDUCATION & REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or related discipline preferred

  • 3+ years’ experience in IT networks and/or security

  • 5+ years’ experience in IT function

PREFERRED CERTIFICATIONS

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

  • Certified Sonic Wall Security Administrator (CSSA)

  • Avaya Support Professional Specialist (ASPS)

  • Comp TIA Network +

  • Comp TIA Security +

  • Familiarity with virtualization technology for servers and networks

STgenetics® is an Affirmative Action EEO employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

STgenetics® participates in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

STgenetics® is not currently accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at STgenetics® via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at STgenetics® in any form without a valid written agreement in place for that specific position will be deemed the sole property of STgenetics®. As a result, no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by STgenetics®.

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