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Network Security Architect

   Closing Date: Nov. 07, 2019

Employer:Elevations Credit Union
Job Location: Broomfield - Broomfield County
Employment Type:Full Time
Benefits:Competitive Compensation Package


When joining Elevations, you can expect to work for a company that:

Provides amazing experiences and creates raving fans.
Strives to provide solutions for a better life and promises employees it will be the best place they have ever worked.
Wins awards such as “Best Bank”, “Best Companies to Work for in Colorado” and even the “Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award”, the only Presidential award for quality.
Has a highly-engaged workforce and emphasizes career growth, empowerment and servant leadership.

What’s in it for you:

Competitive pay, organization-wide incentive program, 401k matching, mortgage and auto discounts
4 weeks min. paid time off, work anniversary paid time off, 11 paid holidays, and 16hrs paid volunteer time off
Medical, dental, and vision health plans with FSA or HSA options
Onsite fitness center, Zumba and yoga classes, health fairs with biometrics screening and flu shots
Employee Assistance Program with a variety of services
Career development, trainings, career coaching, job shadowing, mentoring program, tuition reimbursement up to $5,000/year, and a recognition system
Culture of excellence and continuous improvement
We strive to be the best place you’ve ever worked!



Elevations Credit Union, a leading Colorado financial institution, is seeking a Network Security Architect to join our team and design network plans that accommodate the credit union’s requirements and future growth as well as direct and perform the planning, recommending, and prototyping of state-of-the-art network technology and services. This is a hands-on role that requires a high level of technical expertise. The person in this position is responsible for a broad range of tasks, which will include both strategic development and general maintenance of network standards, documentation, and controls.

The individual in this position will be responsible for practices and methods of IT enterprise architecture and security architecture, which includes planning for and responding to service outages, root cause analysis, system troubleshooting, and improvements to current infrastructure solutions. This individual will also serve as the primary point of contact for network, and systems security, IT security operation SLAs, and ultimately meeting the changing needs of management in an ever evolving environment.

Ultimately, ECU is seeking an experienced Network Security Architect to provide network LAN/WAN, and security hardware and software architecture support in a complex, multi-platform environment. This individual will architect, install and configure network, and security hardware and software.

Essential Functions include:

-Design and oversee implementation of circuits and network equipment to include switches, routers, firewalls, load balancers, proxies, network appliances and other supporting systems.
-Configure, support and audit security controls related to DNS, routing, authentication, VPN, Web Proxies, firewalls, routers, switches, network hardening and DDOS mitigation.
-Gauge the effectiveness and efficiency of existing networks and engineer designs for improving or further leveraging these networks.
-Design and maintain Information security systems, software, log management, authentication systems, etc.
-Create, update, and maintain policies and procedures of the day to day network and security operations.
-Proactively seek out and establish different ways to solve the existing threats and security issues.
-Configure, implement, and monitor intrusion detection systems and firewalls, including testing and checking the system for vulnerabilities in software and hardware.
-Maintaining firewalls, virtual private networks, web protocols, and email security.
-Configuring and installing security infrastructure devices.
-Investigating intrusion and hacking incidents, collecting incident responses, and carrying out forensic investigations. Logging, reporting, and tracking issues as they arise.
-Using industry-standard analysis criteria to test the security level of the organization.
-Analyze data received from network environment to understand and baseline network environment health, react to and prevent abnormal behavior, and create process and procedures for mitigating abnormal network behavior.
-Work closely with Managed Services Provider to ensure monitoring, reporting and alerting is in alignment with Elevations requirements
-Performs as a network/security escalation point for the IT department.
-Interact with vendors, carriers, and other 3rd parties.
-Assists in the design and implementation of upgrade paths for OS, network, telephony, security, hardware and systems software.
-Ensures the Elevations IT Disaster Recovery plan is in compliance and accurate related to network and security components.
-Analyzes and monitors network and security in accordance to the Elevations IT Security Program and Standard Security Operating Procedure Handbook. Makes recommendations or adjustments to gain maximum efficiency and security. Implements patches/fixes to address potential security vulnerabilities. Protects Elevations Credit Union from potential loss and ensures the confidentiality of the information is maintained by the system.
-Assists with the development of IT Business Processes. Adheres to all standard processes and procedures. Reviews organizational business processes and looks for ways IT solutions can be utilized to increase efficiency. Communicates with internal customers for the purpose of maintenance and process changes. Maintains IT policies and procedures manual, and keeps department staff informed of all changes.


Required Education and Experience:

-4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
-10+ years of experience in Network administration
-Network Equipment, Firewall or security certificate required
-Experience with Web Application and Next Generation Firewalls
-Advanced experience in LAN/Wide Area Networking technologies currently in use within the organization
-Local Area Networking, including maintenance, installation, and troubleshooting techniques, especially dealing with the TCP/IP protocol and services, and managing a large diversified environment using TCP/IP
-Ability to appropriately work with confidential information.
-Ability to multi-task and handle multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.
-Highly organized, detail oriented, efficient and precise.
-Committed to the highest levels of integrity, ethics and professionalism.
-Detail oriented with proven project management and leadership ability.
-Must be a stable team player with a strong sense of urgency.

Preferred Education and Experience:

-Cisco Network Certification or Information Security Certification a plus

Work Environment: This job operates in an office setting and routinely uses standard office equipment

Physical Requirements: Sitting frequently, walking occasionally, use of hands frequently, hearing constantly, talking frequently, exerting up to 40 lbs of force occasionally to lift, carry, push, pull, or move objects.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: Full time, 40 hours per week

Classification: Exempt

Location: Elevations Credit Union Basecamp and WPSC facilities, primarily

Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

About Us: Elevations Credit Union is a member-owned not-for-profit financial institution serving Colorado’s Front Range. Founded in 1953, we’ve grown from 12 members and less than $100 in assets to an institution with 13 branches and more than 120,000 members that manages over $2 billion in assets and is the No. 1 credit union mortgage lender in Colorado. At Elevations, we’ve made a commitment to move away from a product-centered business model and focus instead on creating consumer solutions. Our objective is to provide our members, as well as the entire community, with unbiased consumer information.

EEO Statement: Elevations Credit Union is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or ​expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs.

Candidates for certain positions may be required to submit to a credit history report in determining qualification for employment with Elevations Credit Union. If the position you are applying for requires a credit history report, any information received in such a report will not be the sole factor in making an employment decision. A history of personal financial irresponsibility may be reason for disqualification insofar as it relates to your potential job duties. Elevations Credit Union is aware that occasionally there are extenuating circumstances that may affect an individual's credit history. We comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Colorado Employment Opportunity Act.
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