Direct-hire Application Security Architect Opportunity in Plano, TX

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Direct-hire Application Security Architect Opportunity in Plano, TX

The Application Security Architect will be a part of the F&P Business Solutions on our Software team and will report directly to the Head of Architecture. The Architect will work closely with development teams, product teams, and other teams across the organization to integrate security into the product lifecycle from design through deployment. Ideally, the Architect is a subject matter expert in defining security requirements, performing application security assessments, and providing developers with remediation guidance and advice. On any given day the Application Security Architect can be pulled in to evaluate a new system, review a proposed network change, or provide guidance on application security/coding best practices.

  • Work independently with developers, system/network administrators, product owners, and other colleagues to ensure secure design, development, and implementation of applications and networks
  • Perform security architecture design reviews of our products (primarily cloud)
  • Perform or supervise vulnerability testing, risk analyses and security assessments
  • Respond immediately to security-related incidents and provide thorough remedial solutions and analysis
  • Perform code analysis of large applications, manually and using SAST and DAST scanning solutions as well as conducting manual vulnerability analysis
  • Provide remediation guidance and recommendations to developers and administrators
  • Work with Product Development teams to help prioritize and validate urgency of mitigation of identified product vulnerabilities and security feature enhancement requests
  • Define security best practices and standards and ensure Product Development teams understand them and receive pertinent annual secure coding training
  • Work closely with the Global Security Architecture team for security standards alignment

What you need is:

  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in software development hands-on experience and SDLC practices
  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience in the Application Security Architect role providing application security guidance to multiple product teams simultaneously
  • Experience working with development teams to build secure solutions
  • Experience breaking down complex systems and applications to find flaws
  • Proficiency in reading, writing, and auditing .Net and Angular applications and the ability to pick up new languages/technologies
  • Strong familiarity with common vulnerabilities and attack vectors
  • Knowledge of web service technologies, load balancer services (i.e. Nginx, Elastic Load Balancing, F5, etc.) and RESTful APIs
  • Knowledge of ubiquitous encryption technologies (PGP, SSH, SSL, etc.) and common authentication protocols (OpenID Connect, OAUTH, SAML, RADIUS, LDAP, KERBEROS, etc.)
  • Solid understanding of secure network and system design in both cloud (AWS etc.) and conventional environments
  • The ability to communicate complicated technical issues and the risks they pose to developers, network engineers, system administrators, and management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • Must be a critical thinker, with strong problem-solving skills
  • High level of personal integrity, as well as the ability to professionally handle confidential matters, and show an appropriate level of judgment and maturity
  • Self-starter, positive attitude, ability to work independently, enjoys learning and staying current with industry developments, regulations and best practices.

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience as an Application/Product Security Engineer, Architect or Developer
  • A background integrating security testing into the SDLC (preferably the SCRUM framework)
  • Experience providing security training to developers

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    Direct-hire Network Engineer Opportunity With Growing Company

    Senior Network Engineer

    Sr. Network Engineer

    The Position

    The Senior Network Engineer will be the hands-on subject matter expert (SME) responsible for architecting, implementing, monitoring and maintaining all company networks and network equipment.   We have adopted a Cisco networking standard for all switch, router, and firewall hardware and as such we need someone with deep hands-on practical Cisco networking experience.  Our wide area network (WAN) consists of 106 sites across the United States, Canada, and Mexico with a mixture of MPLS and VPN (IPSEC) tunneled connections.  A network redesign effort is underway to migrate to Fortinet SDWAN from the current MPLS design.

    Our ideal candidate will succeed with the following traits:

    • Ability to take direction and manage competing priorities, while also being self-driven in managing tasks and workloads
    • Don’t be afraid to challenge the status quo and be diligent in investigating, suggesting, and implementing best practice configurations.
    • Works equally well in a team setting and as an individual contributor.  This position will be heavily involved in both team and individual projects.
    • Be a great multitasker.
    • Be strategic and think long term in the design and implementation of new networking methodologies.
    • Be a great troubleshooter and committed to a production support mindset.  The ability to properly and thoroughly troubleshoot technical issues through to resolution independently is of great value and necessary in this position.

    Responsibilities


    Responsibilities and Skills Required

    •  Provide primary support for the corporate WAN/LAN/WLAN environment.
    • Experience with SDWAN technologies both from an implementation and support standpoint.
    • A firm understanding of Network Access Control (NAC) policies and implementation strategies.  Experience configuring and implementing ForeScout is a huge plus.
    • Experience managing load balancing technologies, with a strong emphasis on F5.
    • Deep experience with Cisco Wireless Controllers (on-premises) and wireless networking best practices.  Ability to design, implement, configure, and manage wireless networking configurations, preferably in a manufacturing setting.
    • Understanding of virtual networking methodologies (VMWare) is highly desired.
    • Update the existing network architecture to include industry standard security practices.
    • Monitors network and system performance, recommends and implements adjustments upon approval.
    • Implements system and network changes in a controlled manner; will adhere to company change control policies.
    • Responsible for both the internal and external security of the company’s information systems
    • Must be able to identify, initiate and influence changes to the company’s network and security profile, structure, and performance and protection as needed to ensure safety of assets and resources
    • Oversee the day-to-day operation of company networks
    • Responsible for enterprise core networking design, support and maintenance for Cisco Routing, Firewall and Switching at multiple locations
    • Responsible for enterprise WAN networking with experience in MPLS and ability to evaluate and work with carriers to finalize network solutions.
    • Perform troubleshooting, using a consistent methodology and tools to diagnose network issues
    • Maintain IP scheme and manage DHCP scopes and DNS records.  Experience with an enterprise DDI management platform is highly preferred.  We currently utilize Efficient IP in-house.
    • Expert knowledge of firewall management, access list control and NAT preferably with Cisco Firepower appliances.
    • Ability to upgrade and patch firmware on network infrastructure as necessary
    • Participate as a key SME with disaster recovery planning and testing
    • Documents network and system diagrams, and process flow diagrams.
    • It is an essential function of this job to show up on time and be ready to work your regularly scheduled hours.

    Qualifications

    Qualifications

    • A strong background with Cisco networking is an absolute requirement for this position.
    • Five to Ten years of experience in a large-scale networking environment consisting of 100+ nodes.  
    • Five to Ten years of experience managing Cisco hardware components, with high marks for experience with Cisco Firepower, wireless controllers, switches (including Nexus 7K and 9K), and routers.
    • Bachelor’s degree in information technology or equivalent; or six years related experience in LAN/WAN networking environments.
    • Industry certifications are a big plus, but practical industry experience trumps all.  We want a seasoned professional who’s been in the trenches and understands the technology impact on business processes and drives towards business success.

    If you have this experience, feel you are a fit for this position, and are interested, please answer the questions below:

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      IT leaders face reality check on hybrid productivity

      Once an organizational boon, hybrid work productivity is on the wane. Many CIOs see more time in the office, new leadership skills, and streamlined collaboration offerings as part of the answers.

      CIO Ted Ross believes the honeymoon is over for breakneck productivity when it comes to hybrid work, and he’s not the only one. Tech employees at the City of Los Angeles IT agency who were forced to work remotely in the early pandemic days were very efficient, Ross says.

      “Fully into the pandemic we had a 34% increase in project delivery,” he adds. But since then, productivity and innovation have waned, in part because of fading relationships between once in-person teams, along with a slew of new IT employees — 45 in the past year — who haven’t yet built those relationships.

      “We’re actually very supportive of hybrid telework,” Ross says. “It comes down to finding a balance” of what can be done effectively remotely and what needs to be done in the office, he adds. In response, Ross started training supervisors on how to create those relationships with digital “checkpoints” to keep productivity humming.

      At insurance company National Life, CIO Nimesh Mehta says his IT team saw productivity increase 26% during the pandemic “because I think people didn’t have anything better to do than work,” Mehta says. “Now I’m seeing productivity drop.”

      The same goes for innovation. “We’re a team that likes to work together, likes to whiteboard and solve problems,” he says. “When we lost that, I asked my team to tell me one thing we came up with that was innovative during COVID that we actually executed — not ideas that we had in the past that we just did faster — and there was dead silence.”

      Hybrid productivity on the wane

      It’s a familiar scenario for many CIOs. Productivity increased markedly during the shift to remote work, but it is now lagging behind what many leaders want it to be, bringing about a reckoning on how to remain productive in hybrid times.

      In the first half of 2022, productivity — the measure of how much output in goods and services an employee can producein an hour — plunged by the sharpestrate on record going back to 1947, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

      When it comes to hybrid productivity in the tech and services world, perception and reality are often misaligned. In a recent survey of more than 20,000 people, Microsoft found that 87% of employees say they are productive at work, while only 12% of leaders have confidence that their workers are being productive. The company also analyzed trillions of anonymous productivity signals from its products and found that for the average worker, meetings, chat, and after-hours and weekend work have all increased over the past two years.

      Indeed some types of IT task-based work can be done productively from home, but relationship-based tasks — innovation, strategic planning, relationship-building with customers or stakeholders — are difficult to do remotely.

      To reset the productivity and innovation scales, companies are recalling workers back to the office a few days a week, giving team leaders extra latitude with managing their own teams, and streamlining a glut of collaboration tools brought in hastily during the pandemic, ensuring productivity can return to pre-pandemic levels (or higher) and innovation can get back on track.

      Here are a few examples of adjustments IT leaders are making to help hybrid workplace arrangements work better for their organizations.

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      Direct-hire Senior Systems Engineer Opportunity in Lewisville, TX

      Sr. Systems Engineer

      A Senior Systems Engineer is responsible for the development, maintenance and continuous improvement of core infrastructure platforms. This role will engineer solutions based on industry best-practice, leveraging their technical expertise along with available resources to include partner relationships. Enthusiasm in delivering solutions of superior quality and workmanship is as important as meeting deadlines. Outstanding soft-skills are an integral part of the Senior Systems Engineer’s toolkit. The Senior Systems Engineer will participate in team efforts which evaluate new hardware, operating systems, applications and other technology to identify components that may improve the infrastructure. A Senior Systems Engineer must have the ability to gather business requests and translate them into project requirements to deliver sound technical solutions. Projects require extensive collaboration and coordination with stakeholders, internal business units and third-party vendors so effective communications skills are required. The Senior Systems Engineer will provide Subject Matter Expert level operational support for infrastructure platforms and services.

      Responsibilities

      • Infrastructure scripting, automation and Wintel server hardening
      • Hypervisor installation, configuration, maintenance and migrations
      • Datacenter host, storage and ancillary appliance provisioning and operations
      • Public Key Infrastructure maintenance and operations
      • Data and server backup maintenance and bare metal recovery operations
      • Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager operations
      • DNS-DHCP-IPAM maintenance and operations
      • Install, configure and maintain Microsoft Active Directory Infrastructure
      • Active Directory GPO design and operations
      • Intall, configure and maintain all VMware components in the environment
      • Install, configure and maintain storage appliances from multiple vendors.
      • Install, configure and maintain Wintel compute nodes and hosts from multiple vendors
      • Install, configure and maintain geographically dispersed hypervisor deployments
      • Manage VMware vCenter environment for 500+ virtual machines.
      • Identify and resolve infrastructure hardware and software failures in a timely manner.
      • Deliver post-mortem and Root Cause Analysis documentation as needed.
      • Proactively enhance the stability of all infrastructure platforms.
      • Adhere to company Change Management and system security protocols.
      • Update infrastructure documentation with system diagrams, process flows and other related artifacts.
      • On-call after hours support on a rotating schedule for Sev1 infrastructure outages.
      • Ensure stable Service Delivery of infrastructure resources.
      • Monitor Incident and Service Request queues to ensure timely resolution.
      • Mentor teammates and engage the business to foster technology adoption.
      • Monitor system performance throughout the enterprise and identify bottlenecks.
      • Maintain patch management schedule for infrastructure components.
      • Identify drift from engineered system specifications and maintain Configuration Management.

      QUALIFICATIONS

      Qualifications

      • 5+ years directly administering enterprise infrastructure platforms
      • 5+ years administering VMware hypervisor and clustering technologies.
      • 5+ years of experience administering complex virtualized infrastructure.
      • Excellent analytical skills and troubleshooting methodology.
      • Expert knowledge of Active Directory, Exchange Server and System Center.
      • Solid understanding of MS SQL, IIS, enterprise printing and faxing solutions.
      • Experience building large, scalable and highly available mission critical systems.
      • Experience with backup and disaster recovery solutions.
      • MCSE, VMware or other advanced infrastructure certifications are a plus.
      • Knowledge of the Microsoft M365 product suite is a plus.
      • Knowledge of Cisco Webex or other collaboration suites are a plus.
      • Bachelor’s degree in information technology or equivalent; or six years related experience in server hardware, operating systems, active directory; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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        Remote Contract-to-hire Software Engineer Opportunity with Great Company in Dallas, TX

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        Remote Contract-to-hire Software Engineer Opportunity with Great Company in Dallas, TX

        The team this candidate will be on is our integration team. Candidates must enjoy and be comfortable with the “middleware” layer there is only about %5 UI work. Strong C#, .net, API, SQL, XML, Json, postman, and be able to understand complete data flows. Azure development experience is essential.

        Preferred profile:

        Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a combination of equivalent degree and/or experience

        5+ years of professional software development

        5+ years working with C# and the .NET platform

        3+ years working in Systems Integration

        Master’s degree preferred

        Technology Stack

        We need candidates that know the technologies below (listed in order of importance). If you know five that’s great.

        C#

        .NET Core \ .NET Standard

        Web API framework

        XML, Json

        SQL Server

        Azure Functions

        Azure Storage

        Azure Service Bus

        DevOps (CI/CD Pipelines)

        Azure Functions v2 with .Net Core

        If you have this experience, feel you are a fit for this position, and are interested, please answer the questions below:

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          Mike Hanes
          ProVisionTech

          14 ways to advance your IT career

          Technology careers may have no set paths, but there are a few time-honored truisms that can help you get an edge. Here, seasoned IT pros lend their hard-earned advice on advancing.

          Perhaps your tech career feels like you’re treading water, and you wonder why your peers are progressing more quickly than you are. Or maybe you’re looking to shake things up and take the next step in your career. Regardless, it’s helpful to regularly pause, reflect, take the long view to optimizing your path, and stay open to new opportunities.

          Whether you’re just starting out or are a seasoned veteran, tech leaders say there are ways to keep moving forward that aren’t always obvious. 

          As with the technology industry, change is constant for IT pros. Here accomplished leaders offer their best tips on how to advance in your IT career so you don’t get left behind.

          Jump in the deep end
          Find a mentor
          Treat your career like a project
          Keep learning
          Execute as well as you plan
          Get feedback from colleagues
          Take the road less traveled
          Be open to opportunity
          Make a call, then revisit
          Take a step back
          Keep it simple
          Keep thinking big
          Bring value
          Employ empathy

          Read more here