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Senior Security Engineer – Denver

Virtela is the world’s largest independent managed network, security, and cloud services company. Virtela offers an award-winning suite of services – including managed networks, security, application acceleration, and IT infrastructure management – to market-leading companies around the world, such as Kraft, Honeywell, HanesBrands, Paramount Pictures, Red Hat and IBM. The company is known for its outstanding service innovations and customer support, which have been recognized by more than 50 awards in the last two years alone. Virtela offers unparalleled geographic reach to more than 190 countries through its partnership with more than 1,000 service providers. The company is headquartered in Denver, Colorado with globally distributed Network Operations Centers in the U.S., India, and the Philippines.

Virtela offers an attractive compensation and competitive benefits packages ranging from health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, 401(K) with employer match. Virtela is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse workforce.

Position Overview – The Senior Security Engineer is responsible for the overall management of large enterprise network; this includes the planning, design, 24×7 management, and coordination of the corporate LAN/WAN. This position also manages network security and policies.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Operates and maintains enterprise network
  • Prepares, configures, and manages routers and switches for deployment to a local or a remote site
  • Troubleshoots and remedies enterprise network problems
  • Researches and recommends network optimization
  • Designs and implements enterprise networks security solutions for client environments.
  • Performs network equipment software and configuration upgrades.
  • Trains security and/or network engineers on specific technologies.
  • Analyzes, designs, tests, documents, implements/configures and supporst the Security and converged network technologies.
  • Performs network architecture reviews and develop detailed engineering design and deployment plans.
  • Day to day monitoring of performance and tuning of the Firewall functionality.
  • Performs network architecture reviews and develop detailed engineering design and deployment plans.
  • On-call for escalated issues

Professional Qualifications

  • Experience with Firewall/IDS/IPS/Cisco PIX Firewall/Checkpoint Firewall/Juniper Firewall, Palo Alto Networks Firewall/Blue Coat Technology.
  • Experience in local and wide area networking, communications, within a multi-platform network environment. Knowledge of: LAN/WAN; VLANs, VoIP, RIP, OSPF, AAA/TACACS, EIGRP, and Cisco ACLs
  • Cisco Certification – CISSP or CISM
  • Technical B.S. degree required orrelated experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education, experience and certifications.
  • Extensive knowledge of IP networking and applications running over networks
  • Hands-on network & application troubleshooting experience
  • Experience with routing protocols (RIP, OSPF, BGP)
  • Understanding of how Telecommunication Service Providers install, test, and troubleshoot circuits; excellent computer skills including WIN2k and Unix.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, to include resources, priorities, and timelines.


  • Bachelor degree in related field preferred, or equivalent experience.


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