IT Engineer II - Network Data Services

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Detroit, MI

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

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Competitive Total Compensation Package

Overview: <strong>Design, build, test, implement, maintain, and optimize the network, telecommunications, desktop, and mobility system infrastructure and operations.&nbsp; Monitor and optimize the performance of operating systems and applications.&nbsp; Diagnose system failures and take corrective action.&nbsp; Use strong client service orientation to ensure all requests and problems are resolved.&nbsp; Coordinate and work on multiple cross-functional initiatives/work groups and projects as a team member, sometimes as a technical lead.&nbsp; Develop/build complex systems that may have system-wide impact and integrate across the organization.</strong>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Participate in short- and long-term planning effort with stakeholders IT groups.&nbsp; Develop cost/time estimates.</li> <li>Work with business analysts, Architecture, and stakeholders to understand business needs.&nbsp; Evaluate technical requirements for projects to determine the impact to the infrastructure.&nbsp; Determine systems specifications, input/output processes and working parameters for hardware/software compatibility.</li> <li>Design and implement security solutions. Maintain existing security capabilities, making recommendations and implementing appropriate up to date security technologies.&nbsp; Make recommendations to improve security and participate in investigations as needed.</li> <li>Assist in establishing requirements, methods and procedures for routine maintenance.</li> <li>Design, plan and lead testing efforts and coordinate feedback of test results.&nbsp; Develop test case files.&nbsp; Conduct testing to ensure requirements are met.</li> <li>Deploy and review new, modified or enhanced system components or services.&nbsp; Operationalize new components for service.</li> <li>Ensure performance meets the present and future needs of the business.&nbsp; Forecast utilization patterns and identify modifications or upgrades.&nbsp; Recommend changes/enhancements for improved systems availability, reliability and performance.&nbsp; Recommend operational metrics.&nbsp; Analyze metrics to understand performance and identify opportunities for continuous improvements.</li> <li>Perform Level 3 issue assessment and resolution on systems.&nbsp; Investigate alternative methods to expedite problem resolution.&nbsp; Recommend procedures and controls for problem resolution or create temporary solutions until permanent solutions can be implemented.&nbsp; Research, analyze and recommend the implementation of software or hardware changes to rectify any problems. Participate in the identification of vulnerabilities and mitigation plan.&nbsp; Assist in the development of disaster recovery plans with service providers.</li> <li>Support and help establish systems environment standards.&nbsp; Work with auditors and security groups to ensure adherence to governance, regulations, and compliance with policies and procedures.</li> <li>Work with vendors to resolve problems.&nbsp; Monitor services provided by vendors to ensure service levels meet requirements.&nbsp; Evaluate vendor solutions to ensure compliance with requirements and cost-effectiveness.</li> <li>Document new or modified functions, modules, test activities/results and other areas.&nbsp; Ensures all documentation is delivered according to specified guidelines and on selected media.</li> <li>Provide leadership, coaching and mentoring to less-experienced team members.</li> <li>Other duties as assigned.</li> </ul> <br /> <p><strong>BCBSM is seeking an IT Engineer II - Network Data Services to&nbsp; assist with architectural oversight for new and evolving network technologies across the Enterprise.&nbsp; This professional will have a strong background in firewall and security technologies, as well as familiarity with WAN/LAN technologies.&nbsp; The core responsibilities and experience desired for this position include:</strong></p> <p><strong>Firewall Engineer:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Extensive Checkpoint Firewall Experience</li> <li>Palo Alto Experience</li> <li>Cisco ASA Experience</li> <li>Familiarity with F5 load balancers (LTM, ASM, APM)</li> <li>Experience with Azure, AWS or similar IaaS cloud offerings</li> <li>Cisco Networking (routing, switching, WLAN)</li> <li>Experienced working in virtualized environments.</li> <li>Assist in the installation of network and secure devices</li> <li>Research problems and recommend network solutions</li> <li>Drive configuration policies and compliance ensuring standards are met</li> <li>Excellent oral and written communication skills.</li> <li>Available to work off hours during the evenings and weekends as required.</li> <li>Minimum of 5 years of experience with security and network related technologies</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE</strong></p> <ul> <li>Bachelor's degree in related field preferred.</li> <li>5 years of relevant technology work experience required.</li> <li>Relevant certification is required.</li> <li>Demonstrate knowledge of broad range hardware and software products.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES</strong>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Knowledge of products and services.</li> <li>Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing environments</li> <li>Written and verbal communication skills and ability to work collaboratively with system users and other technical collegues.</li> <li>Ability to work independently or within a team environment.</li> <li>Analytical thinking skills.</li> <li>Other related skills and/or abilities may be required to perform this job.</li> </ul> <br /> <p><strong>Secondary Skills:</strong></p> <ul> <li>HiTrust Familiarity</li> <li>SOC Audit Familiarity</li> <li>Experience supporting a SNMP monitoring based solution like Solar Winds</li> </ul>