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Security Engineer

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Our team members enjoy competitive salaries, a well-rounded benefits package, generous paid time off (including 25 holidays, vacation, and sick leave), and an array of professional development opportunities.  We're always looking to add to our team of more than 3,000 dedicated professionals who are leading online education worldwide with transformative digital solutions – personalized to every student. 

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Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM on


Job Title:Security Engineer

Contract Type:Employee

Annual Salary:$84,506.00 - $124,647.00

(Support staff salary will be based on internal equity and experience)


Job Description Summary:Our Mission is to equip students for success by developing and delivering highly effective digital learning through an intuitive online platform.

FLVS does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, genetic information or any other reason prohibited by law.

The Position:

Position General Summary:

The Security Engineer is responsible for ensuring that we have the right software, hardware, and platforms to help ensure that sensitive data is kept confidential. The Security Engineer will work independently and on cross-functional teams to document and report security risks and prevent security threats from being carried out.

Essential Position Functions:

  • Provide analysis, deployments, and configuration management of security systems and applications, including policy assessment and compliance tools, network security assessment tools, vulnerability and web application vulnerability scanning/management, and host-based security systems.

  • Work with internal and external teams and business partners to ensure that security is factored in the evaluation, selection, design, installation, configuration, and testing processes of hardware, software, and cloud products.

  • Research, design, and implement security solutions to mitigate risk and prevent threats.

  • Assist with the creation, review, and maintenance of best practices and security standards.

  • Support data encryption deployments, including key management.

  • Perform system security deployments on designated technology platforms, including operating systems, applications, and network security devices, according to the defined policies, standards and procedures, industry best practices, and vendor guidelines.

  • Assist with audits, penetration tests, and vulnerability assessments, in some cases followed by appropriate remedial action, to ensure that systems are protected from known and potential threats and are free from known vulnerabilities.

  • Participate in On-Call rotation for after-hours support.

  • Assist and train team members in the use of security tools, the preparation of security reports, and the resolution of security issues.

  • Meet professional obligations through efficient work habits such as, meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating resources and meetings in an effective and timely manner, and demonstrate respect for others

  • All work responsibilities are subject to having performance goals and/or targets established

(These essential functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job related duties as required.)

Minimum Requirements:


  • Four years IT/security experience.

  • One or more certifications such as CISSP, GSEC, CEH, or CISM, preferred.

  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science, information systems, or business administration, preferred.


  • Four years' analyzing enterprise-class systems

  • Four years' Server operating systems experience, preferably Windows Server or Red Hat Enterprise Linux

  • Four years' network security experience, preferably VPN, firewall, network monitoring, intrusion detection, server security, web application security, or wireless security

  • Three years' Public Cloud experience with Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service, or Software as a Service

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA's):

  • Strong knowledge of information security principles, including risk assessment and management, threat and vulnerability management, incident response, and identity and access management

  • Strong knowledge of common vulnerabilities and exploitation techniques

  • Proficiency with at least one scripting language such as Python or PowerShell

  • Experience in developing, documenting, and maintaining security procedures

  • Knowledge of IT infrastructure, including routers, switches, firewalls, servers, storage, virtualization, and associated network protocols and concepts

  • An understanding of business needs and commitment to delivering high-quality, prompt, and efficient service to the business

  • An understanding of organizational mission, values, and goals and consistent application of this knowledge

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions

  • Demonstrative skill in attention to detail

  • Ability to function effectively in a high demand environment

  • Ability to work independently and as a team member

  • Working knowledge of general office practices, methods, and equipment, including computer skills in Microsoft Office suite of products

  • Ability to compile, review, categorize, prioritize, analyze and interpret data and/or information


Clearly and effectively conveys and/or presents information verbally; summarizes what was heard to mitigate miscommunication; Shares ideas and perspectives and encourages others to do the same; Informs others involved in a project of new developments; Disseminates information to other employees, as appropriate; Effectively uses multiple channels to communicate important messages; Keeps supervisor well informed about progress and/or problems in a timely manner; Writes in a clear, concise, organized and convincing way for a variety of target audiences; The written message is consistently error-free; The written message has the desired effect on the target audience

Prioritizes customers (internal and external) and their needs as primary and is dedicated to meeting their expectations; Develops and maintains customer relationships; builds credibility and trust; Quickly and effectively solves customer problems; Provides prompt, attentive service in a cheerful manner; adapts to changing information, conditions or challenges with a positive attitude; Incorporates customer feedback into delivery of service to provide the best experience possible for the customer; Actively promotes our organization in the community by serving as an ambassador or volunteer

Relates well with others; Treats others with respect; Shares views in a tactful way; Demonstrates diplomacy by approaching others about sensitive issues in non-threatening ways; Considers and responds appropriately to the needs, feelings and capabilities of others; Fosters an environment conducive to open, transparent communication among all levels and positions; Takes the initiative to get to know internal and external customers

Has the skills, abilities, knowledge and experience to be successful in functional area of expertise; Dedicates time and energy to keeping abreast of the latest information related to area of expertise and technology; Picks up on technology quickly; Does well in technical courses and seminars; Produces high quality work in organized and timely fashion


Finds common ground and solves problems for the good of all; Can represent his/her own interests and yet be fair to other groups; Solves problems with peers with minimal “noise”; Is seen as a team player and is cooperative; Easily gains trust and support peers; Encourages collaboration; Is candid with peers

Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; Easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; Tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming sessions; Takes calculated risks; Is not afraid to try new things and potentially “fail fast”

Seeks feedback; Gains insight from mistakes; Is open to constructive criticism; isn't defensive; Proactively seeks to understand his/her strengths and areas for growth; applies information to best serve organization; Recognizes how his/her behavior impacts others and incorporates insight into future interactions

Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects; Sets objectives and goals; Breaks down work into the process steps; Develops schedules and task/people assignments; Anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; Measures performance against goals; Evaluates results

Uses his/her time effectively and efficiently; Concentrates his/her efforts on the more important priorities; Can attend to a broader range of activities as a result of organizing time efficiently; Can marshal resources (people, funding, material, support) to get things done; Can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; Arranges information and files in a useful manner

Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; Probes all fruitful sources for answers; Can see hidden problems; Is excellent at honest analysis; Looks beyond the obvious and doesn't stop at the first answers

Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; Very bottom-line oriented; Steadfastly pushes self and others for results; Is full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging; Not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; Consistently seizes opportunities; Consistently exceeds goals

Physical Requirements and Environmental Conditions:

  • Frequency of travel: Frequent travel is required for meetings, trainings, and conferences; location may vary and may require overnight stays

  • Light physical activities and efforts required working in an office environment

(Reasonable accommodations will be made in accordance with existing ADA requirements for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.)