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IT ARCHITECT - INFRASTRUCTURE (FIREWALL & NETWORK SECURITY)

Advertiser
City of Houston
Location
Houston, Texas, United States
Rate
-
Applications accepted from: ALL PERSONS
Job Classification: IT ARCHITECT - INFRASTRUCTURE (FIREWALL & NETWORK SECURITY)
Posting Number: 28669
Department: HOUSTON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
Division: ENTERPRISE INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES
Reporting Location: 611 WALKER, 9TH FLOOR
Workdays & Hours: MONDAY - FRIDAY 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Subject to Change

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The Houston Information Technology Services (HITS) Network & Data Services team supports an infrastructure that consists of more than 350 sites spread across the City of Houston. This includes thousands of network devices and multiple datacenters which collectively support the needs of over 20,000 city employees and 23 city departments including mission-critical public safety services. This IT Architect - Infrastructure position is crucial to helping the City of Houston to develop and maintain a robust, resilient, and secure network infrastructure.

This position provides technical guidance to the Firewall & Network Security Services team made up of operations and maintenance analysts, technicians, and/or engineers and requires expert level technical knowledge in performing analysis/troubleshooting of complex software, hardware, and transmission facilities. The position provides guidance and direction for planning and engineering efforts and test/evaluation programs to include the installation and on-going administration and support of the associated network security infrastructure (Firewall, Intrusion Prevention/Detection, Content Filtering, VPN). The Architect will maintain complete records of the devices and applications that they support to include drawings, written descriptions, and equipment configurations.

The candidate will play a major role in the overall network and network security architecture, provide technical guidance to junior team members, complete tasks at the highest level of technical difficulty, and maintain professional communication with business stakeholders and customers. The IT Architect heavily influences the overall network security technology road map, design, and architecture standards and partners with city departments to develop solutions that meet the needs of the city.

The position requires familiarity with:
Next Generation Firewalls and Services (IPS/IDS, Layer 7 Application Management, Content Filtering Services)
Cisco ISE
IPSEC
EIGRP/BGP/OSPF
VTI
VPC/VSS
DNS

The ideal candidate should have a solid understanding of network security best practices (both theoretical and applied) and must adhere to all Cybersecurity Policies and Procedures to ensure the Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability of critical systems. Prior experience with FBI CJIS requirements and familiarity with FIPS 140-2 is preferred but not required. Candidate must successfully pass a CJIS background investigation with the Houston Police Department within 6 months of hire.

WORKING CONDITIONS
There are no major sources of discomfort, i.e., essentially normal office environment with acceptable lighting, temperature, and air conditions. May occasionally require work in outdoor environment.

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