Security Network Engineer

Herndon, VA
Oct 17, 2021
Oct 23, 2021
Full Time

For more than 70 years, Northwest Federal Credit Union has provided valuable financial products and services for our members. Northwest offers employees a comprehensive benefits program including: medical and dental plans, paid time off, a generous 401k match, student loan assistance, parental leave, and the opportunity to grow professionally through a wide range of job-based, classroom and online training resources. Northwest Federal Credit Union has been recognized, for the second consecutive year, as a 2021 Top Workplace by The Washington Post and we believe that our success is built upon the excellence and achievement of our employees. Together, we serve and inspire to transform lives.

The Security Network Engineer is a full-time position and operates as a member of the IT Security Team. The position\u2019s main role is to configure, test, maintain, and administer IT Security related networking equipment and applications. A secondary role is to assist with the overall execution of the IT Security program, and support other non-network related security systems and functions. This includes ensuring the availability of network security devices such as firewalls, gateways, proxies, DDoS mitigation, and monitoring systems. The Security Network Engineer will also assist in overseeing the ongoing maintenance and operation of other security systems such as mail filter, web gateway, endpoint security, SIEM, and other security systems as appropriate.


Strategy & Planning
  • Be knowledgeable of the overall Security Program, and write or edit portions as needed
  • Be knowledgeable of a broad range of Information Security standards and best practices across the industry, set new standards for NWFCU IS best practices
  • Lead, coordinate and participate in key process improvements as they relate to network security
  • Participate in and support policy creation and review, and the development of long-term strategic goals for networking systems
  • Coordinate and collaborate with all aspects of the IT Infrastructure team to minimize security friction while maintaining high standards for Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability of NWFCU systems
  • Configure, test, deploy, operate, and maintain Next Generation firewalls and monitoring/management consoles or system

Acquisition & Deployment
  • Conduct research on IT Security related network hardware, software, and protocols in support of procurement and development efforts
  • Interact and negotiate with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to secure network products and services
  • Support the deployment of workstations, network devices, servers, printers, scanners, firewalls, encryption systems, and all host security systems

Operational Management
  • Manage all firewalls at NWFCU, including firewall rule and policy deployment.
  • Perform network, and security audits.
  • Recommend, schedule, and perform IT Security related network improvements, upgrades, and repairs.
  • Ensure the deployment of Network Intrusion Prevention and Detection Systems (IPS and IDS)
  • Remains cognizant of and adheres to NWFCU policies and procedures, and regulations pertaining to the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)


  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or comparable experience
  • Minimum 8 years\u2019 experience in the Information Systems field
  • Security+, CEH, CISSP preferred
  • Understanding of network security applications and systems such as e-mail gateway, web gateway, firewalls, and proxies
  • The ability to assist in authoring and reviewing security policy, standards, and procedures

EEO Notice

Northwest Federal Credit Union is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other classification protected by law.

NWFCU complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Human Resources Department at 703-709-8900 or