Forward Networks is revolutionizing the way large networks are managed. Forward's advanced software delivers a "digital twin" of the network, enabling network operators to verify intent, predict network behavior, avoid outages, and simplify network management. Our platform can be implemented on premises, in the cloud, and in hybrid environments.

The results? More reliable networks, reduced outages, and reduced business risk.

At Forward Networks, you will drive the deployment, operation, and evolution of our security infrastructure.  You will work to proactively identify, investigate, and fix vulnerabilities, while using modern tooling.

This is a unique growth opportunity to hone your skills with new platforms and automation technologies, while closely interacting with a solid engineering team.  We move fast, and you will too.

Responsibilities:

  • Deploy security measures and operate software to protect systems and information infrastructure
  • Fix detected vulnerabilities 
  • Document security breaches and assess the damage they cause
  • Monitor computer networks for security issues
  • Research security enhancements and make recommendations to management
  • Develop and distribute company-wide best practices for IT security
  • Help colleagues install security software and understand information security management.

Required background:

  • Minimum 3 years prior hands-on experience with enterprise security
  • Computer Science Degree or related equivalent
  • Demonstrated interest in the latest security methods and systems
  • Understanding of security concepts, including authentication, authorization, VPNs, encryption, certificates, and related best practices
  • Understanding of network connectivity concepts, including IP address allocation, tunneling, L2/L3, firewalls, IDS
  • Experience conducting security-relating forensics and analysis
  • Experience with log analysis, event correlation, incident management procedures and systems

Nice-to-have:

  • Scripting and automation experience
  • Cloud deployment and management experience
  • Security certifications (Security+, CISSP, CEH, SANS, etc.)
  • Experience with setting up and operating specific systems:
    • SSO/identity systems
    • Endpoint System Management software
    • Credential management systems
    • Log analysis systems
    • Scanning software
    • Incident management software

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