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Network Security Engineer


Boise, ID, US, 83702-6924

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


Under limited supervision, this networking job function will be responsible for contributing to networking security initiatives that involve securing our Process Control Networks at our plants, factories, and feedlots.  In order to successfully complete these security initiatives working in a team environment and creating a strong partnership with Information Security is key attribute for this position.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain all system configurations and ensure compliance with any IT architectural guidelines, security policies, and ensuring current system documentation is maintained.
  • Design, install, analyze optimize, and troubleshoot any segment of a micro sub-netted network.
  • Firewall, IPS, and Web Proxy administration including policy review, creation, management and troubleshooting.
  • Responsible for security policy construction with awareness of data security foundational concepts with any network design.
  • Work with network vendors for turn up and testing of new services, infrastructure, or problem resolution on any equipment or circuit outages.
  • Shared responsibility for and network performance, customer issue/problem inquiries, identification of component failures, plus accurate and timely reporting of issues into a centralized ticketing database.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment, collaborating with other IT departments. business units, or vendors/contractors around the globe, when dealing with the testing of new services, problem/issue resolution, or hardware failures.
  • Will keep abreast of emerging technologies, evaluate or recommend new products or solutions that aligns with our global IT strategies.

Typical Education

  • Bachelor's Degree (B.A. or B.S.) from 4 year college or university

Relevant Experience

  • 5+ years related experience and/or training
  • Preferred Certifications:  Palo Alto (PCSAE, PCNSE, PCNSA), Juniper (JNCIA, NJCSS, JNCIP), Check Point (CCSPA, CCSA, CCSE),
  • Technical Skills/Proficiencies: Networking: TCP/IP, WAN, LAN, VLAN, VPN, SIP, Wireless (802.11x), MPLS, SD-WAN, BGP, QOS, UNIX, Linux.
  • Supported Hardware: Palo Alto Firewalls including Panorama management software, Juniper Switches/Routers, HP Switches/Routers, Aruba wireless, Extreme wireless. Tools: zScaler (cloud proxy), NetScout (nGenius, Sniffer, InfiniStream, Sflow, Netflow), Extreme (Air Defense), Aruba (AirWave, Clearpass), Wire Shark.
  • IT Service Management: ITIL Framework, IT Service Continuity.
  • Working knowledge of Windows (Server, Active Directory, and Domains), HP Blade Systems, Nutanix, Security Principals, Firewall Basics, or Cisco Certifications would be considered a plus.
  • Combination of education, training and/or experience will be considered for this position.

Job Requisition ID: 5191

Travel Required: Up to 25%

Location(s): Simplot Headquarters - Boise 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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