Security Engineer

LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5202

As a leading industrial distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom, We Keep The World Working® by serving more than 4.5 million customers worldwide with products delivered through innovative technology and deep customer relationships. With 2023 sales of $16.5 billion, we’re dedicated to providing value for customers, fostering an engaging culture for team members and driving strong financial results.


Our welcoming workplace enables you to learn, grow and make a difference by keeping businesses running and their people safe. As a 2024 Glassdoor Best Place to Work and a Great Place to Work-Certified™ company, we’re looking for passionate people to join our team as we continue leading the industry over our next 100 years.



Position Details:

As a Network Security Engineer, you will actively protect the integrity and confidentiality of Grainger information assets by implementing and supporting Network Security tools, integrating Grainger Network Security tools and processes, collaborating across the organization, and demonstrating effective communication and analytical skills.  You have a foundational knowledge of Network Security concepts and Network Firewalls (Palo Alto preferred)

You will report to the Senior Manager of Information Security.


You Will:

  • Knowledge of Network design, Network protocols, and Network troubleshooting tools
  • Familiar with Firewall Logs, Network traces, and understanding of application traffic flows.
  • Knowledge of Palo Alto Firewalls and Panorama Management Console
  • Knowledge of Network Security tools and concepts within AWS Cloud services
  • Identify operational issues and opportunities for improvement within the Network Firewall and VPN domains.
  • Leads small projects with minimal direction, contributes to medium and large projects in collaboration with Senior Network Engineering team members.
  • Collaborates with Grainger technology teams in development of Network Security process automation, solution development, and technical problem resolution.
  • Knowledge of scripting languages such as Python, Ansible, and Terraform is a plus.

You Have:

  • 1+ years of experience implementing and supporting Palo Alto Firewalls and the use of Panorama Mgt. Console
  • 3+ years required of combined IT and Security work experience with a broad exposure to Infrastructure & Networks within multi-platform environments.
  • Quickly learn, become competent in, and effectively apply new Information Security skills.
  • Effectively execute tasks with minimal supervision in a complex and large IT environment.


Rewards and Benefits:

With benefits starting day one, our programs provide choice and flexibility to meet team members' individual needs. Check out the highlights below and review all our benefits at

  • Medical, dental, vision, life, and pet insurance plans and 6 free sessions each year with a licensed therapist to support your emotional wellbeing
  • Paid time off (PTO) and 6 company holidays per year
  • 6% company contribution to a 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan each pay period, no match required
  • Employee discounts, tuition reimbursement, student loan refinancing and free access to financial counseling, education and tools
  • Maternity support programs, nursing benefits, and up to 14 weeks paid leave for birth parents and up to 4 weeks paid leave for non-birth parents


We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.


We are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment that includes both providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities during the application and hiring process as well as throughout the course of one’s employment.  With this in mind, should you need a reasonable accommodation during the application and selection process, please advise us so that we can provide appropriate assistance.

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Tags: Ansible Automation AWS Cloud Firewalls Industrial Network security Python Scripting Terraform VPN

Perks/benefits: 401(k) matching Health care Insurance Medical leave

Region: North America
Country: United States
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