Senior Network Security Engineer

Wayne, PA

The Senior Network Security Engineer will provide advanced level services focusing on deploying and supporting network security technologies including Palo Alto firewalls and Zscaler solutions.

In this role you will:

  • Provide senior level network services including installing, configuring, and integrating network security technologies.
  • Identify and validate project solutions, justifies business need, and manages product procurement.
  • Participate in advanced security policy decisions including firewall and SASE logic reviews to improve user experience and security posture.
  • Identify and implement automation opportunities to increase productivity and maintain high quality deployments.
  • Partner with vendors and internal partners to design and optimize security solution deployments.
  • Provide advanced network analytics for complex issues elevated from Tier 2 support groups.
  • Work closely with developers to implement reliable, manageable, and secure solutions that meet Vanguard standards and add client value.
  • Identify performance issues, interpret trends (e.g., traces of network traffic), and implement improvements.
  • Write documentation, including policies and procedures. Create diagrams, including solution designs.
  • Adds, updates, and closes records in the IT Problem Management and Change Management databases.
  • Train and mentor staff including formal training sessions, one-on-one sessions, and recommending training vendors.
  • Complete capacity planning activities, including monitoring and tracking capacity metrics. Initiates actions to prevent degradation caused by capacity issues.
  • Thoroughly understand and comply with IT/security policies and procedures, especially those for quality and productivity standards that enable the team to meet established client service levels.
  • Participate in special projects and performs other related duties as assigned.

What it takes:

Undergraduate degree in a related field or the equivalent combination of training and experience.

Five years’ network technician experience.

Previous experience with Palo Alto firewalls.

Working understanding of code and scripting (e.g., Python, Ansible, Terraform)

Strong written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills.

Strong analysis and problem solving skills.

Strong project leadership skills.

Advanced knowledge of the following network practices and concepts:

Network architecture design, technical standards and deliverables, troubleshooting tools (e.g., log analysis and network traces), software and hardware installation and configuration, network protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, routing protocols, etc).

Advanced knowledge of multiple IT platforms:

Routers and switches, network fabrics, application network flow

Advanced knowledge of current versions of the following products: 

Palo Alto firewalls including Panorama and Zscaler ZIA, ZPA, and ZDX

Special Factors

Vanguard is not offering visa sponsorship for this position.

Special Factors


Vanguard is not offering visa sponsorship for this position.

About Vanguard

We are Vanguard. Together, we’re changing the way the world invests.

For us, investing doesn’t just end in value. It starts with values. Because when you invest with courage, when you invest with clarity, and when you invest with care, you can get so much more in return. We invest with purpose – and that’s how we’ve become a global market leader. Here, we grow by doing the right thing for the people we serve. And so can you.

We want to make success accessible to everyone. This is our opportunity. Let’s make it count.

Inclusion Statement

Vanguard’s continued commitment to diversity and inclusion is firmly rooted in our culture. Every decision we make to best serve our clients, crew (internally employees are referred to as crew), and communities is guided by one simple statement: “Do the right thing.”

We believe that a critical aspect of doing the right thing requires building diverse, inclusive, and highly effective teams of individuals who are as unique as the clients they serve. We empower our crew to contribute their distinct strengths to achieving Vanguard’s core purpose through our values.

When all crew members feel valued and included, our ability to collaborate and innovate is amplified, and we are united in delivering on Vanguard's core purpose.

Our core purpose: To take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance for investment success.

How We Work

Vanguard has implemented a hybrid working model for the majority of our crew members, designed to capture the benefits of enhanced flexibility while enabling in-person learning, collaboration, and connection. We believe our mission-driven and highly collaborative culture is a critical enabler to support long-term client outcomes and enrich the employee experience.

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Tags: Analytics Ansible Automation Firewalls Log analysis Monitoring Network security Python SASE Scripting TCP/IP Terraform

Perks/benefits: Career development Team events

Region: North America
Country: United States

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