Iridium Satellite

Senior Lead Security Engineer

Job Locations US-AZ-Chandler
Job ID 2022-2659
Worker Category
Regular Full-Time[F]

Company Overview

Iridium is an award-winning and innovative satellite communications company with bragging rights to the only network that offers voice and data connectivity anywhere in the world.   For over 20 years, Iridium’s unique network and services have supported critical communications needs for individuals, businesses, and the evolving Internet of Things.


At Iridium, we understand the importance of staying connected and the limitations of traditional communications networks. People across the globe, including first responders, humanitarians, global militaries, scientific researchers, and lone workers, as well as ships, aircraft and remote operations all rely on Iridium to stay connected. We take our responsibility for providing these essential communications very seriously and pride ourselves on offering a reliable lifeline when needed.  Likewise, Iridium is committed to providing an exciting and innovative workplace, where employees are challenged to think outside the box and collaborate on new, bold ideas and solutions.  Our talented teams are passionate about their work and the impact our company makes around the world.  Iridium fosters an empowering and inclusive culture that allows employees to genuinely be their best selves.   We are looking for others who want to join this truly unique company that celebrates our employees and provides the opportunity to truly make a difference in the world.

Position Summary, Job Requirements & Responsibilities

What We’re Looking For:

Iridium is seeking a Senior Lead Security Engineer to identify and autonomously lead the implementation of solutions that provide and improve the security posture of the Iridium Commercial and Mission Networks. As a Senior Lead Security Engineer, you’ll also be responsible for configuring and maintaining firewall polices and controls, implementing security policies, configuring and maintaining site-to-site and remote access VPNs, designing and documenting security policies and procedures, and collaborating with the Enterprise security team in maintaining a strong cybersecurity posture for the entire program.


What You’ll Do:

  • Identify and lead projects’ implementation with the goal of improving and modernizing Iridium Commercial Network security posture
  • Recommend and/or implement security tools to improve the overall network security posture
  • Perform installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of security and networking hardware and operating systems
  • Lead day-to-day activities such as: firewall changes, VPN setup, and managing, monitoring, and maintaining VPN tunnels, security logs and events/alarms required to meet compliance
  • Maintain data center infrastructure equipment such as IP switching, routers, and firewalls including but not limited to Cisco hardware (Cisco Catalyst L3 switching and Nexus 7K/5K/3K/2K platforms) and firewalls (Cisco ASA and FirePower, Fortinet Fortigate, Check Point, and Palo Alto firewalls)
  • Conduct research on network products, services, protocols, and standards to remain abreast of developments in the network and security industry, technologies, and best practices
  • Provide real time troubleshooting and problem resolution as required, and create new, unconventional solutions to address problems or make decisions
  • Mentor and train junior level administrators

Experience & Education Requirements / EEO

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related technical discipline OR equivalent combination of education, technical certifications, or training
  • 8+ years of direct work experience
  • Experience managing and maintaining Cisco, Fortinet, Check Point, and Palo Alto firewalls, VPN technologies, Cisco routers, switches, and other vendor networking and security technologies
  • Strong understanding of and multi-year hands-on experience with IP communication protocols such as OSI Model, Spanning-Tree, VDC, VFR, VTP, VSS, and routing protocols such as OSPF, EIGRP, and BGP
  • Knowledge of security technologies such as IPS/IDS, DPI, AV, and TLS/SSL
  • Familiarity with cloud services such as AWS, GCP, and Azure
  • Proficiency with platforms such as SolarWinds, logs aggregation, and IP traffic capture and analysis
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to clearly convey products, deliverables, analyses, and/or issues to groups outside of your team or those who are unfamiliar with the topic
  • Have confidence and be able to easily build relationships with leadership and colleagues outside of your team
  • Capable of prioritizing your own tasks and potentially the tasks of others while making sure deadlines are met
  • Possess an analytical mindset, with the ability to understand a situation or problem and think critically to make decisions and come up with out-of-the-box solutions
  • Be proactive in providing feedback and be enthusiastic in sharing your knowledge with others
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem management skills in a dynamic environment

Things That Would be Great if You Brought to the Table:

  • Cisco and/or Firewall vendors security certifications
  • Experience working in UNIX/Linux, preferably Red Hat and VMware virtualized environments
  • Familiarity with mid-to-large scale LAN/WAN networks and security

We’ll also need you to:

  • Provide 24/7 on call assistance as needed
  • US Citizenship is required
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds and climb a 6-foot ladder


Work Environment:

This position primarily works in the company office or in a home office. The position is largely sedentary with the majority of the position sitting in a chair and working with a computer. The role uses basic office equipment including a phone, video, computer, keyboard, mouse and printer. For meetings in-person, this position will need to be able stand, walk within the office and climb stairs on occasion.


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