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Colorado Springs Utilities Senior Network Security Engineer in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Senior Network Security Engineer

Job Type: Information Technology

Pay Range $87,265 to $109,070

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 11/1/21

Senior Network Security Engineer

Who We Are...

Colorado Springs Utilities, a four-service utility provider with a 100-year reputation of integrity, gives you an experience unmatched by other utility companies. We continuously strive to stay ahead of the business curve with our established priority to update and incorporate state-of-the-art technology and provide a work culture dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and synergy. In fact, we were recently awarded the Diamond Designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA), recognizing our utility for having some of the highest ratings in reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvements among the more than 2,000 public utilities in the nation. Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado Springs is the perfect blend of mountain and city living. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, you will enjoy nature at its finest while residing in the sixth most desired place to live in the United States (according to U.S. News & World Report, 2021).

Why should you apply?

Our Network Enterprise Services (NES) Portfolio group is seeking an experienced network security professional with a strong background in Cisco and with network and cyber security. Our team oversees the planning, architecture, design, installation, maintenance, and support of communications infrastructure for IT, OT, wi-fi, and data center networks, along with their reliability and performance. NES also manages communications security technologies, including firewalls and VPNs. In this role, you will configure, install, deploy, and manage IT and OT access routers and switches, wireless controllers and access points, and network security devices for the entire organization. You will have the opportunity to be part of several network upgrades, including the transition of Control Networks onto a new transport network infrastructure, a move to Software Defined Networking in two onsite data centers, and a network security architecture change.

What will you be doing?

  • Configuring and supporting ethernet-based internal and external network connections and interfaces, and developing and maintaining network configuration management applications

  • Troubleshooting network performance issues, and creating and maintaining network availability management processes and techniques

  • Monitoring and analyzing organization-wide communications system performance to ensure high-quality transmission

  • Designing network installations and configurations

  • Testing and validating circuits, hardware, and connections for proper configuration and performance, and ensuring all equipment and cabling are installed for network reliability

  • Designing, planning, and overseeing installation and maintenance of wireless systems, including coverage modeling and prediction, interference analysis, configuration, and equipment layout

  • Planning, designing, developing, and implementing LANs and WANs across the organization

  • Anticipating and mitigating potential attacks through network or other connections to ensure system security

  • Designing, implementing, installing, upgrading, testing, and troubleshooting telecommunications services and equipment

  • Installing, monitoring, maintaining, supporting, and optimizing all network hardware, software, and communication links, and making recommendations for improvements

Please note that this position operates on a 24/7 on-call rotation schedule.

Who you are...

  • Relevant and progressively responsible experience with network and cyber security

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technology-related discipline is valued

  • Knowledge of and experience with Cisco ASA Firewalls and Palo Alto Firewalls

  • Knowledge of and experience with Cisco ACI, Cisco Prime, Cisco ISE, and SolarWinds is valued

  • Certification in Security+ is valued

The military job codes/duty codes most closely related to this role are: 25U,25B,25N,25Q, 25R 1N231, 1N251, 1N271, 2E631, 2E632, 33S1, 33S2, 3C031 2100, 2103, 2105, 6190, 6193, 6195, 6290, 6293, 6295 9635, 9934, 9975, 9985

Colorado Springs Utilities offers a comprehensive benefits program to help you and your family protect your health and financial security.

  • Medical – Select from three medical plans including a Health Savings Account compatible plan

  • Voluntary Wellness Program – Earn incentives, gift cards, and gym membership reimbursements

  • Dental – Select from two plans including orthodontia coverage

  • Vision Insurance – Voluntary plan covering a full range of vision care services

  • Health Savings Accounts – Tax-advantaged savings account used for healthcare expenses

  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Tax-advantaged spending accounts for healthcare and/or dependent daycare expenses

  • Disability Insurance –Short-Term and Long-Term coverage provides income replacement for illness or injury

  • Life Insurance – Term life coverage with the option to purchase supplemental coverage

  • Paid Time Off – vacation, personal leave, sick leave, holidays, jury and bereavement

  • Vacation Buy – Purchase additional vacation time

  • Pension – Colorado PERA retirement plan funded by both employees and the organization.

  • Retirement Saving Programs - Supplement your pension with PERA 401(k) or PERA Roth 401(k), ICMA Roth IRA, ICMA 457 or 457 Roth plan

  • Educational Assistance – Financial assistance for qualifying courses

  • Additional Benefits - Employee Assistance Program, and Long-Term Care Insurance


  • All positions will be posted for a minimum of 5 calendar days.

  • Starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

  • Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B, or TN visas). Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

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Job Type: Information Technology