South San Francisco, CA

Senior Network and Security Engineer

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Position description

Counsyl is looking for an experienced Senior Network and Security Engineer to own the ongoing evaluation of our network environment.  You will be responsible for working with IT, TechOps, and other groups within Counsyl to develop networking and security capabilities.  You will be working with the VP of IT to ensure project alignment and direct activities.  This role will require strategic thinking for business alignment, network scalability and layered security capabilities.  It will also require a hands-on attitude and approach for advising on technical security approaches and implementing capabilities.

What You'll Do

  • Lead the design, development, troubleshooting and daily operations of Counsyl’s network environment supporting business requirements.  The environment is a mix of Cisco and Aruba networking products.  The scope covers on premises WAN, LAN and wireless operations; and service providers furnishing connections to the Internet and Counsyl’s cloud infrastructure.  
  • Develop and produce network model and architecture plans and designs, test plans, implementation plans, operation guides, and overall subject matter expertise for enterprise network solution
  • Lead the ongoing development of network security to support changing business systems and operations.  This requires understanding application integrations and use; participating in security audits to identify network gaps and risks.  This includes configuration of firewalls, VLANs, remote access schemes, and wireless access, coordination of public key infrastructures, certification authorities, network access control, data encryption in motion, etc.  Investigate and remediate security issues as they occur.
  • Coordinate the development of monitoring tools to evaluate, identify, and react to malicious events inside the network, suspicious data movement, and external attempts to gain network access.  Monitoring tools will also report on the health and status of the network including uptime, utilization, and quality.  Working with desktop and TechOps teams to establish goals, metrics, and operating procedures and advise on best practices.
  • Coordinate technical approaches to security across desktop, compute, and storage teams to meet requirements of business operations.  This requires leading the approach to security when working with business and IT teams on projects.  
  • Develop network security procedures to meet HIPAA, SOX,  and ISO 27033 standards. These procedures will also support Counsyl’s own security, privacy, and compliance policies.  Procedure development will be performed working with the legal and security teams.

About You

  • BS/MS in Engineering or Computer Science plus 10 years of relevant experience.
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), or above, for Security; hands on experience with ASA firewalls and AMP on ASAs; hands on experience with Stealthwatch a big plus
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), or above, for Routing and Switching; hands on experience using Cisco networking products
  • Cisco certifications in Wireless or Design a plus 
  • Strong understanding of security zones, DMZs and 3-Tier Architecture
  • Strong understanding of LAN/WAN/ Cloud Hosting Networks including (VNET, MPLS, BGP, OSPF, VRF, QOS, Route Groups, VLAN, IPSec)
  • Aruba Certified ClearPass Associate (AACA) and/or Aruba Certified Mobility Associate (ACMA), a plus 
  • Experience with network configuration management tools such as Ansible, Puppet and Chef
  • Experience with SolarWinds, Datadog, and SumoLogic
  • Experience with network security controls in a HIPPA or SOX regulated environment 
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services networking services, including VPN, Direct Connect, VPCs, subnets, and security groups,a plus
  • Understanding of Identity Management using OneLogin, Active Directory, SAML, ADFS, and OAUTH,a plus
  • Must be motivated, disciplined and a self-starter. Must be willing to learn any needed skills via self-directed activity.

About Counsyl

Counsyl is a health technology company that offers DNA screening for diseases that can impact men, women and their children. The Counsyl philosophy is simple: screen for diseases where advanced knowledge makes a difference in health outcomes, whether it’s changing a behavior, pursuing preventative measures, or simply preparing for what lies ahead.

The Counsyl team includes an accomplished group of problem-solvers — top engineers, scientists, and designers — who are taking the lead on building the modern clinical laboratory. Scientific rigor, custom robotics, and software are at the heart of every Counsyl product, resulting in better, faster and more affordable screens that are broadly accessible. Beyond the laboratory, Counsyl offers doctors and patients a technology platform for results delivery in real time, with on-demand access to board-certified genetic counselors.

The company has raised a total of $102 million and is privately backed by Pilot Growth Equity, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Founders Fund, Felicis Ventures, David Drummond, and other high profile investors.

Counsyl does not accept unsolicited resumes. Further, any resumes submitted to us without a signed contract will become the property of Counsyl, Inc.

Counsyl, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Counsyl is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Counsyl are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Counsyl will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Counsyl encourages applicants of all ages.

Interview process

Counsyl is driven by some of the brightest people in the industry. Our interview process is geared to ensure that we continue to hire the very best. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.

Our interview process is composed of practical and situational interviews in a series of settings spanning Skype, practical exams, and in-person meetings. Our goal is to gauge both your ability to succeed in the first 90 days as well as your capacity to scale with us as we grow.

Why Counsyl?

Throughout it all, we are looking to understand why you are driven to be a part of our company. Specifically, we want to know how you identify with our mission and will contribute to our team.

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