Network Security Specialist III

3+ months agoAddison, TX


Kforce has a client in search of a Network Security Specialist III in Addison, TX.Summary:The main function of this Network Security Specialist is to perform onboarding, validation, analysis task of network firewall deployment for Manufacturing OT Program. The candidate will perform tasks to operationalize firewall installation, configuration, validation, and analysis to meet and exceed security requirements.Responsibilities:

  • Monitor the network for equipment failure or errors in performance
  • Assist with IT Security projects, data analysis, etc.
  • Respond to program error messages by finding and correcting problems or terminating the program
  • Help programmers and systems analysts test and debug new programs
  • Operate spreadsheet programs and other types of software to load and manipulate data and to produce reports


  • Associate's degree in Computer Programming or equivalent training required
  • Nice to have - network and/or security related certs
  • 8+ years of experience required
  • Verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Basic ability to work independently and manage one's time
  • Passion
  • Quick learner
Required Skills (and years of experience):
  • Cisco Networks - 3+
  • Palo Alto Networks - 3+
  • Firewalls - 5+
  • Access Control List (ACL)
  • Network/Security Engineering
  • Network/Security Operations
  • Data Analytics
  • Scripting
  • Security Analysis
  • CLI, Console
Operating System Needed for this role:
  • Cisco
  • Palo Alto
  • Windows
  • Linux, Unix, UX, AIX
Preferred Skills:
  • Quick learner
  • Project management
  • MS Office
How the performance be measured:
  • Ability to pick up tasks and execute successfully
  • Ability to offload work from primary engineer
Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Kforce is a professional staffing services firm offering Technology and Finance & Accounting jobs with top employers nationwide. We specialize in providing contract, contract-to-hire and direct placement opportunities, with over 50 years of experience in the staffing industry. Kforce offers many consultants comprehensive benefits depending on employment status, including medical, dental, 401(K), life insurance and disability. Our vision is to be "the firm most respected by those we serve."