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  • Manager Information Security Systems

    Center for American ProgressWashington, DC

    Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree

    Job #102874362

  • Summary

    American Progress has an immediate opening for a Microsoft system administrator/network operations specialist, capable of operating in a demanding environment and learning on the fly. Applicants must be individuals following the latest developments in technology in areas such as information security, virtualization, cloud base services, and web hosting.


    • Security and operations support for web technology and information technology groups, focusing on the Network and Microsoft portions of CAP’s infrastructure.
    • Involvement in design and development of CAP’s network and Microsoft infrastructure.
    • Maintaining documentation for systems and procedures under area of responsibility.




    • Strong communications skills: Must be able to communicate in a professional manner in person, on the phone, and in written correspondence.
    • Strong technical writing and drawing skills: Must have experience maintaining documentation using a variety of tools.
    • Strong skills with Microsoft server and desktop platforms: Must be familiar with the cutting edge of Microsoft’s product suite.
    • Basic Linux skills: Proficiency with sh/bash scripting, and preferably perl and/or python. Capable of using security tools such as the Backtrack suite.
    • Experience with cloud services: Salesforce, Microsoft Active Directory Federated Services, Office 365, and Amazon AWS preferred.
    • Experience with virtual machines and network storage: VMWare, Citrix preferred.
    • Experience with enterprise IP routing: JunOS and IOS. Experience with multi-homed/multi-hop networks using BGP preferred.
    • Experience with enterprise Wi-Fi implementations: Xirrus preferred.
    • Experience with Security Gateways/Firewalls: Juniper/Netscreen and PaloAlto preferred. Must be capable of managing a security policy with 15+ security zones and complex inter-zone policies.
    • Experience with VPNs: IPSec site-to-site and road warrior SSL-VPN.
    • Experience with IDS/IPS technology: Snort, Bro, etc.
    • Experience with SIEM: LogRhythm preferred. Must be able to leverage SIEM for both security and operations support.
    • Experience with Microsoft System Center: Must be able to deploy software with SCCM and utilize SCOM for monitoring and alerting.
    • Experience with Vulnerability Management: Nessus, Rapid7 NeXpose preferred.
    • Experience with advanced endpoint security: Application whitelisting solutions such as Bit9 Parity Suite preferred.
    • Must be able to conduct network analysis/forensics using a variety of tools such as Wireshark, Netwitness Investigator, tcpdump, and Lancope.


    • Bachelor’s degree in information assurance, information systems, or equivalent experience.
    • Certified Microsoft administrator.
    • At least four years of relevant work experience.

    American Progress provides a competitive compensation and benefits package.

    American Progress is an equal opportunity employer; women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.




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