Senior Security Systems & Network Engineer

Herndon, VA, US

 Job Title: Senior Security Systems & Network Engineer

Reports to: Director, IT

Location: Herndon, VA

About Our Team and This Role:

Our employees are our greatest asset. We want them to be happy, healthy, and safe as partners in our success.


The Senior Security Systems & Network Engineer is responsible for enterprise infrastructure in our Data Center and 550+ Beacon branch offices in the US and Canada. You will work on implementing solutions and security best practices for large scale networks running Cisco systems.


What You Will Be Working On:

  • Deliver exceptional customer service through evaluating and responding to production system problems and questions.  
  • Support day to day operation of critical business systems and the resolution of support request
  • Maintain system compliance with security controls and standards.
  • Excellent listening, written and oral communication skills with a strong desire to deliver exceptional customer service to the user community. 
  • Maintain department goals and service level agreement for Incident Management. 
  • Develop, enhance and leverage your leadership and project management skills by participating on large, medium, or small project teams focused on delivering business solutions that positively impact the bottom line. 
  • Work effectively in a team environment and demonstrate high ethical standards. 
  • Keep current on new technologies, business initiatives and staff productivity tools. 



What You Will Need to Be Successful in This Role:  

  • 10 or more years of experience developing, optimizing and supporting IT Infrastructure.
  • Related technical certification, or a degree in one of the following fields: 
    • Information Technology 
    • Science or Computer Science 
    • Management 
    • Professional certification(s) (e.g. - CCNA, CCNP, CCIE, or VMware VCP) are desired.
  • Must have comprehensive knowledge of LAN/WAN concepts
  • Must have experience with Data Center Infrastructure and fundamental concepts
    • VMware ESXi 6.0 and later
    • Cisco unified computing system (UCS)
    • Network management/administration/security (Nexus 7000, Cisco ISR, ASA, IPS/IDS)
    • Experience with Cisco Firepower NGFW
    • Experience with Cisco ISE
    • SAN and Fabric management (EMC, Cisco MDS)
  • Must have current Linux, Windows Server experience
  • Experience with cybersecurity frame works (NIST, CIS, etc.) and best practices for system configuration, patch management and vulnerability remediation.
  • Experience with installing, configuring and managing Cisco SD WAN (Viptela). 
  • Experience with Cloud solutions e.g. GCP, Azure and AWS).
  • Understanding of Telecom concepts (i.e. VoIP, Analog Trunks, PRI Trunks, SIP trunks).
  • Experience with maintaining Enterprise backups.
  • Experience supporting and working with cross-functional teams in a fast pace dynamic environment.
  • Professional, hardworking, positive attitude with a willingness to learn and apply multiple technologies to creatively exceed the customer’s expectations and drive business value. 
  • Quick learner with strong analytical, problem solving skills that can produce quality work in a timely fashion. 
  • Time & work management skills that involve prioritizing multiple tasks to effectively deliver results. 
  • Demonstrate high levels of motivation and initiative and is comfortable in a high paced, get it done environment. 


At this time, Beacon will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

To comply with federal law, Beacon participates in E-Verify. Successful candidates must pass the E-Verify process after hire.

EEO Statement: We are an equal employment opportunity employer.

About Beacon: Founded in 1928, Beacon is a Fortune 500, publicly-traded distributor of residential and commercial building products in North America, operating over 500 branches throughout all 50 states in the U.S. and 6 provinces in Canada. Beacon serves an extensive base of over 110,000 customers, utilizing its vast branch network and diverse service offerings to provide high-quality products and support throughout the entire business lifecycle. Beacon offers its own private label brand, TRI-BUILT, and has a proprietary digital account management suite, Beacon Pro+, which allows customers to manage their businesses online. Beacon’s stock is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol BECN. To learn more about Beacon, please visit


Beacon's competitive advantage is our people and our value proposition is the differentiator. 

-— Christopher Harrison
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer