IT Security Analyst

Vermeer Corporation – Pella, IA
The IT Security Analyst supports the planning, implementation, and execution of security measures to protect computer systems, networks and data. This position stays abreast of the latest intelligence, including hackers’ methodologies, in order to anticipate security threats. This role prevents data loss and service interruptions by researching new technologies to effectively protect the network.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
1. Investigate security alerts produced by various security solutions, including verification, containment and root cause analysis, remediation, and reporting.
2. Monitor firewalls, data encryption and other security measures. Participate in risk assessments of business and IT initiatives to ensure IT security policies, standards, guidelines and best practices are considered and implemented.
3. Assist with creating, testing and implementing network disaster recovery plans and recommend security enhancements and purchases when necessary.
4. Assist with the training of staff on network and information security procedures. Help coordinate and conduct user training.

Education and/or Experience
4-year college degree in IT with a minimum of 2 years of related security experience.
Or an Associate’s Degree in IT with a minimum of 4 years of related security experience.
Understanding of and the ability to use hacker tools is preferred.
Computer Skills
Knowledge of Endpoint security, SIEM, perimeter security, behavioral analysis tools, network and system forensics tools.
Other Skills and Abilities
Experience with basic security principles such as confidentiality, authentication, access control and privacy; security vulnerabilities; physical security issues; protocol design flaws; malicious code; implementation flaws; configuration weaknesses and user errors or indifference.
Solid planning and organizational skills with focus on time-management and prioritization along with the ability to align and leverage resources as appropriate.
Experience with multiple computer systems and programs.
Ability to maintain positive interpersonal relationships which encourage openness with customers and peers; ability to develop interpersonal relationships with co-workers, staff, clients and the community to meet or exceed expectations.
Demonstration of excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to provide informative and professional assistance when working with the public/customers and co-workers.
Demonstration of attention to detail and a high sense of accuracy; ability to create accurate, professional and error-free documents; ability to type configuration commands accurately.
Certificates, Licenses, Registration
Security+, CEH, CFHI or other relevant certifications preferred.
Up to 10% domestic and/or international travel by car or plane may be required.

Position may be subject to shift assignment and on-call status.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.


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