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Information Security Specialist- Network Security Firewall/Application Security

Phoenix, Arizona
Digital Commerce Technology

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Job Description

The Information Security Specialist position is within the Information Security, Network Security Management group. This position is a lead position focused on security engineering and architecture including design, development, test and implementation of security related project deliverables. The successful candidate will provide technical leadership and support to team members and collaborate with business partners, other functional groups within American Express and outside vendors to ensure the successful delivery of solutions.
The ideal candidate has extensive experience in enterprise-level network and security solutions with strong skills and proficiency in network design and troubleshooting. The candidate should have the ability to define requirements and apply them to system design and implementation goals as well as proven experience managing standard project lifecycle for network and security related projects.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field (or has equivalent work experience) preferred.
  • Requires seven plus years LAN and WAN experience working with Cisco Firewalls, Routers, Switches, Palo Alto firewalls and McAfee Web Gateway
  • Knowledge with WAN technologies and protocols, including best practices designs and troubleshooting.
  • Routing protocol experience (Static, OSPF, EIGRP, BGP) redistribution and summarization.
  • Knowledge of Spanning Tree and Switching Technologies.
  • Clear understanding of Client / Server applications.
  • Good knowledge and use of protocol analyzers (sniffers, etc.)
  • Experienced with AET technical standards and governance processes preferred.
  • Proactive attitude towards managing Risks and Issues.
  • Ability to organize, manage to deadlines, and control concurrent initiatives.
  • Demonstrate awareness and knowledge of network and security related best practices.
  • Highly skilled in impact analysis and problem solving/issue resolution. Ability to perform at a high level under pressure, manage crisis response activities, lead/coordinate activities of cross-organizational teams. Ability to prioritize multiple activities, workloads, and objectives.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, analytical ability, strong judgment and organizational skills, and the ability to work effectively with Business and Technologies Leaders and staff.
  • Requires presentation/verbal communication skills and the ability to train, influence, and mentor other team members.
  • Experience in relationship management and collaboration skills with external vendor partners, technology colleagues and business partners.
  • Possess problem solving skills with ability to provide in-depth analysis of complex problems, manage risk and make quick decisions.

Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions.

ReqID: 18003732
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
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