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Become A Senior Security & Network Engineer

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Working As A Senior Security & Network Engineer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • $90,120

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Senior Security & Network Engineer does

  • Monitored the LAN/WAN for Hackers and using Cisco Mars/IDS/IPS.
  • Used them in OS Crontab as well as web server CGI-Bin.
  • Deployed Cisco IDS/IPS & Source Fire IPS/sensors through-out the network for inline and passive mode.
  • Support routing protocols such as EIGRP, BGP and OSPF.
  • Experience and worked on protocols: SIP, DIAMETER, HTTP, GTP, RADIUS, and TCP/IP.
  • Worked in a test lab to test new cisco features and IOS patches.
  • Configured HSRP/GLBP on edge router.
  • Worked extensively on Cisco Firewalls, Cisco PIX &ASA 5500(5525/5585), Palo Alto 200 Series.
  • Manage the ASA 5540 VPN appliance.
  • Implemented a new role out of the SA-4000 ssl-vpn juniper appliance for the DR site.
  • Configured site to site VPN technologies using IPSEC.
  • Experience with F5 load balancers and Cisco load balancers (CSM, ACE and GSS).
  • Upgraded worldwide Active Directory forest to Windows 2003.
  • Provided support for the Nexus 7000 core switches as well the 2800 series mpls routers.
  • Created route maps for PBR on Cisco routers/switches
  • Configured CIDR IP RIP, PPP, BGP and OSPF routing.
  • Review and optimize firewall rules using Secure Track Tufin tool and run firewall audit reports.
  • Provided tier 3 support for Checkpoint Firewall-1 software to support customers.
  • Configure VDC and VPC on Nexus 7010 and Nexus 5596.
  • Designed and implemented DMZ for Web servers, Mail servers & FTP Servers using Cisco ASA5585 Firewalls.

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How To Become A Senior Security & Network Engineer

Most information security analyst positions require a bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field. Employers usually prefer analysts to have experience in a related occupation.


Information security analysts usually need at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science, programming, or a related field. As information security continues to develop as a career field, many schools are responding with information security programs for prospective job seekers. These programs may become a common path for entry into the occupation. Currently, a well-rounded computer education is preferred.

Employers of information security analysts sometimes prefer applicants who have a Master's of Business Administration (MBA) in information systems. Programs offering the MBA in information systems generally require 2 years of study beyond the undergraduate level and include both business and computer-related courses.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Information security analysts generally need to have previous experience in a related occupation. Many analysts have experience in an information technology department, often as a network or systems administrator. Some employers look for people who have already worked in fields related to the one in which they are hiring. For example, if the job opening is in database security, they may look for a database administrator. If they are hiring in systems security, a computer systems analyst may be an ideal candidate.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

There are a number of information security certifications available, and many employers prefer job candidates to have one. Certification validates the knowledge and best practices required from information security analysts. Some are general information security certificates, such as the Certified Information Systems Security Professional, and others have a narrow focus, such as penetration testing or systems auditing.


Information security analysts can advance to become chief security officers or another type of computer and information systems manager.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Information security analysts must carefully study computer systems and networks and assess risks to determine how security policies and protocols can be improved.

Detail oriented. Because cyberattacks can be difficult to detect, information security analysts pay careful attention to their computer systems and watch for minor changes in performance.

Ingenuity. Information security analysts anticipate information security risks and implement new ways to protect their organizations’ computer systems and networks.

Problem-solving skills. Information security analysts respond to security alerts and uncover and fix flaws in computer systems and networks.

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Senior Security & Network Engineer Demographics


  • Male

  • Female



  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Real Senior Security & Network Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Security Network Engineer Hotwire Communications Miramar, FL Aug 23, 2016 $137,500
Senior Security Network Engineer Hotwire Communications Miramar, FL Aug 23, 2016 $135,000
Senior Security Network Engineer CSC Holdings, LLC Hicksville, NY Sep 11, 2015 $125,000
SR. Enterprise Network Security Expert Trigyn Technologies, Inc. New York, NY Mar 01, 2010 $115,000

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Top Skills for A Senior Security & Network Engineer


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Top Senior Security & Network Engineer Skills

  1. Firewall Rules
  2. Lan/Wan
  3. VPN
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Review and optimize firewall rules using Secure Track Tufin tool and run firewall audit reports.
  • Monitored the LAN/WAN for Hackers and using Cisco Mars/IDS/IPS.
  • Configured/managed Site to Site VPN tunnels between sites.
  • Configured URL filtering on Blue coat and Cisco 7200 routers and ASA 5580 firewalls.
  • Upgraded/configured software/firmware on network hardware devices/servers.

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