Sr. IT Infrastructure and Security Specialist in Warrenville, IL at ANCRA INTERNATIONAL, LLC

Date Posted: 2/5/2020

Job Snapshot

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  • Experience:
    At least 8 year(s)
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Job Description


Build, maintain, and troubleshoot the company IT infrastructure delivering mission critical applications and data. Ensure the highest levels of availability, performance and security. Develop, implement, and manage the IT Security Roadmap to protect all enterprise systems, applications, and data. Establish an enterprise security stance through policy, architecture and training processes.


  • Manage and monitor all installed computer systems, server, storage, network and telephony infrastructure on premise and cloud based
  • Install, configure, test and maintain network operating systems, application software, system management tools and systems integrations
  • User environment management, including desktops/laptops, profile management, software delivery, etc.
  • Respond to the needs and questions of IT users concerning their access to resources on the network and the operation of various software programs
  • Provide 1st, 2nd and 3rd level IT user support
  • Develop and maintain custom scripts to increase associate and system efficiency
  • Research and evaluate new IT industry technology trends and applicability of software/hardware solutions
  • Make recommendations regarding hardware and software acquisitions
  • Implement IT system landscape changes in accordance with the change management policy
  • Maintain, test and improve backup and disaster recovery procedures
  • Vendor management and contract negotiation
  • Create documentation concerning IT systems and IT procedures
  • Develop and implement IT policies and IT procedures
  • Must be a champion for pushing IT standards, procedures, policies, and best practices
  • Develop and communicate standards of use, operations and security of network, personal computers and data
  • Communicate with other departments to report and resolve software, hardware, and operations problems
  • Consult with departments managers to develop system solutions consistent with organizational objectives
  • Must be very proactive in understanding and staying up-to-date on the current projects in progress, projects in pipeline and operational issues.
  • Developing information security policy, standards, and guidelines appropriate to business, technology, and legal requirements and in accordance with best industry practice.
  • Identify and recommends improvement opportunities based on unsatisfactory regulatory compliance results and responsible for remedial actions to their resolution.
  • Take ownership of security control reviews following security incidents. Drive action plans to completion to shore up our environment based upon the understanding from the Root Cause Analysis.
  • Create a framework for roles and responsibilities with regard to information data ownership, classification, accountability and protection.
  • Liaise among various groups inside and outside of IT, including Corporate Compliance, Internal Audit, Finance, Legal and HR management teams as required.
  • Manage the creation and maintenance of a comprehensive education and awareness program.


  • Degree in Information Technology (IT) or comparable degree
  • 8+ years operational experience in IT Infrastructure and IT Security
  • 4+ years of experience managing projects and developing IT and Security concepts in a global business environment
  • Deep technical background in IT Infrastructure and IT Operations:
  • Microsoft products e.g. Microsoft server operating systems, Active Directory, SQL, Enterprise Office 365, Azure, OneDrive, SharePoint, and Teams
  • Server Management incl. configuration, anti-virus, virtualization, patching, backup
  • Networking: switching and routing, layer 2 VLANS, layer 3 routing, TCP/IP, MPLS, VPN
  • Firewall (SonicWall preferred)
  • Solid Information Security background, including information and cyber security assessment, risk analysis, privacy, data protection, regulatory frameworks, as well as risk and security architecture and demonstrated experience in leading cyber incident response
  • Strong knowledge of information security threats, vulnerability management, and countermeasures and associated operational best practices
  • Proven track record and experience in developing and maintaining information security policy, standards and guidelines
  • Experience with security industry standards (ISO 27001, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, PCI)
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant legal and regulatory requirements, such as Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and Payment Card Industry/Data Security Standard Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
  • IT security certifications (CISSP, CISM, CISA, GIAC, ISACA, ISC or similar) an advantage
  • Demonstrable experience running security education programs
  • Understanding of overall business and IT strategy and ability to develop solutions with management at all levels
  • Strong project management skills and experience implementing IT solutions (PMI certified is an advantage)
  • Service oriented approach in IT (ITIL certified is an advantage)
  • Customer orientation (e.g. short response times, appropriate communication and continuous information flow, adequate solutions)
  • Good analytical, communication and presentation skills
  • Drive for excellence in own work and cooperation with customers/ colleagues/ employees
  • Value based people management including “lead by example”
  • Ability and willingness to integrate, cooperate and succeed in a multi-national group (i.e. traveling abroad, understand corporate needs and implement, co-operate and communicate with colleagues from overseas)
  • Efficient and resilient working style (e.g. priority setting, willingness to work overtime in peaks, absorb pressure)
  • Interest in continuous learning