Data Center Network Firewall Architect - IT Specialist 15

Job Description
This position is responsible for the overall strategic, technical, architectural and administrative oversight of the enterprise data center network firewall and intrusion prevention system infrastructure environments throughout the State of Michigan. It is responsible for all functions required to plan, design, optimize, implement, manage, and trouble-shoot escalated issues within the enterprise data center network firewall and intrusion prevention system infrastructure.
This position is additionally responsible for advocating the use of emerging data center network firewall technologies, developing standards and procedures, promoting the usage of automated tools, developing strategies, and aligning practices with strategic initiatives. The position provides critical oversight for data center network firewall and intrusion prevention system infrastructure maintenance and improvements in this highly visible and critical "red-card" application containing highly sensitive personal information; having internal and external interfaces with critical systems; and operating under strict architectural guidelines and oversight. This position requires an extremely high degree of technical skill, initiative and creativity and must keep current with new and emerging theories, regulations, standards, technologies, and practices in tools, software, networking, operating systems and hardware in order to provide for the needs of the state. Responsibilities also include end-to-end facilitation, pilot implementation, validation, and roll out of new technologies for enterprise data center network firewalls and intrusion prevention systems. As an enterprise data center network firewall architect, it also involves mentoring, coaching, coordination and consultation with fellow systems administrators and architects within the Enterprise Architecture, Michigan Cyber Security, vendors, and other teams that interface with the enterprise data center network firewall environments. Indirect reporting to Enterprise Architecture.
Overtime and/or on-call may be required for this position. Due to the nature of Technical Services' support services; division policy utilizes flex scheduling for time worked in excess of 40 hours per week in alignment with Civil Service guidelines.
The candidate selected for this position will be required to submit to fingerprinting for state and federal criminal background record checks. The candidate must be felony-free, and must remain so in the future. Any position offer will be conditional until results of the criminal background record checks indicate eligibility for employment.
Required Education and Experience
Possession of a bachelor's degree with at least 21 semester (32 term) credits in computer science, data processing, computer information systems, data communications, networking, systems analysis, computer programming, or mathematics.
Four years of professional experience equivalent to an Information Technology Infrastructure or Programmer/Analyst P11 or one year equivalent to an Information Technology Infrastructure or Programmer/Analyst 12.
Additional Requirements and Information
Certain positions may be assigned subclass codes and individuals appointed must possess the required specialized experience.
View the job specification at: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/InformationTechnologySpecialist_12734_7.pdf
Please submit a copy of your official college transcripts with your application. Click here for the State of Michigan (SOM) definition of an Official College Transcript.
Information regarding foreign degrees can be found at the following link Foreign Degree Information.
Michigan State Police
Candidates selected for this position must complete the Michigan State Police background check. This extensive background check requires fingerprinting for state and federal criminal background records. The background check search will include, but is not limited to, arrests, criminal charges, criminal convictions, and any information regarding contact with a criminal justice agency.

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