Network Security Engineer III in Nashville, TN at Acceptance Insurance

Date Posted: 4/2/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

As a Team Member at Acceptance Insurance, you will be part of a growing organization that continues to evolve and positively impacts the lives of our team members and customers.

We are looking for team members that engage – who take responsibility for themselves and take care of their customers and colleagues. Ideal candidates can compose themselves under pressure, have a “make It right” mindset, and focus their energies on solving problems. This means you’ll be supported by a team with all these qualities, too. If this sounds like the kind of team you’d like to join, we want to hear from you! ​

Acceptance Insurance offers a full line of benefits including: Health Insurance, Dental, Vision, Paid Vacation, Disability Insurance and Employer Matching 401(k) Program.

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants are considered for position and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, religion, sexual orientation, color, gender, national origin, age, marital status, military or veteran status or any other protected local, state or federal status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.


The Network Engineer is an integral member of the Network team responsible for data communication networks – Local Area Networks (LANs), Wide Area Networks (WANs) including both wired and wireless. This team manages changes in the network, including equipment installation, software upgrades and patching in a manner to minimize disruption of business operations. responsible for the operational support of the company’s network and telecommunications infrastructure. In managing day to day operations, they will oversee monitoring, changes in configuration and issue resolution. To ensure that the network and communications infrastructure has the capacity, speed and security required for the present as well as strategic needs of the business, they will be heavily involved in procurement, and retirement of network devices and software.

This is not a remote position, this role will be working from our headquarter office in Nashville, TN (Green Hills area).

Essential Job Functions:

  • Advise in procurement of network equipment and software, including receiving, physical installation and configuration, and disposing of equipment no longer needed according to policy.

  • Aid/advise in new project design and equipment procurement for budgeting and design

  • Ensure that proper network and communication hardware, licensing, and software inventories are up to date.

  • Enforce change control procedures.

  • Confirm compatibility and manage impact to business of all new equipment and changes.

  • Respond to all network outages or performance issues and direct his team to execute necessary repair or configuration changes.

  • Ensure the installation of firmware patches and updates to all network devices and software are performed in a timely manner.

  • Monitor network security and report to management anomalies.

  • Oversee access rights and permissions policies as required by the business.

  • Manage, Recommend and Oversee Corporate cyber-Security profile from edge to endpoints relating to Network transport, i.e. Trojan, Ransomware.  

Desired Qualifications:

  • A high level of attention to detail

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to project requirements and plan complex network designs

  • Certifications/Merit badges in the following fields (not mandatory, but a plus)

    • Network engineering (CCNA/CCNP Enterprise)

    • Cloud networking (AWS/Azure/GCP)

    • Information Security (Palo Alto/ Zscaler/ Cisco)

  • Strong technical acumen in:

    • Basic networking, subnetting, and supernetting, IPv6

    • Routing – routing protocols (OSPF, EIGRP, and BGP), complex Cisco router configurations, Netflow

    • Switching – Multi-gigabit ethernet, Layer 2/Layer 3 switching, trunk/access port configurations, Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs), Spanning-Tree Protocol, Etherchannel

    • Firewalls – Sonicwall, Cisco ASA, Cisco Firepower, firewall management via CLI, ASDM, or GUI

    • Wireless – wireless fundamentals, wireless security, using Meraki platform

    • Security services such as access-control lists, port-security, DHCP snooping/ARP inspection, etc.

    • Using Solarwinds Network Performance Monitor, Network Configuration Monitor, and Network Traffic Analyzer

    • Quality of Service configuration desired

Physical Demands

  • Ability to lift, push, pull up to 70 pounds

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the team member is regularly required to do manual tasks which may include the use of hands to finger and handle controls. Tasks may also require the ability to talk or hear. The team member will frequently sit, bend, and reach with hands and arms and is occasionally required to stand and walk.