Digital Architecture Senior Security Consulting Engineer

If you like to build and grow, apply for immediate consideration.  Be part of a team that helps transform major companies, government agencies, healthcare organizations and educational institutions – empowering them to thrive in the rapidly evolving digital economy. You will be at the forefront of the transformative technologies, including collaboration, mobility, cloud computing, big data, social media, virtualization, and the Internet of Things (IoT) – all of this in a consultative environment in which these powerful tools – and your skills – hold great strategic value. As a key player in our fast-growing, award-winning organization, you can expect a stimulating work culture, a great team passionate about innovation, and a wealth of opportunities for professional growth and advancement.


The Digital Architecture Sr. Security Consulting Engineer (SSCE) will engage in small to large projects including design, implementation and troubleshooting, of advanced Cisco-based networks including Next Generation Firewalls. Cloud-based Security solutions, as well as Identity Services technology. SSCE’s are primarily responsibility for post-sale project technical leadership, execution and completion of project deliverables, and ongoing support engagements SSCE s may also assist in developing pre-sale solution proposals from time to time. As well as being a team member on complex engagements involving multiple (cross-architecture) technologies.

This position reports to the Manager of Digital Architecture



  • Perform network and security assessments and consultations Design I Deploy I Test: Enterprise IP networks inclusive of:
    • Performs network assessments and consultations.
    • Designs enterprise-class network solutions with Microsoft Visio or similar graphing product
    • Deploy I Test: Security Services using ASA, FIREPPOWER, Meraki MX, Umbrella, AMP for Endpoints, Stealthwatch Cloud, Cisco Email Security and Identity Services Engine (ISE)
  • Knowledge of, or willingness to learn Cisco SDN technologies and DNA architecture.
  • Knowledge of, or willingness to learn network security products such as checkpoint firewall, Palo Alto Firewall and Fortinet Firewall.
  • Engage with Operations Center and Manufacturer Support Teams to resolve network failures.
  • Assist with staging network devices.
  • Design and develop technical approaches to project deliverables in accordance with Cisco/Aspire-published best practices.
  • Assess Digital Architectures project presales proposals, Statements of Work, Bills of Material, and other project definition source materials to validate project execution and technical feasibility.
  • Gather, consolidate, prepare, document, and distribute standardized project technical information in
  • various formats, including but not limited to: PDF, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio.
  • Contribute to team success.
  • Work closely with Mentor/Project Manager to satisfy client needs.

Minimum Education and Experience:

·         Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in an Information Technology related field of study or 7+ years of equivalent professional experience required:

·         5+ years of experience with:

·         Routing-Switching

·         Firewall Security

o   2-3 Years’ experience delivering the following technologies in a deployment leadership role:

o   ASA, FIREPOWER, Meraki MX, Umbrella, AMP for Endpoints, Cisco Email Security (CES), Stealthwatch Cloud, Identity Services Engine (ISE)

·         Professional Level Certifications – CCNP

Preferred Education and Experience:

·         10+ years of industry experience in Routing and Switching and Security

Expert Level Certification — CCIE



·         Excellent Interpersonal Skills (develop and maintain strong working relationships with fellow team members, customers, and vendors)

·         Strong work ethic

·         Strong organizational skills

·         Must have experience in leading Cisco network deployment

·         Present and communicate solutions to non-technical customers

·         Engage with project management regarding project status, timelines, and escalations

·         Engage with Operations Center and Manufacturer Support Teams to resolve network failures

·         Work with limited to no technical supervision

·         Prioritize tasks

·         Multi-task as necessary

·         Attentive and detail oriented

·         Proactive approach and excellent troubleshooting techniques

·         Willingness to learn new technologies

·         Occasional overtime/weekend work may be required

·         Work with Cisco TAC Engineers

·         Assist the Aspire NOC when tickets need to be escalated

·         Acquire additional certifications as required by Aspire

·         An eagerness to learn and develop their skillsets in various technologies

·         Must have access to reliable transportation

·         Thrive in a team environment

·         Learn quickly

·         An understanding of the security and user access design of NetSuite

·         Highly Preferred: One or more active product certifications on NetSuite

TRAVEL: Minimal travel.

Aspire strives to provide full time employees with a competitive and meaningful benefits package that includes:

  • 401k with company match
  • Medical with prescription drug coverage, dental and vision care; effective first day of the following month of hire date.
  • Company paid Long Term Disability (LTD) Company paid Life & AD&D Federal Spending Account.
  • Generous paid time off and holidays.