NIPS/NGFW Security Administrator

    • Vanguard
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Posted 40 days ago | Updated 8 hours ago


On Site
Full Time


Cyber security
Network security
Security operations
Incident management
Security controls
Penetration testing
Threat modeling
Packet analysis
Computer networking
Analytical skill
Value engineering

Job Details

Global Risk and Security (GR&S) at Vanguard enables business strategy, protects client and Vanguard interests (e.g., assets and data), and stewards a strong risk culture. Our teams leverage enterprise-wide insights, deep expertise, and trusted advice so that across Vanguard leaders and crew drive faster, stronger, risk-informed decisions.

Within GR&S, the Enterprise Security and Fraud (ES&F) sub-division is responsible for the global protection of Vanguard crew, property, data, and client assets. We are the trusted advisors that protect the pride of Vanguard with state-of-the-art security and fraud capabilities. We are a world-class destination of highly-engaged, passionate, and diverse talent expected to continuously learn and develop in an ever-changing security landscape.

The NIPS/NGFW Security Administrator :
  • Leads and responds to escalated cyber security alerts, cyber incidents, or related security investigations. Identifies real-time complex attack patterns and suggests mitigation strategies.
  • Leads the processes, tools and measures to monitor and detect compromises, risks, vulnerabilities, network security threats, tools and tactics used by modern and emerging threat actors. Facilitates security operations and incident response technologies and methodologies.
  • Develops, manages, maintains and enhances security controls (alerts, rules, policies, and signatures) for the security platforms.
  • Reviews the network environment for new and evolving cyber threats and providing preventive and remedial solutions. Identifies malicious activity by performing analysis on logs, traffic flows, and other investigative detective activities.
  • Conducts penetration testing, vulnerability assessments and threat modeling. Evaluates risks and makes recommendations.
  • Provides written assessments focused on threats, vulnerabilities, and technologies relevant to Vanguard Infrastructure.
  • Leads with IT and business teams to ensure prompt and effective distribution of findings so incidents are effectively addressed. Provides department support to the business on enterprise-wide security initiatives and projects.
  • Mentors junior team members to improve their technical acumen.
  • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.
What it takes:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required.
  • Expert level knowledge on networking, firewalls, network segmentation and packet analysis.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills, analytical ability, strong judgment, and the ability to work effectively with others.
  • Demonstrates the ability to understand strategic objectives and vision, and work towards those goals.
  • Ability to remain calm and professional while working in a high-pressure incident situation.
Special Factors:
  • Must be able to obtain CISSP within one year of hire.
  • This is an on-call position and can require working nights weekends and holidays.
  • Extended hours will be required especially during peak activity months.
Special Factors


Vanguard is not offering visa sponsorship for this position.

About Vanguard

We are Vanguard. Together, we're changing the way the world invests.

For us, investing doesn't just end in value. It starts with values. Because when you invest with courage, when you invest with clarity, and when you invest with care, you can get so much more in return. We invest with purpose - and that's how we've become a global market leader. Here, we grow by doing the right thing for the people we serve. And so can you.

We want to make success accessible to everyone. This is our opportunity. Let's make it count.

Inclusion Statement

Vanguard's continued commitment to diversity and inclusion is firmly rooted in our culture. Every decision we make to best serve our clients, crew (internally employees are referred to as crew), and communities is guided by one simple statement: "Do the right thing."

We believe that a critical aspect of doing the right thing requires building diverse, inclusive, and highly effective teams of individuals who are as unique as the clients they serve. We empower our crew to contribute their distinct strengths to achieving Vanguard's core purpose through our values.

When all crew members feel valued and included, our ability to collaborate and innovate is amplified, and we are united in delivering on Vanguard's core purpose.

Our core purpose: To take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance for investment success.

How We Work

Vanguard has implemented a hybrid working model for the majority of our crew members, designed to capture the benefits of enhanced flexibility while enabling in-person learning, collaboration, and connection. We believe our mission-driven and highly collaborative culture is a critical enabler to support long-term client outcomes and enrich the employee experience.
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